03 January 2012

Wednesday Hodgepodge

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Here are this week's questions:

1. What are three words you would use to describe your 2011?

Way too busy! I have driven over 21,000 miles in the last 9 months. But, it was a good kind of busy most of the time. I am enjoying driving my li'l zoom-zoom.

2. Do you like shrimp? What's your favorite way to have it prepared?

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE shrimp! It is my favorite food, breakfast, lunch, or supper. I would even count it as a dessert. haha I like it fried, as a cocktail, grilled, scampied. I have never met a shrimp I didn't like!

3. Is your house de-Christmased? If so, when did you tackle that job? If not, when will the decorations come down?

The tree stays up all year around here.

4. Do you like to watch scary movies?

I used to love watching scary movies, but since I almost died, they unnerve me too much. I can deal with mild spooky, but spooky on a spiritual level (as in with demons and such), I just can't handle those anymore. They cause panic attacks and this isn't even just modern movies. We tried to watch "Angel on My Shoulder" and we had to abort mission because I just couldn't take it. I know, I'm a wimp.

5. ice skating~sledding~skiing~snowboarding~of the four listed which wintertime activity do you most enjoy?

I've never done any of them, unless sliding down a little hill on a flattened cardboard box counts as sledding. Of the choices given, I would love to be able to ice skate. At this point in my life, however, it just isn't going to happen.

6. Did you have a childhood hideout? Describe it.

I lived in the woods. I don't know that it was so much of a hideout; it was just fun. I don't recall having anywhere that I actually went to hide.

7. What's a place or space that motivates you?

I know it will sound weird, but cemeteries motivate me. There I am, face to face with mortality and untold stories, and it revs me up to continue the research that I've spent the last thirty years working on. I want to find out as much as I can about my family and my husband's family before I, too, am lying under one of those stones with just my name and vital dates to show for it. I want my descendants to know what filled the dash.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

This year will not be without its challenges. I hope that I can knock them out, one day at a time. That is all that I have to do, make it just one more day, and then one more day. He is with me, however many days it takes.

Happy New Year!


  1. I don't think you're a wimp : ) I'm not a fan of scary either. I've had shrimp and grits for breakfast once or twice and completely agree with you...never met a shrimp I didn't like!

    1. Thanks! I sure feel like a wimp most of the time. haha

      I love shrimp and I love grits, too, so I imagine they could be good together. When we first moved here to Gulf Coast Texas, we couldn't find anything but instant grits, not "real" grits like we grew up with. They have shrimp pretty much all over the place, but not grits. How weird. :)

      Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting. I hope that you have a great day!


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