Wednesday Hodgepodge

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Happy Wednesday Friends! It's time for another Wednesday Hodgepodge with Joyce from over at From This Side of the Pond ....this is always such a fun linkup.. join in anytime! Hope you enjoy!

1. What's the biggest change since your childhood in the way people think or act?

I am going to be 38 in March so my childhood was a while ago. But I remember being able to walk through the park at night and I actually felt safe. Now if I was to take a walk through that same park at night, I would be scared to death. I think the world is a pretty scary place now which is different from when I was younger. Or maybe my family just protected me but everything has changed. 

2. The Olympic Biathlon involves cross country skiing broken up with either two or four rounds of target shooting. Which part of that would stress you out more? Or would you love them both equally?

I would be screwed with either but I would have to pick the target shooting just so it wouldn't wear me out like cross country skiing would. 

3. February is National Canned Food Month...what is your most often purchased canned food item?  What was in the last can you opened?

The last thing I opened was a can of green beans with shellies.  I would say can food I often buy the most would be kitty cat food.. HOWEVER, I know that doesn't count so human wise, I would say I buy a lot of different canned fruit. 

4. What river (anywhere in the world) would you most like to cruise?

Anywhere in the world!!? I certainly don't know all the rivers of the world so I think I would just settle for a beautiful river in Colorado or Washington State. 

5. It's the middle of the night and you can't sleep...what do you do? Count sheep? Toss and turn? Watch television? Or do you get up and do something productive?

Normally that is never a problem because I take sleep meds every night but when it does happen I sometimes watch tv.. or read a book to try to relax myself so I can sleep. Sometimes laying in bed and listening to a audio book helps get me to sleep.

6. How important is keeping your cool?

Very important. Look at Michael Dunn who shot into the SUV of teenagers. He was found gulity of attempted murder x3 but they hung on the Murder Charge. If he would have kept his cool that night, he wouldn't die in prison and a young boy wouldn't be dead. I am not the best to preach about keeping cool because I don't always do it. I can get really upset with husby fast but I normally keep my cool out in public. I don't see the point in getting all upset unless its really worth it. Most things will pass if you give it time. 

7. I've got white stuff on the brain so why not run with it? White lie, wave the white flag, white knuckle it, white wash a situation, or white as a sheet...which phrase could most recently apply to your own life in some way?

White Wash for SURE. Last night was rather emotional because husby and I are seriously disagreeing about a old friend. This old friend is seriously drug addicted. He has went through his family's fortune of money and has no where to go. His family wants nothing to do with him. The guy he is living with is putting him out and my husband being the nice guy he is, wants to help him. He is totally white washing how seriously messed up he is. I don't want him here.. and husby wants to help. Its going to be a mess if he comes up here. He's not welcome in my home or around my children and even just working with Scott will bring problems. I am just not happy about the entire situation. Lets hope he stays far far away.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

I don't know what today holds. It's 230am and I am still working on editing a video. It was too big for me to edit all at one time, so I am editing and saving " chunks" that I will put all together and pray it saves. I am sure I will sleep in later than I want which is why this is going live before I fall asleep. Husby is home today and we seriously have to have a heart to heart about his friend. I understand husby wanting to be kind but bringing that kind of mess to our family can only cause problems. I am all for second chances but this guy has had 1000 chances and continues to blow them all. I don't think our home or Scotts work is the place for him. Maybe a rehab or something but not here. Not sure how I am going to put my foot down on this one but I am going to give it my best try. Besides that mess, I hope to have a good day with Scott home. We also have some home repairs suppose to be starting today which I am not too happy about but it will nice to get the wall fixed that I hit with the car. I hate letting strangers in the house.. maybe I watch Nancy Grace too much but I just worry about letting people in who I really don't know. Gosh..tomorrow/today already seems kinda sucky. I am for sure sleeping in! :) I am going to try to not be so gloom and doom and wake up in a good mood. I hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday!

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5 comments on "Wednesday Hodgepodge"
  1. Wow...that is such a difficult situation with your friend. I definitely have a heart for helping people, but I don't think I could risk having a known drug addict come into our home and live. Just far too many things could happen. Does he realize that he needs help with his addiction? Sounds like "tough love" may be the only answer. Sure hope and pray the situation gets resolved soon without too much conflict.

  2. Oh that is a hard situation to know how to handle. I understand wanting to help a friend, but with addiction sometimes tough love is the only way, particularly since you have children around. Really hard. I stayed up too late last night too, and then got up at the crack of dawn to go to boot camp. Almost talked myself out of it, but am glad now I didn't . Hope you get a nap today!

  3. You have my vote with the friend. I am on your side. The friend needs more help than you can provide.

  4. Just know that my door is always open to you. I absolutely agree with you. He doesn't need to be there. That is the worst idea in the world and what my brother was thinking is besides me. You all are not equipped mental or financially to handle him. He needs to sign himself in somewhere and call it a day.

    Just know that I Love You and I am here for you if you need to rant and rave about everything going on.

    Love you bunches and sending hugs.

  5. We went through a couple of situations like yours, but it was with high school kids. My boys tend to collect "strays", and we had a couple of doozies. Then, I felt like crap because I was the one saying "ENOUGH" and dealing with a stranger in the house. Hopefully it will turn out for the best. It definitely put a strain on our relationship.


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