Wednesday ‘podge – Springy, green, and off-kilter


1. Best place you’ve been lately?

We went to Tampa for less than 48 hours but I’m not sure I can pick that. Can I say the gun range? I had a really good time learning and firing and taking control.

2. What’s something you should say yes to today? Or this week? Or even this year?

Today – hard work. It’s difficult because it’s Spring Break so there’s nothing pushing me. In the future – say yes to letting go of things out of my control. I can do it.

3. Do you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in any way, shape, or form? If so tell us how. In Western cultures the color green is typically associated with jealousy, nature, good luck, and growth. What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word ‘green’?

I always think Spring for green. I love seeing everything in bloom and all the different shades of green.

I do not typically celebrate it and you’re lucky if I remember to wear green on the 17th. 

4. What’s a product or service you love so much you’d happily be their spokesperson? Tell us what makes you such a fan.

You know, it’s funny: I had the feeling of the answer here. As in, I remember a time when my husband and I were so happy about something we were nearly giddy with excitement, talking about how we’d tell everyone about X. But now, I can’t remember what it was. Maybe the Hampton Inn we stayed at in Chicago (near Navy Pier) was the last one I can think of because it went above and beyond. It was great!

5. March 14th is Pi Day. How are your math skills? What’s the last thing you did that required math of any kind? And most importantly do you like pie? What’s your favorite kind? With ice cream, whipped cream, or please hold the cream?

Math? LOL. Oh no, I am not good at it. I can do basics, calculate my budget, etc. But I am not very math-minded. I did end up using an algebraic equation not too long ago at work, which is crazy since I work in English!

I do like pie and my fave is this mandarin orange pie my mom makes with yogurt and cool whip. I am not too fond of crust pies because it is always too dry and flaky for my tastes.

6. Insert your own random thought here.

These last few months have been a struggle in a number of ways, what with selling/buying/losing the one sale/getting another buyer, etc. Everyone in my house is a little off-kilter but especially my ten year old. He’s normally a sourpuss but he’s even more so now. I don’t know how to handle it but sometimes I see so much of my younger self and try to recall how my parents did it. My dad was like me: he danced. I mean, he always let my attitude fluster him and I tend to do the same. My husband, like my mother, is calm and ignores the behaviour when needed, which does work. 

I wish he would talk about it or find something that quells his fears and stress. I know it is difficult; I find it difficult as well. Yesterday I had to stay home with my daughter, who had a random fever, and the entire morning I felt sad for no particular reason and it took everything in me to get motivated. When I have things to work on, I feel productive and useful. Maybe my son needs something to sink himself into, but he just doesn’t work that way. He doesn’t have specific things he REALLY likes. But I do hope he can find something.

I think I might take him out for dinner tonight, just he and I. I feel like he thinks everyone is “getting something” except him and though this may not be the logical answer, maybe the time with help him.

6 thoughts on “Wednesday ‘podge – Springy, green, and off-kilter

    1. Pistols and rifles, actually. I enjoyed the rifle because of the bipod and scope -it’s basically cheating – but the small glock 43 I fired had carry potential. (when I get my license)

  1. I love shooting, as does my wife. I took her out to the range and taught her how to shoot. She had such a great time she bought her own revolver, a small 5-shot .38 special.
    We all have periods of sadness, often during periods of stress. I think it’s a splendid idea to take your son out to dinner, just you and him.
    Have a wonderful week.

  2. The Mother/Son date sounds like fun, even if it’s just dinner and movie, still it will be just you 2. I love to go shooting as well. My husband and I use to go a lot and haven’t done so in a while so thanks for the reminder that we need to go.

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