Tuesday, August 23, 2016


It's Hodgepodge time. Head on over to Joyce's blog tomorrow to see what other people have answered.

1. It's National Waffle Day (August 24th)...what decision are you currently 'waffling over'? (or share one you've recently 'waffled over')
Working on Sunday. It's my first day off in 2 weeks, but I guess I signed up to work a volleyball event. I got the email from our scheduling software last Sunday and was so annoyed with myself for having signed up. I did decide to put out a sub request and thankfully some took it. 
2. It's the middle of August, but I'm already seeing lots of autumn-related posts. Do you think we rush the seasons? If so, does that bother you? I saw (here) an end of summer bucket list that included-
make s'mores, read a new (or favorite) book in the park, eat something delicious and bad for you at a state fair, be a tourist for the day, have a pot luck picnic, book a last minute summer getaway, relax by or in the pool, take a hike to watch the sunset, have a day on the lake, try a new summer recipe
Which activities on the list might you squeeze in before summer officially comes to a close? 
I don't like s'mores, I don't like reading outside (too many other things that catch my attention), Iowa's state fair has already passed (I am kinda bummed about that, but it rarely fits into my schedule), I can't afford a summer getaway, no pools here to relax by, I'll probably be working when the sun is setting, no lakes around and I have a little snafu with my kitchen.
I wouldn't mind being a tourist for a day, but that probably won't happen either. My neighborhood will be having a potluck picnic on Labor Day, but I don't know if I'll be going. I really would love to have a day at the lake, but that doesn't fit into my plans either. 
3. Your favorite summertime 'art' found in nature?
I don't think I have specific summertime ones. I love how sometimes the world makes you stop and pay attention to things, like when a butterfly flits by.
4. Stephen R. Covey is quoted as saying 'We judge ourselves by our intentions, and others by their actions.' Agree or no? Do you define yourself based on your intentions, your actions, or something else? 
This is way too deep for how tired I am this week.
5. Are you useful in a crisis? Elaborate. 
I feel I am. I haven't been in a big crisis before, I have been at the bookstore when basically our whole computer system shut down. If people give me something to do, or I know what to do, I am extremely calm and can just do it. Sometimes I like chaos.
6. What's been your go-to dish this summer? Is it something you'll continue making as the seasons change?
I have been really utilizing my microwave lately. Like I said above, there's a little snafu in my kitchen so I haven't been able to use the stove/oven. So, anything I can easily warm up in the microwave. I have been doing a lot of cheese tacos with lettuce lately.
7. Adult coloring books are a thing now. Have you jumped on the bandwagon? If not is this something you think you might enjoy?
I'm not a colorer per say. I did pick up a few coloring books to send in swaps, plus these two:
These are basically the whole reason I chose to do the Hodgepodge today, I skimmed the questions and saw this one. 
Coloring has never been my thing, I don't know why, I've just never really gotten into it.
I had to buy the Where's Waldo one just cause it's Where's Waldo, I love search and find things. I think I have all the Waldo books from when I was growing up. I have found Waldo in the whole book, whether I go back and color it or not, I don't know.
And I love the sentiment of the second one. It's got all these quotes about not really caring what other people think in it. All of my friends thought it was pretty funny, too. I feel they all need a page. And I did color a little bit on one page the other day.8.  Insert your own random thought here. 
It's bookstore time again. Sadly, I think I'm getting a little too old for this, or I just need new shoes. It's tiring me out so much more than it used to. Though I think part of it is, in this position at the library, I stand in one place much more than I used to. I love the fast pace of the bookstore and the job, it's just tiring me out way too much.


Joyce said...

You sound busy. I think you should add a nap to your end of summer activiites. I know that's on my list : )

Loris Glassworks said...

I like your coloring book choices, coloring use to help me relax, but I haven't done it in years. The irreverently positive one would be fun for my slumber party with my adult girlfriends!
Lori in Blue Ridge, GA