Wednesday Hodgepodge

How's that for a catchy post title? I sound like a broken record, but I've really been neglecting this little blog lately. Time to try to get back into it!
This week's Q&A:

1. What's on your September calendar? Anything fun? 
We have a little camping trip this month with our camping group. We haven't seen them in over a year, so it will be great fun to see everybody.

2. You might be described as a natural born _____________________?
I've got nothing on this one!

3. September is National Courtesy Month...what one act of courtesy would you most like to see more of in your home, town, or the world at large? 
Just saying "please" and "thank you" would be nice.

4. Eager beaver, chicken out, clam up, or let the cat out of the bag...of the phrases listed, which one have you related to most recently? 
I've really been trying to "clam up", especially at work, more specifically with the speech group. It's working so far!

5. What's your movie theatre snack protocol? Do you chow down on snacks during the previews or wait until the movie begins? Do you buy snacks or refuse to pay those kind of prices? What's the last movie you saw in a theatre? How many thumbs up would you give it?
Is there anything better than movie popcorn? The only problem is that we eat it before the movie. The last movie I saw was Catching Fire. Since I read the books, I knew what the ending was going to be. CH was not amused. (He hadn't read the books.)

6. Henry Ford is quoted as saying, "Nobody can think straight who does not work. Idleness warps the mind." Agree or disagree? Why?
I think you need to have some down-time to straighten out your mind. You can't work all the time!

7. What's the last job you completed or task you performed where you had to 'work like a dog' until it was finished?
I just finished another product for my Teachers Pay Teachers store. I wanted to finish it up because I need to have another item up before the 7th for a special that the SLPs hold the 7th of every month. I've made  a little bit of money so far!

8.  Insert your own random thought here. 
Yesterday was a sad day for me. Well, actually the past couple of days have been downers. Ally (my 17 year old schnauzer) had some problems with her hip a couple of months ago.  Last Monday when I came home, the problem was back. I took her to the vet on Tues., and she gave Ally some pain meds and told me to continue it for about a week. She said if it wasn't better, then it was time to let her go. She did quite well over the weekend, but Monday afternoon had a major relapse. Monday night she couldn't sit still; she paced around the house and couldn't squat to urinate. When I picked her up to bring her back inside, she looked at me, as if she was saying that she was ready to go. I knew in my heart it was time. So yesterday afternoon I called the vet and told her I thought it was time. YS & I took Ally to the vet and said our goodbyes. The vet said that her mom passed away 15 years ago and was a huge animal lover. So, she said that she always feels that she is handing the animals over to her when she has to put one down. 
That was the hardest thing I've ever had to do, but I know it was the right thing. I sure am going to miss my little princess, though.


  1. So sorry to hear about your dog. I had to do the same with our cat last month. It's weird having no pets in the house. Enjoy your camping trip.

  2. I love the Teachers Pay Teachers store. I have found quite a few things there that I use in our school work. I have thought of sharing some of the things I have created, but so far haven't got to it.

  3. Sorry to hear about your pup. I know how hard that is. We lost our Beau back in March.

  4. Oh Mary, I'm so sorry about your sweet Ally. You'd think that acknowledgement that it's time from our beloved pets would make it easier, but it isn't, is it?

  5. Ah heck. I'm so sorry you had to make that decision about your sweet pup. Our fur-babies do know how to communicate with us, though. I've had that same look a few times when they are just telling you to let them go. It's never easy.

    Joyce gave us another fun Hodgepodge this week. I enjoyed your answers!

  6. Oh I know what how hard it is to say goodbye to our old dogs. They are so special. I hope we get to see you in JC. Are you all going to the All-Greek reunion on Saturday night? You can register online. The last one was a lot of fun. If not maybe we'll run into you in town. Are you going to the game? That should be fun!

  7. I'm so sorry about your dog. Healing thoughts going your way.

  8. I always just post Wednesday Hodgepodge. Have fun camping. I enjoy popcorn at the show. Sometimes we make it at home with our air popper. My heart aches with you for the loss of your sweet Ally. ((HUGS))

  9. Im so sorry about your dog. She seemed like a really sweet pup. I know it's hard losing a pet. People that aren't animal lovers just don't get it.

  10. Mary...I am so very sorry to hear the news about your fur baby. You made the right decision. I know how difficult it was for you...been there myself. Prayers for your heart to heal.


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