The Hodgepodge is Heatin' Up

Joyce asks the questions, and we provide the answers. See how others answered at From This Side of the Pond.

1. Something you learned from your father? 
Before my father passed away we had a lot of conversations about different things. I learned a lot about him, things that I had no idea about his life. One of the things he taught me while sitting on his back porch that I carry with me every day is how to identify a cardinal's song. They have different songs, but the one that always makes me smile is when I hear one singing, "Pretty, pretty, pretty". My dad, who couldn't carry a tune in a bucket (for exaggeration!), would do his best to sing like a cardinal. 

2. Do you like onions? Raw or cooked? How about onion rings? What's something you love to eat that calls for onions? 
I'm not a big fan of onion rings but I think onions add a lot of flavor to different dishes. I don't guess "Funyons" count, do they?

3. It's officially summer (in the Northern hemisphere)...your favorite and least favorite things about the season?
Most favorite: being out of school for the summer (no-brainer!)
Least favorite: the heat & humidity

4. When you think about the summers of your childhood what are two or three things that come to mind? 
Walking to and from the local swimming pool and playing outside. We didn't have air conditioning so we played out under the shade trees...a lot. And spent a lot of time at the pool.
5.  A hot mess, the heat of the moment, beat the heat, if you can't stand the heat, catch heat, in a dead heat...choose a 'hot 'phrase and tell us how it applies to your life right now.
This one has me stumped. I guess I'll go with "beat the heat" since I walk at 6:00 a.m. before the heat settles in.

6. Insert your own random thought here.
The past couple of days have actually been pretty nice, in fact, the mornings were cool...I didn't even break a sweat while walking. It's not going to last, though. The upper 90's are forecasted for the rest of the week.



  1. We (I) am definitely spoiled with AC. I played under the shade trees going up and used a box fan for AC. Enjoy your summer break.

  2. We are supposed to be 100 today! Florida is hot.

  3. We are heating up here, too. Definitely happy to have A/C. We did not have A/C in any of our homes when we lived in southern California or on the West side of the Cascades in Washington. Good for you for taking those 6am walks!

  4. The heat has been brutal here this week and a lot of humidity. I have never had a funyon. We had a huge shade tree in our backyard and my sister and I spent a lot of time playing under it's branches when we were kids. We got central air in our house when I was in the 4th grade, so lots of years spent without it. Plus I'm sure my dad didn't let it run all the time the way we do now lol.

  5. So glad you got to have those conversations with your dad. Yes, summer has to be so awesome for you when school is out. Glad you walk early. Mark has been talking about walking earlier since we have some extreme heat going on so far this year. I'm sure you get the humidity too which is definitely hard to deal with. Take care. Have a nice weekend.


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