Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Wednesday Hodgepodge: Fly Me to the Hodgepodge
1. What's something that has recently 'tried your patience'?
Too many road closures because of construction. Too bad we can't fly over them (see, I worked it in).
2. Do you think patience comes to us naturally or is it something you have to learn as you grow? On a scale of 1-10 generally how patient are you? (1=I blow up at the drop of a hat and 10=I've got all the time in the world).
I am not very patient about the middles of things. I like to see ends, so I sometimes hurry the middles. I have had to learn to slow down and do whatever it takes so that the end doesn't fall apart. This is one reason I liked to make doll clothes for Lydia, when she was still enjoying her doll family: they got done a lot faster than people clothes.
People always think homeschooling parents must be extra-patient; I think it varies about as much as with the rest of the population. Sometimes you're patient, sometimes you're not; sometimes you need to be, sometimes you don't. With some kids, it's more about keeping up with them than about being patient.
There are some things I am definitely not patient about. Like baking that has to be rolled out and cut, or decorated one at a time: hardly ever.
3. Share about a time when you felt like you could fly. Or a time you wished you could fly. Or a time you felt like you were flying.
I flew to Chicago this summer. I don't mind being in the air or high up somewhere as long as it's not something I can fall out of! Ferris wheels and ski lifts, no thank you.
4. Your favorite song with the word fly in the title or lyrics, or your favorite song that relates to flying in some way?
Well, there's the gospel hymn "I"ll Fly Away." But how about this one? (The 2 minute mark. Apparently there were some things you weren't supposed to see on TV in 1968!)
5. What's in your fall picnic basket and where are we picnicking in your neck of the woods this time of year?
We didn't take a picnic, but we had a walk through the park grounds in Stratford this past weekend, before this week's chillier weather set in. Lots of oak trees dropping acorns, black walnut trees dropping walnuts, ducks flying into the Avon river. (These are Mr. Fixit's photos.)
I would fix our back deck, because the wood's rotting away and we've been having trouble getting someone to come out and replace the flooring. Time's getting short, weather's getting colder, and if I had the skills and the muscles I'd go out and hammer some boards on myself.
7. What's something you think is too expensive to justify buying lately?
Magazines. I read them in waiting rooms instead.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
Last night we had an "international buffet." We had already eaten Monday's turkey leftovers in sandwiches, so for supper we had (freezer meal) curried chicken, Vietnamese-style frozen spring rolls, a few Ukrainian pork dumplings, turkey dressing, and leftover Caesar salad. I still have leftover cranberry sauce, but I can usually figure out something to do with that. (Apple-cranberry pie might be nice.)
Linked from Fly Me to the Hodgepodge at This Side of the Pond.