12 October, 2011

Hodgepodge Wednesday

Link up on Joyce's Blog

1. Have you ever been 'asked' to report for jury duty? Were you chosen to serve? If not, were you happy or disappointed?

No, but I would love to serve.

2. On a scale of 1-10 (with 10 being very), how mechanically inclined are you? Give an example to back up your answer.

I think an eight. I used to be ASE certified for auto repair and a parts professional at a leading auto parts store. I grew up working on cars with my brothers and family still check with me before taking their car to a repair shop.
In the house, I am the fix it person. It is not that Sarge can't fix things, it is that I am home to fix things and he normally is not. His schedule leaves little time for being my fix-it man. If I can't do it, I call a repair person.

3. Beets-cabbage-cauliflower-butternut squash....of the four, which is your favorite fall vegetable?

Tough choice there. I do not like beets so those are out. I love cabbage, boiled with vinegar or shredded in a salad. Cauliflower is yummy both cooked and raw. I love it mashed instead of potatoes. Butternut Squash, roasted with a bit of dark brown sugar or molasses is my favorite of the ones to chose from.

4. What do you recommend to overcome self-pity?

Get over it! If you live your life enjoying yourself and being happy with who you are, you will not have self-pity. Pity to me (not a professional on the topic) means that you are trying to keep up with someone else and are not happy with what you have. Be good to yourself and know that you are you. God does not make mistakes!

5. Do you enjoy classical music?

Yes. I have to be in the right frame of mind to enjoy it, but I do enjoy it when that happens. As a teenager I was introcuced to Gustav Holst The Planets. This is still one of my favorite CD's for driving. It is wonderful to listen to.

6. October is National Book Month...what's on your reading list this month?

I am currently rereading the Harry Potter series with my husband. We are on Book 5 and love talking about the differences between the books and the movies.
Also on my bed side table is Hannah's List by Debbie Macomber. I have not started it yet, but will try to finish it before the month is out.

7. What is your idea of 'cute'?

Anything that makes you smile and think awe...

8. Insert your own random thought here

The cold germies have hit our house. I love this time of year for the pretty colors but dislike it for the hot/cold days, the changes of air quality and the burning of leaves that people do. It drives my head crazy. Yesterday I went to bed early with hot tea and sudafed. This morning I took more of the sudafed and am feeling a bit better but not enough that I want to leave the house. A pet peeve for me is people who go into public when they are sick. I know they have to go out, but wear a mask or something so you are not making everyone else sick. sigh, stepping off my soapbox.


Sherrie said...

I want to read Hannah's List but it's a poplar book, it's always gone. Have a great day!

Food for Thought

Joyce said...

Wow, I'm impressed at your car knowledge. I am not even close to being a fixie person and my hubs travels far too much to spend time on home/auto repair when he's home. It's easier to call in some reinforcements : )

auburnchick said...

Yikes, Coggie! Colds are not fun! Hope you get to feeling better soon!