Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. We've reached edition number 315 here in the Wednesday Hodgepodge. So tell us, what were you doing at 3:15 yesterday? Is that typical? On a scale of 1-10 (with 1 being low and 10 being high) what's your energy level usually like at 3:15 PM?

  Yesterday, at precisely 3:15 I was reading a book. It was a diary about Pearl Harbor and the affects it had throughout the west coast. It was a very good book, though I didn't appreciate the ending. It seems that all the people I like the best end up dying! And though I do not always read in the afternoons, lately it has been typical. You should see the huge stack of books I have in my room, waiting for me to read, it's awe inspiring.

  Well, considering how I've been reading books lately during the afternoons, my energy level varies according to what book I'm reading. Yesterday my energy was probably a 6 because it was an exhausting book after all.

2. A frisbee, a tantrum, a towel, a party, a punch, or a curveball...which have you most recently thrown or had thrown at/for you? Elaborate.

  Hm, I have utterly no idea. Unless ...... I've thrown in the towel, to elaborate further on that statement, not only did I throw in the towel, but a bunch of socks, a few shirts, pajamas, and tea towels. Laundry is never fun.

3. What are three things that would help you right now. Tell us how or why.

  A cup of tea, a robe, and socks. In other words, I'm absolutely freezing! I have no idea what is wrong with Summer but right now it's 64 inside and since I'm used to 89 it's a terrible shock to me. I'm covered with goosebumps (which I used to think were called chicken pox when I was younger.)

4. Do you think you're strong? Why or why not? What makes you strong?

  Do I think I'm strong? Physically, that's hysterical, I would not view myself as strong, though I can beat an egg pretty fiercely. Mentally, I'm not so sure about that either. I holler at dumb book characters and laugh heartily at the weirdest things, and then turn around and tear up over other things. If that's classified as mentally sound, than I certainly am completely strong mentally.
  Now, what makes me strong otherwise is definitely my faith. It's hard to even imagine what my life would be like if I didn't have God walking with me every day and caring for me.

5. Do you enjoy reading historical fiction? What's your favorite book set sometime in the past?

  I cannot believe that I actually got asked this most splendid of questions! I absolutely love reading historical fiction and am currently reading a bunch of books by Julie Klassen and Jen Turano. As for my favorite book, I have no idea. It's so hard to choose from so many favorites. I really loved "The Tutor's Daughter" by Julie Klassen, and I know already that I can't give you a favorite because I have far too many loved books. It's like asking a mother whom her favorite child is!

6. Insert your own random thought here.

   It's really crazy, but this upcoming Monday will be the first day of school already! It's hard to believe that my summer has flown by so quickly! I've had a really good one though, I read a heap of books, wore pajamas every single morning, baked a huge batch of granola, ate mangoes, ran about outside, took long walks, gathered bouquets of wild flowers, listened to the birds singing, climbed the hay bales in the barns, drank tea, journaled, and held kittens. I'm sure that you can tell just how wondrous my summer was, but I can honestly say that I'm looking forward to starting school again. Fun in the sun is great and all, but school will always rule.


  1. Well, throwing things or having things throw - last night our eldest threw a wild curve ball in our direction. Now I have to figure out what to do about it.

    I don't particularly care for historical fiction, simply because during part of my checkered past I was a history teacher. I get annoyed when the author plops things into a story that are totally inaccurate. I just can't enjoy the "fiction" part when it doesn't match the "history" part.

    1. I have the exact same issue as you do when it comes to getting annoyed with inaccurate things in historical fiction books (though I'm hardly a history teacher.) Unfortunately I think I might have several of those kinds of mistakes in the book I'm writing, the problem is, I detest researching!

      I Hope that you do figure out what to do about the "curve ball" that got thrown at you, but in the meantime I hope you have a wonderful and blessed rest of the week!

  2. Wow...I'll never get used to school starting before September. Old ways and habits are hard to shake. Sounds like you are spending your days nicely with reading in the afternoon. I enjoyed your answers.

    1. My days are being spent wonderfully it's hard not to love Summer, though Fall isn't too terrible!:) Thank you for dropping by and taking the time to comment, it brought a smile to my face! I hope you have a wonderful rest of the week!

  3. I love, and agree with, your last paragraph to question #4.

    1. No matter how weak I feel, physically, or mentally, it's such a comfort to know that God is my strength, I can rest on Him! Thanks for dropping by, and I hope you have a blessed rest of the week!

  4. I just threw in the towel(s) myself. :)


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