It's Tuesday already. Time for the Hodgepodge questions and my answers. It's all about endings...good, bad, or ugly. Here we go!
1. It's hard to believe, but next week's Hodgepodge will find us in the month of September. What's one thing you want, need, or hope to do still before summer officially ends?
My hubby and I have yet to take the boat down to the barrier islands off of McClellanville to enjoy the beauty there. We need to go on a day when we have plenty of time and the weather forecast is good. We don't want any pop up storms! It's a great ride and a great place to find beautiful conch shells.
2. When were you last at 'your wit's end'?
Thankfully, I can't think of a time - at least in my recent memory! (As we age we forget, especially the bad stuff. lol) I try to live my life in a way to stay out of those scenerios. Plus, I think I get to a point in my brain to just stop thinking about issues or problems beyond my control and turn them over to God.
3. Describe a time when you were figuratively thrown into the deep end?
Ditto on my answer from #2. I try to live my life so I'm not thrown into situations that are beyond my control or too challenging to handle. I have learned to say "no" and therefore I live a happy life and stay away from deep ends and deep doo-doo!!
4. Does the end always, ever, or never justify the means. Explain.
Ok.... well, this is a toughie! I think my opinion is that there is rarely ever a time when the end justifies the means. I am a believer of treating each other as you would like to be treated. I'm a believer in following rules and laws. I believe in peaceful co-existence. Saying that, I know that there are times when there is a need for what's best for humanity to do something painful and sad. I would not personally want to be the one to make that decision or to do it.
SO, I can't see 'never'... and I certainly disagree with 'always.'
5. What makes your hair stand on end?
Hair goo! I think Joyce is really asking what makes me scared... or frightened. Is that what the expression means? If so, lots of things make my hair stand on end! Amusement rides, road rage, close-minded people, stupid political games, animal abuse, child abuse!, lack of respect (see my post before this one), musical instruments out of tune, gun "accidents", and snakes to name a few.
6. Joyce read an article on the website Eat This! Health, that listed 11 foods we can eat to help end bad moods. Basically it's to feed your brain so you are less anxious, grouchy, and lethargic. The foods are - mussels, swiss chard, blue potatoes, grass fed beef, dark chocolate, greek yogurt, asparagus, honey, cherry tomatoes, eggs, and coconut.
Which of these do you think would help end your bad mood? Which do you fear, if forced to eat, would put you in a bad mood?
First, I have to ask...blue potatoes? Never heard of them. Second, I see why my hubby is usually in such a good mood because he eats a lot of the food listed above! For me, eggs have always made me feel better. If I'm sick I scramble up some eggs. If I feel lethargic - it gives me energy. Perhaps a bit "hungover" (which rarely happens - really!), then an egg McMuffin does the trick!
I am allergic to foods that come out of the sea, so mussels would definitely put me in a bad mood. And to tell you the truth, I can't really even look at them! They are a weird food!
7. What project around your home, office, or life in general feels like there is 'no end' in sight?
Gardening and yard work - but I enjoy it....so I'm glad it is something to do all the time.
In general, I do not like going grocery shopping.... and there is definitely no end in sight! It's a boring, routine part of life. I am not a "foodie" so I do not like to explore new recipes, or try new food items, etc. I go into the supermarket and pick up the same stuff every time. Boring.
8. My random thought.
If you have the time, take a look at my blog post before this one. I wrote it last night after talking on the phone with my daughter who just started her second year of teaching. I know a few of you Hodgepodgers are experienced teachers... and perhaps you can give me some advice to pass on. I know the state of education in this country is a big subject to tackle so don't go there... but I would love to pass on to my daughter some glimmers of hope, and some tricks of the trade. Got any?
Have a great day and week!!!