Thursday, July 27, 2017

Hodge Podge Wednesday

Well...looks as though I am more like Thursday

 but better late than never!

From this Side of the Pond

This week's questions from Joyce:

* We've reached edition number 315 here in the Wednesday Hodgepodge. So: what were you doing at 3:15 yesterday?

I was picking out plants for our new landscaping (which I hope to share soon.) I was also actually driving on Route 315 right around that time!


 * Is that typical? 

No, it's been over a year since I picked out new plantings for the gardens. 

* On a scale of 1-10 (with 1 being low and 10 being high) what's your energy level usually like at 3:15 PM?

Low - maybe a 4 or 5 - which is why that is around the time I try yo take my tea. It gets me energetic to fix dinner and get work completed before my husband gets home. 

* A frisbee, a tantrum, a towel, a party, a punch, or a curveball...which have you most recently thrown or had thrown at/for you? Elaborate.

Oh....did I ever have a HUGE CURVEBALL thrown at me this week...which completely blindsided me! I may even blog about it, once the shock and anger wears off. I am trying to count to a hundred before I say anything.
(But no worries - it isn't family or friends or anything that personal.)  ♥

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* What are three things that would help you right now. Tell us how or why.

a. better health so I feel and sleep better 
b. cleaning my basement - BIG task that has overwhelmed me!
c. less rabbits and deer eating up our gardens 

* Do you think you're strong? 

I know that I am, yes.

What makes you strong?

I have had a great deal of responsibility for others since I was a child - it has help mold me into the strong woman whom I am today. The old addage "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger" is true in many cases. It certainly brought me a confidence inside knowing that I can handle big things; therefore I was able to lose inner fears and insecurities. I then could make decisions and take chances that has helped me meet my goals for life.

Here's to strong women!

*  What makes you strong?

Faith in God, my life experiences, trusting my instincts, good support network, and an amazing husband, children and family.
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* Do you enjoy reading historical fiction?

It's my #1 very favorite genre of novel. 

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 * What's your favorite book set sometime in the past?

My absolute favorite is Pride and Predjudice.

(And favorite movie!)

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  1. Michele, it's nice to read your hodge podge answers. I've considered doing this, but haven't joined in. I have to have a cup of tea in the afternoon as well. Love your pretty teacup and saucer. Have a great day! ♥

  2. I love your quotes on strong women. I'm going to save one of them to my desktop. And we love Pride and Prejudice here. Have you seen the OLD movie? It's one of our favs! Hugs, Diane

  3. Beautiful post and thoughts indeed. Lovely photos too. Warm greetings to you!

  4. I enjoyed learn something new about you from your responses. Colin Firth will always be my favourite Mr. Darcy!

  5. Oh seem to be a girl (notice I said GIRL) after my own heart! I loved your answers and can relate to many of them. I came this close to using the "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger" in my post as well. Would love to sit and talk face to face some day!

  6. Great answers, Michele. Love the "Strong Woman" message you're sharing. Have a great day!

  7. Michele, I always enjoy your answers. And I can't wait to hear about your huge curveball!


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