Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Wednesday Hodge Podge

A Presidential Wednesday Hodge Podge
Volume #66

1. George Washington-Abraham Lincoln-Thomas Jefferson...who would you most like to meet and why?
Having toured the homes of two of these Presidents, I think I would have to say, Jefferson would be an interesting person to meet. Although, I believe he died deeply in debt, he was an inventor and a botanist. I think he would have had much to teach us today.

2. What's your favorite chain restaurant?
When I lived in Memphis, it was J. Alexander's.....there isn't one in Huntsville.....I don't think I have a favorite now......Outback is not far away and easy to get to and we eat there occasionally.....

3. I spied this question on the Bears at Home blog last week and she gave me permission to steal borrow it-

When you look back on your life, do you imagine you'll think about the goals you failed to meet with regret? Or will you look at what you accomplished and say: it was good?
It was good.

4. Grapefruit-take 'em or leave 'em? Given the choice between an orange and a grapefruit which would you choose? Would you prefer it served as is or squeezed into juice?
I like oranges best.....Honey Bear drinks grapefruit juice every morning....I think if I had to choose between the juice or the fruit of grapefruit, I'd pick the fruit which I would peel and eat like an orange.

5. When was the last time you cleaned out a closet? Is there a closet in your home that currently needs cleaning? What are you waiting for?
Sometime in the last year, at least.....I'm sure there are several that need cleaning/clearing.

6. You get to have lunch with three famous people...who would you like to see round your table?
I once had dinner in a hotel restaurant in Houston while Dixie Carter and Hal Holbrook sat at a nearby table. 
I think I would enjoy sharing a table with some of my favorite authors.....maybe Elizabeth George, Nora Roberts, and David Baldacci

7. On a scale of 1-10 how would you rate your ability to parallel park?
2......I avoid it whenever possible.

8. Insert your own random thought here.
Do you have a housekeeping schedule? Prior to Honey Bear's retirement in October, I had a cleaning service come in every other week to clean....In between, I vacuumed and did whatever else was needed but didn't have a certain task to do on a certain day......Now, I find that I cannot seem to get into a routine with the cleaning.....I would like to clean the entire house in one day and then not have to do it again for a week or so but I'm just not able to do that anymore as I did when I was younger....I've looked online for ideas but so far, haven't found a schedule that works for me.....I would be interested in hearing from my readers on this.

Thanks go to Joyce for hosting and
coming up with the theme and 
questions each week.


  1. I'm going to assume you've toured Washington and Jefferson's homes? I was just thinking earlier in the week that I'd like to make the trip to Springfield, IL and visit Lincoln's home. Hope you are having a lovely day and enjoying the sunshine!! (PS -- guild meeting tomorrow night!) :)

  2. A housekeeping schedule? I wish! I simply have to clean mine whenever I have the energy--and then I can never clean the entire house in one day bed.

  3. I don't know why the word "bed" popped up at the my comment...weird?!

  4. To get a housecleaning routine established, I think that the best help comes from She has schedules, tips, and encouragement. Flylady is down to earth, and doesn't believe all our life should be taken up with cleaning our houses. Give it a try.

  5. It sounds fun to tour those famous homes....
    I don't clean to a schedule... when it looks too bad I get to it!! I am not a very good housekeeper...

  6. How neat that you got to see Dixie Carter & Hal Holbrook when having dinner at a restaurant, I've always been a fan of both of them. My big cleaning day is usually on Fridays and then during the week I just do light cleaning. With no kids and no pets in the house, it doesn't really get dirty fast:-) Me and you both where parallel parking is concerned, I avoid it as much as I can! lol xoxo

  7. I've never heard of J. Alexander's. I don't care for grapefruit at all, even the juice.

    I don't have a regular housecleaning schedule. I tend more to go by when I notice something needs attention -- or when company is coming. :-) It's hard for me to clean the whole house in a day, but if I can get the bathrooms done in one day, I can usually get everything else done the next day.

  8. Enjoyed reading your answers. Hope your having a wonderful week. Lucky for me right now our daughter and SIL are living here, she cleans the house!

  9. Enjoyed your meme. Wish I had more time to take part in these. I have always wanted to meet Lincoln, but Jefferson would be awesome as well.