Wednesday, October 16, 2013

A Cheery {Wednesday Hodgepodge}

Everyone is welcome to join in the fun of Wednesday Hodgepodge!
1. What was your biggest worry five years ago?  Is it still a worry? 
My oldest son graduated high school the year before.  School was difficult for him because of ADHD. Even so, he tried college.  He wasn't ready for it.  My husband and I worried that our son would not go back to school if he left the program he was in.  Currently our son has a full-time job and has not returned to school.  He admits he wishes he never left school.  It's never too late though!  I went back to school while my boys were young and received my degree in Early Childhood Education.

2. Yesterday (October 15th) was National Grouch Day...what makes you grouchy? What cheers you up when you're feeling grouchy?
Rainy weather.  I like the sun shinning and feeling the warmth on my face.  I like to curl on the couch and read on rainy days.  Life doesn't always give me that luxury though.  

3.  In one word, how does it feel to be photographed?

4. Besides your parents, who would you say had the greatest influence on you in choosing your life path?  Explain. 
My high school teacher, Mr. Cressman.  Mr. Cressman showed me that I had potential in the educational field.  Before that I really had not interest in school.
My In-laws.  My In-laws showed me how to love and were role-models of parenthood.
My church's nursery child care program.  I worked in the nursery when my boys were infants and toddlers.  This sparked my interest in childhood education.

5. The crisp days of autumn are here ...what's something you like to eat, but only if it's crisp?
Do carrots count as 'crisp'?

6. What's the most useless object you own?
Grapefruit spoon.  

7.  Share a favorite fall memory. 
Pumpkin decorating contests.  It was a fun tradition for the boys.  It now continues with my young nieces and nephews.
8.  Insert your own random thought here.
I'm BACK!  I took some time off from blogging.  It was a stressful time period in my life and I didn't have the heart to do much at all.  I've decided that blogging gives me an outlet and helps soothe my soul.  Talking with my blog friends brings me peace.  I love you all!

16 pretty purplexing comments:

  1. Glad you are back - and hopefully feeling a bit better. We loved pumpkin carving too. Now I don't buy the bigger pumpkins since my girls are on their own... but my oldest sent me pics the other night of the jack-o-lanterns she & her boyfriend carved. The tradition continues!

  2. Oh I love my grapefruit spoon as well as my grapefruit knife. I also have a grapefruit bowl to store the other half in for the next day. Glad your back!

  3. Thanks Judy. I can't eat grapefruit anymore because of a stomach ulcer I had. If I have too much acidy foods, it brings back the pain and gives me heartburn. Bummer, because I love grapefruit!

  4. I like how creative the kids can be when carving pumpkins. Have fun!

  5. Carrots totally count!
    Pumpkin decorating is always fun.. I love all the new ways you can fix a pumpkin up!
    So glad to see you back blogging!!! It does lift the spirits to be surrounded by blog buddies :)

  6. It's never too late you have awesome boys! Yes crisp carrots...the best! Happy your back blogging I hope to get back also at least visiting blogs! Happy Wednesday my friend!

  7. Happy Wednesday to you too Kathy. I'm glad IG and FB have been around so I can keep somewhat in touch with friends. I think of you every time The Voice is on TV. =)

  8. And I count you as one of those buddies!

  9. It's nice to see you in the HP! I'm impressed with how many people today said a teacher shaped their path. I hope all teachers know the power they have in their word and action.

  10. Glad you joined HP today. I am also a teacher-middle school and I teach Wee Worship (3 & 4 yr.old) on Sunday mornings.

  11. Love your answers. I LOVE my grapefruit spoon though.

  12. Ha - I have a grapefruit spoon too. And I never buy grapefruit. I also have one of those orange cutters...??? I do use that one.

    Glad to have you back <3

  13. Thank you! ((HUGS RIGHT BACK))

  14. Thank you. Wee Worship is a cool name for the Sunday program. You deserve a special award for teaching middle school age children. I think that's a tough age to teach.

  15. My husband is a high school teacher. He has a bunch of students who write him letters of appreciation after they graduate high school. That's when you know you are doing something right! =)

  16. I think I have an orange cutter in the back of my junk drawer. Shall I mail it to you?


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