Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Where are the "lazy days of summer?"

Welcome to this week's edition of the Hodgepodge.  It's hard to believe it's Tuesday again.  Do others feel like I do that the summer days seem to fly by too quickly?   Which leads me to wonder about the first question on today's list.  How can anyone get bored in summertime?

1.  July is National Anti-Boredom Month.  When was the last time you were bored?  What's your go-to cure for boredom? 

Who thought July should be anti-boredom month?  It must have been a parent trying to keep their kid busy without school activities.   For me, I rarely get bored.  I have learned to always have a book handy for quiet moments.  I have also gotten too connected to my iPhone and it's games (especially Words with Friends) and message updates.

So, I can not remember a time when I was bored - or having nothing to do.  Know the line "lazy days of summer"?   Not for me!  I have plenty to do!

2.  What's the last thing you made a reservation for? 

Easy answer!  I just made a reservation at the plantation where we will be holding my daughter's wedding and reception in April.  We had to book it early… wedding venues get filled so quickly!  We are really happy with the site and are now starting to prepare all the other million and one things that go along with having a wedding!

3.  What's one thing on your summer 'bucket list'?  Any plans to make it happen? 

Hubby and I want to take our boat out to some of the barrier islands, out from McClellenville, to pick up some great shells.  We went once last summer and found beautiful conch shells everywhere!   It's about an hour and a half boat ride each way, so we need the time and need to make sure the weather is good.

We don't have a time set yet but I hope we can plan it after our trip up to Ohio to see my family next week.   Our summer has been so busy up to this point (bored?  never!).

4.  What's your favorite summertime sip? 

Well, my year round sip is chardonnay.  But, if I ordered something different... perhaps something fruity and refreshing for summertime, I would order a strawberry daiquiri.     Non-alcohol sip is water! I'm trying to make sure I drink plenty of water on these hot summer days.  Got to keep hydrated!

5.  What do you find is the best way to handle another person's hostility and hopefully ease the tension?

I am not a person who can be around hostility at all.  I get nervous.  I do not like raised voices, or people spewing mean words.    So, I would most likely walk away.   I think often people who are hostile are looking for a reaction from others.   Walking away is not what they want!  They want to be the center of attention, or want to show off.     No thanks.  I'm out of there.

Now, if it's someone is hostile to another person or to an animal, I will not hesitate to call the police.

6.  Your favorite film set in the summer? 

I can think of a few summer movies… "Jaws" of course.  And, remember "Body Heat?"   I suppose my favorite is "Bull Durham"…I believe it's a summer movie (right?) because it's about a minor league baseball team and they play in summer.  It's warm, and sultry… and I love all the charactesr!  Especially Crash Davis!

7.  What word are you using too much lately? 

I'm at a loss for words for this question. Ha!   One word?    In an annoying way?  I can't think of one and I just asked my hubby and he didn't think I had one.  So, I'll just say I'm an equal opportunity word user.

8. My random thought. 

I'm off to Ohio Saturday for my family's annual get-together in Lakeside.  I always enjoy the time, but rarely enjoy the long drive there and back.   This time though I'm driving up to Raleigh a day early to go wedding dress shopping with my daughter.  I'm looking forward to that!!!  And, it will help break up the drive for me.   I'll miss Hodgepodge next week while I'm away.     So, you all have a wonderful two weeks!


  1. Great movies...I didn't even think of those!

  2. Wedding planning will begin soon for me-daughter planning on getting married next August(2015) both want to get one more year of their doctor program behind them. Reading all the wedding planning that needs to be done is making me a little nervous. Enjoy your trip to Ohio.

  3. Have a wonderful time with your family in Ohio, and especially on your pitstop for a wedding dress. Such fun! Does your daughter have something in mind? Mine pretty much knew what she was looking for which made it all go smoothly.

  4. We just had a wedding in May. Which plantation did y'all rent? Our oldest daughter had her wedding at the Legrare Waring House in Charlestown Landing. The one in May was at James Island County Park. It's amazing how different our girls are- we've gone from extravagant to earthy. No telling what the next two will be like. LOL Our youngest just became the newest CD teacher at St James Santee Elementary! She's so excited! We'll be headed up that way to start setting up her classroom soon. Just a 40 minute drive up the road! :)

  5. "Equal opportunity word user." That made me chuckle. I am both happy for you and not the least bit envious of the fact that you're the mother of the bride. I just don't know if my brain could handle all the logistics on top of all the emotion. Give me one or the other--not both! But it sounds lovely--a plantation in April. (I always dreamed of an April 18th wedding when I was a girl. Loved the sound of it.Didn't happen.)

    WWF keeps me from getting bored , too. Addicted is a closer word.

  6. Enjoy your time away! Wedding dress shopping is both fun and stressful!

  7. How fun...wedding dress shopping! Yay!