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Wednesday Hodgepodge – Tea Anyone?

It’s the first summery Hodgepodge of 2013!  Woo hoo!  Welcome back, Joyce!  I trust you had a productive week!  Play along by posting answers on your own blog and linking up with Joyce!  Thanks for visiting!

1.  Summertime is a season of reunions, weddings, and other family celebrations and gatherings…are any of the above on your calendar in the next two months?

Thankfully, no.  This summer has been one of relaxation and complete down time.  I find it most pleasant to be home, simply taking one day at a time without any sort of commitments on the calendar.

2.  June is National Iced Tea Month…are you an iced tea drinker? If so, how do you like yours (sweet, flavored, etc)?

I do like sweet iced tea, but I don’t allow myself to drink it because I get addicted very easily.  The best iced tea is served up at McDonald’s and Chick-fil-A.

3.  When were you last nervous?  Looking back, was the ‘event’ actually nerve-worthy?

The last time I was really nervous was the Tuesday before school got out.  There was a situation at work that pretty much exploded quite rapidly.  Yes, it was very nerve-worthy.  Thankfully, I had friends and coworkers to lean on, and I did get through it.

4.  The bristle toothbrush was invented in China on June 26, 1498...not sure how that date was pinned down so precisely but, on a scale of 1-10, with 10 being sick to your stomach and 1 being not at all, how nervous do you feel when you’re headed to the dentist?  Do you see your dentist twice a year?

I think I’d rate myself as an 8.  This fear stems from my mother insisting that we not come out of the dentist’s chair with any cavities.  I managed to go cavity-free until I was sixteen or seventeen.  She was irate and made me drive myself to get my fillings done.  I’ve carried this unhealthy fear into adulthood.  In fact, I dislike going to the dentist so much that I didn’t go…for several years.  I finally started going back a year or so ago.  Good thing too because I needed oral surgery for a receding gum line.  I changed dentists six months ago, and his staff puts me at ease.  My dental plan allows for two visits a year, so that’s when I go!  In fact, I’m set to go on July 3rd!

5.  What’s making news in your town this week?

I live in Podunk, USA, so really, it’s just local stuff, such as FCAT scores, school board stuff, and local crime.  Of special note was one of our main news anchors returned to TV after about a month off.  We were all greatly concerned.  He’s being treated for colon cancer, which was caught early enough to warrant a very optimistic prognosis.

6.  Curtains, drapes, blinds…your window treatment of choice? Are there any bare windows in your house? Is that by choice or because you haven’t gotten around to covering them?

We have blinds in every window except for our French doors.  I’d like to get sheer curtains for these, but the gal who did our blinds several years ago never returned an estimate for the curtains.  She was not very professional the second time I called her, so I’ve just let this task go.

7.  Summertime is officially here (in the Northern hemisphere anyway)…what one song is a must-have on your summer playlist?

Anything by the Beach Boys should be on a summer playlist!  I really like Surfin’ USA though!

8.  My Random Thought

My sweet Gambit is going in for neutering surgery today.  It needs to be done, but I can’t help but be nervous.  I’ve already purchased a cone of shame to prevent him from pulling out the stitches, and pain meds are in the cabinet.  We are set to go!

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