Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Wednesday Hodgepodge

I don't know if that button shows anything other than Photobucket's maintenance message, but you should be seeing the Wednesday Hodgepodge button linking you to Joyce From This Side of the Pond. When you'er done reading my answers, just click on her blog name if the picture's not back. I haven't been able to do much blog-visiting lately to read the other Hodgepodge answers; every time I get my head above water, somebody or something yanks it back down. I know God doesn't give us more than He enables us to handle, but I do believe I am just about there!

1. Would you rather talk to everyone at a crowded party for a short time or have a significant conversation with two people?

Definitely two people. Mingling is so hard for me. I never feel like I quite mesh in any conversation. I am way too introverted for that. I am so thankful my man has never had a job that has required us to do the "cocktail party" type of thing.

2. What objects do you remember from your parent's living room?

The iron combo plant stand/book holder. The couch, and my dad's big chair with the floor lamp behind it. The big upright piano with a million knick-knacks. And of course the TV, first the black & white and later a colored console TV. With the same clock that sat in the same spot for 50 plus years. Oh, and the stereo, once that amazing invention came out in the early 70's.

3. Do you hog the bed? Steal the covers? Snore?

No, if I'm alone the other side doesn't even hardly get unmade. No, I just like what's mine to stay mine; he can have his. Rarely; I'm more likely to talk.

4. Speaking of Easter dinner....what is your favorite way to cook/eat lamb? Or does just the thought of that make you squeamish? If you're not cooking lamb what will be your entree du jour on Easter Sunday?

LAMB?! In the South we eat ham on Easter! With potato salad and deviled eggs. I've never even seen lamb sold in the store, that I know of. Lambs are for following Mary to school, even thought it was against the rules.

5. Let's throw some politics into this week's mix-oooohhh...Do you know the whereabouts of your birth certificate and when was the last time you had to produce it to prove you're you?

Yep, it's in the "important papers" box, and I used it to get my passport.

6. As a child, how did people describe you?

I don't know how children described me. Regarding how people described me when I was a child (Oh those pesky misplaced modifiers!), they probably said I was . . . a child. Albeit a very cute, and oh-so-smart, one!

Seriously, the funniest (well, maybe NOT seriously) thing was what happened when I was born, the 4th child of my parents whose first 3 children were 7, 9, 11 at the time. I am told I was NOT a surprise. Everyone wanted a baby brother. (Well, my being a girl was a surprise!) Anyway, a lady in our church felt so sorry for my poor mom, that she had this new baby when she already had 3 kids, and she had to "start over" when the other 3 were practically half grown. So she came to visit my mom to "cheer her up." (My mom says she didn't need cheering up. She was perfectly happy with her baby. And so was my big brother, once he quit crying because I wasn't a boy.) So the lady talked awhile and finally, as if she couldn't think of anything else encouraging to say, said, "Well, maybe when she grows up she'll become a nurse and then take care of you when you're old."

Um, thanks a LOT, church lady, for prophesying over my sweet innocent little self. Because of course that's just what I did. Sigh. Be careful what you say to moms of new babies!!

7. What do you complain about the most?

Incompetence and lack of critical thinking.

And ladies that jinx you before the umbilical cord has fallen off.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

If you haven't gone to see Soul Surfer, you are missing a wonderful movie! And check out some great interviews and behind-the-scenes videos here! (Technology is amazing! If I didn't know better, I would have thought they amputated Anna Sophia Robb's arm for the movie.)


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Expats Again said...

No, the Hodgepodge badge is not working yet. Fun questions today. Weird how the church lady predicted your future.

Joyce said...

Okay so I had a few issues today, including my misplaced modifier : ) Actually, someone gave me that question and I copied and pasted. Thats my excuse. Then I set my post to publish PM instead of AM so it wasn't on my blog when I got up. And, photobucket is not cooperating although I saw the same thing on a friend's blog and her whole background was that message so things could be worse : )

Bobbi said...

Ooo, you talk in your sleep. My Loverbrains does that sometimes. It's always about work and hilarious! If I talk back to him he gets really emphatic..."like why don't you understand what I'm talking about?"...and then he wakes up and is really grouchy! I just shove him now a days...and he rolls over and gets quiet.

Lisa writes... said...

I am a terrible mingler. My husband is too, so your typical wedding reception (or similar event) will generally find the two of us in a corner somewhere!

Thena said...

I'm surprised, I assumed your answer to #1 would be the opposite.

Michelle said...

WOW! You have a lot to remember from the living room. Speaking of your dad's big chair...I remember my dad's big black swivel chair, which also rocked. If you sat in it just right It would flip over backwards. It seemed to be a favorite chair for some reason.

I have talked in my sleep also.
I have even sat up and acted out eating food. Really!

Susan said...

I liked your story about the church lady "welcoming" you as a baby. Sometimes maybe folks should just, maybe, say nothing at all? It is funny that her prediction came true! Enjoyed stopping by today!

Judy said...

I'm with you on #1, but I had to go to a work function with my hubby lately and it was painful. Made even more so by the fact that we are new in town and I don't like living here. I practice evasive answers to the "how do you like this town?" questions. Ugh.
I'll have to put Soul Surfer on my list. (My niece was bit by a shark a couple of years ago. Just needed a bazillion stitches in her foot.z)

LynnMarie said...

My husband talks in his sleep. He will wake me up to talk to him but he is asleep! He even sits up and drives the car- all while sleeping! Oh you people who act out at night!

Anonymous said...

You might remember from reading some of my WH posts that I am in school to finish up my teaching certification. Well, these classes stress critical thinking, and I've discovered, through the process, that critical thinking is HARD! It's no wonder that most people don't employ this skill very often! That requires e-f-f-o-r-t. ;)

Cathy said...

Love the church lady story. Too funny. I can't wait to see "Soul Surfer."

skoots1mom said...

church lady reminds me of dana answe4rs
god bless you and your mother

Debby@Just Breathe said...

We always had ham with potato salad growing up. We have changed our menu to Prime Rib. Love the church lady story!

quilly said...

Lamb, yum! One of our favorite foods!

Incompetence and lack of critical thinking often amazes, annoys and bewilders me -- especially when it isn't my own!

SusanD said...

Enjoyed your answers, as always. I have not seen Soul Surfer. Maybe we'll take the grand-boy to see it this weekend. Thanks for sharing. Blessings, SusanD