Wednesday Hodgepodge – Looking back, ahead, and scrutinizing the weather


1. ASAP typically stands for ‘as soon as possible’. What else could it stand for in your life right now?

Hmm, how about “And soon, a problem.” But I’m thinking in terms of something to be solved, like you call a rock climbing route a ‘problem’. We’re going to kick into high gear the house reno so we can put it on the market. We have to paint all the cabinets and replace hardware and we have no idea how to do that. So yeah, a problem soon.

2. Are you the last person to speak up in a group or the first to have an idea? Why do you suppose that is? Is it a good thing or no?

This really depends on the situation but sometimes I like to speak up only after someone has thrown out an idea. Not to overtake them but to contribute or if I have knowledge they are not aware of, to again, help out.

3. What do you remember best about being 12?

I had to think about the year in which I was 12. So, 1991. What a strange time. Holdover from the 80s of course but 90s pop culture picking up. I guess I mostly remember being in middle school and obsessing over boys and finding metal music. I remember a lot of sleepovers with friends and being really into comics. It was a good time, I can tell you that much.

4. January 18th is National Winnie the Pooh Day. Which character do you relate to the most, and why? If you’re stumped go here for inspiration.

It’s no surprise I’m an Eeyore but I have gotten a whole lot better. Maybe I am more Rabbit these days; just sort of fretting about things.rabbit-rabbit-winnie-the-pooh-33145017-1366-768

5. What’s an app you use that helps simplify or make life easier for you in some way?

I don’t use a lot of organizational/productivity apps so I’m just going with my phone’s calendar. Once I trained myself to put everything in it, my life got so much simpler!

6. San Francisco (CA), San Diego (CA), San Juan (PR) San Antonio (TX) Sanibel (FL)…you have an all expenses paid long weekend to one of these destinations. Which one do you choose and why?

Sanibel because I went there once with my family when I was maybe 9 or 10 and I am intrigued by how small it is. It would be such a nice ridiculously relaxing getaway.

7. Share with us a song that makes you feel nostalgic? For what?

Oh man, so so many songs make me nostalgic. I am very drawn to music as a reminder of the past. I’m going to just pick one because it popped into my head this morning when Isaac asked why we don’t have lights on inside the car. Now, when I was young, my mother worked retail at night. Sometimes my dad took my sister and I out to stores or even fun places but I have this one specific memory of a time we went to the Aventura Mall, which was a good 20-230 minute drive from our house. On the way back, I remember looking at homes all lit up cozy in the dark. And the song that was on the radio?

So whenever I hear this song, I think back to that one night when I felt safe, warm, and cozy.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

It’s foggy today but not cold, even though it is, in fact, winter. I guess I cannot complain because I don’t much care for being cold. However, we’re going camping in early February and I bought sleeping bags that are warm down to 15 degrees so in one way, I am hoping for a bit more of that cool weather. Though, I’d take a mild Spring. Last year and even the years before, we went straight from short winter to summer. I believe it was the Spring of 2011 that was particularly nice. I remember sitting outside a lot. Isaac was about a year old and we’d sit out on blankets and play board games while he rolled about. THAT was a pleasant year.

4 thoughts on “Wednesday Hodgepodge – Looking back, ahead, and scrutinizing the weather

  1. Oh, Richard Marx! Used to love listening to him. Often times when I hear an old song I can remember being in my mom or dad’s car when the song was current. I can totally relate to music being a reminder of the past 🙂

  2. Love your song choice and your cozy memory, I haven’t heard this tune in a long time, but it was of my favorite sing along tunes. Thanks for sharing the video, I’m listening as I type this comment. Have a good week!
    Cheers!
    Lori in Blue Ridge, GA

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