Wednesday Hodgepodge – blogging streak continues!


1. What’s something in your house you’d like to get rid of but can’t?

Oh geez, so many things? I guess I will go with books. Every kid has a plethora in their room and though some won’t ever be read again, I feel bad getting rid of them. I don’t know why; we could easily donate them to Goodwill or the library or whatever and I’d feel morally good about it.

2. When is the last time you experienced a sense of nostalgia? Elaborate.

I feel like it wasn’t too long ago. A few weeks prior when I was discussing my summery feeling, I think I was more remembering how youth felt. I had nostalgia for the free-ness of being a kid or an adolescent and not the soul-crushing weight of being an adult/parent. I typically feel very small bursts of nostalgia when the 80s come up in some way or when I watch wrestling and they mention Attitude Era (1997-2002ish)

3. You’re only allowed three apps on your smart phone or tablet…which three do you keep?

Ooh, good question. I’m going to say: Instagram, Amazon, and Untapped, where I log all the beer I drink; lol.

4. July 11th is National Blueberry Muffin Day. Who knew? Do you like blueberry muffins? If you were going to have a muffin would blueberry be your choice? What’s the last thing you baked?

I do enjoy a good blueberry muffin, though haven’t had one in a while. It might not be my first choice; I’d prefer cranberry.

The last thing I baked was a cake – twice. The first time, one of the 8 inch rounds didn’t come out of the pan without falling apart and it got stale very quickly, even though it was in a cake keeper! I tried again this weekend doing 5 things differently: greased pans with butter instead of a spray, used large eggs instead of jumbo, used newer vegetable oil, cooked it for 2 minutes longer, and used a different cake keeper. This time was a success!

5. What’s the biggest way you’ve changed since you were a child? In what way are you still the same?

I guess I will say that I stopped worrying about everything being fair. Sure, we are all a little burned by injustice and it sounds awful to accept it but really, the world is not fair and you have to do what you can to work your world so things go in your favor.

I’d say I am still the same in that I have kept a certain wonderment – about things, about the world. I want to learn how things work and the ins and outs of them. This is evident whenever I discover or rediscover a band. I want to know IT ALL.

6. Insert your own random thought here.

Ash got home from a very brief Orlando trip yesterday and he told us some very interesting things. This conference he’s involved in is for a private company so they’re planning some events/socials for the attendees. One thing they looked into is the Give Kids the World foundation, the company that grants all the Make a Wish wishes. Interesting to note that whereas most charities get funding from private citizens and some from corporations, theirs are about 80% company donations. You know, the media and general chatter would have you believe that big companies are EVIL and they want you to FAIL! And yet, here they are donating money and resources for dying children. Funny what you don’t know if you aren’t involved or on the front lines of things, right?

7 thoughts on “Wednesday Hodgepodge – blogging streak continues!

  1. I get bouts of nostalgia when my kids listen to 80s music. They are both listening to 80s rock and some of the more pop music from Amazon Music.

  2. As a reading teacher who’s always on the lookout for books, might I suggest that you donate yours to a school? Funding is pretty much nonexistent for teachers these days, and we are always willing to provide homes for books that aren’t being read at home. 🙂

    Also had to comment about the cake. Years ago, I had to bake THREE cakes for my daughter’s birthday because I couldn’t get them to come out of the pan. The thing I finally did and still do to this day is that I spray my pans with Pam, line them with parchment paper, and then spray the parchment paper. I’ve never had a problem since!

    Have a great day!

  3. Hello from NH,
    I am with you on the Cranberry muffin if you add walnuts. Your answer to the “getting rid of” question reminded me of the large number of books that I have. I also like your random thought. Corporations and Companies are in business to make a profit. Many companies are very generous in supporting charitable organizations. Kudos for pointing that out. Thanks for your visit and comment.

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