After being away from Wednesday Hodgepodge for a week
(that will be discussed later),
it is good to be back hodgepodging with my fellow bloggers.
Yes, we have a financial planner which relieves much of the stress of trying to do it ourselves. But, on the other hand, I do not understand much of what is going on and feel stressed to think there may not anything there when I need it. Hubby and Chase (our young, handsome adviser) assure me I will be taken care of and that is comforting. Besides, my future is not in the hands of the adviser or the stock market. Thank you Jesus!.
2. The second week of October is Pet Peeve Week. Off the top of your head, share TWO of your current pet peeves.
Car handlers who occupy space on the roadway who are oblivious and void of any driving skill; people in positions of customer service who have no idea what customer service is.
3. What is one thing you'd like to learn right now, this very week if you could
How to be a really good painter.
4. How concerned are you about the recent health related news concerning Ebola? How about Enterovirus D68?
Both of these concern me greatly, not to the point of fear, but because I see the lack of concern and prior planning on the part of our government. The incident in Dallas is a prime example that we are not prepared and are not in a strong position to fight it. To send 3,000 warriors to another country to try to accomplish what thousands of others who have been on site for years have not been able to do, and at the same time leaving our borders open and in-coming immigrants untested just makes no sense to me and reassures me that the powers-that-be have no clue. This causes my greatest concern.
5. Garfield, Nemo, or Tigger-your favorite orange cartoon character?
I love the sarcasm and aloofness of Garfield and the sweetness of Tigger. That may tell you something about me too, huh.
6. I'm going to see Gone Girl with my neighborhood book club this week. So often books made into film are disappointing. What's a book turned film you thought was well done, in that the casting was 'like you pictured' when you read the book, and the film plot remained mostly true to the book plot?
7. What is one story your family always tells about you?
My sisters and I share many interesting stories about each other. Being the oldest and not being against taking advantage of my younger, easy-going sister, I did some not so kind things to her. But, she especially loves to tell the story of the night she found me completely relaxed in our new 50's round framed chair. It was just like this one except it had a solid red stretched canvas.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
A week ago today I had right foot surgery involving the removal of a neuroma between toes two and three, tendon stretched and hammer-toe corrected of 2nd toe (notice cute little eyeball pin), big toe broken and straightened and bunion shaved off. Yes, it was a bit painful the first few days and pain meds helped greatly. I don't like those things so got off them as soon as I could.
My sis was here to keep me company and I can't tell you how much we enjoyed being together. We three sisters always try to be there for each other and that is comforting. That being said, Hubby has been great and most helpful. I have insisted he go to the office every morning which gives me an opportunity to do some things for myself (yes, you could call that independence if you want to), but it also keeps him from getting tired of me before I'm back on two feet. He put this little laundry pouch on my walker so I can carry things around as needed. I haven't figured out how to get a bowl of soup to my chair yet, though. LOL!
This little four-legged walker has made it possible for me to move around on one leg for which I am most grateful.
But, ladies, this has reinforced to me the importance of maintaining a strong upper body and core. If I had not been doing this for several years, I know that I would not have the endurance and strength to hold my weight on my arms. So please, if you aren't currently doing upper body and core exercises, start NOW!
I heard a song this morning after watching an old 1983 Billy Graham Crusade message on the Holy Spirit. I am praising God for His convicting Holy Spirit who called me to Himself many years ago and baptized me into His family and with the Holy Spirit.
May this beautiful message sung by Carrie Underwood bless your heart today as well.