Wednesday Hodgepodge – Randomness at its finest

1. What’s surprised you most about your life or life in general?

Hmm, I’ll say just how quickly things can change. Sometimes your life will seem so… in a rut but then one tiny thing can catapult you into something completely different. Sometimes it’s good and sometimes not, but it’s different. But that’s kind of the beauty of it.

2.  Sweet potato fries, sweet potato casserole, a baked sweet potato, a bowl of butternut squash soup, a caramel apple or a slice of pumpkin pie…you have to order one thing on this list right now. Which one do you go for?

I’m going pumpkin pie BUT it has to have a graham cracker crust. I am not keen on the regular kind. Too… dry and flaky.

3. What’s a famous book set in your home state? Have you read it? On a scale of 1-5 (5 is fantastic) how many stars does it rate?

Well, Florida has a wealth of popular novels set here, namely anything by Carl Hiaasen, but I’m going with Swamplandia by Karen Russell. It struck a chord with me because I have been to gator-type amusement parks like the one in the book but it was also terrifying when you figure out the allegorical elements. I’d still recommend it though.

4. There are 60 days until Christmas…have you started your shopping? How do you stay organized for the holidays?

Ha ha, no! However, there’s a good reason. We’re traveling to Stone Mountain with members of Ash’s family so the trip IS the gift. I told the kids they’ll get some stuff but not a lot!

Usually, I keep a list of what I have purchased for each person. Most years anyway. 😉

5. October 26th is National Tennessee Day. Have you ever lived or spent any time in Tennessee? Is this a state you’d like to visit one day? The top rated tourist attractions in Tennessee are-

The Great Smoky Mountain National Park (Gatlinburg area), Elvis’s Graceland (Memphis), Birth of the Music Biz (Memphis and Nashville), Dollywood (Pigeon Forge), Tennessee’s Military Heritage (many battlefields), The Hermitage (Andrew Jackson’s home), The Parthenon (Nashville), Oak Ridge American Museum of Science and Energy, Chattagnooa and the Tennessee Valley Railroad, Downtown Knoxville, Lookout Mountain, The Titanic Museum (Pigeon Forge), The Museum of Appalachia (Clinton), and The Lost Sea Adventure (Sweetwater)

How many on this list have you seen? Which one on the list would you most like to see?

I have spent some time there, yes. We went to Nashville a few times to visit friends and Knoxville once. We went to a brewery and the zoo there and have not seen any of the above. Personally, I’d be down to visit the Hermitage and Lookout Mountain.

I really loved driving through that state: the mountains were beautiful!

6.  Insert your own random thought here.

Last night was not good for me. I felt exasperated and overwhelmed, just thinking about how much I have to do and how far into the year we are! I mean, Halloween is almost here! It’s always this way but yet, I still always manage to be amazed by the insanity of my life. So I have my parents coming into town this weekend, we have football games, a fall festival, a neighborhood block party, then the tile people are coming to rip up our floors and lay new ones. Then November really just spirals out of control until it’s Christmas! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

2 thoughts on “Wednesday Hodgepodge – Randomness at its finest

  1. Oh boy, I’m feeling your whirlwind of activity! Hope things go as smoothly as possible for you and yours. Crazy the the year is winding down with a ramp up! 🙂 May you find good respites in the midst of the chaos!

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