A Talented Hodgepodge

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

1. What's a talent you wish you had? 

I'd love to be able to play a stringed instrument. Any of them but I really love the sound of a cello.

2. In one word, what's your state of mind right now? 


3. What's the next major purchase you need to make? Will it happen this month? This year? 

There are so many things that need to be done around the house. I noticed the rail around my front porch is wasting away thanks to the carpenter bees. But that will have to wait. I have plans to take care of some drainage issues around the garage door and front yard that will begin in a couple of weeks. 

4. Tuesday (April 2nd) was National PB and J Day...did you celebrate? Is a peanut butter and jelly sandwich something you eat weekly or more? What's your favorite kind of jelly? 

Man, do I love a PB & J! With strawberry jelly and a side of Ruffles...that's my idea of a perfect lunch.

5. Are you easily intimidated? Who or what intimidates you? 

I used to be. Just about everything intimidated me, but not so much anymore. Most of the time now I think, "Who does he/she think he/she is?"  That being said, I'm pretty intimidated by the thought of solo travel. I think I'll do fine in a car but international travel is pretty intimidating. I don't think I'll have any trouble navigating around airports, but once I leave, transportation may be pretty daunting.

6. Insert your own random thought here. 

One of the hardest parts about not having CH around is meal planning. It's really hard to muster up the motivation to cook when it's just me. Even though 2 of my boys are living in the house right now, they have their own things going on so we all do our own thing most nights. If anyone has some ideas, please let me know!


  1. A stringed instrument sounds nice. I like that you are peaceful right now. Hope you can get those drainage issues taken care of. That's funny, another post I read had chips with their PB&J too. I totally understand your thoughts of traveling alone. Yes, I can only imagine how hard it must be to cook for one. ((HUGS))

  2. There is always something when you own a house. We just had a tree removed and when they took it down (it was dead) it was full of carpenter ants. Ugh! It's not really close to the house, but they are hard to get rid of. I wish I'd said play the piano. I always wanted to play but I honestly don't have a musical bone in my body. Thankfully my girls take after hubs side! Have a great weekend!

  3. I have gotten pretty good about traveling alone...I don't think I'd enjoy international travel alone though, and usually my airline alone travel is just to my destination where I'm meeting someone. I think it would be hard for me to get used to cooking for just me. YES....chips with PB & J!


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