Wednesday Hodgepodge


1. Would you rather talk to everyone at a crowded party for a short time or have a significant conversation with two people?
I am terrible at small talk so I would rather have a meaningful conversation with one or two people than try to talk to a bunch of people I hardly know and have nothing to say to.

2. What objects do you remember from your parent’s living room?
I remember the Early American decore with eagles and such on the sofa and the chairs, except for my father’s easy chair. I remember the cobbler’s bench coffee table he made for the living room. It was rather unique.

3. Do you hog the bed? Steal the covers? Snore?
I have a very small portion of the bed as the two dogs take what they want and then snarle a bit if I try to move them. They don’t care about the covers so I get them. Yes, I snore, from what my granddaughters have told me and I have woken myself up from snoring.

4. Speaking of Easter dinner….what is your favourite way to cook/eat lamb? Or does just the thought of that make you squeamish? If you’re not cooking lamb what will be your entree du jour on Easter Sunday?
I love lamb chops and rack of lamb. Lots of garlic. I don’t celebrate Easter so I won’t be preparing anything special. If I should happen to be invited to my daughter’s house (unlikely), I’m not sure what she would serve. Probably ham, which I couldn’t eat anyway being Muslim.

5. Let’s throw some politics into this week’s mix-oooohhh…Do you know the whereabouts of your birth certificate and when was the last time you had to produce it to prove you’re you?

I do know. It’s in the lock box where other important papers are (except I’ve lost my passport, but it’s time for another anyway). I also have a copy of my birth certificate that I have to get corrected because it has my mother’s maiden name spelled wrong. It took me a year to get that and in order to get it corrected, I have to get either her birth certificate or her marriage certificate from another state. I will need it to get my passport, but I needed it when I applied for my social security benefits.

6. As a child, how did people describe you?
Quiet, shy, obedient (except my mother) and smart.

7. What do you complain about the most?
I complain very little, but mostly about food in restaurants. And perhaps about other people’s driving.

8. Insert your own random thought here.
I am so glad that I shall be leaving in a few minutes to pick up my car which was in a hit-and-run accident that literally took off the entire left side of my car. I am very fortunate that I wasn’t injured. Most of the body work was finished 2 1/2 weeks ago (after 3 1/2 weeks), when we discovered that more work was needed as the fuel tank and fuel pump had been damaged. Then the check from the insurance company got lost in the mail. So my claim’s agent took a check over yesterday, and I can pick up the car today.

About mairedubhtx

I am a "youngish" grandmother of 15 year old twin granddaughter who has recently (is a year "recent"?) adopted Islam as my way of life, much to the consternation of my family. I love to read. I love to write. I am writing a book about my decision to revert, about my spiritual journey. I have another blog about stories from my youth, my parents, and grandparents. It's a blog so my OCD daughter will not be able to throw it out when I die. I suffer from depression and anxiety, for which I am treated, so my posts may be a bit dark at times. C'est la vie.
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1 Response to Wednesday Hodgepodge

  1. The Hook says:

    Great hodgepodge – spicy and tasty! Well done!

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