Wednesday, August 17, 2016

A Racy Wednesday Hodgepodge on National Thriftshop Day

Notes from our Hodgpodge Hostess:
"Here are the questions to this week's Wednesday Hodgepodge. Answer on your own blog, then race back here tomorrow to add your link to the party. See you there!"

1. I read here four creative activities to try this month. They were-calligraphy, make your own cookbook, dance or learn a new type of dance, and letter writing. Which activity on the list appeals to you most? Will you add it to your August? 

Well, process of elmination would narrow it down to letter writing, and that's definitely something I don't do enough of (if you don't count emails). I will pull out my box of notecards this week and send a couple off.

2. Bertrand Russell is quoted as saying, 'To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.' Agree or disagree? Explain. 

To be without them permanently, or temporarily? I assume he's saying that self-denial teaches us patience. But being repeatedly denied the thing you hoped for can also be demoralizing. I guess it depends which end you're on. As parents, you know it's not good for children to be given everything they want, or to get it too easily, but you hope they'll decide what the important things are and find ways to take hold of them.

3. August 17th is National Thriftshop Day...are you a 'thrifter'? If so, tell us about one of your best or favorite finds. 

Well, you came to the right place. Dyed-in-the-wool, bred in the bone thrifter. You can see my whole Fall Project 333 here (otherwise known as my mostly-thrifted clothes).

4.  On a scale of 1-10 (with 1= almost none and 10=loads) how would you rate your sense of wanderlust? What kicks your wanderlust into high gear? 

Gorgeous pictures of a) Scottish castles, b) turquoise beaches, c) English villages, d) Greek temples. None of which I have ever been to, but maybe someday.

5. Has life felt more like a marathon or sprint so far this month? How so?

No, it was more just chugging along. I have been busy with a writing project most mornings, and it has been either too hot or too rainy to do a lot of other things.

6. What do you need to get a jump on before fall officially arrives? 

It is very hard for me not to buy school supplies. But Lydia knows what she wants herself (she's going into the tenth grade), and as for our household needs, we're still using up years' worth of homeschool stuff. I did buy two packs of door-crasher lined paper at Walmart.

7. What's the last thing you did with friends or family where you lost track of time? 

I can't think of anything much, not because I haven't had a good time, but because it's hard to forget about watching my watch. Even if I'm not wearing one.

8. Insert your own random thought here. 

Bald generals and laurel wreaths. That's about as random as you can get.

Linked from the Wednesday Hodgepodge at From This Side of the Pond.


Vicki said...

All my kids are grown and I really miss going shopping for school supplies, so I usually go with my daughter to get my grandkids supplies.

April said...

I had to pick up a few notebooks and folders for Abby for her college classes this semester. I'm pretty grateful that I don't have to search high and low for everything on a school supplies list like I used to do. It can be exhausting.

Joyce said...

My girls are grown and I still have trouble resisting school supplies. My youngest is a teacher and buying things for her room help satisfy my need for pretty pens, papers, notebooks, and children's books : )

Barbara said...

You have nice taste in clothes. I like to shop thrift stores for clothes because I am not a fan of cutting-edge fashion, most of the time.

Mama Squirrel said...

Thank you all for stopping by, and for your comments!