It’s Wednesday so it’s time for the Hodgepodge with thanks to Joyce From This Side of the Pond who delivers the questions.
1. Pantone’s color of the year for 2023 is Viva Magenta. Etsy’s color(s) of the year are indigo and honeycomb. Your thoughts? Would we find any of these three shades in your home or wardrobe? Is there a room in your house that needs painting this year? Will you do it yourself or hire out?
Yes to these colors in clothing. Maybe on one wall as an accent. I really love indigo on dishes, as in the photo at the top of this post.
There are no rooms in our home that need a total paint job because in the four years we’ve lived here all the walls have been repainted by Dear. He also painted the exterior of our home in 2022. Dear was a house painter in his younger years so we do not hire out. We own all the ladders, etc. needed for any paint job. We just have to buy the paint. He has some trim to still complete in some rooms.
2. Something you had to do recently that could be described ‘as exciting as watching paint dry’?
My phrase while Dear was in the hospital after his stroke was, “hurry up and wait”. Hours of waiting for a room to open up in the surgical ward, a surgeon to come in and discuss the surgery procedure, someone to bring the discharge paper work, etc. etc. All the waiting was done with no comfortable chairs for a loved one who was advocating to sit in.
3. Who would you most like to sit beside on a 10-hour flight? Tell us why? Have you ever taken a 10-hour flight?
Not chatty Kathy but someone I could enjoy a meaningful conversation with like my sister-in-law, Mandy, who knows how to purposefully lead a conversation to what matters. That said, on a 10 hour flight it is helpful to be able to sleep for some of the hours.
We have taken 10 hour flights.
4. What’s something you did growing up that would get you into trouble?
Hiding from my parents when it was time to leave for Russian school on Saturday mornings. When they found me I’d stomp my foot exclaiming, “I’m an American”! In hindsight I wish I would have been more diligent in learning Russian. Below is one of my school books that I still have. My name is written lightly with pencil in Russian.
Родная Речь ~ Native Speech
Book for teaching second level class beginners school
If you know Russian feel free to correct my translation.
5. According to Google the top searches in 2022 were- Wordle, election results, Betty White, Queen Elizabeth, Bob Saget, Ukraine, Mega Millions, Powerball numbers, Anne Heche, and Jeffrey Dahmer. Hmmm…what does this say about us? How many of these words did you search last year? What would you guess was your most ‘googled’ word/phrase/question.
Queen Elizabeth is the only one off that list that I googled and my most googled phrase was probably Colville Weather or WSDOT (Washington State Department of Transportation) conditions on Snoqualmie Pass.
6. Insert your own random thought here.
I posted this on Facebook this week and decided to share it here, too.
“Let’s be cheerful! We have no more right to steal the brightness out of the day for our own family than we have to steal the purse of a stranger. Let us be as careful that our homes are furnished with pleasant and happy thoughts as we are that the rugs are the right color and texture and the furniture comfortable and beautiful.”
~~Laura Ingalls Wilder
13 thoughts on ““I’m An American” Hodgepodge”
I love the Indigo color. I would never pick magenta. I am happy to have quiet while flying, hubby will sleep. I love the last verse and image. Take care, have a great day!
…today’s paint dries so much faster!
Waiting in the hospital is painful! When my son broke his leg it was only a 1.5 hour surgery but it felt like forever.
“I’m an American!” I like that, minus the foot stomping. I am sure that spending Saturday mornings in school was no fun no matter if you wish you had paid attention. 😏
As for the medical community…thus it has ever been. I remember years ago (40 to be exact) waiting on a pediatrician to check a child out. After a six hour wait, I started to pack up said child and would have left. It didn’t take that doc 6 minutes to show up. They really are not concerned about hospitality.
I like all three of the colors and I also really like that quote from Laura Ingalls Wilder.
A painter in the family is nice! The bird is so lovely. Creation is amazing!
“Let’s be cheerful! We have no more right to steal the brightness out of the day for our own family than we have to steal the purse of a stranger. Let us be as careful that our homes are furnished with pleasant and happy thoughts as we are that the rugs are the right color and texture and the furniture comfortable and beautiful.” ~~Laura Ingalls Wilder – Such good advice!
Fun hodgepodge. I love those colours, they are in my closet, in my quilts, my accents but so far not on any walls. That Laura Ingalis Wilder quote is so good as is I Timothy 6:17! Many times I have experienced the “hurry up and wait”. Patience truly is a virtue.
Love the Wilder quote.
One thing I always did as a kid and got in trouble for was walking along the RR tracks.
Always a pleasure stopping by…I love your adorable and smart posts. Hugs and blessings.
I like the indigo color too, and almost all blues, actually. And I do agree that hospital waiting rooms can be very boring – if one can ignore the stressful feelings that usually accompany being there! Love the Laura Ingalls Wilder quote and the Scripture photo.
That great that you can get all the painting done by Dear. Love the plates. Yes, hospital waiting is never easy. That is very interesting about Russian school. Love your random.
I enjoyed your answers. I love that quote you shared. So good.