Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Wednesday HodgePodge

I'm linking up with "From This Side of the Pond" - Wednesday Hodge Podge:  

1. Pokemon Go...your thoughts? Are you playing? Do you even know what it is?

Pokemon Go doesn't appeal to me, but at least it's getting people outside and walking around.  In some cases, out of the basement since who knows when. LOL

2. What was something you collected as a child? Do you still have that collection? If you're a parent what's something your own children collected? Have you ever camped out, stood in a crazy long queue, or paid a ridiculous sum for a 'collectible'?

I had lots of Barbie stuff.  I wanted to buy something and sold most of it when I was a preteen - now I wish I had it.  My girls collected the Polly dolls.  I was going to say that I never camped out - but not true.  I have woke early to be first in line at an estate sale on several occasions.  I have paid top dollar for many of my primitive furniture pieces, but now are valued at double and tripple that.

3. "Collect moments, not things"...tell us about a moment you've added to your collection this summer.

Helping our youngest daughter and son-in-law move into their first home.  They live 3 1/2 hours away...watching her wave good bye to us as we pulled out of the driveway.  I remember the feeling of being newly married, living in my first home - such a special time (for both our daughters).

4.  What's something collecting dust in your home right now? Any plans to do something about it?

Haha...most things in my house collects dust...lol.  I'm having too much fun outside to worry about it.  Summers in Wisconsin are short.  I have all Winter to dust.

5. A favorite song relating to time?

Time after Time, Cyndi Lauper

6. What's been your most frightening or your most interesting encounter with wildlife?

Hmm.  I've had a few, but the skunk in my chicken coop was the most recent.  I closed the chicken coop in the dark and locked it up all night in there.  It did kill a hen and was cornered all fat and could hardly move when I opened the door in the morning.  I had to get my neighbor to come and "take care" of it.  I don't like to kill things....

7.  On July 20, 1969 Apollo 11 Commander Neil Armstrong set his foot down on the moon. If you could travel to the moon would you go? Why or why not?

I like to travel, but get sick flying.  I would not go...because I would get too sick...  I wouldn't want something to happen out in space and I be floating around out there either....

8. Insert your own random thought here.

In keeping with "time" related topic.  The other day as I walked down our stairs, I happen to think of how many times our girls ran down these same steps.  I was thinking I was somehow "cheated" out of more time with them.  They both married young...I wanted to have them here with me longer.   Then I quickly snapped out of it and thought...I'm so happy for them that they have completed their education, have full-time jobs (in their field of study) and both just bought their first homes.  Isn't that what I spent all my TIME working for...raising productive, responsible, sensitive women.  Yep, I still have time with them - just in a new role.  

Blessings from Ringle, Wisconsin.

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