Wednesday Hodgepodge – Dislikes, changes, gone…

1. What takes you out of your comfort zone?

As pathetic as it may sound, my husband being out of town. I can handle all this just fine – I really can – but things just feel off about my life, my schedule, etc. Thank God he comes back Friday.

2. Your least favorite spice?

Does curry count? Because EW. Gigantic ew. Anything curry flavored is just gross to me.

3. What’s a small change you’d like to make?

Just to be more mindful of when I am getting irritated with friends/family and am in danger of yelling. Just to catch myself.

4. Do you enjoy visiting historic homes? If so, of the homes you’ve visited which one was your favorite? What historic home near you is open to visitors? Have you been? Southern Living rounded up eleven of the best in the southern part of the US and they’re as follows-

Monticello (Jefferson’s home in Virginia), Nathaniel Russel House (Charleston SC), Swan House (Atlanta), Ernest Hemingway’s home (Key West), The Biltmore (Vanderbilt home in Asheville NC), Mount Vernon (Washington’s home in Virgina), San Francisco Plantation (Garyville, Louisiana), Windsor Ruins (Port Gibson Mississippi), Longue Vue House and Gardens (New Orleans), Whitehall (Palm Beach FL), and Pebble Hill Plantation (Thomasville GA)

Have you been to any on the list? Of the homes listed which would you most like to visit?

Yes, I do enjoy them and the last one in the list is very close to me.

I have been to the San Francisco Plantation and the Pebble Hill Plantation. The one in New Orleans I saw in ’97 when I visited with my family. My dad was working in town at the time and we took a day to drive around to a bunch of the old homes. Very cool.

I went to Pebble Hill about 6 years ago with a friend and below are some photos.





5. What’s something you think will be obsolete in ten years? Does that make you sad or glad?

Sadly, I will say malls. I love going to the mall, especially one that is alive and thriving. But I really think we’ll see the end of traditional indoor spaces. Perhaps outdoor boutique spots will grow in number but I feel like online shopping is the future.

6.  Insert your own random thought here.

I have this little half sheet of note paper with a list of to-dos, scribbled as neatly as I can muster. I’ve been amending it all week, crossing off as I accomplish, adding when I think of more things. This morning I was very on the ball and I remembered to bring the essential oils and tea I want to drink; to pack a teddy bear for Dakota’s school’s annual Teddy Bear picnic. I registered to volunteer at a team relay run I am participating in and I paid a bill. BUT, I left my little sheet of paper on the kitchen counter. Ugh!

4 thoughts on “Wednesday Hodgepodge – Dislikes, changes, gone…

  1. My husband has always traveled quite extensively for his job. I so understand how you’re feeling! Your to-do list story made me smile…I’m known to write things down just to cross them off…and I really enjoy the accomplishment that little list presents in a world where I struggle to be faithful in the mundane. Have a wonderful week! Happy Hodgepodge!

  2. I understand your answer to number 1. I put down curry, also. 🙂
    Good for you for holding down the fort with your list. Sorry you left it on the kitchen counter. I do that soooo often.
    Happy Hodgepodge!

  3. I agree with your thoughts on malls… we used to have lots of towns/small cities around that had malls in our area, but most have closed now. I miss those malls. In the big city about an hour away, they still have a couple that are doing well, but it feels like it’s only a matter of time til they are gone too…

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