Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. Have you ever played golf? Any interest in playing? Do you have a significant other who loves to play? Did you watch The Masters this past weekend?
I didn't watch the boring is it to watch golf???  CH used to play when we lived in SC, and I played a few times.  I could tee off pretty well, and putt half-way was the in between part that I wasn't so great at.  When I was pregnant with YS, CH & I went to a golf course for our anniversary.  At one hole, I teed off and it was beautiful.  Until it hooked (or was it slice?) and headed toward a beautiful house that was all glass on the side.  Some prayers were quickly said, followed by a loud thump.  I was good enough of a shot to hit their trash can, which was full of dents!
Then there was the time (again, when I was pregnant with YS) when CH & I went to a local golf course.  We were in the back of the course, and of course, I had to use the facilities.  Except there were no facilities to visit, and there was NO WAY I was going to make it to the front of the course.  I did what any pregnant lady would do:  we walked over to a bank, CH held my hands so I wouldn't fall, and I took care of business.  I'm just real thankful there was no one else around!
Now, my in-laws:  there are a couple of good players!  Both my MIL & my FIL have had holes-in-one! 
2. Hats are back in fashion this do you feel about wearing a hat? (fyi-I'm not talking baseball caps) When was the last time you wore one?
I am NOT a hat person.  I'm not real crazy about hats.  A lady who read at Easter Mass on Sunday had on a hat, and my first thought was that it looked kind of ridiculous.  (Yes, I realize I was in Church and I judged.)
3. On a scale of 1-10 with 10 meaning proficient and 1 meaning "I'd starve", how adept are you at using chopsticks?
 Definitely a 1.  CH & all of the boys can eat with chopsticks like pros, but not me.  I just can't get the hang of it.
4. Has technology taken over?
Let me put it to you this way:  One day at school, I got the picture cards out with one of my groups.  (I had been using an app on the iPad)  Their response: " Yay!  We get to use the cards!" Interesting, no?

5. In the course of a day how often do you look in a mirror?
I look in the mirror in the morning to put on makeup and make sure my hair is decent, then I might look in it just a couple more times during the day.  I'm definitely not one of those who checks the mirror every hour.
6. Tulip or Daffodil?
I love daffodils...they are one of the first signs of spring.  BUT, I have to go with tulips.  They're just so dad-gum beautiful!
7. I am proud of myself for __________________.
Getting back into playing a flute.  I'm having to retrain myself to look ahead in the music, but I'm getting there!  I think I'm going to be ready for the community band in September!
8. Insert your own random thought here.
So many random thoughts are going through my head!  I'll go with this one:  
I forgot to add this picture yesterday:
  Isn't it a beaut???  If you've been reading for a while, you know how much trouble I've had with the heating/cooling at one of my schools.  In the winter, the air came on.  The custodian (I'll call him Chester 'cause that's his name!) had to get on the roof and switch it over to heat.  The heat would come on, but after it turned off the air would come back on.  There were days I spent in my room with a coat, scarf, and gloves on.  
When it got warm a couple of weeks ago, the air wouldn't turn on.  The heat came on and stayed on.  Up on the roof went Chester with the same result.  He finally decided that I needed my own thermostat, and he needed to bypass the computerized thingy.  They came in on Monday and installed it.  How great is that?  And just in time for this cold snap we're having!


  1. Loved the answers. I have a thermostat in my room...but it is I am either roasting...or freezing. It drives me nuts. Glad you are doing so well on the flute.

  2. Hi! We have a couple things in common: SC (I live in this beautiful state) and getting back to the flute. I played all through school, then dappled with it when my daughters were playing instruments in school bands. But, now, I have gotten up the nerve to play at church with the choir at times. I still get REALLY nervous but I'm glad I'm doing it. Stick with it - toot your flute!

  3. They have turned the heat off in our school as well and froze yesterday-but on the brighter side-a warm up is coming.
    Love the random thought!

  4. Flute? I love to listen to this instrument!! More power to you.

    As for chopsticks and daffodils, we both are nearly the same in answering.

    BOTTOMS UP is my Wednesday post link.

    Have a glorious day!

  5. Hubs wants a trumpet. Course he doesn't want just any trumpet. I said maybe for his birthday : )

    Loved the golf story!

  6. Loved all of your answers! The thermostat reminds me of our college dorms - they wouldn't turn the heat on until it had snowed once, and then the air wouldn't come on until July. Oy. And yea for flute players! :-)

  7. Your golf story was funny! Keep going on the music--it's great to learn and improve. Keeps you young. : )

    I'm nuts about checking thermostats. Can't stand to have warm air blowing when it's already hot. Glad you got your own, finally!

  8. Congrats on relearning the flute. That is so awesome. Hope you enjoy playing in the community band and maybe you'll take a video for us so we can see and hear you playing.

  9. Whew on getting the garbage can instead of the windows!

    Glad you've got a thermostat ... nothing's worse being too hot or too cold - especially when at work.

  10. Funny gold story! I am constantly checking the thermostat. I am either hot or cold. Hope your having a good day.

  11. The flute!!! I am on that same sorta line. I am starting up on my flute though I doubt I'm half as good as you are. And it is hard at first but then it feels so good in your fingers you just know what to do!

  12. Funny, I don't care to watch Baseball, Football, Tennis, Hockey, etc. but I do enjoy golf on TV. Seems like everyone is starving in Hodgepodge! Your own thermostat, that is awesome.

  13. The only one who is intereted to watch a golf game on TV is my cat Arthur. Each time when the ball falls in the hole he looks for it under the TV ! That's quiet a show to watch !lol !

  14. So with you on the golf and the chopsticks. I used to be a hat person back in high school, but I work too hard to straighten my hair now--I'd never cover it up!


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