A Real Optimistic Hodgepodge


From this Side of the Pond

It’s time to answer some questions again. Thank you to Joyce From This Side of the Pond!

1. Realist, idealist, optimist, pessimist…which one are you? Elaborate. 

I would say I’m a combination of a realist and optimist. Because I have embraced what the Bible says about God, mankind, and salvation, I know the reality of my sinful condition and the depravity of the world we live in. Being born again I have peace with God, the Sovereign Creator, through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Christ provided the atonement for my sins. I know that God will bring me safely home to heaven with Him and that all things will work together for His good and my sanctification.

2. What’s something currently on your wish list? 

Freedom to move about the country in a carefree way.

3. Three things on this week’s shopping list? 

Tissue, eggs, conditioner.

4. According to Trip Advisor here’s a list of the top ten things to do in the US this summer-

Chicago Architecture River CruiseSkip the Line Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour, New York In A Day  guided sightseeing tour, Charleston’s Old South Historic Horse and Carriage tourGrand Canyon helicopter tourFull day iconic sights of LA, Beverly Hills, Beaches and more, D.C. at Dusk guided night tour, Beneath the Streets Underground History tour (Seattle)New Orleans Swamp and Bayou Boat tour, Gangsters and Ghosts tour in Chicago…read more about each excursion in the link here. 

Of the ten attractions listed which do you find most appealing?

Charleston’s Old South Historic Horse and Carriage Tour.

Have you already experienced anything on this list? 

Yes. I’ve done the Architecture River Cruise, D.C. at Dusk guided night tour. I was born in East Los Angeles and raised in southern California and have been to several beaches and iconic sights of LA and Beverly Hills. We moved just north of Seattle in 1988 and have enjoyed taking many car loads of visitors to see the Seattle sights. We never went on the Underground tour, though. Oops!

5. Besides home and work where do you spend the most time? 

Both Dear and I are retired so we do not leave home for a workplace. I would say time wise we regularly spend most of our time away from home at our kids’ homes or at church.

6. Insert your own random thought here. 

If you have Rhubarb you might want to try this recipe posted on my blog yesterday.

About Ellenhttps://happywonderer.com/I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

14 thoughts on “A Real Optimistic Hodgepodge

  1. Hello,
    It will be nice to be able to travel the country and feel safe..I have never eaten rhubarb, your pie does look delicious. Take care, enjoy your day!

  2. Your pie makes me hungry, Ellen! When I was in high school, my parents and I visited Charleston and it was a delightful experience. I hope one day you, too, can visit.

  3. I’ve done the underground tour – maybe because I’m not from Seattle! 😊 it was interesting history.
    That rhubarb pie looks so good!!

  4. We did the Seattle Underground tour not long after we moved here. It’s pretty fascinating. We were planning a trip to New Orleans in 2020 but covid stopped that. Maybe one day we’ll get there.

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