Wednesday, September 28, 2011


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1. It is officially fall here in North America...I realize not everyone who participates in the Hodgepodge lives in North America but if you do, what's your favorite memory of Summer 2011? If you're not in North America, what's your favorite memory of the season just ending on your side of the world?
Well that would be my 3 week trip to Europe. London ~ Paris ~ Italy

2. Your favorite nut? You know I mean the edible kind, right?
I think maybe it's the cashew but their is a new nut at Costco that I am in love with. It is a cross between an almond and macadamia.

3. What activity puts your sense of balance to the test?
Nothing that I can think of. This girl loves the Tilt-A-Whirl. My family says I should have been an astronaut.

4. How would you describe your sense of humor?
It has always been really great but lately I'm just too crabby to be funny.

5. September 28th is National Ask a Stupid Question Day...what's your stupid question?
Do people melt in the rain?

6. Roller skates~hula hoop~jump rope...which activity would you most enjoy? Yes, you have to choose.
I think at this point and time in my life I would like to skate.

7. What's your most sentimental possession?

Okay, this is a hard one. I have a giraffe that means a lot to me. It was one of those gifts that I mentioned in passing. The one you want your husband to remember but he never really remembers those things. He always wants a list! Well this particular time he remembered. It was like over 30 years ago. I also have a small white bible that belonged to my mother and I carried it when I got remarried to my husband in '89. I also carried a handkerchief that belonged to my dad with the initial "R" on it.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

If you have been following me for awhile you might remember this post where I wasn't really thrilled about our empty nest becoming full again. Our daughter, son-in-law and their dog Charlie moved in here with us in March a year and a half ago. Well it has really turned out to be very nice. It gives Mark and I the opportunity to travel with them being here to watch the house and Skye. Well they are all out of town this week and I miss them. Skye is moping around missing all of them :( Never thought these words would come out of my mouth!


Expats Again said...

I fully understand how you would miss your daughter, son-in-law, and their dog this weekend. It can be too quiet when it's just the two of you. Fortunately, they will return and you can go back to life as usual.

LynnMarie said...

The empty nest is empty for the weekend and you feel it. What a nice way to let your family know that you miss them, love them, and are happy they live with you.

Joyce said...

The tilt -a-whirl? Oh I cannot do spin! Glad your worries turned into blessings : )

Cherie said...

I used to love to Roller skate so I think I would pick that at this time in my life too - even though I haven't tried it for years!

OK Debby I would have thought your immense ornament collection would have been on your sentimental list!!

Kristie said...

My favorite kind of nut is pistacio! :-)

I think it's fun to hula-hoop, but I can seem to do it anymore :-/

It's so neat that having your daughter move back in has worked out so well!! And I know the feeling of missing the kids... :-/

Amy said...

I so love almonds.. I bet you miss your Family.. It would be hard to not be around them.. I sure missed my Mom when she left after being here for a while.. Hugs to Skye with out his buddy being there.. Have a great day..

Love Bears All Things said...

Have a great Wednesday!
Mama Bear

Sherrie said...

What an awesome trip you took! Have a great day!

Food for Thought

EmptyNester said...

I used to love the Tilt-a-Whirl but,ever since the first lovely was born, I haven't been able to ride anything that spins around. Strange.

I'm so glad having your nest filled up again has worked out so nicely!

I enjoyed your European vacay too!

Michelle said...

When you take your next trip to Europe I'll have to be a stowaway in your suitcase. LOL
I enjoyed reliving your trip with you.

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Tammy Doane said...

With you on tilt-a-whirl--I love all types or rides--
The quietness will not last forever.

That corgi :) said...

That is neat that you have come to really enjoy your nest becoming full again, Debby. Actually in a heart beat, I would be thrilled if son decided to move back home. But they are good to have around to help out plus their company is always nice! I'm sure your trip will be the highlight of this whole year!

enjoy the day!


Randi Troxell said...

i'm laughing over number 8!!

nancygrayce said...

I lived with my parents for a short time after I was divorced and when I moved out, my mama called me and said....I missed having coffee with you! AWWWWW...

How in the world did they cross an almond with a macadamia nut??? My favorite is cashews and I love the sea salt and pepper ones.

I get motion sickness very easily and many years ago I rode on the tea cups at Disney World with my son and I thought I was going to die! I could NEVER do the tilt a whirl!

I used to love skating, but the last time I tried I landed on my behind and that was probably 15 years ago or more. I'm afraid if I tried now it wouldn't be pretty, I can barely ride my bike!

Good answers and as always I enjoyed!

Kerri said...

skating! I miss skating!
isn't funny how we are hesitant for change but when we get use to that change another one happens and we miss the ppl or things we were hesitant about in the first place!

have a great day!

Kathy said...

You have the best summer memory that I've read! What a trip!

Mary said...

So the house is too quiet, huh? Jealous of your summer memory!

Amiee said...

I have to close my eyes during those "simulator" type movies and rides. They make me feel sick :/

I want to go to Europe! I'm so jealous.

Anonymous said...

1. It is officially fall here in North America...I realize not everyone who participates in the Hodgepodge lives in North America but if you do, what's your favorite memory of Summer 2011?
ha ha,had to be when I had my wisdome teeth taken out and everythign in my life just went down hill. not a good summer for me.

2. Your favorite nut? You know I mean the edible kind, right?

3. What activity puts your sense of balance to the test?
when I walk on the tight ropes in my life

4. How would you describe your sense of humor?

5. September 28th is National Ask a Stupid Question Day...what's your stupid question?
the witch from oz melted from water.
mine would be, why cant everyone just get along, stupid question? depends on who you are

6. Roller skates~hula hoop~jump rope...jump rope. my husband does the boxing jump roping and I always say he is doing the River Dance with his jump rope, no lie, you would have to see it to believe it, im always in awww watching him.

7. What's your most sentimental possession?
right now it would have to be my daddy's ashes

8. Insert your own random thought here.
My thought is that you are a great mom! xoxoxxo

Deborah Ann said...

We're in the same boat as you. Thought we had an empty nest, but the birds keep coming back!

I'll have to hunt down those new nuts. I'm a nut for nuts!

Amy said...

Have an amazing day my friend..

Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

I have the same problem - I dread having company - I'm really such an introvert - and then I'm so sad when the visit is over and it's time for them to go home.

A new nut??? I need to try one of those!

Kristin - The Goat said...

A new nut? I'm going to have to find them. I have a great sense of humor, but I have good days and bad days, too. I can't always be ON lol

Unknown Mami said...

Get out of here! There's a new nut?

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

Awww.. I remember that post! Has it been a year and a half already??? I'm so happy to see it's working out so well!

Also, I totally love cashews -- yum!!

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