Here's this week's Hodgepodge questions and my answers. Feel feel to join!
1. Tell us about a time you felt like you were 'flying by the seat of your pants'.
I think there have been many times I have felt that way, especially when it's the first time I try doing something. The first day at a new job comes to mind. Also, the first time of walking into a group or meeting where I have never been before. I just have to take a deep breath, put on a smile, and go forward. To get rid of some nervousness, I like to think "let go, let God."
2. When or where would you most like to be 'a fly on the wall'?
I gotta wonder these days what happens inside the Oval Office. I think I'd like to be a fly on the wall there.
3. 'Happiness is like a butterfly: the more you chase it, the more it
will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it will
come and sit softly on your shoulder.'-Henry David Thoreau
Would you agree? Why or why not?
In general, yes, I do agree with Thoreau. Often happiness is the by-product of doing what you love to do, or in directing your life towards doing something that helps others.
I know people who try so hard to find happiness that they never know what to do, or they never stick with doing what they love, or they are just confused about life and their place in it. Nothing seems right. Their circumstances are never right. If they could be content in the moment, and look for ways to help others, then happiness comes.
4. Share a favorite movie, book, or song with flying in it's title, lyrics, or theme somewhere.
My first quick thought was "Come Fly with Me" by Frank Sinatra.
But I have to include a Tim McGraw song. It's called"Down to my Last Dollar (Fly Away)"
and here is the chorus:
1-2-3 Like a bird I sing
Cause yo've given me the most beautiful set of wings
I'm so glad you're here today
Cause tomorrow I might have to go and fly away
Fly away, fly away,
5. What is one task or chore you tend to do 'on the fly'? Is this something that really needs to be done another way?
Most of them! ha I am not one of those who is regimented with cleaning. Like... If it's Monday then it is laundry day! Or Tuesday I clean the bathrooms. No way! I know people like that. But, I usually clean as I see the need. Don't worry: I always do a very thorough cleaning before company comes!
6. What was happening the last time you thought to yourself or said aloud
These days when I hear the words "Spring Break" I think of more people coming here to the beaches, to my home - where I live! The roads get more crowded. The food stores are crowded at the beginning of the week and you can see people filling carts full, filled with fun vacation food. The beaches themselves get more crowded.
But, I know that the Spring Breakers are vital for our local economy, so I am okay with them being here.
7. This Thursday is National Garlic Day. Will you add garlic to your
menu on Thursday? Do you like garlic? What's your favorite dish made
Well, funny you should ask about my Thursday plans! I am going with my daughter to see Tim McGraw and Faith Hill in concert together on their Soul 2 Soul tour. They are playing the North Charleston Arena. So,eating garlic isn't my number one thought for Thursday! And perhaps I shouldn't eat garlic since I will be up close with my daughter and thousands of my close friends and music lovers!
Yes, I do like garlic - in moderation. I like garlic bread with any Italian dish.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
So, Springtime always gets me outside doing yard work, which I love - and it always gets me into the poison ivy. Yep. I have it again. It's become a part of my transition of seasons. Are any of you like me? If so, what has become your best way to fight the effects of it? I'd love to hear advice on how to stop getting it (no, I'm not going to stop gardening) and how to treat it.
Have a wonderful week Hodgepodge friends!