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Shelling Out Answers to Hodgepodge Questions

Joyce cooked up some fun summer-themed questions for the Hodgepodge this week.  If you want to play along, answer on your blog and link back up with her.  Thanks for visiting!

1.  The first day of summer rolls in later this week. What are ten things you’d put on your list of quintessential summer activities? Will you try to manage all ten this summer?

Oh summer, how I love thee!  Let me count the ways.

  1. Reading . . . so much of it.  I just finished this bonus novella after someone on Facebook told me about it.  It follows up on one of the characters from the book, Wonder.  I will admit that I did not like the novella nearly as much as the first book, but that could be because I’m used to books geared for high school students.  This one felt very juvenile in nature.  I did enjoy Wonder though.
  2. Sunbathing
  3. Baking
  4. Napping – Every day
  5. Cleaning – Staying caught up for a change
  6. Knitting
  7. Pup-Loving
  8. Shopping
  9. Selfie-Taking
  10. Exercising

2.  Do you collect seashells when you’re at the beach? What do you do with them once you get them home? What’s your favorite place to comb for seashells? How many of these ‘best beaches for hunting seashells’ have you visited? Which one would you most like to visit?

Calvert Cliffs State Park (Maryland), Jeffrey’s Bay (South Africa), Sanibel Island (Florida), Shipwreck Beach (Lanai Hawaii), Ocracoke Island (North Carolina), Galveston Island (Texas) and The Bahamas

I live very close to the beach, but I do not collect sea shells.  Weird, huh?  I’ve only visited the Bahamas.  I’d love to go to Hawaii though!  With Rooster and his wife living out on the West Coast, it would be so easy to combine a trip to Hawaii with a meetup with my kiddos.

3.  At a snail’s pace, shell out money, come out of your shell, go back into your shell, drop a bombshell, happy as a clam, clam up...which ‘shell’ phrase could most recently be applied to some event or circumstance in your life? Explain.

At a snail’s pace would fit my ankle recovery.  This past weekend, I was reminded of how slow the process is.  My physical therapist and I discussed some of the issues I’m having, and he reiterated that time needs to do its thing.  It’s a long, slowwwwwwwww thing that frustrates me to no end.

4.  What summer activity do you dislike? Why?

Although yard work can be extremely gratifying, it’s so physically draining that I can’t say I enjoy it as much as I used to.  Plus, it’s time consuming.  I’d much rather be sitting by the pool.

5.  What’s something you see as quickly becoming obsolete? Does that bother you?

I had a really hard time coming up with an answer for this question.  I guess I can answer lamely by saying that DVD players are becoming obsolete.  With the onslaught of streaming services, the need for DVD players is dwindling.  We used to have a large DVD collection; however, the Mr. got rid of most of our movies the week I had my ankle surgery and was off my feet.  He was cleaning up for Christmas and purged.  I was not happy, but he kept telling me that I could find most of the movies online.  Still, I love having these things on hand.  So yeah, it bothers me.  As much as I love technology, I am sometimes still set in my ways.

6.  My Random Thought

I started a new P31 Online Bible Study last week.  This summer, we are reading through the book, Me, Myself, and Lies.  It’s all about combating the lies we speak to ourselves.

We’re up to Chapter 4 and man, it’s as though Jennifer Rothschild has been inside my brain all my life.  I’m trying very hard to process everything; there are so many things I need to re-think.  I love that much of what’s in the book is stuff that I can use in my classroom.  Teenagers are so hard on themselves.  They are very unforgiving and internalize everything.

It’s not too late to jump in on the study if you’re interested!

5 Responses

  1. I agree, yard work is a lot more draining than it used to be!
    Love your summer list! I have been reading since my Bible study let out in May. I missed it! 📚

  2. Sounds like an interesting study. Sorry about your ankle. Just when we got our VHS tapes put away and now it’s DVD’s yikes. There are some I would never let go, though. Hope the rest of your week goes well.

  3. Yup, I said yardwork too. I usually mow and my kids and hubs pull weeds. It’s so exhausting but also, gratifying!

  4. Someone else mentioned DVDs in their answer. I don’t think we’ve even connected our player in the new house, and likely won’t. A sign of the times for sure! Enjoy your summer and your stack of books : )

  5. That sounds like a very interesting study. I will have to look up that book. Thank you!

    I hope that your ankle is going to be okay. I’m sorry that your hubby tossed the DVDs.

    Have a blessed weekend.

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