Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Wednesday Hodgepodge #262

Welcome to this week's Hodgepodge!  I've missed the last couple of weeks, but I'm back at this this week!
1.  What does retirement mean to you?  Are you planning for it, not thinking about it, looking forward to it, or dreading it?  
I'm really not thinking about retirement at all!  I work part-time as our church secretary so I plan on keeping that going until I physically can't do it anymore, which I hope is a long time.  When my hubby retires, I imagine I'll be helping him with projects on our land which I suspect will be never-ending.  
2.  It's International Guitar you play?  Does anyone in your family play?  What's a song you especially like to hear played on the guitar or a favorite song featuring the guitar?  
No, I don't play the guitar but I enjoy listening to others that do.  No one in our immediate family plays either.  Right now, I can't think of a single favorite song featuring the guitar.  
3.  What's your comfort food?
Oh my, that's a loaded question for sure!  I comfort myself with different things it seems.  Chocolate is may main one for sure, but other times I NEED something salty like chips or something cold like ice cream!  Another comfort food that just reminds me of my childhood is good ol' macaroni and cheese.  Mmm...mmm...
4.  What's one activity or area of your life where you absolutely never procrastinate? 
Well, I'm a huge procrastinator and SOMEDAY I'm going to change that! I do manage to get things done at the very last minute but I hate that I wait to do it.  I guess I just haven't learned my lesson yet about putting things off till the last minute.  What's kind of weird since I am such a procrastinator is that I'm NEVER late for any kind of appointment or any place I'm supposed to fact I'm a 30 minute early person! Go figure!
5.  Who does the grocery shopping in your house?  Does your local store bag the groceries for you or is it a do-it-yourself kind of place?  Do you like someone packing your groceries?
I do almost all of the grocery shopping.  I do send hubby to pick up specific items that I might have forgotten but he doesn't do the regular shopping.  Our local Wal-Mart is where I do my grocery shopping and they do sack the groceries for us.  I like things packed a certain way so I load them on the conveyor belt in the the way that I want them sacked up.  The service I WISH they had is that someone would come home with me to to carry them in the house and put them away!  I hate that part of shopping!
6.  What's the coolest thing you've seen in nature?
I've never been a real outdoorsy girl but seeing the ocean was an incredible experience.  It's just so big!! haha  Closer to home though, since we've had our 40 acres that we're building a house on, I've learned to 'see' things that I would normally not pay attention to.  Allan is a hunter so he can just see all the signs of animal presence that I would never notice at all.  He's shown me enough tracks of various critters that I thought I was getting pretty good at identifying the animals that are coming across our property.  Three or four weeks ago, he happened to see a bobcat run across the front lawn. About a week or so after that, I was there dragging dead limbs to my burn pile when I came across some tracks.  I had cold chills break out all over be because I just knew it was a cat...a BIG cat!  I called for him to come look!!!  He came and checked it out and said they were dog tracks.  Oh well, I guess I need more lessons on identifying animal tracks. 
7.  Share a favorite quote about home. 
There are so many great quotes about home but to me, this just says it all.  There really is NO place like home.  No matter where I go or what I do, I'm always happy to go back home...always!
8.  Insert your own random thought here.
Last Saturday, Allan tested for his 4th degree black belt in Taekwon-Do and he earned it!  It was such a great day and I'm so proud of him in accomplishing this goal.  He's amazing!!


  1. I'm your neighbor on the link-up list!! Happy Wednesday! I am like you in that I am a huge procrastinator but I am always on time...usually early. I don't like being late!

  2. What an awesome accomplishment for your hubby...congrats! You and I are in total agreement about chocolate...YUM!

  3. Mac n Cheese is a great comfort food! MMMMM may need some tonight! I too am a procrastinator but was raised to get there on time or early. Most days I make it, except for work it seems. LOL On a side note, I drive to OK a lot to see my dad. Glad it isn't so far to go!

  4. I never ate macaroni and cheese until I was an adult. Can you believe that? And I love it. I also load the conveyor belt in the order of the type foods, frozen together, fragile, etc. Congratulations to your husband. Pretty cool.

  5. Impressive for your Hubby! Loved your answer on procrastination. Cute!

  6. Congratulations to Allan on his 4th Dan promotion. SWMBO and I only made it to 1st Dan in Taekwondo. Thanks for visiting my blog page.

  7. Wow-that's great! Congrats to your husband!

  8. Hi,
    That is fun about the tracks. We did a tracking class last year. In Wisconsin it is wolves to be on the look out for.
    We learned to track wolves, coyote and other animals.