Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Wednesday Hodgepodge

Yay!  I'm thrilled that I found a mid-week blog hop that has interesting questions for this week.  The Olympics are just a week away, so the questions are Olympic themed.  Try it with me:  head on over and visit From This Side Of The Pond.

1. The summer Olympics begin next week and London is playing host. If you had the chance to go in person what (non-Olympic) London site would you most like to visit?
Wouldn't it be the coolest thing to visit the home of Miss Jane Austen, and see the desk and chair where she sat and wrote my favorite novels, Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice?!  I know it's just a simple cottage, and there are so many lovely castles to see in England, but to be in the same house Jane Austen lived in!  Oh I know, it's not in London proper, but if I were able to go to England I'd want to see the countryside, not the big city.  I'd like to see how the aristocracy and the gentry lived.

2. What is something in your life right now that feels like an Olympic event?
Raising kids.  Well, technically the two older ones are raised (they're 22 and 25) but they never stop being my kids, and they still come to me for advice or just to have someone to talk to.  The youngest is 12 1/2, quickly turning the corner into the teenage years, and if that's not an Olympic event, well, it should be.

3. What's your favorite supper to prepare and serve when it's too hot to cook?
I live in South Florida - it's always too hot to cook, LOL!!  If I let that be the deciding factor we'd never have a hot meal!  I don't think it's necessary to heat up the whole house to prepare supper, though.  There's barbecue, which is delicious, and there's my other favorite invention, the crock pot.  With either method a yummy meal can be prepared with little effort and great results.

4. July 18th is National Get Out of the Doghouse Day...when was the last time you were 'in the doghouse?'
I don't recall the last time I was in the doghouse.  Well, except when my husband was living at home, but it was more along the lines of he wanted to put me in the doghouse but I didn't fit, what with him taking up all the space.

5. What television commercial do you find particularly irritating or inappropriate? You may not answer with 'all of them'. I know some of you were thinking about it.
I don't watch much network television.  We mostly watch Netflix, which has the advantage of no commercials.  If I had to pick something off the top of my head, it would be any of the Super Bowl commercials.  They try so hard to go over the top, they often go over the top.

6. Share one interesting piece of news from the year you were born.
The most interesting piece of news of 1963 was also the saddest - the assassination of President John F.  Kennedy.  I was born 3 weeks later.

7. What's the best part of your average day?
Being as I'm a morning person, I'd have to say mornings.  Getting up, reading my devotions, preparing breakfast, looking out the window at a new day, enjoying the quiet in the house before anyone else wakes up, makes mornings my special time.

8. Insert your own random thought here.
I had so many plans in my mind for this week.  Thunderstorms were not in the mix.  We've had some pretty severe storms which threw a wrench into my plans, reminding me that I'm not the one in control.  I have to accept that God will make changes to my plans for my good, and that's okay.  


skoots1mom said...

i didn't think of my using my crock is definitely what i turn to when wanting to keep heat out of the kitchen

Mrs. O said...

If you can fit it into the budget, definitely get the NuWave oven. It is FABULOUS and it doesn't heat up the home. I rarely use the oven, even in the winter. With my NuWave, I can grill or bake (even cakes!), use frozen or defrosted foods (and even frozen chicken breast comes out juicy ... I've tried it!), and even make pizza. Now *that's* the best invention ever!!! Other than electricity because without *that* the NuWave wouldn't work. :)

Theresa said...

I love the crockpot and bbq too! You have a great attitude about your plans being changed :)

Joyce said...

I used my crock pot last night. I tend to think of it as a winter thing but it was so nice to have a regular meal without turning on the oven!

We finally got some rain here this afternoon. The grass was crackkling so it was overdue.