Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Flying Through October

I really had good intentions for a few minutes to participate in the 31 Day Challenge where we post a blog on each of the 31 days of October.
Joyce somehow was able to pull this off while also giving us thought provoking questions each and every Wednesday.  I do not know how she does it!
But, I admire her and will be faithful to at least participate in a 4-day blog post challenge for October.

So, here goes with our second
for October.

1. What's something that has recently 'tried your patience'?
Getting the pictures from our 50th Anniversary.  A dear friend who loves to take photos and is quite good at it, agreed to record our day with his camera.  However, he uses a setting on his camera (RAW) that enables him to edit his pictures in certain programs.  This put the pictures in a format that I cannot use.  I have tried to convert them to jpg but it changes the quality.  This has also tried the patience of my sweet friend, because he is disappointed for me.  Anyway, he has the camera card is now trying to make them usable for me.  When that happens, I will be more than happy to share them with you.

2. Do you think patience comes to us naturally or is it something you have to learn as you grow? On a scale of 1-10 generally how patient are you? (1=I blow up at the drop of a hat and 10=I've got all the time in the world).
All one has to do is look at a baby to know that patience is not a natural character trait.  I think it is something that has to be worked on every single day.  I would probably give myself a 5 because there are some things that I tend to be very impatient with these days.

3. Share about a time when you felt like you could fly. Or a time you wished you could fly. Or a time you felt like you were flying.

It would be nice to be able to soar during these early fall mornings when the sunrise is spectacular and the air is fresh.

4. Your favorite song with the word fly in the title or lyrics, or your favorite song that relates to flying in some way?
"Fly Me to the Moon"

5. What's in your fall picnic basket and where are we picnicking in your neck of the woods this time of year?

I'm not sure if you're asking for a literal answer or not, so I will just go with it.  We don't do picnics, but we have a nice little park in our subdivision where we could go should the urge ever hit. Which I'm not expecting.

6.  Carpentry, electrical, plumbing, landscaping...which skill would you most like to possess and how would you put that skill to use today?
I don't think I want any of these skills right now in my life.

7. What's something you think is too expensive to justify buying lately?

A new vehicle.

8. Insert your own random thought here. 

Last night we took our good friends out to celebrate Tom's 75th birthday.  When did our husbands get so old!  Anyway, we went to a new restaurant in town, Walk-On's Bistreaux & Bar.
Walk-On's has a very interesting story.
A walk-on is an athlete trying out for a team who has not been drafted, invited, scouted, awarded a scholarship.

Jack Warner and Brandon Landry, the founders and walk-ons for the LSU basketball team, played proudly for the Tigers, driven by the team camaraderie and their true love of the game. 

In 2001, on a plane ride home from a game at the University of Tennessee the idea began on the back of a napkin.  They now have seven locations in Louisiana.

In 2012, Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar was named the #1 Sports Bar in America by ESPN.

There are more than 60 large TV screens carrying every imaginable game every night of the week.

The food is a Cajun flavor and was delicious. 

Welcome to Shreveport Walk-On's and Happy Birthday to Tom.


  1. A new vehicle seems to be the luxury item on the Hodgepodge this week. Enjoyed reading your answers, especialy the one on patience and babies. Great take on it.

  2. Yes new cars definitely seem to be on the agenda although not on mine. Looks like you had a great evening with your friends.

  3. New cars are ridiculously over-priced. What a fun place for a birthday celebration. I sure hope you and your friend can get the situation with your anniversary photos worked out soon. I know that's frustrating for you both.

  4. I'm sorry about the frustration with the photos. Technology often tries my patience! Happy birthday to your hubs : )

  5. Oh,how frustrating over the anniversary pics. I do hope it gets straightened out so you can share them with us.

    When I think of what we paid for our very first car 44 years ago and what they cost now, it is mind boggling, sort of like those place mats. :o))

  6. I certainly hope you can get your photos worked out. I also picked Fly me to the Moon. Happy Birthday to Tom!


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