Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Wednesday Hodgepodge

It's Wednesday Hodgepodge time! Join up here.

1. What is something that bothers you if it's not done perfectly?

Not many things bother me. I'm kind of a laid-back person. I would say that I have a high standard for services that cost a lot of money. Right now, we are having the exterior of our house in Idaho painted. Since it is a rather expensive endeavor, I will expect that the work be of good quality and hopefully last many years.

2. Do you think a 6th sense exists? Explain.

I had to look up a definition. Because my brain is rather mushy and filled with the story of Squirrel Nutkin, which I do not wish on anyone.

The definition I found was:

noun; A power of perception seemingly independent of the five senses; keen intuition.

In the case of that definition, I will say yes.
I think it goes along well with the Biblical principle of discernment, which includes wisdom and good judgement.

Psalm 119:25
                                                         I am your servant; give me discernment
                                                            that I may understand your statutes.

3. Do you say your goodbyes slowly, quickly, or not at all?

Well this is a timely question.
We are currently in the midst of a painfully slow goodbye as we get ready to send Josh off for 6 months. Making all of the preparations is a constant reminder that the day is fast approaching.

Here he is making a video of himself reading the kids' favorite books, and singing their bedtime songs.

Sniffle. Sniffle.

So while I prefer a quick or not-at-all goodbye, sometimes the choice is not mine.

4. On a scale of 1-10, with ten being hot hot hot, what level of spice do you like in your food? What's your favorite 'spicy' dish?

I'm about a 7. I really do enjoy spicy foods, but I can't have it so spicy that it numbs my taste buds.
Because then what is the point in eating? It's not as if I eat because I'm hungry.
That would be silly.
I eat for pleasure.

Oh, and sushi without wasabi is not sushi at all.

5. What is one of your all time favorite commercial jingles?

It's got to be the Quizno's Subs rats.

Do you remember them? They made no sense at all, but they always made me laugh. Who would think of having a really, really, really creepy looking rat as your spokesperson animal?

Kudos to you, Quizno's. It was certainly memorable.

They got a pepper bar!

6. Plane, train, boat or auto...your preferred method of travel?

I don't like any method of travel.
Air travel makes me nervous. You are totally at the mercy of the airline: overbooking, cancellations, being seated next to stinky people, etc. 

I used to enjoy the occasional car trip.

Then I had children.

I'm thinking a relocation cruise is probably the way to go. That way you can dine your way to your next destination.

7. What is something you take for granted?

Two things popped to my mind.

1-- Our freedom to worship & access to the Bible. In other areas of the world, Christians risk their lives to meet together and read the word. My greatest challenge is to stop playing Words with Friends so that I make some time to read it.

2-- That my kids will be little for a long, long time.

I'm afraid they wont.
They are growing too fast.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

Hurricane Irene is supposed to hit the NC coast this weekend.
Our heroes in green (aka my husband and others like him) will be hurrevac-ing. This is when they take their most valuable assets and get them to an inland location.

That is a nice way of saying:
Leave the wives and kids behind-- Get those jets to safety!


Joyce said...

Aww..reading the stories is so sweet. Hoping Irene gives you a miss!

Mindee@ourfrontdoor said...

Shoot. You'd think they'd at least let you ride on the jets while they re-locate them.



Tammy Doane said...

Hope Irene misses you.

Erin said...

Is this your first hurricane?

Amiee said...

I got choked up just thinking about how you and your sweet kids are going to have to live without your hubby/their daddy for 6 long months. *Sob* That is so sweet that he video tapes himself for them. What a great idea!

I'm Erin. said...

Erin, I think there was a hurrevac last year as well. We're far enough inland that I'm not concerned. We'll probably just get some wind & rain.

Taylor said...

Come visit me! No hurricanes here!

Christina said...

I couldn't even read past your goodbye question...I was talking on the phone with my mom, and reading at the same time and it was all I could do not to burst into tears which would have really freaked her out. I'm sorry you have to say goodbye. I have soooo much admiration and respect for military families. Thank you.

Maranda said...

I don't really know what else to say, but thank you - to you, your kids and Josh for the sacrifice you make for our freedom. I know I only "know" you through your blog, but I think of you and your family often... I have been praying for you guys and will continue to do so.

P.S. The Quizno Sub Rats?! What in the world!? Too funny!

Dana said...

What's your words with friends name?