1. Since you weren't Hodgepodging last Wednesday, how did you pass the time? Well, I guess I didn't post at all, lol. I did try linking up some old posts to a couple of sewing and quilting parties, but didn't get but one visitor, lol, so guess I didn't interest anyone with my "things". I thoroughly enjoyed myself visiting around however, so guess it worked out OK.
2. What's the first word that comes to mind when I say marriage? Yes ONE word. LOVE!
3. Summer officially arrives in the Northern hemisphere later this week. Does it feel, like summer where you live? Describe your idea of the perfect summer day. Yes, it definitely feels like summer here in So. California. It has for a while. My idea of the perfect summer day is it is about 80 degrees and I am sitting at the beach with a cool ocean breeze blowing over me. My toes are buried in the sand and the sun feels warm on my skin. The sky is a deep dark blue, the palm trees are a gorgeous shade of green, and flowers are blooming in bright colors everywhere. I am surrounded by my grandkids and children and I am content to watch them all play in the sun and water. You can smell coconut and citrus in the sun screen, hear the waves breaking on the shore, and the occasional chirp of a seagull. I am content to sit this way for hours, and my heart swells with gratitude to our God who created such a beautiful place.
4. "Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability." (Sam Keen) is laziness ever respectable? Do you have a lazy summer planned, or something semi-ambitious? Yes, I do believe that laziness is "at times" respectable and even necessary. And summertime is the PERFECT time for it. I don't have a lot planned for this summer with the exception of a visit from Melody's family in July, and some "one on one" time with all of my grandkids. On the other hand, my sewing projects are piling up including some Christmas ones already. But I am NOT feeling rushed, and to me sewing is relaxing...(most of the time anyway!)
5. Past or present, who's your favorite television dad? Why is he a favorite? Is he anything like your own dad? Well, this is an easy one. It would be Pa from Little House on the Prairie. He was the epitome of everything a father should be in my opinion. Strong, fun, loving, kind, and lead his family in the ways of the Lord. Sadly, no, my earthly father was nothing like this.
6. June 18th is International Picnic Day...share a favorite picnic memory. Well let's see. Most of my so-called picnics were done at the beach, so I guess you could just read number 3 again. lol But one that sticks in my mind in particular was the one we had at a beautiful park for my mother's 70th birthday. All of her kids and grandkids at the time were present and we all brought food to share. The weather was perfect. My middle son John had put together a little book for her of personal messages from all of her children describing one of their best childhood memories of mom. There wasn't a dry eye in the house when we were done reading it. We had enough people to play a full court volleyball game with subs coming in and out. I even played for a little while. The little ones enjoyed 4 different kinds of slides. It was just one of those perfect days that will forever be etched in all of our memories.
7. The travel site Trip Advisor lists the top five islands in the world for 2014 as Ambergris Cave in Belize Caves. Providenciales in Turks and Caicos. Bora Bora in French Polynesia, Marco Island Florida and Lewis and Harris in the The Outer Hebrides (Scotland). Have you been to any of these? Of those listed (and if price were not a factor) which you most like to book for a holiday? No, I have not been to any of these places and I guess if I was being honest I have no desire to go to any of these places either. I am really not much of a traveler. However I guess if I HAD to say I would go with Marco Island Florida. And probably just because it would be the least feeling like I was somewhere foreign I could chose. Kind of a dud I know, lol.
8. Insert a random thought....As usual my head is full of random thoughts. My sister and I got mom's quilt cut and I got the fabrics to bind them today. I also got the fabrics to make a runner for my dil's birthday present. I will start with this as her birthday is July 3rd. But what I have been wondering recently (the last few minutes or so amyway) is why it is that I get so few comments on my blog sometimes, lol?? Not that I really care. Honest I don't. It's not why I write my blog, and I am not keeping track of who does and who doesn't comment. Again, HONEST I don't. I just wonder. I definitely don't expect anyone to comment, and I know of course sometimes there just isn't enough time. But my blogger tells me for instance that over 60 people have read my last post, and yet I have received only 6 comments as of when I was typing this. Are they too long? Do I lose people along the way, long before the post is over? lol All of my kids tell me this. Are they all too similar and therefore there is really nothing new to say? I have noticed that some of my favorite blog spots receive 30 or 40 or even more comments to a single post! Are they really soo much more interesting than I am? lol Probably so, thus the difference. lol OR is it that what with Facebook, texting, and Instagram people prefer quick little tidibts of thoughts or musings, and not wordy, long dissertations like most of my posts. I am just wondering. Does anybody else?
Hope you all have a wonderful day! Blessings to you all! Debbie