Hodgepodge Hiatus is Over!

Our wonderful host for the Hodgepodge is back, so the list is back up for the week!  Here’s this week’s information:

  1. Summertime is a season of reunions, weddings, and other family celebrations and gatherings…are any of the above on your calendar in the next two months?
    Due to my mother’s declining health, she’s not hosting a reunion of the family this year.  And I have to say, I’m relieved.  My brother and I are the only ones of our generation between the ages of 30-50 who attend, and it’s stale.  Maybe next year.  Weddings I’ve already been to two, and have to miss one because of Vacation Bible School.  Father’s Day weekend was a gathering of sorts, and it was nice–my dad brought his mom home for a few days (she’s 91 today.  Happy Birthday Grandma!), my brother, SIL, and their new baby came over, and I drove up to DC for a delightful day just being together.

  2. June is National Iced Tea Month…are you an iced tea drinker? If so, how do you like yours (sweet, flavored, etc)?
    Iced tea, hot tea, tea mix, etc.  Yep!  Love it.  Oddly enough I haven’t been drinking much iced lately.  And I grew up on pure lipton black tea.  Nothing added, just straight iced from the suntea made on the porch.  But in the last few years I’ve discovered the gloriousness of true sweet tea, and yeah I’m a convert.  I make it with Splenda, though, when I’m making it at home because I just drink too darn much of it.

  3. When were you last nervous?  Looking back, was the ‘event’ actually nerve-worthy?
    I really can’t remember.  A job interview maybe?  And considering I was unemployed for years, yeah!  Nerve-worthy!

  4. The bristle toothbrush was invented in China on June 26, 1498...not sure how that date was pinned down so precisely but, on a scale of 1-10, with 10 being sick to your stomach and 1 being not at all, how nervous do you feel when you’re headed to the dentist?  Do you see your dentist twice a year?
    Actually, I am a 1.  Going to the dentist is actually a bit relaxing for me.  I’ve known him since his youngest daughter was born and we took a casserole over, and she now has kids.  Grew up with his oldest, saw him at church all the time, was on the same swim team as all four of his kids.

  5. What’s making news in your town this week?
    Local news always cracks me up.  Lots of trial news (mostly capital crimes), some continuing coverage on the possible corruption/bribing of our Governor and his wife by a pharma company, and then you see something like this.  Yes, the word Virginia is on there multiple times, but yet they still managed to make it a typo.  And here’s the best part.  IT HAPPENED IN 2012 TOO AND NO ONE CAUGHT IT.

  6. Curtains, drapes, blinds…your window treatment of choice? Are there any bare windows in your house? Is that by choice or because you haven’t gotten around to covering them?
    Blinds, but only because they came with the windows.  Curtains on the ones in the living room and bedroom, but right now the ones in the bedroom are down to be washed.  Mostly I just don’t care.

  7. Summertime is officially here (in the Northern hemisphere anyway)…what one song is a must-have on your summer playlist?
    Pardon me as I just copy from this post:

    Oh, there are so many.  “School’s Out” by Alice Cooper.  “Summertime Blues” by Eddie Cochran.  “Under the Boardwalk” by the Drifters.  “Cruel Summer” by Bananarama.  “Summer of 69″ by Bryan Adams.  “Boys of Summer” by Don Henley.  “Hot Fun In The Summertime” by Sly and the Family Stone.  and “Wild Summer Nights” by John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band.  Bonus points if you can name the movie that’s from.  LOVE that movie.

    So picking just one?  Probably that last one.  “Wild Summer Nights”.

  8. Insert your own random thought here.
    I have been on a slow purge since the first of the year to clean out my house.  My house is small, and it’s still taking time.  Last night I swapped out the dresser in my bedroom with the (former) entertainment unit of the living room, and then had to go through the mess of transferring clothing, etc.  And you know, for someone who loves to rearrange furniture, it’s a pain when your house is designed so there is really only one way to have the furniture.  Very frustrating.  And it also means, if you have hardwood floors, that 9 years of dust and dog hair and STUFF really gets into those nooks and crannies that you just don’t clean. . . .  I swear I swept the house hourly for the last week, and it’s STILL driving me nuts with all the mess on the floor!
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3 thoughts on “Hodgepodge Hiatus is Over!

  1. Eddie and The Cruisers! Love that movie : ) I’m cleaning house today (taking a break at the moment), and can’t believe how thick the dust is in places I don’t regularly get to. Ugh. Happy Summer!

  2. I completely understand the need to move furniture around, and our house is similar in that there are a finite number of ways to set it up…and most of them are not at all useful or helpful. We are quite the dust bunny haven!

    Nice to meet a fellow Virginian on the Hodgepodge! 🙂

  3. I love music and have been visiting other Hodgepodge posts to see what everyone else has on their summer playback list. Imagine my surprise when I see you’ve copied mine. LOL. Glad I could help you with that one. 🙂

    I completely understand your random thought. We live in a very small house and though we’d love to rearrange a few rooms, it is impossible. Either there is a window in the wrong place or the furniture just won’t fit any other way. And I am hoping to start cleaning out our stuff. I think every 5 years we need to go through things and get rid of old item. Some things we donate, others we just trash. It’s never a fun process.

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