Wednesday Hodgepodge


Hi Guys, thanks for stopping by for another Wednesday Hodgepodge! If you would like to join us click on the button below and head over to Joyce’s and link up.

1. What would you say is your strongest sense?

Mousey and I were just discussing this on the way home from running some errands yesterday. We have both been blessed/cursed to have a very good sense of smell. We were saying that scented lotion is just TOO MUCH, even if you like the scent when you put it on it is almost always too much after a while. Some perfume can really give me a sick headache. We had been sniffing candles while we waited in line, and I could not get those sniffs out of my nose until I sneezed! I stay away from certain stores because of the smell. Honey says I have the nose of a hound dog.

Those were some of the bad examples of having a good sense of smell, some of the good ones are just bathed children, lilacs and peonies, delicious garlicky food, Christmas trees, pumpkin/spicy smells and baking desserts!
2. Do you believe in the idea of a ‘sixth sense’? Why or why not?

Is this like a gut instinct or intuition? I would say that is the Holy Spirit and I certainly do believe in that! Sometimes you are led in one way or another that would not make sense to others, but you know it is the right decision because of the peace you feel in your heart and mind.
3. When do you most feel like a slave to time? Explain.

Drawing a blank here.
4. Have you ever worked in a restaurant? How would you rate the experience? If you could own a restaurant what kind would it be?

I have worked at 2 restaurants in my life and they both had their pros and cons. The first was Friendly’s and that was mostly a fun job working with other friends my age. Plus, ICE CREAM!!!! We got to eat all of the mistakes too! The downside of that experience was we were super busy and really had to hustle, and sometimes young families and big groups were not very generous about giving a tip. We also had 2 nice male bosses and a woman boss who was all of the stereotypes of a bad lady boss rolled into one. Unfair, played favorites, generally witchy.

The second time was at a German restaurant when we lived in Canada. Still had to hustle, but WAY better tips!!! Good food, very nice owner and another witchy woman to contend with! I heard that place burned down. Probably caused by the Dragon Lady.

Honey has frequently said he would like to have some sort of restaurant. His latest idea is for only a breakfast and lunch shop. Bagel sandwiches. When the bagels are gone, you hang the closed sign on the door and go fishing!
5. Ever traced your family tree? Share something interesting you learned there.

Some of my cousins have done this and they discovered something SHOCKING!!!

Our people were Mennonites when they came to this country in 1732!!!!! I blogged about it here. Yes, this could have been me and all my Girl Cousins!

Another interesting fact was that 2 of the original 3 brothers left Pennsylvania and travelled to Hoover’s Gap, Tennessee. There was evidently a Civil War battle there and I read about it on Wikipedia! I guess they named the area after themselves after changing their name from Huber to Hoover.

6. What did your childhood bedroom look like?

I wish I had a picture because I don’t have very strong recollections about it. The wallpaper had flowers with a lot of colors; green, yellow, orange, pink. I think it had orange shag carpet because who didn’t have shag carpet in the 70s? I had that white girl furniture with the gold edging. I remember I had an am radio and listened to CKLW!
7. Anyone who knows me knows I love_______________________?

My family. Kitties. DaVinci sugarfree chai tea. Jesus. 
8. Insert your own random thought here.

Today is our 31st wedding anniversary!!!  I surely did pick a winner! We could not have predicted our life, but I would not have wanted to go through it with anyone but Honey. Another stage is looming. Retirement is in about a year, and we are discussing what this is going to look like for us, it’s fun to dream about what we would like to do! We know it will involve serving the Lord, and hopefully travel, a growing family, and eventually a move. Honey would like to add fishing, golf and time to do anything besides work!

Here’s to the next 31!!

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6 responses »

  1. I know it’s rude to say, but that group of Mennonite women looks like there is some serious inbreeding going on. Not a happy bunch of gals either. Thank your ancestors for moving on.
    And congrats on 31 years with your Honey!!


  2. Remember how exciting it was to get a radio? I had one about the size of my phone now and would lay in bed with it under my ear. Transistor. Is that still a word? Happy Anniversary!!


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