Wednesday Hodgepodge – Deadlines, summer stuff

1. When is your next big deadline? What’s it for? 

BIG deadline? I guess this data collection I have to do for my boss because she is in Florence. It won’t take me too long but it’s kind of important. I have one week from yesterday to add up a lot of numbers.
2. May is National Barbecue Month  Do you prefer cooking indoors or out? What’s the best thing about a barbecue? What was the last thing you cooked on an outdoor grill?

I like when Ash makes steak or hamburgers or even corn on the grill but I’d prefer indoor cooking. I’d say we do a lot of it in the Fall because we have friends over to watch NFL games. The last thing we had was hamburgers a few weeks ago. The best thing about it – to me – is the idea of summertime and getting together outdoor for fun.

3. What is one thing on your ‘never again’ list?

LOL I 100% agree with our host: I’d be ok to avoid roller coasters, though some of the smaller ones are alright. I hate big drops. And I also agree that never is a strong word but I probably won’t have any more kids.

4. What’s something that annoys you about people your age? Something you love about your generation?

That is hard to say. I’m going to go with the fact that a lot of parents my age want to be friends with their kids instead of parents. They worry too much about their children “not liking them” when in truth, that’s only half of the role you play as bearer to them. Your job – our job – is to raise them right, not just pander to them so we feel validated by them. Their whims cannot decide your feelings. Something I love, though, is that we’ve lived a lot of our lives pre-9/11 so we understand what it was like before and see how it is now. I think most people my age kind of use that to our advantage.

5. Lilac, iris, hyacinth, pansy…your favorite purple flower?

I like those irises quite a bit but I’d take a purple orchid over all of them.33481_756102625_gallery_image_thumb_large
6. Whats a song that always calms you down?

I don’t know if I really have any one song that does it but the past few years, this one has really worked.
7. What’s the last thing you donated?

Clothes, for sure. I gave a bunch of stuff Baby Girl outgrew to the woman down the road whose daughter is about to give birth to a girl. I was going to try to sell it at the kids’ second hand place but this was a better use of it.
8. Insert your own random thought here.   
Guys, guys, let me tell you something: I finally started watching Sherlock – because everyone told me to – and I GET it. I really understand now why everyone’s so nuts about it. I am not the biggest Cumberbatch fan out there but I love this character. And Martin Freeman is ridiculously adorable and well, yeah. I’m fully entrenched now.tumblr_mhy12oBsr61rig4yqo1_1280

3 thoughts on “Wednesday Hodgepodge – Deadlines, summer stuff

  1. I agree about parents wanting to be friends more than the parent. I’ve heard lots of Jimmy Buffett but don’t think I’ve ever heard this song. His songs remind me of summer.

  2. Yeah I don’t get why so many parents are afraid to be parents and try to be their child’s friend all the bloody time, you know you are doing a good job when your child storms off slams the door and say you’re so unfair………………

  3. I agree with you about the role of parents when children are growing up. Once they reach adulthood as mine have the role is much more like friends. (But I’ll still play Mum if I think they need it.) I’m sure as I get older the relationship will change again.

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