Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Inconsistent Hodgepodge

Yes, I have been terribly inconsistent with posting.  I think I needed to get my mother's estate finally finished and over with to be able to move on.  It's like I have been frozen in place and now I'm finally thawing out.
So how about we get on with this whole blogging thing.  A little Hodgepodge?

1. May 17th is National Pack Rat Day. Sidebar-should we be celebrating this? Hmmm...

Are you a pack rat? Even if you're not a full fledged pack rat, most people have one thing or another they struggle to part with. Tell us what's yours.
I'm a bit of a pack rat, but Nick has helped with this admittedly learned behavior. My mother was a definite pack rat. I learned from her, but Nick is a clean it out kind of person (with the exception of his clothes) so I have cleared out a lot of unnecessary clutter.  I still have a bunch of boxes from my mom that I need to sort through and put things away and get rid of the unneeded things.

2. What are two things you know you should know how to do, but you don't?
Change the oil in my car.  My parents wanted me to know how but they sent me to the garage to get it changed and I'm not the most assertive person and I just avoided the process and later said I watched.  Yeah, introvert here.
Change a tire.  I have a vague idea of the process but I have never done it myself.

3. Do you crave sugar? Do you add sugar to your coffee and/or tea? Do you use artificial sweeteners or sugar substitutes? When dining out is dessert a given? Are you someone who has slain the sugar dragon, and if so tell us how you did it.
Not really a sugar fan.  Oh, I like sweet stuff, but I like it tempered with the savory. I can take or leave dessert, but I like ice cream. I like dark chocolate.  I like homemade cookies.  Just not a lot of them. I am not a big fan of artificial sweeteners. They give me headaches.

4. What's a trend it took a while for you to come round to, but now you can't imagine living without? The smart phone. At times I feel a bit too connected, but it is nice to be able to call/text the teenager and know what he's up to.

5. What's a song that reminds you of a specific incident in your life? Please elaborate.
Savage Garden's Truly Madly Deeply
This song takes me back to Nick and my wedding.  It was 19 years ago this summer. Here we are still together through the ups and downs.  Love him so much.

6. Insert your own random thought here. 
We went as a family and saw Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2. I was a bit worried about whether Bruiser would be able to sit through the whole thing (it's a long movie) but he was fine and loved the movie, especially Baby Groot. I liked the movie, but thought the family is what you make theme was pushed a bit hard. Hopefully the next one will be a bit less touchy feely and more standard superhero like.


  1. Enjoyed reading your answers to the Hodgepodge. We went to see Guardians of the Galaxy 2 and really enjoyed it also. Love Baby Groot and Drax!

  2. I relate to a lot of your answers especially the sugar one, I'm fine going without any dessert until someone mentions chocolate! I loved your post and hope you have a wonderful rest of the week!


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