Totally Rad 80’s Hodgepodge

1.Describe your 30’s in one sentence. If you’re not yet 30 tell us one thing you hope to accomplish once you hit that particular decade.

A decade of change with a 2 year old toddler, 2nd baby (1981), 3rd baby (1985) moving on to elementary years with two moves, one north to Ventura where 3rd baby was born and then further north to the Pacific Northwest for hubby to pursue a career change at the University of Washington.

How’s that for a long sentence. In one word or three I’d describe my 30’s as “Changes” or “gnarly but rad”.

2. Is it harder for you to exercise or eat healthy?

Depends on the definition of exercise and healthy. I’m not a gym kind of person but I enjoy walks or easy hikes and mowing the lawn.Ā  I like good food and a variety of food. You won’t find me drinking green shakes.

3. June 7th is National VCR Day. Huh? Anyway this reminded me of something I saw on Facebook listing household items we no longer have and the VCR was on it. I couldn’t put my hands on that list, but found another list here of 21 items we all had ten years ago, but which are now obsolete-

bookshelves (WHAT!!???), drip coffee makers, alarm clocks, file cabinets, desktop computers, printers, printed phone books, answering machines, fax machines, paper shredders, a Rolodex, CD racks, CD burners, china cabinets, home phones, entertainment consoles, DVD players, calculators, takeout menus, incandescent light bulbs, and cable TV

Your thoughts? How many on the list do you still have? Still use?

Haha! We still have everything on the list but CD burners, answering machines, a Rolodex. Instead of CD racks we have baskets that hold our CD’s. We do still have a VCR but it’s not hooked up at present.

4. What’s something you see disappearing in the next ten years?

Hopefully not the postal system.

5. How did you celebrate your birthday this past year? Is that typical?

This year Josh and Laura had us over for brunch to celebrate my birthday and it was wonderful. It is typical for us to enjoy a meal together but we usually go out.

6. Insert your own random thought here.

This past weekend was packed with all these people who are near and dear to us. Our family connected with the Dickinson family the decade of my 30’s and our friendships have grown since.

Linking up to Wednesday Hodgepodge hosted by Jo From This Side of the Pond. She asks, we answer.

About Ellen am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

12 thoughts on “Totally Rad 80’s Hodgepodge

  1. Sounds like we were both busy having babies in our thirties. That obsolete list is intriguing. Still using some of those items too šŸ™‚ B x

  2. First those cupcakes look awesome! So does the Bloody Mary : ) I almost said the postal system, at least in its current format. I hope not, but I do think it’s coming.

  3. A lot going on in your thirties. That’s exactly what our thirties are about, raising children! We have most everything on that list too and I’m not about to give up on any of them until I have to. Good point on the postal system. I still love mailing cards to people. What a fun party. I love your random photo!

  4. I hope mail will not become obsolete, either. I just joined a group on facebook where all we do is send mail to each other. I get all excited to see a parcel come in the mail for me. I also have a fun time sending things to others.

  5. Your line “You won’t find me drinking green shakes” made me smile! (Me either.) šŸ˜€

    Loved your 80’s picture! And I have learned that there are lots of “obsolete” items in my life!

  6. Wow.. that list! We still use at least 15 of those items. I’m not so quick to change. Mind you, clothing styles maybe more so! I should bring out some of the photos from the 80’s! Can you believe my kids all hit their teens in my thirties? Yikes! I wonder when I had fun! No green shakes for me either!

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