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Lazy Days and the Hodgepodge

Joyce is back from vacation (go check out her posts…you’ll be as jelly as me), so it’s time, once again, for the Hodgepodge!  Let’s get to the questions!

1.  Since you weren’t Hodgepodging last Wednesday, how did you pass the time?

Let’s see…last Wednesday, I was just beginning to get into a summer routine after finishing up my teaching responsibilities that Monday.  I honestly cannot remember what I did.  I might have started cleaning the house in preparation for Chicky’s arrival the next day.  She brought a friend home, so our house was filled with the laughter of two twenty-something-year-old gals.  It was heaven on earth (even though her room looked like a tornado had run through it after all of their clothing changes!!!)

2.  What’s the first word that comes to mind when I say marriage? Yes, one word. 


3.  Summer officially arrives in the Northern hemisphere later this week. Does it feel like summer where you live? Describe your idea of the perfect summer day.

It’s felt like summer since Spring Break.  That’s just par for the course when you live in Florida!  The perfect summer day involves no work, a light breeze, a cloudless day, and a cozy couch on which to nap.  🙂

This was me…the afternoon I got home after closing up my classroom for the summer.

4.  “Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.”(Sam Keen) Is laziness ever respectable? Do you have a lazy summer planned, or something semi-ambitious?

I think the word laziness has a negative connotation, unfortunately.  Laziness, however, can be respectable if it’s used to refresh one’s body and soul.  I, myself, have a very lazy summer planned.  For ten months of the year, I live my life in 45-minute segments…bell-to-bell.  I relish unplanned days of summer to recharge my batteries.  I’ll be going on vacation with the hubby, and I’ll be attending three days (one next week and two in July) of training.  Otherwise, I plan on doing whatever I want, when I want.  I want to enjoy being home with my fur babies, sleeping in late, reading, knitting, and just feeling semi-normal for a change.

Molly and me

Selfie with Pele


5.  Past or present, who’s your favorite television dad? Why is he a favorite? Is he anything like your own dad?

I loved Cliff Huxtable.  His sense of humor always seemed to diffuse tense situations.  He showed he loved his children by allowing them to make mistakes…all the while being nearby to help pick up the pieces.  I didn’t get to grow up knowing my dad, and we only had a few short years after I became an adult to reconnect, but he was, like Cliff, a funny guy.  I’d like to think that he would have had a similar parenting style.

6.  June 18th is International Picnic Day…share a favorite picnic memory.

This is going to sound pretty lame, but I think I maybe went on one picnic my entire life.  I got sick after eating the KFC chicken because it was too greasy.  Yeah.  I don’t have a fondness for picnics because of that.

7.  The travel site Trip Advisor lists the top five islands in the world for 2014 as- Ambergris Caye in Belize CayesProvidenciales in Turks and CaicosBora Bora in French Polynesia, Marco Island Florida, and Lewis and Harris in The Outer Hebrides (Scotland). Have you been to any of these? Of those listed (and if price were not a factor) which would you most like to book for a holiday?

I’ve been to the Turks, and it was gorgeous!!!!  If I could travel to any of the others listed above, I think I’d choose Bora Bora.  I’m a sucker for tropical locations!

8.  My Random Thought

Speaking of lazy…I’ve been spending my days, of late, knitting and watching World Cup.  With three games a day, this #soccermomforever is in soccer heaven!

FIFA App on iPhone!

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