Wednesday, November 15, 2017



1. What takes you out of your comfort zone?
Social interaction with people I don't know, public speaking, having to be outgoing.  I am such an introvert.

2. Your least favorite spice? Cayenne.  A necessary spice in some cooking, but way to spicy in large amounts.

3. What's a small change you'd like to make?
Getting more active.  It's hard to be active when the weather doesn't cooperate for walking and such, but I need to up my activity level in one form or another.

4. Do you enjoy visiting historic homes? If so, of the homes you've visited which one was your favorite? What historic home near you is open to visitors? Have you been? Southern Living rounded up eleven of the best in the southern part of the US and they're as follows-

Monticello (Jefferson's home in Virginia), Nathaniel Russel House (Charleston SC), Swan House (Atlanta), Ernest Hemingway's home (Key West), The Biltmore (Vanderbilt home in Asheville NC), Mount Vernon (Washington's home in Virgina), San Francisco Plantation (Garyville, Louisiana), Windsor Ruins (Port Gibson Mississippi), Longue Vue House and Gardens (New Orleans), Whitehall (Palm Beach FL), and Pebble Hill Plantation (Thomasville GA)

Have you been to any on the list? Of the homes listed which would you most like to visit?
I like the idea of historic homes, but have not really visited any.  The ones around our neck of the woods are almost always museums and only open seasonally.

It might be nice to visit Longue Vue House and Gardens in New Orleans.

5. What's something you think will be obsolete in ten years? Does that make you sad or glad?
I was reading an article about this just yesterday.  It said checks, stick shifts, and keys.  I think cable TV is doomed, even Satellite subscriptions are doomed.  On demand viewing will take over and in a way that makes me happy.  I didn't like having to pay for tons of channels I never watched for the 50 or so that had programming we did watch.

6.  Insert your own random thought here. 
The local library had it's annual fall used book sale.  I usually go with a friend and pick up a few books.   This year both boys expressed interest in going and both of them actually got more books than I did. I love that both of my boys have discovered the joy of reading a good book.


  1. Happy Hodgepodge to you. Interesting number 5, I didn't think of those things but it makes sense. One of our three kids who are adults now is an avid reader. #3 is something I keep striving toward, too. Have a great week!

  2. I love used book sales! Enjoy your week.

  3. Oh, how I understand the need to be more active. I have been terrible lately. For the summer months I was always using the heat and mosquitoes as my excuse. Now I'm using the dark and cold as my excuse. I need to get more active desperately!!


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