Wednesday Hodgepodge – That love-ly time of year


1. Create an acrostic using the word LOVE. If you’re unsure what an acrostic is click here.

Love is…

Looks given to each other from across the couch; a comfortable sort of cohabitation

Often we are busy but still make time

Vascillating between too tired and making an effort

Eventually realizing that we have each other and life is good.
2. Does love really conquer all? Why or why not?

I am way too realistic to believe this could be true. However, I think the underlying sentiment is true. Perhaps kindness is truly what gets you out of bad situations. Hence, conquering all.

3. Tell us about a time recently, where you really put your heart into something.

Oh man. Ok, so last week, the kids wanted me to make little sliders like the kind they eat at school. I told them ahead of time they might not taste the same, as the school ones are probably frozen from Detroit but they insisted they wanted mini burgers. So I went to Publix and bought ground beef and cheese and little buns and that night, made them sliders. Elliot took one bite and told me they were “disgusting.” Mind you, we eat burgers maybe once every week or every two weeks and he goes to town on those. I was so hurt because I thought I was making something they really wanted. I put myself in time out to keep from getting really mad at them. I put a lot of effort in and got unsavory results.

4. What’s your favorite fictional love story?

Easy one! Sherlock Holmes and John Watson. You can go read canonical ACD and you’ll see. Those two have been in love for over a hundred and twenty years. I am hoping the writers, curly dad (Steven Moffat) and gay dad (Mark Gatiss), can finally let those two stop pining and love each other. And if you have not watched BBC Sherlock, get thee to Netflix and educate.5b3ab8fadd89601095696d07fa9429d3

5. Do you generally wear your heart on your sleeve, or keep your cards close to the vest?

I am an introvert so I typically play it pretty close but I realized Monday night that I was sulking and a bit pouty because I was just not in the mood to have company anymore. And I questioned why I couldn’t just keep that to myself. I write in a journal so I could have held that annoyance and anger until I could write it out. I guess I ought to be more aware of that.

6. What food says love to you? Why?

Tough question. I will say eggs. I think I always want eggs when I don’t feel well so both my mother and my husband have made them for me in that situation.

7. When were you last ‘tickled pink’ over something? Explain.

Hmm, let’s say Sunday. My in-laws bought some beer – because they know I like trying all kinds – but they got this Leinenkugel cranberry ginger something-or-other and I was like, “You really think I’d drink this?” I know, I’m a snob. But it was REALLY good and I kept saying as much. And I was just really pleased.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

Since my in-laws left yesterday afternoon, I felt a huge weight lifted from me. I celebrated by going out to eat with a friend to a new-ish place in town called The Southern Public House. Though a friend of mine, who happens to be a food reviewer for the paper, said he had a sub-par experience, we had an excellent one. I had a flight of really good beers and I tried the shrimp and grits, which was excellent. It’s a cozy place downtown and it was a nice break away from family and grading papers and all that other noise of my life.food

5 thoughts on “Wednesday Hodgepodge – That love-ly time of year

  1. I understand houseguests : ) I also understand sulking. It’s something I have to be aware of and make an effort at not giving in to the urge to sulk. I’ve had literally hundreds of house guests and my theory is three-four days. More than that and everyone needs a bit of space.

  2. I live alone, and I have introvert tendencies, so I get the sulkiness over houseguests. I don’t even have houseguests often, but I imagine I’d feel the same was as you after a few days! Glad you’re getting back to normal and that you treated yourself as a reward for surviving! 🙂

  3. I am lucky I love my life, I love my family and more so I like my family and I like the life I have. I know Tim loves me but I do like it when he does something like agree to go on another cruise because he loves me more then he doesn’t like cruises

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