Happy Wednesday, friends.
It's good to be back to normal (what ever that is) after a couple of bumps in the road,
some expected, some not so much.
And then everything really gets put into perspective when events like Harvey and Irma happen.
We were able to dodge the bullet here in central NC once Irma changed course and headed west.
We have several loved ones that were right in Irma's path but thank the Lord,
they are quite drenched but safe and sound.
So we're here for the Hodgepodge...
...where Joyce asks the questions and we answer them on our blogs.
Here are this week's questions.
~1. Is a picture worth a thousand words? Elaborate.
I am a visual person so I say yes, yes, 1000 times yes. For example, there are just no words that can really describe the vastness of the sea...
...or the solace and refreshment of a cool, shady trail in woods.
What words would you use to describe the minuscule details when you get up close and personal with a geranium bud?
Words aren't needed to tell the story of a cold and wet cardinal as she waits her turn to grab a morsel.
What about the raw emotion that pictures like these portray? Words just aren't needed here.
But on a much lighter note, sometimes a picture tells a different kind of story. Like the time you bring home that extra bread stick from Olive Garden so it doesn't go to waste...and then you forget about and find it three days later in your purse, hard as a rock. Yes, I found it Sunday morning before I left for church.
And it's an ongoing story as well. I may never get the garlic smell out of my purse! Now, where did I put that Febreze??
2. Have you ever driven any part of the Pacific Coast Highway? If so what was your favorite stop? If not, is this sort of trip on your bucket list?
No, I have never been anywhere even close to the Pacific coast. I have never had a longing desire to go there, although if someone were to offer me an all-expense paid trip, I would certainly take them up on it and I'm sure I would enjoy it. Visiting Ireland and Scotland now, that's a different story...bucket list for sure.
3. How do the changing seasons affect you? As the seasons change do you find yourself looking more forward or backward? Which season-season transition bothers you most? Why do you suppose that is?
I consider myself fortunate to have always lived where I can enjoy all four seasons and I can't think of any real ways that the changes affects me. There are things I love about each one of them and I'm always ready to welcome the change when it comes. Although summer can be full of fun things to do and all of that, the heat and humidity does get to me a bit but as long as I have my A/C, I'm good! I do get rather giddy when fall is in the air because it is my favorite season. But even when the trees have lost all of their leaves and the wintry winds begin to blow, I take delight in hunkering down in front of a cozy fire...and there's always that one little thing to look forward to...Christmas, which is even better if its "white"! But after a couple of snowfalls, I'm pretty much done with winter and you will find me out looking for signs of spring...and the world goes around and around and we start all over again. If there even is a season to season transition that bothers me, I guess it would be the spring/summer one. It seems many years it starts to get hot before we have the chance to enjoy much springtime weather. That's one of the joys of living in the south!
4. It's your birthday and you get to pick the dinner menu. What are we having? Do you ever lie about your age?
Funny you should ask! My birthday is this Friday and I am hoping to enjoy a yummy meal out with the hubs somewhere. The All-You-Can-Eat shrimp special at Red Lobster always coincides with my birthday, although I am not sure that's what I'll be having...I must ponder that for the next couple of days...and no, I never lie about my age.😉
5. What's a life lesson you've learned recently?
To never take 'just a regular day' for granted...as hard as it is to do.
6. Insert your own random thought here.
'Til next time.....