Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Back to Hodge Podge

Back to the Hodge Podge Goodness brought to us by the fab Joyce at 
From This Side of the Pond.  Join in on the fun over at her page.  You won't regret the hop over to read or partipate :)

1. Have you ever played golf? Any interest in playing? Do you have a significant other who loves to play? Did you watch The Masters this past weekend?

I have played golf, 9 holes rather than 18.  I thought it was okay & if I had more time on my hands I might be more into it.  I do enjoy miniature golf :)   My Dad, Brothers and Nephews all play.

2. Hats are back in fashion this do you feel about wearing a hat? (fyi-I'm not talking baseball caps) When was the last time you wore one?

I wore a fancy hat  about 3 months ago to a tea they had on base here.  I had picked up the hat in Scotland and love it.  I really enjoy hats and wish I had more occasion to wear them.  I remember having one in High School that I would wear once in awhile and it seemed very out of place in my tiny town.  I rocked 
it anyway :) {Was going to post a pic but I can't find one - tomorrow}

3. On a scale of 1-10 with 10 meaning proficient and 1 meaning "I'd starve", how adept are you at using chopsticks?

Well I picked up very little skill in the 4 years I spent in Japan.  Shameful really :)  I would rate myself a 2,
maybe a 3, 3 1/2 I can slightly use them if absolutely necessary but I look a mess.

4. Has technology taken over?

Am I the only one who has a love/hate relationship with technology?  I am so grateful for cell phones, internet etc.  but sometimes I long for simpler times.  I am so grateful that when my husband has to be gone for work for long periods of time that I don't have to rely on "snail" mail.  We can Skype, email, etc.  It is fantastic.  I LOVE hand written letters though & getting cards in the mail.
I love that we have cell phones so when my husband breaks down in the middle of nowhere when it is late, cold and dark with one of the kids with him I can go help or he can call someone else for help yet sometimes I am annoyed that I have to remember one more thing to always have on me & charged.
Oh and I think I loathe touch screens.    So technology is taking over...I think while there are many many pros I wonder what we are giving up in exchange.

5. In the course of a day how often do you look in a mirror?

I have no idea.  Atleast twice.  Once in the morning when I brush my teeth and wash my face and in the evening when I repeat that.  My husband would tell you that I look in a mirror everytime I pass one.... I think that use to be true although I don't love to admit it.  I had a period of time where I was quite vain... now not so much.

6. Tulip or Daffodil?

Tulip.  Although the previous tenants planted lots of Daffodils in our yard and I do enjoy looking at them but had I chose it would be a sea of tulips :)

7. I am proud of myself for __________________.

I am proud of myself for things I am accomplishing as a Mother.   I hope that I am raising my boys to be kind, helpful, strong men with good values, voracious readers and healthy eaters.   I also am trying to instill in them to keep dreaming, be creative and NEVER give up.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

Random thoughts... well today I am 36.   Atleast according to the card my husband gave me which was a relief because I was thinking I was turning 37 but was to afraid and lazy to do the math :)  Ah my brain is zapped more and more into mush brain by the moment.  I really adore my boys and was grateful for how great they were today and how they make me laugh.  That is the best present EVER!


  1. This made me laugh! First of all, I'm convinced touch screens are the bane of my cold fingers' life. Secondly, there's nothing wrong with a peek in a mirror you're walking by just to check and see if you've got nutella on your face (or is that just me??)- plus our house here has a TON of mirrors all over it. I can't avoid my own face! The tulips should bloom soon, don't worry- there's wild ones and bulbed ones, just like the daffodils! Happy birthday again- and yay for spending it at The Welly!!

  2. Happy birthday! A little late, sorry, I'm just now getting around to visiting the Hodgepodge bloggers.
    I used to like hats too. Now I don't like to be that conspicuous, but I love to see ladies who can pull it off.

  3. Happy Birthday!! Hope it was a good one!


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