I’m back! It feels like it has been forever since I Hodgepodged – or blogged – lately my schedule has had Tuesday night meetings or appointments or my kids need the computer and… yep… craziness ensues… but here I am! Yay! Lets Hodgepodge our way into May!
1. What’s something fun you’re looking forward to on your May calendar?
This weekend my hubs and our two younger kiddos are going down to Mexico to serve on a mission trip – we are going to Rancho Sordo Mudo (“Ranch for the Deaf”), a home/school for deaf children. It’s the most amazing experience – God gives a voice to the voiceless. Their worship is unlike anything I have ever experienced… I can’t wait.
We will miss our eldest (who is staying here to take his girl to Senior prom) but we’ve got a good friend coming to stay with him for the weekend, and they will have a good time together. (And he assures me that prom is a bigger deal for the girls than for the guys… whatever… I’m still going to demand pictures and lots of them!)
2. What are some images that come to mind when you hear the word mother?
My kids and I… and me with my mom and (in the second picture) with my grandmother…
3. What’s something beautiful you own or have seen that’s made of glass?
My Big C, Middle C, and Little C… such fun kids!
The favorite thing I own that is made of glass is my corner china hutch – it belonged to my great grandmother, and I absolutely love it. And yes, I go all “Mama Bear” on it whenever we move… it has curved glass, and I don’t even want to think about how hard it would be to replace any of the panes if they broke! So far though, it has moved from CA to FL, to ID, and now three moves in CA. Guess my “Mama Bear” has paid off!
I also love stained glass windows, and I’ve seen some beautiful ones inside of churches big and small…
4. Was today typical? If not what made it unusual?
Yep, today was pretty typical – got up early and walked on the beach trail, stopped off for coffee before heading home and getting ready for work, then work all day, staff lunch, then home to make dinner and then take daughter to soccer practice and us to a meeting preparing for this weekend’s mission trip… a filled day for sure, but blessed as always!
5. What is a quality you wish you could have more of?
Drive. As in, I know I’m really good at certain things, but don’t always put myself forward to take a risk and do those things in a professional setting. I’m getting better at it though and am now teaching a class that I think I’m pretty good at and am LOVING it!
6. What’s the next major purchase you need to make? Will it happen in the month of May?
Oh geez – we just bought this house and moved in, so the list is endless! Probably the next major thing would be blinds for some of our windows – and yes, I hope it can be bought in May.
7. What responsibility/job/work did you dislike while growing up but has proved helpful to you as an adult?
I hated ironing – and not that I love it now, truthfully I avoid it at all costs, at least I know that if I really HAVE to, I know how to do it and how to do it well. But I still don’t like doing it.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
So I’m going to take this random thought time to answer a question from last week’s Hodgepodge – I didn’t get to actually DO the Hodgepodge because my kiddo came home from his EMT class and needed my computer to do his homework and, harrumph, lets just say I can’t wait for him to have his own computer when he graduates! 🙂
So the question was, tell about a kitchen disaster you’ve had… and, well, while I could certainly tell you about my first Thanksgiving dinner which took all of 9 hours to prepare and we had to eat one course at a time and I”ll never ever live down… or about when I accidentally set fire to an entire set of Tupperware… um yeah, I’m just going to stop there!