It's Wednesday again -- and that means it's time for the Hodgepodge -- the linkup where Joyce, at From This Side of the Pond, asks the questions and bloggers provide the answers on their own blogs. This week's Hodgepodge questions are kind of all over the place. Here goes:
1. Tell me something you remember (or if you're not there yet, something you look forward to) about being 35.
I can't look back at my blog for this one! Let's see. My oldest child would have been around 14, my youngest around 6, if I am figuring correctly. So I was in a busy season of life. But it was about to get busier in another year when I started working at a local Christian school!
2. Last time you 'burned the candle at both ends'?
It's truly been a long time. Probably the latest I would have stayed up would have been the couples' retreat last October. And then we would have got up quite early the next morning, so yes ... I would say the last time I "burned the candle at both ends" was last fall.
3. Are you someone with the 'gift of gab'? Elaborate (which shouldn't be a problem if you answered yes teehee).
I seem to have plenty to say as a writer, but I don't consider myself at all to have the gift of gab. Thankfully, my husband has enough for both of us!
4. Do you request a special meal on your birthday, and if so tell us what that meal is? Do you want the same kind of cake year after year or will any flavor work? Do you want cake at all? Growing up were birthdays a big deal in your house? Are they a big deal now?
I don't request a special meal on my birthday. We most often celebrate it with my daughter and her hubby and family. Whatever they feel like making is fine with me. Any flavor of cake would work, or I would skip the cake and go with pie or any other dessert. For decades, my dad always bought me eclairs for my birthday.
Growing up, we didn't really have birthday parties as such, but we did each get to choose our birthday meal and the kind of cake. My birthday is in January, so from the age of 10 or so and beyond, I liked to choose a summery meal: hamburgers, potato salad, corn fritters, and iced tea.
5. 'Age is just a number.'..agree or disagree? Tell us why.
I do agree. Most days I feel far younger than my chronological age. Sometimes much, much younger. And then there are those days when I feel 100 ... But those are few and far between.
6. Insert your own random thought here.
I have got to get busy listing things in my Etsy shop. Life has been so busy of late that something has had to fall by the wayside, and Etsy has been that thing. This week I should be at home every day (other than going out to walk) and hopefully I can get some listings done.
And there's the Hodgepodge for this week!