Anywhooo....Wednesday has rolled around again and you know what that means. Time for some Wednesday Hodgepodging with new grandmama Joyce @ From This Side of the Pond. Take some time to visit and check out the links to other players...after you've been dazzled by my answers, of course!
1. Do you try to set rules for yourself about how you use your time? Explain.
No, I should because I'm a world-class procrastinator and things that I was just going to do for a minute end up eating hours of time (Facebook, reading, pretty much everything if I'm honest). I could make rules and set time limits, but I wouldn't listen to myself.
2. Monday was National Lighthouse Day. Have you ever visited a lighthouse? If not, do you have any desire to see one up close? Of the 10 Most Beautiful that made this list which would you most like to see in person-
Lindau Lighthouse (Germany), Fanad Lighthouse (Ireland), Portland Head Light (Maine), Yaquina Bay Light (Oregon) The St. Augustine Light (Florida), Peggys Point Lighthouse (Canada), Start Point Lighthouse (England), Tower of Hercules (Spain), Bass Harbor Head Station (Maine), and White Shoal Light (Michigan)
I may have seen others when I was growing up, but the only one I've been up close and personal with as an adult is the one on Assateague Island, VA. As for what one I'd like to visit now...I'm torn between the one in Ireland (because who doesn't want to go to Ireland?!) and the one in Oregon (because I'd like to see the Pacific Northwest).
When you've been away, what's your 'lighthouse' telling you you're on the right road home?
3. What have you unintentionally stopped doing? Is this something you need to pick back up and begin again, or is it something you need to let go of for now (or even permanently)?
Caring about family traditions. I didn't want to and I definitely didn't do it intentionally. It just sort of happened as the kids went out on their own and poo-pooed my attempts to carry on certain things. They've kind of forced me to take holidays as they come. I'm not thrilled and I think they and the grandkids miss out on a lot, but maybe with our daughter's son being so close by some of those old traditions will get revived. I hope so.
4. We've had a full week of August. Share a GRAND moment from your month so far.
Well, it's a GRANDchild moment. Our grandson is rushing up on being 8 months old this weekend and it seems like every time I see him he's learned something new. My favorite thing is when I pick him up and and he grabs on and just snuggles in, rubbing his head under my chin and on my neck and chest (sort of the way a cat rubs on you). It is just the most precious thing and positively grand!
5. Tell us one song you love with the word 'baby' in the title.
I couldn't think of one I "love" but this one is always fun!
6. Insert your own random thought here.
This has been and will continue to be a busy week around here. Today is kind of a lull...for which I am grateful. Monday I was out most of the day with my daughter and a friend of mine with a gift for crafting/decorating/floral arranging. We managed to find and buy all of the flowers for the wedding bouquets and table decorations as well as some other things needed for the wedding. Yesterday I took my daughter and the baby to do some shopping and last night was Bible study. The discussion was so awesome at Bible study that I didn't even leave the host's home until after 10:00!
Today is a restful day and then tomorrow my daughter and I are driving up to where my niece lives to get some items leftover from her wedding that will work at the bridal shower next weekend. Friday we're getting together with my friend again to assemble and decorate the bouquets and table arrangements. It's hard to believe it's just over a month until the wedding!