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Wednesday, August 7, 2013


     Here's the latest edition of the Wednesday Hodgepodge! It is always interesting to see how other people answer these same questions. You too can join in on the fun! Come on in, the water's fine!

1. The first week of August is National Simplify Your Life Week...what's one thing you could do this week to qualify as a participant?
     One thing that I could do is to get as much "off the grid" as possible. Instead of watching TV or listening to a radio, I could read a book or play my guitar. I live rather simply already and am content to do so. 

2. It's also National Peach Month...peach pie, peach cobbler, or please pour me a Bellini?  What's your peach pleasure?
     Yes please! I love both Peach Cobbler and Peach Pie. I prefer my peach dessert cold, not heated, with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. Yummm!

3. Eleanor Roosevelt once wrote, "Do one thing every day that scares you." Agree or disagree...explain.
     I agree! As humans we need to stretch and risk to grow. It is in our best interests to grow. Doing something that is out of our comfort zone is an excellent way to achieve that growth and develope self confidence at the same time.

4. What's your favorite household chore?  Yes-you have to name one.
     Loading/Unloading the dishwasher! (The preceeding answer was extracted from this writer after being subjected to a waterboarding session by person or persons unknown.)

5. Fodors recently listed (what they've dubbed) the ten most beautiful sunset spots in America. Click here to read more and see the pretty pictures, but this is their list:

Butterfly Beach in Santa Monica CA, Mount Haleakala in Maui HI, Old Fort Marcy Park in Santa Fe NM, Laguna Beach CA, Hopi Point in Grand Canyon AZ, Four Seasons in Miami FL, Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica CA, Gay Head in Martha's Vineyard MA, Ensign Peak in Salt Lake City UT, and Mallory Square in Key West Florida.

Have you seen the sun set from any of these spots?  If you could choose to watch the sun set this weekend from one spot on the Fodors List, which would you choose?  Where was the prettiest sunset you've ever seen?
     I have never been to any of the places listed by Fodor. The most spectacular sunsets that I have ever seen were from the top of Mount Sandia near Albuquerque, NM. The mountain overlooks the desert. The multiple shades of gold and purple were amazingly spectacular!

6. What's your favorite or most used app?  If you don't use apps how about your favorite or most visited website?
     I use my Mail, Facebook, and News apps most often.

7. We've recently passed the halfway mark for 2013...write a seven word sentence that sums up your year thus far. 
     I'm Cautiously Optimistic and grateful to God!

8.  Insert your own random thought here.
     We are living in a surreal period of time in out nation's history. 
     People appear before a committee of the U.S. Congress and clearly lie under oath and the Congress does nothing.
     The IRS specifically targets American citizens who happen to believe that the U.S. government is way too big and that the American people are taxed way too much. They illegally release these American's private information to their political opponents and no one gets arrested or fired.
     Four Americans get killed in a terrorist attack at our embassy and for reasons which are still unclear, the administration blames an independent film producer's film for the carnage and not an organized terrorist group who actually planned and carried out the attack, the administration knowing that the group was responsible all along.
     The president having the temerity to call these, and other questionable incidents "phony scandals."
      We are living in surreal times!



  1. Wow! Now that sunset you saw should be added to Fodors list! i heard what happened in the US this week and I have to say I find it very confusing!!!!

  2. Remember, This world is not our home, we are just passing through. Having said that, our kids and grand kids will have one mess to live in.

  3. I know it's such a hard world to live in now, i hope it will be easier in the future, i do think in some ways its better than it was in the olden days.

    Indeed Peach cobbler or pie are the ones i'd choose too!

  4. New Mexico is definitely getting it's due here today...anyone who has seen a sunset there lists it as one of the best! My mom grew up in Albuquerque and we loved visiting my grandparents. I remember riding the tram across Sandia Crest.

    Beam me up too : )