Linking up with Joyce @ From This Side of the Pond
for the Wednesday Hodgepodge. Visit to find links
to posts from other players or to join the fun.
1. What keeps you blogging? The wonderful people I get to "meet." I love that through blogging I'm able to interact with people from all over the country and even the world and that we can share information, our various views, learn from each other, and just have some fun. Also, as someone who has always felt the need to write blogging has been a great platform for that. I've tried to give it up several times over the years and always end up coming back.
2. Some people like to travel in the winter months. Do you enjoy the beach in winter? We lived in Florida for a couple of years when we were first married and we went to the beach at times that would be considered winter, but we really didn't think about it being winter in that climate. I always enjoyed it, so I guess the answer is yes. According to Southern Living the best U.S. beach towns to visit this winter are-
St Simons Island (Georgia), Hilton Head (South Carolina), Bald Head Island (North Carolina), Seaside (Florida), Bay St. Louis (Mississippi), Cape San Blas (Florida), South Padre Island (Texas), Folly Beach (South Carolina), Chincoteague (Virginia), Duck Key (Florida), Nags Head (North Carolina), and Fairhope (Alabama)
Have you been to any of the towns listed (in any season)? Which on the list appeals to you most this winter? Chincoteague is one of my very favorite spots in the world and our family has vacationed there several times. If we can ever get everyone's schedules to line up, we hope to one day rent a large house and have the whole family go. It would be my first choice from the list, but if I had to pick one I haven't been to I would choose Duck Key. I've been hinting to my husband for a while now that I would like to visit the Florida Keys.
3. What's a song you're embarrassed to know all the lyrics to? The one in the video below. Are you really embarrassed or do just think you should be? I just think I should be. I'm actually pretty tickled that a cousin of mine was one of the song writers on it.
6. Insert your own random thought here. School is on a 2-hour delay today due to the very cold temperatures and less than great road conditions. It's possible that it may go to a cancellation, but if it doesn't I surely hope and pray it is a better day than yesterday. We went out in the buses on time yesterday in horrible conditions when a delay should have been called. Then on top of that, a threat (that's still all the school district will say) was discovered in a restroom at the senior high and the decision was made to evacuate all the schools in the district to remote safe locations. The students were then bused home from those locations. It was a stressful, hectic, confusing (there really was no rehearsed plan for such a thing in place) day and I was in the bus from 5:45 yesterday morning until 1:00 in the afternoon with no break. At least the roads were cleared by the time we were dealing with that. Snow began again after I got home and my poor husband, who is currently working a 1.5 hour drive from home, left work at 4:30 and didn't get home until 9:30! The roads were THAT bad with accidents all over the place. Still, there's much to be thankful for, as in all those situations everyone was safe.