Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Hodge Podge Wednesday

1. It's National Waffle Day (August 24th)...what decision are you currently 'waffling over'? (or share one you've recently 'waffled over')

I usually know what I want to do and do it.  I have been "waffling" over how many of the chicks I should keep.   I like them all!

2. It's the middle of August, but I'm already seeing lots of autumn-related posts. Do you think we rush the seasons? If so, does that bother you? I saw (here) an end of summer bucket list that included-

make s'mores, read a new (or favorite) book in the park, eat something delicious and bad for you at a state fair, have a pot luck picnic, book a last minute sumemr getaway, relax by or in the pool, take a hike to watch the sunset, have a day on the lake, try a new summer recipe

Which activities on the list might you squeeze in before summer officially comes to a close?

Yes, we do rush the seasons.  It doesn't bother me.  When I did craft shows I was always on to the next holiday in my work.  By the time Christmas came...I had decorated so many trees...I couldn't stand to do my own.  

I've done most of those already...not the s'mores.  Now that the girls are married in their own homes - we don't really use our fire pit.  So, maybe sitting around that and having s'mores. 

3. Your favorite summertime 'art' found in nature?

It's too hard to pick one!   I do love fresh cut hay on a field, better yet, a wagon full of bales.  

4. Stephen R. Covey is quoted as saying, 'We judge ourselves by our intentions, and others by their actions.' Agree or no? Do you define yourself based on your intentions, your actions, or something else?

I try really hard NOT to judge others or myself.  This has come to me easier the older I get.  I am a fighter tho...so, if I see someone's actions harming another I usually respond.  So, I guess I view actions to determine my judgment.

I am a dreamer so therefore I always have more intentions than actions...lol...but, I comfort myself in the fact that NO one knows my plans or ideas the "I wanted to do's" but me....they only see what I have accomplished.  

5. Are you useful in a crisis? Elaborate.

I tend to react before I think...however, in stressful situations that is the type of person you want!  I always "get my hands dirty" and jump right on in to help.   It may not always be the right decisions...however, at least I make one.  I don't stand around waiting for something to get done - I do it.

6. What's been your go-to dish this summer? Is it something you'll continue making as the seasons change?

Our "go to" dish is always pizza.  My husband is a pizza hound dog!  He would eat it morning, noon, night 365 days a year.  

7. Adult coloring books are a thing now. Have you jumped on the bandwagon? If not is this something you think you might enjoy?

I have!  It is so relaxing!

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

I've been reading classic children's books this summer.  I am now reading the Anne of Green Gables series.  I was almost embarrassed to mention I was reading these types of books at 50 years of age...but, to my delight, I found out other friends enjoy reading or re-reading what we refer to as children's books.  What I've gleaned from this, is that as I read these as an adult, I now have a different perspective on the characters.  I encourage you to pick up a classic and read it.  

Blessings from Ringle, Wisconsin.  

Linked to:  http://www.fromthissideofthepond.com/2016/08/the-its-still-summer-hodgepodge.html
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