Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Wednesday Hodgepodge - Volume 300
Time to Hodgepodge - Volume 300, can you believe it? Thank you, Joyce, for all your hard work!
1. What is one area of your life where you're a perfectionist? Is that a good thing?
I like symmetry. I like to see things lined up, stacked, or shelved in order. I suppose it's a good thing in that people comment how organized I am.
2. What's something you find perfectly ridiculous?
The cost of taking your family to the theater, a concert, or other events. How will parents be able to expose their children to the beauty of art, music, dance, or theater when ticket prices are so outrageous?
3. What's a skill you've developed by way of that old fashioned saying, 'practice makes perfect'?
Quick and easy scrapbook layouts that speed up my huge backlog! I developed an element of style plan - I'm pretty sure it's not an original idea, I must have read it somewhere but it's a method of using a similar layout throughout a whole album, just changing up the colors or placement of designs.
4. What's your idea of a perfect breakfast?
One I don't have to cook! I love to go out to breakfast and I usually order a Denver omelette, some sort of potatoes, and sourdough toast.
5. What's a trip, holiday, vacation, or day outing you've taken that you'd rate a perfect 10? Tell us why.
Our Family Christmas in Kettlewell, Yorkshire Dales National Park, December 2001. Everything about it was fabulous - a picturesque village, lovely accommodations, all of our favorite English foods, pots and pots of tea, long walks, pub lunches, a little sightseeing, long games of canasta, laughter, love, family.
6. What quote or saying perfectly sums up your life right now? If you can't do perfect, how about one that comes close?
"You are my favorite hello and hardest goodbye."
7. How would you spend $300 today?
Vic and I would take off for the weekend, somewhere historic, preferably somewhere with a tea room.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
There are just over 100 days until nine friends who met 20 years ago will be reunited for the Sisterchicks* Reunion. We were young mothers of toddlers, Navy wives, members of the same MOPS group, and now we are mothers of college-age kids, college graduates, a new generation of active duty military service members, grandmothers. We have so much catching up to do - I can't wait.
*Sisterchicks comes from the Robin Jones Gunn series of books - read all about them here.