Welcome to another edition of The Wednesday Hodgepodge. If you've answered this week's questions add your link at the end of my post. Be sure to say hi to your neighbor too, because that's what neighbors do. Here we go-
1. What's something that has recently 'tried your patience'?
Our printer! We actually purchased a brand new printer only a couple of weeks ago, and still...aaagghh! She's printing okay, but nine times out of ten doesn't like to admit she's connected to wifi, so we're constantly having to restart our little black box. And she's still refusing to scan, but we're not giving up on her yet. In the meantime hubs has made friends with the Canon Help Desk.
2. Do you think patience comes to us naturally or is it something you have to learn as you grow? On a scale of 1-10 generally how patient are you (1=I blow up at the drop of a hat and 10= I've got all the time in the world).
I think we all learn as we grow. I do think people born with certain temperaments have less to learn.
I asked hubs how he'd rate my level of patience and he gave me an 8 or 9. We did get sidetracked into a conversation about how much is patience and how much is my unwillingness to give up on something, but whatever...I'll take it.
3. Share about a time when you felt like you could fly. Or a time you wished you could fly. Or a time you felt like you were flying.
When we lived north and regularly trekked south our route took us through the Shenandoah Valley, one of the absolute most beautiful spots in all of America. We'd almost always see hawks flying high overhead, and I would almost always comment that if I were a bird, this is where I'd live. That little slice of heaven on earth made me wish I could fly.
Pretty much anytime I'm on a mountaintop (literally or figuratively) I feel like I could fly.
4. Your favorite song with the word fly in the title or lyrics, or your favorite song that relates to flying in some way?
Well I really love that Gary Allan song 'Watching Airplanes'. It's one of those songs that always makes me feel a little wistful.
5. What's in your fall picnic basket and where are we picnicking in your neck of the woods this time of year?
Hopefully as you read this I'm picnicking on a mountaintop overlooking the Carolinas. I post my HP answers on Tuesday evening and hubs and I have plans to watch the sunrise in the early a.m. on Wednesday. I'm packing coffee, bagels and Dramamine. Does that count?
Bagels are not my normal breakfast (neither is Dramamine), but I've been warned the drive up the mountain will likely make me carsick and sometimes pretzels or a bagel help keep it at bay. Forewarned is forearmed!
6. Carpentry, electrical, plumbing, landscaping....which skill would you most like to possess and how would you put that skill to use today?
Since we're in house build mode any and all of these would come in handy. The only one I'm really interested in learning though would be landscaping. I enjoy being outdoors and working in the garden. The others would be more useful today, but they're not skills I've ever been keen to possess.
7. What's something you think is too expensive to justify buying lately?
A new iPad. I have an original which means you can't update most of the apps. It shuts down about every other minute, so I'm not using it like I used to. I have an iPhone and a Desktop, and the iPad sorta kinda still works so I can't justify spending the money when there so many things we need to purchase for the house.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
Hoping all this talk of flying counts as my Wrtie 31 Challenge post today. Day 14-fly
And because it's late and I feel certain a few of you have never heard this one...