Wednesday Hodgepodge

Wednesday, July 10, 2013



Happy Wednesday Friends! Time for another Wednesday Hodgepodge with Joyce from over at From This Side of the Pond . Things have been pretty hard for me the last few days but I am going to do my best to not be a " Debbie Downer " ... instead I am just trying to get my head, my soul, my life, my blog in a happier place! Hope you enjoy.

1. What's something people might ask you for help with?

Wow.. well, that would have to be cooking. I went to Culinary School in my early 20's. Since, I have received a lot of cooking/baking questions! I also get asked a lot about how to help family/friends with their blogs! 

2. What's something you might ask people for help with?

Well, I ask the kids all the time to help with small things. Most of the time they do it...but I really try to not ask that many people for help. I have probably asked my mom to help me physically, mentally, and financially for years. She has always been there for me when I needed her. Scott's sister has helped us many times too when we needed help with the animals or a listening ear. 

3. Did your family take summer vacations when you were a child?  If so, where did you go?  If you're a parent, did/do you plan summer vacations for your own family?  Did/do they resemble those you took as a child?

I went a ton of places when I was young. I would visit my mom often in Florida being I lived with my grandparents. I would also take a ton of vacations all over with my grandparents. We camped a lot. You know, I never understood what camping really was until I was in my 20's. I mean we were camping in Air Streams with chandeliers in the damn thing. 
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But I still made some great memories camping. All the vacations we took were great...some of the best memories I have. 

4. Pool-lake-ocean...which one is most appealing to you on a hot summer day?

I like the lake the best. Don't ask me why... but I I like it better than a pool or ocean. But I really love all 3! 

5. Have you ever justified using the expression 'you gotta be cruel to be kind'? Was it really necessary or were you rationalizing?

No I have never heard that expression, let alone used it. But I don't feel you have to be cruel to be nice. I am very outspoken and I think sometimes people see that as cruel but I think the nicest thing you can do for any person is to tell them the truth. At this point, I don't really sugar coat anything for anyone. 

6. The Journal of Psychology recently mentioned the results of a survey identifying the ten most hated foods as-liver, lima beans, mayonnaise, mushrooms, eggs, okra, beets, brussel sprouts, tuna, and gelatin. Of those foods, how many do you actually hate?  Any you'd add to the list?

Well I don't get liver, lima beans, mushrooms, okra, or caned tuna. I like fresh tuna but I can't eat that can stuff. I also don't like olives!

7. What's your favorite book or movie set in a beach or lake town?

I went blank with this one but what did keep coming back to..

I thought this was such a sweet movie and I loved it. 


8.  Insert your own random thought here.

Last week was not so easy for our family. I couldn't believe how fast the downward spin was happening. But a week later, things are slowly getting better. I have been running around here like a CIA Agent...checking this and checking that.. ( post coming up soon ) but its getting better. Time does help everything. Raising kids is truly the hardest job on the earth. This has been hands down my worst summer in 10+ years. HORRIBLE. I am looking forward to a new renewed season of cool days, pumpkin picking, school supplies :), homework, cozy nights in. 


Happy Wednesday.

K Jaggers