Wednesday Hodgepodge

Time again for the Wednesday Hodgepodge!  Joyce has come up with 7 hodgepodgy questions to keep our brains thinking during these hot days!  Want to join in?  Click here, cut & paste the questions in a post, and don't forget to link up!

1. Do you and your family enjoy camping? What do you enjoy most/like the least when it comes to family camping? When was the last time you camped?
Let me put it to you this way:  My idea of roughing it  is no continental breakfast.  CH & the boys like to camp, and I can tolerate long as it's in a campground.  No squatting and using leaves for me!  I love sleeping in a tent, especially in the rain (as long as there are no leaks).  I don't enjoy having to actually get dressed to go pee, but I love having a campfire.

2. Did you attend a summer camp when you were a kid? Is that a happy or not so happy memory?

Let's see...I lived in a house with 9 other kids.  Every day was camp.
3. Over the course of your life, what have you probably spent more time pondering than anything else? 
The true meaning of life.  (Just kidding.)  I'm not much of a "ponderer".

4. Which of the seven natural wonders of the world would you most like to see? There are many lists of 'wonders' but this is the standard natural wonder list-Mount Everest, The Great Barrier Reef, The Grand Canyon, Victoria Falls, The Harbor of Rio de Janerio, Paricutan Volcano and The Northern Lights.
The Northern Lights or the Grand Canyon.  There are so many cool things in our country!

5. What was your first real job? 
If by real job you mean professionally, than it would be as a speech pathologist in a school in NW Ga.  I was hired before I graduated from undergrad school.    If by real job you mean where you had to be responsible and be on a schedule, then it would be the basketroom at the pool during the summer.

6. Lemonade or Sweet tea...which do you prefer on a hot summer day? 
I really like sweet tea, but everytime I drink it I end up in the bathroom with stomach cramps.  Okay, I know that was definitely TMI!  Lemonade is okay, but I'm not much of a lemonade drinker.  Just give me a glass of water and I'm good to go.

7. What is something that always brings a smile to your face? 
A baby laughing or cooing.  There is the cutest baby in Mass every Sunday.  This past Sunday her big brother was playing with her, and she's just at that stage where she will kind of squeal instead of laugh.  It was just adorable.  

8. Insert your own random thought here.
Some days we all need to hear words of encouragement:

And, for more inspiration, here's a webcam for the baby eagles that aren't too far from the small town:

Webcam chat at Ustream


  1. I couldn't see the bike ride kid video. I liked your answer to #2 : ) Stay cool!

  2. Well, I'm not sure what "sweet tea" is, but now I don't think I want to even try it! ;)

  3. I love your ideas about camping :) Cooing babies are hard to resist, aren't they?

  4. Loved your responses this week. Cooing babies are so adorable.

  5. Nine OTHER kids??!!!! Craziness. Your mother must be a saint. #4: There absolutely are many awesome things to see and do in our country. Thanks for sharing. Blessings, SusanD

  6. I loved those questions/answers! I'm with you regarding camping. It's not my cup of tea!

  7. i'm right there with ya on the camping! ha. ;) can you believe that my hubs was close enough to see the northern lights... but it was a no-go while he was there. so disappointing.

  8. Oh, camping. I never went when I was younger. Only when I got married was I introduced to it.
    We had a few memorable moments some bad and some great time. But when we talk about it now, we all have a great time talking about it.

  9. I actually believed you when you said the meaning of life. You got me on that one! I like water with a splash of lemon in it. I agree, babies would put a smile on my face. Love that Epic Speech. The baby eagles are awesome. Enjoy the rest of your week. I should be packing and hopefully will turn my computer off shortly!!!

  10. Cute video...I'd be happy with myself too!


  11. Ten kids sounds like a party every day!

    The video was awesome!

  12. NINE other kids?!
    Wow! I grew up with one sister and she was much younger than me. I really can't imagine that many siblings. You should have lots of WILD memories to Blog about, Ms. Mary. *smile

  13. getting up in the middle of the night to take care of business outside with camping wouldn't be fun, especially these days as I'm older and sometimes its twice a night, LOL :)

    I'm with you; not much of a camper here, but do like the campfire and the s'mores we've made around some of them before

    it took me a long time, but I got the meaning of life, now I'm pondering why I don't trust God more.....

    great answers this week!


  14. I think you and I could camp together, though I'd rather have an RV with AC!


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