A Mature Hodgepodge

It may be late, but it’s still Wednesday!  Here’s this week’s Hodgepodge:

1. What’s the best thing about growing older?

I’m not sure.  Being on my own?  Sometimes great, sometimes not.

2.  When did you first feel like a grown up?

When I no longer got a toy in my stocking at Christmas.  In fact, if memory serves, I got a teapot that year.  Shaped like a fish, but still–an appliance.  Yep, officially an adult.

3. Chocolate cake with white icing or white cake with chocolate icing?

White cake with chocolate icing, but only if strawberry cake with strawberry icing isn’t available.

4. What’s the nicest thing a stranger has ever done for you?

My car was broken down on the side of the road (in the era before everyone had a cellphone), and I started to walk to the next exit off the interstate.  Not far, maybe a mile or so.  A girl stopped and said she’d take me all way back to my apartment.  Said she always vowed to stop whenever she “saw another chick in need”.  Something I’ve tried to pay forward as well.

5. What’s something you learned from your grandparents?

H
ow to make a great pound cake, frugality, how to fish, that winning at Rook is the meaning of life, and how to make a great cucumber and bacon sandwich.

6. Wednesday marks a sad day in the history of planet earth-9/11…what’s something you do (or can do) to bring peace to your little corner of the world?

Avoid confrontation at all costs, conflict resolution as soon as possible.

7. Share a favorite quote, scripture, or song containing the word peace.

The peace that passes understanding from Philippians 4:7:  And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

I have written about my memories of 9/11 before on this blog, you can find the link here.  Call me callous, but I have no desire to revisit it emotionally all over again.  So instead, this is my random thought: Question #1 really reminds me that I am sometimes not wanting to be a ‘grown up’.  Especially when it comes to home ownership.  I have to buy a lawnmower this month.  Had planned on it, waiting for the bonus check to come in so I can do it.  Instead, on Friday when I opened the freezer and sparks flew out of it, I realized that money (and quite a bit more) would instead be going to pay for a new refrigerator.  $1100 later, I will have it delivered on Saturday.  Only I still need a new lawnmower, as I am on the verge of being reported to the county for an overgrown lawn.  Then the next morning I woke up and the toilet is spraying the wall behind it from underneath the cover when you flush, have that gerryrigged to hold until I can fix it.  And now the washer is on the fritz.

It’s times like this I really miss having a landlord!

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2 thoughts on “A Mature Hodgepodge

  1. I agree with you and don’t think you sound callous at all. Everyone on Twitter is posting #neverforget. I haven’t forgotten, but at the same time, it’s been a 12 year roller coaster, and I’m ready to sit at the bench and watch everyone else ride. Cucumber and bacon………….. I have never tried that, though I’m for anything. 🙂

    • Oh it is so good! Must be done on toasted white bread, very thin layer of Duke’s mayo on both sides, some pepper, extra crispy bacon, and sliced cukes.

      Of course, to truly do it my nana’s way, it must also be ready to go on a TV tray in front of CBS in time to see Bob Barker take the stage and tell the first guest to “come on down!”…

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