I thought I would try this Hodgepodge thingy -
We'll see if I can be consistent.
1. We're in a season students call 'spring break'. Did you/your family travel over spring breaks when you were growing up? Tell us something about a 'spring break' you remember (from childhood or adulthood, either one).
Hmm, so now that I am thinking about it, yeah I guess as a family we did go away more times than not.
One spring break, my folks took me out of school for an additional week, and we drove back to Tennessee to visit my grandparents in our little VW bug. We hit all kinds of weather on our drive back but was one of the best road trips! Imagine, back then, traveling from San Francisco to Eastern Tennessee - the interstates were just starting to be built. It was patchy at best and we drove through a lot of small towns across the US.
This was around 1962 - give or take and my Grandpa had never seen a VW bug before. We were a big VW family - my folks owned a couple more bugs and I had a 1968 VW camper van that I kept for years until it caught fire back in 1995.
I remember one year, as an adult, we took the family to the Grand Canyon on Spring week. We stayed one night in Lake Havasu, Az totally clueless that it was a favorite place for the college crowd - from ASU. It was a party that lasted all night with crazy college kids drinking and diving off the railings into a swimming pool.
One time we spent Easter week at a Christian retreat, called Mount Hermon in the Santa Cruz mountains. The boys were young and we had a blast. It even snowed.
2. Last thing you broke? Was it a big deal?
I've never officially broken a bone - but from the looks of my pinkie toe, I must have at some point in my life.
3. March 7th is National Cereal Day...are you a fan? What's your favorite? If not cereal what's your favorite breakfast? Your typical breakfast?
Currently, I am sticking to plain greek yogurt with some high-fiber cereal from Trader Joe's. I'm not a big yogurt fan but it's good for my tummy.
4. Break ground, break of dawn, break down, break the bank, break one's stride, break the ice, break a law, break a habit, break bread...choose one of the idioms listed and tell us how it applies to your life currently.
I'm thinking, of "breaking my mold" by finally participating in this Hodgepodge.
5. Where do you go to connect with friends and family? What do you like to do most when you're home alone?
I love being home alone. I'm an introvert and alone time for me energizes me. My friends and family know this about me. Of course, I like to get out and boogie but I am more at ease in small groups or at home.
When I am home alone, (and this may sound strange) but I like to DEEP THINK. I'm not a social butterfly. I've been this way for as long as I can remember. I enjoy sitting in the sun, with the sound of my little waterfall in the background, and just think about life. I guess I am trying to figure things out - I don't really understand why I do it, I just do and I enjoy it. I rarely feel lonely and am almost always content. I just need that soul and spirit-strengthening alone time to be able to get back into the busy, hectic world we live in.
I also love gardening, creating, decorating, and crafting.
My best friend is in the bay area and we don't talk like we used to - she is busy caring for her mother. The other two best friends have passed. I have a few friends here but I haven't bonded with anyone really special except for Margie - and even then, it's not like my best friend Susie or Lana who have gone on.
It is, what it is.
6. Insert your own random thought here.
So is this where I can go off script?
Yesterday, I took Susie to the vet - she's such a charmer and everyone tells her how beautiful she is and she eats it up. She received her 3-year shots, her nails clipped and she's in excellent health except that her gums were showing some signs of redness around her molars. - the vet said not yet but probably next year she will need her teeth cleaned - costing about $1000 but that is covered 90% with her pet insurance. That's why we have it. Both Laydee and her, are 9 years old.
Today is a beautiful sunny day - Yesterday after bible study, I brought over a plate of Hamantashen to Margie. Gosh, I hate that place where she is at. At least now, she has a nice compatible roommate, named Mary.
This concludes my first Hodgepodge post. So I guess now I link it to Joyce (who I don't know) on her blog ??? From This Side of the Pond.