Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Wednesday Hodgepodge

It's Wednesday, time to join Joyce at From This Side of the Pond for some Wednesday Hodgepodge.

1.  ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL?  The NFL is back in action along with all the college teams.  Are you a fan?  Who do you root for?  If you're not a fan what do you do while the rest of America watches Saturday, Sunday, Monday night, and now Thursday night games?

I am so NOT a fan of football.  I would only watch college football if my daughter's school, UCF, was playing, otherwise I wouldn't even know if anyone was playing.  I'm not a sports enthusiast, period.  While everyone else is watching football, you might find me curled up with my Nook, or watching Poirot on Netflix.  Anything but football.

2. What's something I'll always find in your closet?

Gift wrap.  I store the wrapping paper in my closet, especially the Christmas wrapping paper, so that I can wrap presents in the privacy of my bedroom without anyone seeing me, then hide said presents in said closet.  It makes my closet feel special when there are presents stashed in there :)

3. Share one of your earliest memories.

I remember going on the train in NYC to visit a friend of my mom's.  She'd originally been our next door neighbor in the Bronx, but then she moved to Manhattan and we'd go visit her and her daughter.  For me, getting on the train was like getting on a rocket ship to the moon.  For some reason it made me feel very grown up.

4. What circus act best describes your week so far?

Hmm, the way I've been running around trying to get all my errands done, I feel like I'm being shot out of a cannon most of the time.

5. What's a food you disliked as a child but you love now?

Black beans.  My mom would make them occasionally, and I thought they were totally ugly and disgusting-looking.  Now I thoroughly enjoy them.

6.  Describe your summer in three words.

Hot and humid.

7.  Where were you on September 11, 2001? Will you do anything special to mark the day this year?

I was at my job, and I got a call from a dear friend who told me that an airplane had crashed into one of the towers.  I thought that was extremely strange, since there is no flight pattern that goes through that area for that particular reason; you don't want planes getting close to the skyscrapers.  I thought it was some private plane that had lost control, until she told me another plane had crashed.  Then I knew it was no accident.

We prayed for the survivors of 9/11 in our Sunday school class.  I can't imagine how sad this day must be to those that lost a loved one.  May we never forget.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

This has been a very sad week for my cousin, who had to put her beloved beagle Ginger to rest.  Ginger had a tumor growing against her lungs.  My cousin could have opted for chemotherapy, but for a dog that was 12 years old it would have been painful, and her quality of life would have suffered greatly.  I know my cousin made the right choice in ending Ginger's suffering, but it doesn't make the pain go away any faster.  Sweet Ginger will be missed.


Nani said...

I love the image of a closet that becomes a treasure chest as Christmas gets near!

Sending a prayer for healing and comfort for your cousin after the loss of her dear Ginger. Our pets really are part of our families.

Joyce said...

Presents! I forgot about that. I stash gifts in my closet all year long too. Have a nice weekend!