Wednesday, June 8, 2016

It's Wednesday!

So it must be time for a HodgePodge. Check out other Hodgepodgers here.

1. I read here a list of 13 things you should do in June. I'm paraphrasing a little but basically...

Go on a road trip with your best friend, pick fresh strawberries, host a garden party, take a morning run, treat yourself to a flower bouquet, spend a whole day hiking, discover a new coffee shop, try a new ice cream flavor, read at least one book, visit a Farmer's Market, make a swing for your home, and visit a new city.

Which thing on the list do you most want to do? Of the activities mentioned, which one holds the least appeal? How many on the list will you attempt in June? What's one thing you'd add to the list?

Most likely, meaning I have already planned, pick fresh strawberries with my honourary grand-daughters, and least likely to host a garden party. Have you seen my garden? Not gonna happen.

I will read a book, go on a road trip with my dh, discover a new coffee shop, go to a farmer's market and maybe buy some flowers. What would I add to the list? Heal the things I've broken, speak the words unspoken. (line from a Stephen Fearing song that has been going around and around in my head this past week.

2. What's something you could do today to feel more peaceful?

Have a hot bubble bath. Yup, that's what I will do today.

3. June 7th is National Chocolate Ice Cream Day. Are you a fan? Swiss mocha, rocky road, chocolate chocolate chip, peanut butter and chocolate, or a dish of plain chocolate...what's your pleasure?

Mint chocolate chip. For a while I liked the Sea-salt and caramel, but now I am back to Mint Chocolate Chip.

4. If you came with a warning what would it say?

Caution: Cries easily. And often..

5.What's the most interesting website you've visited in the last week?

The International Buddhist Temple.

6. Spring, summer, autumn, winter...which season are you? Why?

Autumn. I was born in the Autumn. I love the Autumn. I think I am like the changing colours of the leaves - predictable and wise and yes, beautiful, in their demise.

7. "You lose sight of things...and when you travel, everything balances out." ~Daranna Gidel

Would you agree with that sentiment? Explain why or why not.

Yes, I do agree with this sentiment. When I travel I remember that I am braver than I think, and I remember how much I love the geology of this earth. I am too much of a homebody so travelling definitely helps balance that out.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

People come and go from your life
Weaving in and out
Some are the warp
and some the weft
and at the end of my life
they will have made an intricate
fabric that is unique
and mine alone.


  1. I should have said a bath too. If I'm having a stressful or aggravating day a bath always makes me feel better. Have a great week!

    1. haha...I didn't get there until about 9 last night, but it was totally glorious.

  2. I like your random thought...made me think too!

    1. thank you - one of those stream of consciousness poems.

  3. Yep... "Caution..tends to leak" applies here too. Random thought: just back from a long dog walk in the winter sun and am excited to report that the magnificent Wedge-tailed eagle pair that nests nearby appear to have successfully reproduced because there were four magnificent beasts floating above us. Pesky rabbits beware...

    1. that sounds awesome - I have a beautiful red finch that keeps visiting the feeder and I hope to get his picture one day soon and then I will post it of fb, and maybe here too. He is soooo beautiful.

  4. I enjoyed your answers, especially your random thought and the song that you mentioned in #1.

    A hot bubble bath sounds like a perfect way to relax. :)

    Have a blessed week!

    1. thank you. Yes Stephen Fearing writes the best lyrics.

  5. Were you asking us for our answers?
    1. The thing I would most want to do is to go hiking but it is not possible for me anymore! Trying new ice cream flavours used to be fun but holds no appeal any more now that my body cannot tolerate ice cream.
    Visiting a farmer's market would be my first choice and it is also within the realms of possibility! Discovering a new coffee shop will be another delight. I would like to visit a new city but that takes a lot of planning.

    Have fun with picking your fresh strawberries. There are a number of farms close to Adelaide (my city) that allow people to pick their own and it is a popular activity. As for the garden party,why not host it in someone else's garden (or is that too cheeky)?

    2. Sit and crochet with hot chocolate in my cosy lounge room.

    3. Sorry not a fan of ice cream...decent sorbets and dairy-free gelati on the other hand... P-:

    4. Don't get me started ...

    5. The most interesting web site I've visited in the last week has been the Australian Electoral Commission because in this day and age, they still cannot provide everybody with a fully accessible polling place. Get with the program people!

    6. Autumn! Sunny days, cool breezes, wonderful colours. Good for getting outdoors.

    7. Disagree- when you travel you find out how much everything truly is out of balance around this world of ours.

    8. Love your random thought, Mary-Anne. One of my favourite sentiments is:
    "If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping in a room with one tiny mosquito!"


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