New Year Wednesday Hodgepodge

Can you believe we've been doing the Hodgepodge for a year already?  And, Joyce doesn't appear to be running out of new questions for us!

1. What song reminds you of a specific time in your life and what is it about that song that makes you remember?
Just about any song from the late 60's, early 70's takes me back to the community swimming pool, which was the local hangout during the summer when I was growing up.  People would have blankets laid out in the grass, and their radios blaring.  Not a whole lot has changed at the pool since I was little, except for the remodeling of the concessions/changing rooms.   Good times!
2. What's something you've given up on?
Purchasing a flute.  I honestly just don't have the time to get started on that.  
3. What's something you'll never give up on?
My kids.  Even though there are times I just want to throw my hands up, I know that they're good boys with ambitions that may not be what we want them to do, but we raised them to be independent and go after what they want.
4. If you had to cook something from scratch in the next hour what would it be?
Crepes.  It's time to go to the grocery store, so I have NO meat in the house right now! 

5. Have you started Christmas shopping? Decorating? Listening to Christmas music?
Absolutely not.  I have a strict policy not to decorate or listen to Christmas music until after Thanksgiving.   That's usually when I start my Christmas shopping, too.

6. What do you know about your parent's wedding?
I know that they had a full-blown mass wedding with a sit down lunch at the reception.  My mom's brother married them, and one of my dad's sisters was a bridesmaid.  One of mom's sisters was the matron of honor, and one of my cousins was the ringbearer.  When we had their 50th wedding anniversary, the only person from her side of the wedding party who wasn't here was her sister.  Without looking at pictures, I'm not sure who was on my dad's side of the wedding party.  I'm pretty sure one of his brothers was the best man, but I'm not sure who else was in the wedding.

7. I can't believe I ___________________.
Actually got to go to Wimbledon!  I never in a million years thought I would ever get to tour the centre.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
The nasty stomach bug has made its presence known in our house.  CH had it Sunday night, and I got it Monday night.  My stomach hasn't hurt like that in an awful long time.  Yesterday was the worst day this week this could've happened:  I had to call a parent at 6:45 a.m. to let him know that I wasn't going to be at work, so I would have to reschedule his 7:45 meeting.  He told me that he had to get off of work an hour early to come, so that made me feel awful, but there was NO way I could've even made it to the school.   I was suppose to work the basketball gate at one of my schools that evening, so the secretary said she'd find somebody to either work for me or switch with me.  On top of all of this, I have bus duty this week.  I found somebody to take my place (for a price, though!) so I'm out of school again since my stomach is still very queasy.
I'm not sure what the deal is this year:  I usually am able to avoid the stomach bugs going around, and only have 1 cold during the winter, but this year I already have had 2 colds and this stomach thing.  Guess I need to stock up on Airborn and make sure I take it.
Hope the bug has missed your house, 'cause this isn't fun at all.
Link up with Joyce and see how everybody else answered!


  1. Yikes. Sorry you have been feeling so sick. I hate the stomach flu.

  2. Good morning my friend. I am sorry to hear about the stomach bug. I am still suffering with sinus/allergy stuff. I cannot wait to get over this. Next time i am going to take Airborn at the first sign of a sneeze.

  3. I know that pool : ) Hubs has some fun memories from there too!

    Hope you feel better soon. There seems to be so much out there already-ugh! Take care.

  4. Ugh on the tummy bug. I had one last winter, and it was NASTY. Hope you're feeling better *SOON*!

    Does that Airborn stuff really help? I'm due for a cold/sinus infection, and if there's something I can take to minimize the effects, I'm all for it!

  5. Sorry for the stomach yuckies. :( I love your answer on not giving up on your kids! :)

  6. So glad you don't give up on your kids, they will need you for a long time. Hope you feel better soon.

  7. I have a few gifts because they were found when out doing other things and just had to buy them.
    My tree will go up because the kids will help Mark when they are over this weekend but I will not decorate. I do enjoy the music now.
    That is awesome about Wimbledon. I felt that way about Westminster Abbey and the Eiffel Tower. How blessed we are. So sorry about the stomach virus. Feel better soon.

  8. I've heard more and more people coming down with a stomach bug! Yikes. Glad you are feeling better and praying that it doesn't cross state lines :)

  9. Hope you're feeling better by now. It stinks to be sick this time of year!

  10. The pool memories sound similar, but around here it was the lake at the local state park. Good times!

  11. Hope you begin to feel better. A believer in Airborn!!!

  12. Hope you're feeling better this evening.

  13. I'm so sorry that bug found it's way to your family! And those stomach ones are the WORST! Feel better!

  14. I sure hope you are feeling better!!!


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