1. It’s hard to believe, but next week’s Hodgepodge will find us in the month of September. What’s one thing you want, need, or hope to do still before summer officially ends?
I could really use one more beach day. Or, if nothing else, some more time spent in the sun. Here in Florida, that’s not an issue. You can legit be tanning straight through November.
2. When were you last at ‘your wit’s end’?
Ha! Last week with those sorority girls. I couldn’t move through the sea of sheep. It drove me so crazy I nearly screamed.
3. Describe a time you were figuratively thrown into ‘the deep end‘?
I can’t remember a time recently; nothing has been so overwhelming… Well, I guess this time last year I was given two online sections and so I had that on top of my 40/week job and the teaching face to face. I was getting it done but barely.
4. Does the end always, ever, or never justify the means? Explain.
I believe in a variety of subjectivity and gray area in most things in life. So sometimes, yes, the end does justify the means. Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do. I think some people in this society aren’t even thinking about the end and then the means is a waste of time and then, vice versa. Sometimes things need to be sacrificed for the greater good. Sometimes we ourselves need to sacrifice, not just put it on someone else’s tab.
5. What makes your hair stand on end?
Similar, I suppose, but if my kids get any kind of injury – even just a little scrape – I experience a full body shudder complete with that hair standing on end feeling. That and really spooky coincidences.
6. I read an article on the website Eat This! Health, that listed 11 foods we can eat to help end bad moods. Basically it’s a feed your brain so you’re less anxious, grouchy and lethargic. The foods are-mussels, swiss chard, blue potatoes, grass fed beef, dark chocolate, greek yogurt, asparagus, honey, cherry tomatoes, eggs, and coconut. Which of those do you think would most help end your own bad mood? Which do you fear, if forced to eat, would put you into a bad mood?
Eggs! I could eat breakfast food at any hour of any day. That would make me oh-so happy. I’m going to go with mussels for bad mood. I like them ok but they’re bottom of that list. All those foods sound amazing.
7. What project around your home, office, or life in general feels like there is ‘no end in sight’?
Right now, grading papers. I keep getting sidetracked and cannot seem to catch up. I’m feeling very very overwhelmed today.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
I had heard the rumors; I didn’t believe them. But it turned out to be true: this morning it was low 70s and not humid and the air felt cool. It was our glimpse; the promise of beautiful weather that I know Tallahassee can provide. I actually smelled it the second I walked into my kitchen and then felt it when I let the dogs outside. It was wonderful and gave me a revived sense of self. I can believe in something again outside of this oppressive heat. Though, truth be told, I am in kind of a mood today. Just sad and feeling behind and I’m sure it’s hormones since it’s been 8 weeks since my husband had his vasectomy and I am officially off the pill. There shall be some adjustment but nothing I haven’t gone through before. Just have to push forward, as always. Onward.