5/16/2018

Cluttered Hodgepodge

First day back to the Hodgepodge & I've picked a doozy! I'm just going to jump in and see where it takes me!

1. What would you say is your biggest day to day challenge?
Finding time to do it all. There just aren't enough hours in a day, and I'm the type of person who needs her 8 hours of sleep!

2. May 16th is National Biographers Day. What's a biography you really enjoyed reading? Is this a genre you read regularly?
Any biography about a Holocaust victim enthralls me. I'm a bit obsessed with that time period for some reason.

3. How important is keeping a clean house? Do you need to de-clutter your life?
It's nice to have a clean house, but keeping it? Eh. That's something altogether different. Right now I'm in the midst of decluttering my room at school. I'm tossing all the things I've had since I lived in Ga. (over 20 years ago) & SC (14 years ago). Oh, but Joyce asked about our HOUSE! Well...my desk is an absolute mess. Who am I kidding? It's not just my desk! Now that CH & I have the house to ourselves (with the exception of YS who mainly stays in the basement when he's home-which is rare) I seem to have taken up just putting stuff down somewhere & not picking it back up.
Oh. Joyce asked about decluttering my life! I'm working at it, but...see the answer to #1.

4. You're the 8th dwarf. What's your name?
Too many pans in the fire. No, wait. That would be a Native American name.

5. What's surprised you the most about your life or life in general?
I don't know that anything surprises me about my life. I always knew I'd get married and have kids. I guess the thing that surprises me most about life, in general, is how easily it is to keep going when bad things happen around you. Life truly does go on!

6. Insert your own random thought here.
About that decluttering: MS graduates from Law School in 2 weeks! 2 weeks, y'all! Then he'll come home, study for the bar, and move on with his life. He plans on living with us while he studies which means I've got to get the desk cleaned off since it's in the room where he'll be staying. It's a good thing Friday is our last day of school!

Don't forget to visit Joyce (by clicking on the Wed. Hodgepodge picture above) to see how everyone else answered!

29 comments:

  1. I certainly enjoyed your Hodgepodge! You had me chuckling throughout,especially with your dwarf name. Lol. Your life sounds busy. How you can squeeze in those 8 hours of sleep.

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    1. I'm hoping my life will slow down quite a bit now that school is out! :)

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  2. Boy, you post left me out of breath! It sounds like you have a lot going on. Congrats to MS!

    I hope you'll be able to get your 8 hours sleep and life will slow down a bit for you soon.

    Have a blessed day. :)

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    1. I was a bit out of breath when I wrote it! It was QUICK!!!

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  3. I am a new empty nester and it's so funny to me how different it is... And by new I mean, it's been 11 months, but they've been pretty evolving. I think I'm finally finding my footing in a normal.

    Re: biographies! YES! I totally spaced that, in the question. Though I'm wondering if many of the ones I love are actually autobiographies. I totally know the difference, BUT I think I tend to just lump "fiction/nonfiction" together. I may very well be a terrible reader.

    Re: life. YES! This is so true! I've never thought about it before, but I never would have thought, at 22, that it would be that way...

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    1. Well, I'm not a complete empty-nester: Our youngest is still living at home although we rarely see him!

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  4. You are so right about there not being enough time in a day! With four dogs and a disabled husband, it seems I never have enough time. My joyous days, where I try to slow down time is when I go to see my two grandchildren! Then I want time to crawl. But they are growing too fast!

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    1. Dogs, husband, grandchildren! I bet you are busy!!

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  5. Congratulations to your son.
    That is quite an accomplishment.

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  6. Have you read Lilac Girls? It was sad, but excellent.

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  7. I also find books about the Holocaust fascinating in a horrifying, but have to read kind of way.

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  8. Since you love to read about the Holocaust, have you ever been to the Holocaust Museum in Washington DC. If not, you should try to get there some day. It's very interesting and really makes it real what happened to all those people.

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    1. I have but what hit me more was the holocaust museum in Berlin. It was just sobering.

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  9. Welcome back! Your answer to #4 gave me a chuckle. Yes, life does go on and we have to keep up even when it seems impossible. Up at school it's interesting to see the retiring teachers getting rid of things and the newer bunch gathering. The circle of life. LOL Congrats to your future lawyer!

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  10. So great to see you here today! Congrats to your MS and hope the exam goes well! I'm at my desk now and it is definitely in need of decluttering. I have files that need purging, but with so much company this month that sort of task gets pushed to the back burner. One of these days...

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    1. Thanks! I can't believe how much company y'all are having...back to back!

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  11. I too struggle with having enough time. Sigh.

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  12. How exciting for your son's graduation from law school! Wishing him luck to pass the bar! I too am fascinated by WW2 and the Holocaust and do read a lot of books from that time period.

    betty

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    1. I don't know why I'm so drawn to that era.
      Thanks for the well wishes!!!

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  13. Congrats to your MS on his success! Wishing him the best on the BAR exam! Yes, life does indeed go on.

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  14. When I hear the word decluttering I run away, because I too have so many things to toss out and never find time (on purpuse!)

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    1. Ha! I definitely have to be "in the mood" to purge!!!

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  15. Welcome Back! I have the time and I do nothing. I'm so mad at myself for becoming so lazy! That is true, life gets hard and yet it keeps going, moving forward which always surprises me. I believe that's a blessing from God. Hope you have a nice weekend!

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    1. Yes! It's definitely a blessing!!!
      Thanks for visiting!!!

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  16. "4. You're the 8th dwarf. What's your name?
    Too many pans in the fire. No, wait. That would be a Native American name."

    Haha! :) My former boss belonged to a Scouts type kids' group with his son. They chose Native American names for some reason. One of the other Dads was a lawyer. He named himself Talking Bull.

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