Dancing into June Hodgepodge!

1. How should success be measured? Using that as your standard, who is the most successful person you know? (Or one of the most successful?) 
Success is measured by living a good life. My daddy is the most successful person I know. He & my mom raised 10 healthy, responsible children; he has his health & faith.

2. Have you ever been to a hot air balloon launch/fest/party? Ever taken a ride in a hot air balloon? Is that on your bucket list? According to Frommers the ten best hot air balloon adventures in the world are-
No, No, and NO!
Loire Valley (France), the Serengeti (Tanzania), Napa Valley (California), Lake Champlain (Vermont), Cappadocia (Turkey), Istria (Croatia), Gstaad (Switzerland), Yarra Valley (Australia), Muelle (Costa Rica), and Albuquerque (New Mexico). 

Which one on the list would you most like to experience? 
I'd like to go to Napa, but be securely on the ground.

3. May 25th is National Brown-Bag It Day. Did you/will you pack a lunch today? When did you last pack a lunch for someone and what are your go-to ingredients for a brown bag lunch?
Absolutely NOT. School is out; I packed my last lunch last Thursday. I usually take a turkey/cheese sandwich (I really like the "Really Thin Bread" from Pepperidge Farm; it's 1 way to cut down on a few carbs and still feel like you have a whole sandwich & a few baked Lays with it!), carrots, and some kind of fruit. Or, I'll take some leftovers from dinner the night before.

4. What's one of your favorite dance scenes from a movie or television show? 
This is an easy one! I absolutely LOVE seeing Hugh Grant shake his behind in "Love, Actually" 

5. John F. Kennedy made famous the line, '...Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country." So what can you do for your country?
Pray. Seriously. This county is in such a world of hurt. Oh, and I guess being a good citizen and doing what's right should be up there, too.

6. Weekends are made for __________________________________.
Catching up on sleep, housework, etc.

7. On this last Wednesday of the month, bid farewell to the month of May in seven words or less. 
Looking forward to June!

8. Insert your own random thought here.
Day 3 of summer break, and I need a break! I've been trying to get to the grocery store for the past 2 days. I finally got my list together yesterday, but then decided I needed to take a nap. Today, for sure!
1 more random:
One of our former priests from my parish is now the chaplain where I went to undergrad. I went to their page this morning to see what the summer schedule is, and I actually got chills when I read what is on their homepage:
See the quote? "Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire"--St. Catherine of Siena. The quote is still following me around!


  1. So happy for you that school is out for the summer! I remember what a great feeling that was when the day finally arrived! Enjoy it to the max...sounds like you're off to a good start!

  2. Pray of course! And I do but forgot to include it in my answer : ) I love the quote! Enjoy your long weekend that stretches into summer. My teacher daughter is counting the days...the rest of this week and a few half days next week. She's ready and so are the kids-ha!

  3. Your lunches sound good. Enjoy your summer break :)

  4. I had to smile at your random thought :) Naps are wonderful things...but so is the grocery store.
    I hope you have a great summer!
    Kathy (Reflections)

  5. I forgot all about Love Actually. Enjoyed your answers, Mary. smiles

  6. Sometimes I think it isn't long before it is set on fire because of all the sinfulness in the world. That is a great quote and the house in the photo is beautiful. :)

    Have a blessed week!

  7. I can understand not wanting to take a hot air balloon ride. It would be my luck that a strong wind would come along and the balloon would be blown to Oz or some place like that.

    Have a happy Memorial Day.

  8. I haven't seen Love Actually, but sure liked Hugh Grant in Two Weeks Notice. You seem pretty sure about not taking a balloon ride. Lol. I love the quotation at the end. Being what humans were meant to be. Have a wonderful weekend.

  9. I love Love Actually. Loved your answers and Napa is awesome....but you have to do it in a car. Do the whole PCH while you are at it.

  10. I love your respect for your parents and how blessed your were to have them as your own. I totally forgot about that dance scene in Love Actually! Praying for our country is an excellent answer. Also I love the quote you shared.


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