Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Summertime Hodgepodge

It's Hodgepodge Wednesday again and lately it seems that if it weren't for Joyce and her hodgepodge questions I wouldn't have much of a blog.  I'm trying to get caught up on some things around my house and am trying not to spend too much time on the computer.  I promise to be back again soon.  If you would like to join the hodgepodge, join Joyce here.

1. Summer's here-whoohoo! What's your favorite sight, sound, AND smell associated with summer?
There are so many to choose from, my senses love summer.  Fresh-cut grass, a thunderstorm, the ocean...these are a few of my favorite things.
2. Fireflies or lightning bugs...what are they called in your neck of the woods?
Lightning bugs ~ although we don't have them in Florida.  My kiddos recently discovered lightning bugs at our family reunion in Tennessee.  They loved them and wanted to catch them and bring them home.  I had to explain that those poor bugs wouldn't make it through the night and then the 10 hour drive home. 
3. What is something from the past week that reminded you of your childhood?
Saturday we took the kids to the beach and Hubby and I got out in the water and body surfed with the kiddos.  It was such great fun and I remember the many hours we spent in the ocean when I was little.  These days it is so tempting for me to grab a great book and sit on the shore and watch the kiddos play.  It was fun to go out and play as a family.  Later that evening it began to rain and I mean really rain hard.  I don't know what got into me, but as Hubby was looking out the front door, I ran out into the rain and spun around like a little girl, dancing in the ice cold rain.  I couldn't stay out there too long because it was cold coming down, but it felt so good to be so free.  Prince and Princess then begged to go out so I let them go do a little dance too. 
4. Define 'the good life'.
I am living the good life.  I get to work in ministry, at a job I enjoy, spend time with my children and husband, and live near my extended family. 
5. Tell us what we'd see if you took a snapshot of your desk/work space?
Pictures of my family, a snow globe from our trip to the beach, usually paperwork that needs to be filed, and my computer.
6. Peaches or watermelon...yes, you have to choose.
Oh, I don't want to choose.  When we lived in South Georgia we were 30 minutes from Cordele, the watermelon capital and just an hour from my favorite peach packing plant in Fort Valley.  I guess if I have to choose it would be peaches.
7. Ever been skinny dippin'? Is that too much for the Wednesday Hodgepodge? Rest assured we won't need details...unless of course you feel you must but remember, this is a family friendly blog so keep it G rated.

That would be a NO.  I'm just not that adventurous.  This does remind me of the part in Steel Magnolias when Julia Roberts is in the beauty shop and telling Truvy about her and her boyfriend skinny dippin' and she says, "we did things that would scare the fish."  I always thought that was funny. 

8. Insert your own random thought here.

Hubby and I are hooked on America's Got Talent.  Anyone else watch this show?  It's amazing what some people think can pass as a talent.  There are a lot of delusional people out there.

I'm not sure what is going on with Blogger but it is not letting me comment on my own blog or anyone else''s sending me back in circles.  UGH!  Please know I'm not being rude and just not commenting, I can't figure out why this isn't working!


  1. So funny to learn lightning bugs are not found all across the US...until today I think I assumed they were. I love them!

    We watch America's Got Talent sort of hit or miss...some of it is so awful but if you don't watch you miss the occasional gems that sneak in too.

    Enjoy your day!

  2. I like AGT too and it does amaze you what people consider talent!!!

  3. Loved the thought of you in the rain! We're supposed to get some rain this weekend and you may have inspired me! The only problem is, it won't be a cold rain. It will still be hot and muggy!

    I had that problem with blogger. You have to go back to your login page and "de-click" the remember me box. Then log in again and it should work for you. Just a glitch.

  4. I see fireflies in my Florida. There just aren't that many of them. : )