Wednesday Hodgepodge

Joyce From This Side of the Pond hosts a weekly Wednesday Hodgepodge of questions for fun and for getting to know each other.

Here are the questions for this week:

1. Have you ever been served breakfast in bed? Do you enjoy that? If someone were serving you breakfast in bed what would you hope to see on the tray?

My husband and I did that for one another a couple of times in early married days, but didn’t really like getting crumbs in bed. If you’re counting eating in a hospital bed, yeah, I guess you could say one perk of being there is breakfast in bed served on a nice rolling tray so you don’t have to balance it all on your lap. Not enough of a perk to cause me to want to visit there again, though. 🙂 If I ever were served breakfast, in bed or otherwise, I think my first choice would be an omelet with ham and Cheddar cheese and some orange juice with a bit of ginger ale mixed in.

2. What is one piece of advice you would give a new mother?

Sleep whenever you can. Accept help, even if things aren’t done exactly as you would do them. Savor the moments — they pass so quickly. Keep some time with the Lord, even if it is shorter or different than it was before (see Encouragement for Mothers of Young Children for more.) Oh, wait, you said just one piece of advice….

3. When was the last time you wanted to scream? Explain.

I can remember it wasn’t too long ago but I can’t remember what it was about. It does happen more often than I’d like to admit. 😳

4. Can you hula hoop?

Probably not any more.

5. What is something people do in traffic that really bothers you?

Tailgate, change lanes too closely and recklessly, fail to use turn signals, pull in front of me and then slow down for a turn.

6. What do you do when people don’t admit they’re wrong?

Honestly? Seethe inwardly. Then hopefully before long put it in perspective. If it is some little thing that doesn’t matter in the long run, I try to just let it go — some things you have to “agree to disagree” about. But if it is something that I think will have serious consequences for them or others, I’ll pray for them, that the Lord will open their eyes and change their hearts and maybe seek another opportunity and way to bring it up again.

7. What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word ‘fun’?

Something with the family — pizza and movie night, going out to eat together, playing a game.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

I frequently hear an owl in the trees around our house. I’d love to see him some time. Some years ago at a different house and state, our kids and some others were playing on the trampoline in the back yard when an owl flew out of the trees, perched and looked at them for a few minutes, and then flew away. It all happened too fast to even think about getting the camera. We probably woke him up and he came out to see what the commotion was about. We never saw him again.

5 thoughts on “Wednesday Hodgepodge

  1. omelet with ham and Cheddar cheese : yum!

    Sleep whenever you can.
    Accept help
    Savor the moments
    Keep some time with the Lord
    hahaha, love all your answers in one 😉

    change lanes too closely and recklessly: definitely

    “agree to disagree” : good

    pizza and movie night: funnn, for sure

    woke him: i’ve never seen an owl other than in a zoo…that would be neat.

  2. Oooo…I’d love to have an owl. Please share updates on him. You’re better than me on #6…you make yourself get around to prayer. I need to work on that…thanks for the challenge.

  3. I would enjoy my first cup of coffee in bed as much or more than breakfast…that is what I want when I wake up, not food…on Saturday, since we have our big breakfast of the week then and cook it together, Jim lets me have my cup of coffee before we start cooking(not in bed, though)..He likes his juice first and drinks his coffee after he eats.
    While the electricity was off, he would get up, go out and begin heating the water for coffee for me before I got up….
    Just learned that the son of my best friend had his house destroyed. We’re still waiting to hear form others we know. Keep praying,

  4. I forgot about breakfast in bed when I was in hospital. I wouldn’t exactly call cold oatmeal and warm milk a perk. 😉

    We saw an owl the other day and it stayed long enough for me to take 100 pictures — but I didn’t have my camera. Of course.

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