Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Wednesday Hodgepodge - November 17

Just when I was getting started with the Random Dozen meme, the author got swamped with life and stopped posting questions. Thankfully another RD participant, Joyce at From This Side of the Pond, stepped up and took on something similar. Here's what Joyce wants to know this week:

1. What is the most amazing weather you've ever seen?
"Amazing" as in wonderful: The weather we've been having right now! The days have been bright and sunny, the breeze has been light, and the temperatures have been cool - just enough for a long sleeve and a light jacket. Ahhhh, bliss.

"Amazing" as in astonishing, surprising: Last winter's snowfalls. Yes, that's plural. Although we weren't home every time it happened, I think snow fell in the Dallas area three times last winter. The most abundant one happened in February, dropping about eight inches or so in our neighborhood. It was nice the first day, okay the second day, and by the third day, I'd had more than my fill. In fact, I'd be happy if I saw not one tiny snowflake this year. :oP

2. What is a sound or noise you love?
my boys laughing
wind chimes
gentle, rolling thunder

3. Do you like seafood? What's your favorite seafood dish?
I like boiled shrimp and fried calamari. That about does it for me. I can't stand seafood gumbo. The smell sickens me.

I love boiled crawfish, too, but that's technically not seafood. It's more like ditch food.

4. What part of your day requires the most patience?
home school time

5. What's your favorite shade of blue?
Navy. I tend to lean toward darker colors: forest green, chocolate brown, burgundy, black.

6. Do people underestimate you?
Probably. Sometimes I underestimate myself. I think most people really don't know me since I tend to keep a lot of things to myself.

7. When was the last time you had butterflies in your stomach?
It would most likely be the last time I had to speak in front of a group, which I try not to do often.

8. Insert your own random thought here, and remember...I have a wooden spoon and I'm not afraid to use it.
I know how hard it is to keep a meme going because I tried several years ago. It was called Food for Thought, and the 5 weekly questions were food related. Sometimes I'd have a theme, say soup, and all the questions would be about that one topic. I enjoyed it, but I never got a following. Maybe one person answered occasionally. That's not very encouraging... Maybe one day I'll start it up again.


Joyce said...

I'm hoping it settles down a little. I don't really want to do two posts a week that are meme related so I'm hopeful that once I get the hang of it I can do my regular Tuesday posts and just tag the questions on at the end.

A crawfish boil is a bit like a crab feast. Messy and best done outdoors and a lot of work for a little meat. But its yummy!

Jewel said...

Hi Ashley! I love all of those sounds, too! There are just so many to love, hm? But I do like the quiet, too!
We homeschooled our son and it could indeed get stressful at times, so I understand completely!! But it was worth every bit of the stress! What wonderful memories we have and he got an excellent education midst life-experience!
The food-or-thought- meme sounds interesting, especially since I love food and cooking!!
Nice to meet you!! :-)