Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Wednesday Hodgepodge: Small Change

1. What takes you out of your comfort zone?

Uncomfortable things that I do anyway, do reluctantly, or that I don't do at all?

Eating in an unfamiliar ethnic restaurant, that would be one. Struggling to hold a conversation in one of my half-learned other languages would be another. I admire one of my friends who has been dropping in on a Speak-French meetup at a cafe, and holding her own there. (I read French better than I hear it.)

I don't like being videotaped. There is 0% possibility that the Treehouse will ever become a vlog.

2. Your least favorite spice?

Hot spicy spices.

3. What's a small change you'd like to make?

I have a list of things to organize better and find better "homes" for, since reading Marie Kondo's books this month. Yesterday's small project was putting a bunch of loose cards, stationery, and stickers into an accordion file. Today's was going through a lot of other sentimental stuff and papers. I realized after thirty years that I did not need to keep the red padded folder that my high school diploma came in. I did keep the diploma, though.

4. Do you enjoy visiting historic homes? If so, of the homes you've visited which one was your favorite? What historic home near you is open to visitors? Have you been?

We have a few local historic sites, and I think I've been through most of them, mainly on homeschool field trips. It's not something I do often now unless there is a special exhibit.. I would like to go back to Casa Loma in Toronto, because it's years since I was there.

5. What's something you think will be obsolete in ten years? Does that make you sad or glad?

Small change. We've already lost pennies, so probably nickels and dimes, if not quarters.

According to one talk radio show Mr. Fixit listened to, traditional cooking is pretty much history. The guest was saying something like "Remember when your mother would actually boil a pot of water and put the pasta into it to cook?" I was scratching my furry squirrel head a bit over that one.

Church rummage sales. These days I can't even find rummage sales, because nobody advertises sales in the newspaper now, but I think they forget to advertise them online, and if you go on the website of the church that usually has one in X-month, their site hasn't been updated for a year.

6.  Insert your own random thought here.

Some people buy too many books.


If you saw as much paperback fiction come through a thrift store as I have over the past few weeks, you'd think so too. I start to sympathize with those organizers who tell people they don't need books.

But there are books and then there are books, right?

Linked from The Wednesday Hodgepodge at From This side of the Pond


Katie Clooney said...

I used to be one of those people that bought too many books but now I have my kindle. Enjoy your week.

ellen b said...

Yikes, I just had my husband order a book on Amazon! :)
Yes, we are guilty but lately I've been borrowing books from the library instead of buying them.
I enjoyed reading your answers. Happy Hodgepodge!

Mama Squirrel said...

I love real books and always will. I kept as many ax we had room for when we moved...literally emptied the shelves we would be taking, and did a test run with the keepers. It made unpacking easy, anyway.

WW said...

I love church rummage sales, but yes, they are hard to find. I used to be able to depend on the date or weekend that they did them, but a grouping that used to do it around the middle of October this year changed their date and one of them I never saw any advertising for it. Also agree about the website thing, I find it so hard to find church happenings on their websites, I try the calendar page and nothing's on it, I try the homepage and it hasn't been updated in forever. I'm not a church goer, so I have to depend on my co-workers that go to the churches to tell me, and that doesn't even work.