Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Wednesday Hodgepodge: Well, that was a quiet night

From this Side of the Pond

1. What does/did Halloween look like at your house this year? Did you decorate? Pick pumpkins? Carve pumpkins? Expect trick or treaters? Wear a costume to a party or event? Make a costume? Feel glad you didn't have to come up with a costume? Cook a Halloween themed treat? Eat all the leftover candy?

Mr. Fixit and I went down the road for Chinese food, came back and watched two episodes of Stranger Things. Lydia wore a retro-movie-star costume to high school, but she had to work after that, so no parties. We didn't buy any candy; I bought a package of Jos Louis (sort of Canadian Ding Dongs) for a treat for us instead.

2. What are you waiting for? Elaborate.

Waiting to start a university course the first week of January. The first one I've taken in over twenty-five years. I guess that's long enough to wait?

(Reminds me of the crusty-mannered customs officer a few years ago who couldn't fathom the twenty-five-year gap since I last visited the U.S.)

3. Do you wish you were friendlier, braver, more creative, more athletic, or something else? Explain

Sure, why not? But everything has its price. When Nesbit's Five Children got their wishes to be beautiful as the day and to have wings, things always went wrong. Then there was Faust...

4. When it comes time to paint are you a do-it-yourselfer or do you hire someone? What was the last paint job completed at your house? What room most needs painting now? How do you feel about wallpaper?

Our apartment is all neutral walls. At our former house, we had some paint, some wallpaper. The girls' rooms got repainted a couple of times, but some rooms never did get updated from their earlier-era paint colours. It just wasn't that important.

5. What is one specific thing you felt gratitude for in the month of October?

Lots of things! I mean, aside from actual Thanksgiving.

Hot water and soap
Inter-library loans
Emily Dickinson poems
 People who write thank-you notes
Doctors who took care of a family member having surgery
Friends from other cities and other countries
People who donate nice things to the thrift store
People who volunteer at the thrift store

 This post is linked from The Wednesday Hodgepodge at From This Side of the Pond.

1 comment:

ellen b said...

Sounds like a fun venture to go to university again. Great things to be thankful for. Have a nice rest of the week and weekend!