Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Wednesday Hodgepodge!!!

This is my first Wednesday Hodge podge!!! I hope I do okay!
1. In what ways do you indulge yourself?

I have lots of indulgences: ) Does this make me a bad person? First I get my nail and toes done every three weeks, my husband draws me a lavender and chamomile bath twice a week, and I just hired a maid( Don't tell the hubby.) You only live once right?

2. Have you ever taken a cooking class? Any interest? What type of class would you most like to try?

I have never taken a cooking class, but I have taken a cake decorating class. I loved it! Hence my cupcake obsession. I do watch Food Network all of the time, does that count? I would love to take a French cooking class if I had the choice. ..preferably French desserts. Of course, I want to take the class in Paris or Giverny--the best food I had in France, right outside Monet's house. Sounds like a girls trip to me!

3. What does it mean to be a good citizen?

I could give you the fifth grade teacher answer....but actually I think JFK said it best, "Ask not what your country can do for you--ask what you can do for your country." I think this speak volumes and can apply to so many situations.

4. 'Tis the season of the political these ads influence your vote?

Political ads have no effect on me because most of the time we are fast forwarding through them with our DVR. I spend all day teaching my students not to name call, gossip,  and bully, yet our potential national leaders do it for millions of dollars worth of ad time. Great job role models?!

5. What's something you see today that makes you wish you were a kid again?

This is a hard question. Today we were talking at our faculty meeting about how children these days ( How old do I sound??) don't have any time after school for imaginative play. They are either over scheduled with sports and classes, or they play video games as soon as their homework is done. We were discussing how when "we" were kids, the best toy we had was a box. We didn't come from a lot of money, so we didn't have Barbie dream houses. You had to make do with what you had, and usually a box was fantastic! I can still remember going to my Dad's work and going into his warehouse. He was the boss of a company that built custom kitchens. Talk about great boxes! My brother and I would spend hours building forts and caves out of refrigerator and stove boxes.The warehouse was perfect for an awesome game of Hide and Seek too. So to be able to play with a box without a care in the world, makes me wish I was a kid again.

6. What's your least favorite cliche?

I don't know if this is a true cliche, but people say it all the time and it drives me crazy.
"It is what it is"
Do people think this will solve your problem when they say it to you? If you are going to give advice, at least make it helpful or inspirational.

7. What percentage of your Christmas shopping has been completed? How does that make you feel?

25%!!! This is the most ahead of the game I have been in years! I think my iPhone has helped :) I put ideas in my notepad on my phone when I see them, and then I have been buying them little by little.

8. Insert your own random thought here.
My husband and I just finished our home study to adopt a child. Phew! What an extensive amount of work! Only in America do I need to submit my driver's record, fingerprints, doctor's report, take a 5 hour class, and have a fire and sanitation inspector come to my house, to make sure my hubby and I are fit to be parents. Wouldn't it be great if all parents before they became pregnant were held to such high standards of  hoops to jump through before they could get knocked up? I understand adopting a child is a serious matter, and I am in no ways making light of it, I just was surprised by the 43 pieces of documentation that had to be submitted before we were even put on the list. Let the waiting game begin : ) Average wait time for a domestic infant ( foreign countries will not allow me to adopt because I had cancer)... 4 years : (


  1. How fun to see you in the Hodgepodge! You did great : ) I will be praying you get your'll be a wonderful mom!

  2. Yay for your first hodgepodge- I just love all your answers. I too think I'm a better cook after watching the food network, osmosis or something! It's so sweet getting a glimpse of your life through this blog! Cupcakes and awesome forts made out of boxes- wow! I hope they got all that down during the home study. I second what my mom said :)