Thursday, June 09, 2016

Wednesday Hodgepodge, on Thursday: Everything balances out

I haven't done the Wednesday Hodgepodge for awhile, so I was going to post this week's responses yesterday, but, oops. So, welcome to Wednesday on Thursday.

1. I read here a list of 13 things you should do in June. I'm paraphrasing a little but basically... 
Go on a road trip with your best friend, pick fresh strawberries, host a garden party, take a morning run, treat yourself to a flower bouquet, spend a whole day hiking, discover a new coffee shop, try a new ice cream flavor, read at least one book, visit a Farmer's Market, make a swing for your home, and visit a new city. 
Which thing on the list do you most want to do? Of the activities mentioned, which one holds the least appeal? How many on the list will you attempt in June? What's one thing you'd add to the list? 

Visit a new city: I did that last month already. (Lunch at the Dallas Museum of Art, and a look at the Vermeer Suite exhibit: yes, that was pretty cool.)

Flower bouquets: we will probably have some roses blooming soon along our side garden.

Least appeal? Taking a morning run, I don't do that. And making a a porch swing? We don't really have a place to put one.

2. What's something you could do today to feel more peaceful? 

Get some work done on a writing project; then I'll take tomorrow and the rest of the weekend off.

Or is the right answer "eat chocolate ice cream?" (#3)

3. June 7th is National Chocolate Ice Cream Day. Are you a fan? Swiss mocha, rocky road, chocolate chocolate chip, peanut butter and chocolate, or a dish of plain chocolate...what's your pleasure? 


(Isn't that enough of an answer?)

4. If you came with a warning what would it say? 

"If wound up too tightly, may be unable to stop talking."

5.What's the most interesting website you've visited in the last week?, a Canadian clothing company: they're having special giveaway contests all this month (see their blog).

 6. Spring, summer, autumn, winter...which season are you? Why? 

As in colouring systems? Summer. Orange and beige make me look ill.

 7. "You lose sight of things...and when you travel, everything balances out." ~Daranna Gidel Would you agree with that sentiment? Explain why or why not. 

I'm not sure why travelling would balance out things we've lost sight of. Does it mean that you get a new perspective on things, maybe remember stuff you used to do? Or that travel evokes memories of people or places you have known?

I don't know that you have to travel very far to get into that kind of a space, though. Maybe just doing some of those "June things" (in #1) might be enough to restore equilibrium.

 8. Insert your own random thought here.

Some of us are taking a short train trip this weekend, to visit our Apprentice in Toronto. We realized that, aside from subways or the rail museum that offers rides in vintage cars, none of the adult Squirrels had been on a proper train since before we were married. So it was time to remedy that.

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