Wednesday Hodgepodge – Home, later, bad choices

1. What does retirement mean to you? Are you planning for it, not thinking about it, looking forward to it, or dreading it?

I am actually looking forward to it but know it’s a ways off (I’m only 37). We do have a couple funds for it and are moving right along. The things we talk about doing are so varied that it does make me excited. My husband and I have this idea that once all the kids are gone, we’ll live in certain cities for like, a year, and do everything we want, then move again. how fun would that be??

2. It’s International Guitar Month…do you play? Does anyone in your family play? What’s a song you especially like to hear played on the guitar or a favorite song featuring the guitar?

I wish! One of my few regrets is that I never picked up an instrument. My husband attempted to teach himself to no avail. If you know my blog, I’m a hard rock kinda girl so I love guitar but one of my fave acoustic songs would be Hotel California. A friend of ours always plays it when we get together.

3. What’s your comfort food?

Oh man, it has to be either mashed potatoes OR a runny egg on top of buttered grits. both those foods bring me immense joy, especially if I am feeling like I needed some comfort food.119113lrg


4. What’s one activity or area of your life where you absolutely never procrastinate?

Hmm, does getting people places on time count? I don’t like to be late so if we have to be somewhere – even if it’s some place I don’t want to go – I am always punctual. I can’t think of anything else that I do without putting it off just a wee bit.

5. Who does the grocery shopping in your house? Does your local store bag the groceries for you or is it a do-it-yourself kind of place? Do you like someone packing your groceries?

Oh definitely me. I am the main shopper. Publix insists on bagging for you but I never have them take it to my car. And I don’t mind them packing my stuff because our place trains their people really well. Though I will say, I put it on the conveyor belt in a particular order so even if they don’t know what’s heavy and what’s light, I have made it slightly easier.

6. What’s the coolest thing you’ve seen in nature?

I am sure I have seen many things but the first thing that came to mind was the time I saw two hawks, probably about as big as my dog Zoey, who is 22 pounds, having a stand-off. They stood facing each other but slightly to their sides. They eyed each other for a bit, then squawked and pranced about. I stood there for about two minutes watching them spar; it was very cool. It was during a run and I totally just stood there and witnessed it.

7. Share a favorite quote about home.

Admittedly, I had to Google some but this one I found – Be grateful for the home you have, knowing that at this moment, all you have is all you need. Sarah Ban Breathnach – really spoke to me. I think on a very basic level, this is what means the most to me. I want to be simply happy with what I have right now. And I have a home and though I’d love to move into a different house, I like the home we have made with the children.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

Today was one of those mornings where stuff was just not right. For starters, I made a very stupid decisions last night that led to repercussions this morning. The fam decided to take a walk and I had to get the stroller out of my car. I then left my keys on the bumper of Ash’s car in the garage… and completely forgot about them until I had to get my car this morning to go to work. Luckily, when he backed out into the street and stopped to turn, the force kicked them off. This has happened before, mind you, with my phone. So stupid! I don’t normally do such dumb stuff.

To my credit, I was trying a new drink – a Gin Rickey, to be specific – but I wouldn’t say this hindered me that much. Anyway, the keys were right there in the road but the corner of the little doohickey that unlocks the doors is now busted.IMG_20160406_075254

I guess that’s the price I pay for making poor decisions. I am forever telling my kids to make smart choices; maybe I need to take my own advice.

After that, we got on the road and I needed to stop into a gas station bathroom. Sadly, it was temporarily out of service. UGH! I then stopped into Bojangles, used their bathroom, then stood at the counter for five minutes. No one saw me! I just went through the drive-thru instead.

SO, it is my opinion that my day can only get better from here!

5 thoughts on “Wednesday Hodgepodge – Home, later, bad choices

  1. Hotel California is also one of my favorites. Anything by the Eagles is my favorite : ) I hope your day gets brighter!

  2. I trust your day has indeed gotten better and will overshadow the negative beginning. My Hubby would say “Amen!” to your comfort food. He has a couple runny eggs most mornings after we get back from our workout session at the gym. Omelets would be one of my comfort foods as well.

  3. I hope your day improved after the icky stuff. I also place my groceries in a certain order on the belt. And mashed potatoes with gravy is another of my favorite foods. Years ago, we thought it would be fun to live in different countries for a few months at a time. Now that there are grandkids, no way would we consider that.

  4. Have to ask what are grits heard of them on the telly but I don’t have any idea what they are.
    Who doesn’t like mash with gravy, strange people that’s who just so you know.
    I couldn’t cope living in a different country I would miss my family way too much I reckon

    1. I figured people outside the U.S. wouldn’t know grits (basically finely ground corn) but even in the northern parts of our country, people are confused. They are salty and yummy with eggs!

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