Hot Fun in the Summertime Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. It's officially summer (in the northern hemisphere anyway). Which summer month is best and why?
June. Most definitely June. Because July means going back to work.

2. Can you swim? How did you learn? June 27th is National Sunglasses Day. How many pair do you own?
My mom made sure that we all knew how to swim. We took swim lessons given by the Red Cross at our local pool.

3. What characteristic do you judge most harshly in yourself? How about in others?
Being inconsiderate. I consider myself as being a very considerate person, and I tend to beat myself up when I'm not...when I look back after an instance and realize that I wasn't considerate. It absolutely drives me CRAZY when other people aren't considerate. Case in point: I went to Aldi yesterday to get 1 thing...1.Thing. The lady in front of me had a whole basketful of groceries. The considerate thing would have been for her to have let me go in front of her, but she didn't. Luckily, the cashier was pretty quick so I didn't have to wait very long.

4. Robert Frost wrote the now well known poem entitled The Road Not Taken. What's a road (literal or figurative) you've always wanted to travel, and where do you hope it takes you? 
CH & I have talked about flying to Scotland or Ireland, jumping on a train, and just going all over Europe. We need to do that before we get to old and can't.

5. Popsicles-yay or nay? If you answered yay, what's your favorite flavor? 
Oh, yeah.  Banana popsicles are DA BOMB!

6. Brexit-on a scale of 1-10 how knowledgeable are you on what's involved here? (1=very knowledgeable and 10=what's Brexit) Is this news you'll follow or is it something you think won't impact your life in any way shape or form?
Probably a "5". CH had a discussion with our British friends the other night. It was interesting to hear their perspective on it. I did hear that it might actually be good for our economy and make the U.S. Dollar stronger. From what I'm hearing, I think they jumped the gun...they voted for it, but apparently don't know how or when, or what they're going to do after. 

7. Share a favorite song on your summer play list.
I discovered Lauren Daigle a few months ago. At first, I thought it was Adele. She is just amazing, and I absolutely love this song.

8. Insert your own random thought here.
I have a group of online SLP friends that I chat with through FB almost daily. We don't just chat about Speech Stuff; our most recent conversation was about our backyards. Everyone shared pictures of their beautiful flower gardens, and they are really gorgeous. If you've been reading my blog very long (or if you know me IRL), you know that I didn't inherit my daddy's green thumb...I got my mom's black thumb. So, while everyone shared flower pictures, I shared this, 1 of the only things in the backyard that has grown from this:
to this:
I've got to remember to cut it back in the fall. CH wants to transplant and move it away from the's kind of taken over!

The song from where I got the title of my post:


  1. #3...I totally get that! How about when you text someone, and they never text you back. My daughter does this all the time, and it ticks me off. Answer your mama. It's so rude!!!

    Hope you've enjoyed your summer so far!!

  2. Sly and the Family Stone = LOVE! I had to pick July because that's when Baby M's arrival is predicted! I was just in Nashville this weekend. It was hot but what a great time. Are you anywhere close to Nashville? Enjoy your summer break!

  3. I have, I guess, a brown thumb. Before the drought, my roses did great and I was able to propagate more from cuttings. They were beautiful, then the drought killed them. Now, I have tomato plants that just keep growing taller, but no tomatoes or even a hint of them yet. The frustrating thing about this yard is that it is the only one in the neighborhood that does NOT have dandelions in it. I love dandelions and their bright yellow color. The other folks have them and don't want them. I want them and can't have them. It is like they know where the property lines are and come right up to the fence at our yard and say, "Nope, nope, nope. I'm not going in!" haha

    I would love to go to Ireland and Scotland, too. I hope that you'll get to go.

    Have a blessed day!

  4. Oh, I have a brown thumb too. Everyone else's yards look so much prettier than ours. I enjoyed your Hodgepodge!!

  5. I agree with you being put out with someone who had a ton of items and you only had one and they did not let you go ahead. The people I don't like is those who go up to the register with what looks like one or two items. Then, you find out that they have other people in the store shopping for them, too. They stand in front of the register fussing to and at the others in their party telling them to "come on." The polite thing to do there would be to wait until they had all their items and then approach the register.

  6. That song by Lauren Daigle has been my "theme song" during my journey with cancer ... the refrain really captures how I've been trying to live.

    And the song by Sly and the Family Stone really brings back memories!

  7. You don't much of a summer break :( I agree with you, I would have let you go before me, I do that all the time! I wouldn't mind a banana popsicle.

  8. When I first heard Lauren Daigle on the radio I also thought it was Adele. There are a lot of Adele sound-alikes now, but Lauren's music always has a great deep message. The world feels full of inconsiderate people these days. My latest pet peeve is people who stop in the middle of the sidewalk, a door frame, or an exit to look at their phone or read a text. Grrr.. Hope you have a great 4th! We've spent many a 4th at the Duck Pond when our girls were little : )


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