Wednesday Hodgepodge – Senses, memories, kindness

1. Describe love using all five senses.

Love is when I hear my kids playing with each other – nicely – and my oldest will help my youngest or be sweet to her.

Love is when my husband holds my hand as we walk towards the movie theater on our date day.

Love is when my husband makes the eggs; their smell permeating the kitchen and it means I get a break from cooking.

Love is the taste of rich dark chocolate; my husband knows me so well.

Love is my son walking along side my car in the morning, just after I have dropped him off, waving and smiling at me.

2. February is Canned Food Month. What’s your favorite food that comes straight from a can?

The first thing that came to mind were refried beans but I think I have to go with soup: Campbell’s chunky anyway. It’s always so good!

3. A principal in a UK school recently sent home a letter to parents requesting they(the parents!) dress appropriately when escorting their children to/from school (basically saying please don’t wear your pajamas) You can read the letter here. It’s gotten a lot of publicity, both positive and negative. Your thoughts? And do/did you ever make the school run (or hit Starbucks, Walmart, etc) in your pjs?

I guess it depends on your level of undress. If you have on a shirt with sleeves that doesn’t reveal too much and a pair of flannel pants, I don’t see the problem necessarily. I don’t typically do it; I have worn pajama bottoms to run up to CVS or something but I always throw on some kind of real shoes and a sweatshirt.

4. Crew neck, V-neck, turtleneck, scoop neck…which is most prevalent in your wardrobe?

I have quite a few v-necks now but also a few scoops – not too low though. I’d rather wear a t-shirt every single day but I just can’t.

5. I read here recently a list of four things to avoid so you wake up happier. They were late night snacks, hitting the snooze button, social media just before bed/upon waking, checking emails. 

Are you guilty of any of these behaviors? Which on that list do you need to work harder at avoiding?

I don’t check my phone right before bed except to close out all programs and check the battery. I sometimes do eat a small snack but I don’t ever see that affecting me. I never hit snooze. My problem isn’t this list, it’s falling asleep on the couch at 9, waking at 11, getting in bed and not falling asleep until 1. And I have got to break this cycle!

6. Share something you remember about a house you lived in as a child? Of all the homes you lived in as a child, which did you love best?

I lived in the same home until I was almost 15 so I have lots of memories! One that just came to mind is of warm summer days and my mother hung the sheets out on the clothesline. I loved to weave between them, feeling like I was hiding in this other realm and no one could see me. In my memory, the grass is super green and dragonflies are whizzing across our yard at crazy speeds. I run between the sheets and around the yard, fast and free.


7.Your favorite movie based on a true story?

Though not a very popular movie, I loved Bugsy based on the mafia boss Bugsy Siegel. I love Warren Beatty and Annette Benning so that plays into it. There’s something charming and terrifying about that time period and the mafia.Warren and Annette-Bugsy

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

I’ve decided to start complimenting people more often. I realized how much I like when people do it to me. Funny thing is, it used to make me nervous. If someone complimented my funny eggs and bacon handbag, I’d start wondering if it was ripped or had some kind of stain on it. I worried that it wasn’t the actual liking of the item that made them say something but some other tip off. So this morning, as I left Dunkin’ and a guy held the door, I told him I liked his shirt, which had Yoda and Darth Maul on it. And he was so happy. It’s like the older black guy who stopped me at Universal, showed me the metal horns, and said he too liked Iron Maiden. Then we had a little moment because here we were, two people that no one would lump into the Maiden fan category. So I think this is the kind of nice thing I need to be doing on a daily basis. So I shall. 

4 thoughts on “Wednesday Hodgepodge – Senses, memories, kindness

  1. It is amazing what even a tiny compliment will do for people. I really love to watch kids in my classroom when they realize I really mean the kind thing I say to them. Their eyes light up. It’s priceless.

  2. Falling asleep on the couch is something I have to work at avoiding too. It definitely impacts how quickly I fall back to sleep once I get in the bed. I loved your sight answer for #1 : )

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