Here it is Wednesday again! Time for the weekly Hodgepodge with Joyce and friends at From This Side of the Pond. Joyce asks the questions; bloggers copy, paste, and answer the questions on their own blogs, then link up. If you've never participated, why not give it a try? Here goes with this week's questions:
1. What color is prominent in your home? Are you glad about that or wishing you could cover it up or remove it?
I guess the most prominent would be wood tones. Our living room is entirely done in wood -- ceiling and all, as of a few years ago. We love it. If we can, we would eventually like to do the same with the other rooms, except possibly the bathrooms.
|Sam reading to cousins and his brother; this shows a corner of our living room.|
|Even the little Polar Coaster at Story Land is too much for me!|
3. Tell us a couple of ways you fit the stereotypes associated with your gender, and a couple of ways you don't.
Hmmm.... Joyce is making us think again. Well, I guess I tend to be emotional. Also, I don't like mice or spiders and would prefer that someone else deal with them (although I did kill a small mouse with a broom not too long ago).
|Didn't even like dressing up back then!|
|Fortunately, we balance one another out.|
No, no, and no. Just not interested. Not even a little bit.
5. If someone wanted to understand you, what should they read, watch, and listen to?
Reading my blogs would probably be a good start. Reading the Bible, especially Psalms and the Epistles, might give some clues as to why I look at things as I do.
|Another lovely graphic from Abby at Little Birdie Blessings|
6. Insert your own random thought here.
I'm preparing a post on our most recent little getaway. This was a two-day trip to Bangor, Maine, for the Loggers' Expo (among other interesting things). One of the fun highlights for me was getting to watch my hubby compete in the Loader Competition. (The object is to move blocks of wood from one checkerboard to the other and to be sure they are placed squarely on the black squares. Then one has to move them back. It's a lot more difficult than it looks. Penalties are assessed for knocking blocks over, not having them squarely in place, and so on. Every penalty adds seconds to the competitor's final time.)
He's done this a few times before, but I had not been along on those trips. Of course he didn't win, or even place very high, because he just did this for fun. Some people, I hear, have checkerboards at home or work and actually practice for this contest. Mr. T's "practice" is just what he does in the course of his everyday job. I intended to add a video here, but the videos were too long. So I will just add a photo. He was the third one to compete and, for a few minutes, he was the top one because he did have a better time than either one of the other two. It was fun while it lasted!