Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Leafing through the hodgepodge

It's time for Wednesday Hodgepodge, head on over to Joyce's to see what other people answered.

1. Are the leaves turning color where you live? Have they begun to fall? Will you have to rake when it's all said and done? Is that a chore you love or loathe? They are beginning to change and fall, I love walking through them. I am not missing yard work, and will not miss raking leaves, I really loathed that chore.
2. When did you last shake like a leaf? I do when things don't go my way. I get really upset when things happen that I can't control. Monday, that happened, I won't go into more detail.
3. After 20 seasons with the NY Yankees, Derek Jeter played his last official game Sunday afternoon. Jeter has been described even by opponents as a 'class act', both on and off the field. The NFL is back in action this month too, with several players in that sport also making headlines. What are your thoughts on athletes as role models? Should a professional athlete be expected to act as role model or is that going beyond their job description? What responsibility do the organizations these athletes work for have when it comes to dealing with off the field behavior? Discuss. I'm not a sports fan and I really don't care.

4. What season of the year is toughest for you in terms of your health? Why? Probably fall, I usually get some kind of cold/allergies and I hate dealing with them.
5. The top six healthy food trends of 2014 according to Eating Well are- clean eating (more veg, less meat, less sodium, limit alcohol and processed foods),  trash fish (you know those fish that get caught in fishermen nets and are thrown back? It seems chefs are finding creative ways to make them more appetizing),  cauliflower (this year's IT vegetable), kaniwa (essentially baby quinoa, so like quinoa only smaller), fermentation (think pickling except with twists on flavor we're not accustomed to), and community supported food (farms operating with community support/membership). Okay-so how many of the hot healthy food trends for 2014 have you experienced, encountered, enjoyed? Any you've tried and said ewwww? Any on the list you'd like to try before year's end? I like cauliflower.
6. In seven words or less, bid September adieu. Tomorrow will be kinder.
7. What's something on your October calendar that makes you happy just thinking about it? My 5-year anniversary of being at my job will be soon, I'm thinking of baking a cake. My grandmother's birthday is coming up, she'll be 97 or 98.
8.  Insert your own random thought here. I'm so ready for a break from my life, unfortunately, I have to come back to it.

1 comment:

Joyce said...

Happy birthday to your grandmother! A cake to share with co-workers would be a fun way to celebrate your work anniversary. Have a great day!