Welcome to this week's edition of the Wednesday Hodgepodge! So glad you've joined the fun here today...add your link at the end of my post, then run say hi to your friends and neighbors. Here we go-
1. June is National Great Outdoors Month. Have you spent any time appreciating the great outdoors this month? If so where, and if not do you have any plans to enjoy the great outdoors before the calendar turns?
The great outdoors is my favorite place to be pretty much anytime of the year and June is no exception. Even in the middle of a very chaotic month we've found time for walks, coffee on the patio, and evenings outdoors.
Also, I'm going to a little reunion with summer camp friends where we'll walk beside the river, catch up around a campfire, and sip coffee under a blanket of stars. The great outdoors is good for the soul.
2. What's a current hot button issue for you?
Political correctness run amok. Y'all I am just too worn out to delve into all the ways this makes me crazy, but suffice it to say it does.
3. What's a food or treat that 'disappears like hotcakes' in your house?
Hubs favorite-Ben and Jerry's Cherries Garcia frozen yogurt.
4. How hot is too hot?
Making a two hour car ride in 90 degree temps, high humidity and no air conditioning qualifies. That was me last week, and by the time I got to my mom's house my back was literally stuck to the seat. I do like sunshine and warm weather though, and as long as the a.c. is working or I have a pool, lake, or ocean to dip in, I'm okay with hot.
5. Do you have an artistic outlook on life? What does that mean to you?
I think so. I try to find the beauty in life...to appreciate the small things, and notice what's around me. I like a lot of space and quiet, time to think and write, reflect on experiences I've had and also the natural beauty this world presents. That's all part of having an artistic outlook.
6. What's one question you'd like to ask your father, or one you wish you could ask your father?
My dad passed away many years ago, but I wish I could ask him more about a typical day on the farm growing up. We've heard a lot of stories about his youthful shenanigans but I'm curious now about the ordinary days. I'd probably ask more questions about his military service too, if given the chance.
7. Something you learned from your father?
Lots of things, although sometimes it's hard to separate what I learned from my father from what I learned from my parents as a team. Probably the biggest things would be to work hard and do the right thing.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
We bought a car on Monday, which is what people do when they're in the middle of a move. Also, yesterday we celebrated 31 years of married life. We didn't even exchange cards this year because ain't nobody got time for that when they're moving from point A to point C via point B.
Last year we were in Portugal celebrating our 30th. This year we're at my mother's house with our disorganized stuff and lots of little aggravations to be dealt with as we sign leases for apartments, furniture, car storage and also there's that house we're building down south.
Hey it can't be all roses and charming medieval villages now can it? We're still married though, so it's all good.