Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Wednesday Hodgepodge

Wednesday Hodgepodge in D Major Vol 48

It's Wednesday which means its time for the weekly Hodgepodge. 
Everyone is welcome to play along....
just be sure to link back to Joyce at 

1. Have you ever been 'asked' to report for jury duty? Were you chosen to serve? If not, were you happy or disappointed? 
Yes, I was chosen and I was years ago when we lived in was exciting to me at the time.....I've often dreaded being called again, not because I didn't want to serve but because of where the courthouse was located.....I wouldn't have wanted to go there....partly because of the traffic...two of my friends were called the same time while we lived in Memphis

2. On a scale of 1-10 (with 10 being very), how mechanically inclined are you? Give an example to back up your answer.
I think I'd say a 5....just this past week, I took apart my vacuum to get to a clog that was stopping it up...I've put furniture together but I usually save the tougher jobs for Honey Bear....he hates to read directions so I have to do that for him sometimes....he doesn't know how to put our stow and go seats down in the van so he has to ask me to do it...I told him, once you do it, you'll remember next time.

3. Beets-cabbage-cauliflower-butternut squash....of the four, which is your favorite fall vegetable? Cabbage would have to be my favorite...I like slaw and I like stewed cabbage occasionally.....I like pickled beets on a salad...and raw cauliflower too.....we have lettuce and Spinach coming along in our Fall garden and will most likely have a salad from that this weekend

4. What do you recommend to overcome self-pity? 
Sometimes I wonder if this isn't a genetic trait....some people can be so happy and content with their situation even if it isn't the best while others can be the opposite with so much more....I don't have any suggestions as to ways to overcome it.

5. Do you enjoy classical music? 
I do enjoy well as other just depends on my mood....I love to attend symphony performances.

6. October is National Book Month...what's on your reading list this month? 
Currently, I'm reading "Ancient Rage".....American Woman's Home by the Beecher sisters......I read 1225 Christmas Tree up is "Second Nature" by Jacquelyn Mitchard

7. What is your idea of 'cute'?
Someone who doesn't quite meet the mark as beautiful but is pleasant to look at........someone who says things that make you laugh with the innocence of a child..

8. Insert your own random thought here.
It rained most of the day yesterday and again last night....its overcast this morning and is supposed to be partly cloudy with a high of 75....we needed the rain but the cotton is being picked and I'm sure the rain didn't help....some fields are ready and others have been picked already.....when I was growing up and cotton was picked by hand, rain meant we had to wait for the cotton to dry off because it didn't need to be picked, with the automated equipment, I don't think it matters as much...


  1. I have thought the same thing about your #4. The bloggers in this meme have some great ways to overcome it, if you're the type of person to have a pity party. I've had a few in my day, but not proud of them.

  2. Hello...from one cabbage eater to another! LOL

    Our weather has been exactly like yours. We need rain so bad! I think we got under 2 inches for our total during the past few days. I am about ready to see sun sunshine though.

    I'm missing seeing the cotton growing this year, but the sprays they used last year made us decide not to lease the land. It's sitting idle after over 50 years of being planted. Kind of sad :(

  3. Rainy here today too but that isn't anything new. This has been the wettest year I can remember. As a result I don't think our leaves are going to be as colorful as they normally are in October. Oh well, can't control the weather : )

  4. Our trees aren't as colorful as normal here either but we haven't had much rain for a while.

  5. #4 had stummped me. I actually looked it up and it said that so much of it comes from how you were raised. I would think that the rain doesn't help the cotton being picked. Enjoy the rest of your week.

  6. Make sure you come over to my blog today to enter my birthday giveaway and to see your princess costume! hehe I will be back later to catch up on your posts. xoxo

  7. Thanks for reminding me about American Woman's Home -- I saw a quote from that somewhere and wanted to check it out further.