September 5, 2017

Hodgepodging Into the Future

1. When you think about your future what do you fear most? I really do try to place my trust in the Lord and the truth that He loves me, provides for me, and has plans for me. Still, in my lower moments I worry (not really "fear") about my old age.  What will my health be like?  How will I make it financially? Will my husband still be with me?  Will my kids take care of me if I need them to? Will my mind be intact?  Hope for the most?  For my husband to feel well enough to have more of a life than work...that my kids would give their lives to Jesus...see the grandkids grow up.

2. September is National Chicken Month. How often is chicken on the menu at your house? A couple of times a week and we are so happy about that! Our daughter has a "sensitivity" to chicken (we believe it might actually be to the antibiotics or steroids they treat poultry with) and gets sick whenever she eats any kind of poultry so we hardly ever had it when she lived at home. What's a favorite dish made with chicken? We love some good fried chicken (it's okay, we do it in the air fryer!), the roast chicken I make sitting up on a bundt pan, and I usually order chicken with green beans when we get Chinese. What's something you're a 'chicken' about doing or trying? Speaking in front of a large group.

3. What are three things you don't own but wish you did?  A Ford Mustang, a house on the beach or a small farm, know, I can't think of anything else.

4. Would you rather be a jack of all trades or a master of one? A jack of all trades. Elaborate. My husband is a jack of all trades and I've been spoiled all my adult life by having him right there to build things, fix plumbing problems, electrical problems, repair just about anything, work on cars...If I knew how to do all that one, it would lighten his load, and two, I wouldn't have to worry about calling someone else if he wasn't available.  If you answered one, which one?

5. Ketchup or mustard? Usually ketchup (and only Heinz will do). On what? Bologna, fries, hot dogs, burgers, and meatloaf.

6.  Insert your own random thought here.  
Well, school started last week and I've got a week of work under my belt. The kids are not too bad this year. One troublesome kid moved and a few others moved up or away and it has really changed the dynamics of both runs. The kids are a lot calmer.  So far. 

The only thing I'm not loving is the vo-tech run I do in between.  There is a boy in a wheelchair going this year so they had to drop one big bus and use a mini-bus with a wheelchair lift instead.  I don't have time to make the switch back and forth between the big bus and the mini to take them to vo-tech so I've lost half the run.  I'm stuck hanging around until it's time to bring the kids back to the high school and then I drive the mini to do that.  

This all means I leave home at 5:00 A.M., get home at 11:30 A.M. for lunch, head back no later than 1:30 P.M. and get home for the day at 5:30.  It doesn't give me much time at home and I'm tired at night by the time I get dinner made and then clean up after. I'm ready for bed by 9:00. Trying to get things done at home just doesn't leave much time to blog. So, if you don't see me for a few days at a time, be patient.  I'll at least turn up on the weekends.


  1. I said a beach house too. Wouldn't that be so awesome!!

  2. Your 'fears' are eerily similar to my own.
    (Well, that's if I played along.) I like how each of your responses are complete and thoughtful ... and you've less time in the day than I do!


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