A Timely Hodgepodge

Joyce asks the questions; we provide the answers. Check out what others said at From This Side of the Pond.

1. What do you wish you'd done more of last year? Less of? 

More: Laughed; Less: Worried

2. What's the tallest building you've ever been in? Do you have a fear of heights? 

I was able to go to the top of the World Trade Center in the 80's when I was a guard instructor for a high school band. They marched in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade one year.
At times I have a healthy fear of heights. I was able to walk the path at The Cliffs of Moher without getting freaked out.  I wasn't brave enough to do what I saw these 2 men do, though:

3. Do you have a word for the year? Elaborate if you'd like to elaborate. 

I do: Strength. The word came to me several times in 1 day so I knew that was it. I pray for God to give me strength through this year. I also need the strength to let people around me know when I need to draw strength from them.

4. January 11 is National Milk Day...are you a milk drinker? What kind? Your favorite recipe that calls for milk (cereal doesn't count)? 

I used to be a huge milk drinker. We drink whole milk in this house, which is why I don't drink much anymore. Favorite recipe? I'm drawing a blank for any recipe that calls for milk except for Danish Pancakes. More on that in early February! 😉

5. What excites you most about the future? What do you miss about the past? 

In all honesty, the future is a little scary. I'm just taking things day by day and not thinking too far ahead. If I had to say 1 thing, I'd say retirement. I miss being able to call my mom on the phone and talk to her.

6. Insert your own random thought here. 

I'm getting back in the swing of things after being off for the holidays and then having 3 days off last week due to the weather. I can't believe it's only Wednesday...it feels like it should be next week already! But summer will be here before I know it.


  1. I like your word for the year and your elaboration. There are times we all need more strength, but being sensitive to offer it to others is something else. Hope the rest of your week is enjoyable.

  2. Don't take a trip to any cliff edges with my hubs lol. We call him the mountain goat-ha! Strength is a good word. I will add you and your hubs to my prayers this week. Take care.

  3. I definitely had a hard to time getting back to "normal" after the holidays!

  4. Strength a good word for the year; I definitely need more strength to get through some days.

  5. Laughed more, worried less...I like that. My milk answer was Swedish pancakes. Danish pancakes? Abelskivers? Strength is a good word.

  6. Strength is a good word. I think we all need more of it at times but also good to know when you need to ask for help. Enjoyed your post.


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