Wednesday Hodgepodge – Summer transition (at least in Florida)

1. How should success be measured? Using that as your standard, who is the most successful person you know? (Or one of the most successful?) 

Man, that is a very tough question to answer. I mean, on a daily basis, I gauge my success on how much I got done at work or home. But on a grand scale, I see success as having done a lot of good things with your life. I don’t know if I could honestly pinpoint one super successful person. Maybe it’s more of an abstract idea and it varies depending on the person YOU are and the life you lead. In my little world, success is raising kids to be productive members of society; people who turn out to be genuinely good humans. 
2. Have you ever been to a hot air balloon launch/fest/party? Ever taken a ride in a hot air balloon? Is that on your bucket list? According to Frommers the ten best hot air balloon adventures in the world are-
Loire Valley (France), the Serengeti (Tanzania), Napa Valley (California), Lake Champlain (Vermont), Cappadocia (Turkey), Istria (Croatia), Gstaad (Switzerland), Yarra Valley (Australia), Muelle (Costa Rica), and Albuquerque (New Mexico). 
Which one on the list would you most like to experience?
No, I have not but I think it would be cool. I’m a little scared of heights – well, falling from great heights anyway. I guess if I had to choose one, I’d say the France one. I bet that one is beautiful!
3. May 25th is National Brown-Bag It Day. Did you/will you pack a lunch today? When did you last pack a lunch for someone and what are your go-to ingredients for a brown bag lunch?

Not today, as my husband and I planned to eat at Chuy’s together. I am ok at packing my own lunches but I ought to bring it more often. My boys have been liking school lunch lately so we haven’t been making theirs but Dakota gets one most days. We, sadly, eat a lot of Lunchables around here and my lunch is usually leftovers.

4. What’s one of your favorite dance scenes from a movie or television show?

The scene in Groundhog Day where the two main characters dance to Ray Charles by the gazebo in the snow! It’s the perfect moment before he screws up and begins to realize what he’s doing wrong. What a great scene!hqdefault (2)
5. John F. Kennedy made famous the line, ‘…Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” So what can you do for your country?

Is there a differentiation between “country” and “government”? Regardless, let’s just say I want “it” to keep us safe from terrorism and worry about the finances. Everything else, it should stay out of.

6. Weekends are made for __________________________________.

 Family time and relaxing. Though admittedly, I also feel like that’s my time to catch up on a.) chores/cleaning and b.) beer drinking. 😉

7. On this last Wednesday of the month, bid farewell to the month of May in seven words or less.

 You’ve kinda sucked; see you later, May.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
As the school year nears an end for my boys, I’ve begun to transition into that summer mode. It’s weird for me because my spring semester ended back in April and I am on week three of my first summer term. But soon, I’ll be a little more relaxed in the mornings. Their camp opens at 7 and normally, I take Dakota first around 7:30 because they can’t get to school until about quarter til. With the knowledge that camp is already open, I won’t stress if we’re early. Sometimes we are and I hate making the boys wait outside the school.
The other thing that changes is that I have to pack a lunch for them each day because camp obviously doesn’t provide that.
And sometimes summer is annoying because Elliot gets out of sorts without a rigid routine. Sure, camp is fun and they love not doing homework but I swear he gets kind of punky towards the end and is ready to go back to school. I guess he’s like me; he doesn’t like things to change.
We have literally something to do each day from here on out. Today is probably the only day in the foreseeable future where we’re free and clear. Whatever will we do?? 😉

2 thoughts on “Wednesday Hodgepodge – Summer transition (at least in Florida)

  1. I agree…that is a great dance scene from Groundhog Day! Good choice! Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

  2. I like all the movies mentioned today. I didn’t think of Groundhog Day, but that’s s good one. Hope you’ve enjoyed your free day!

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