Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Salt, Sand, and for granted! Wednesday HodgePodge

Join up with Joyce over at From This Side of the Pond and answer her questions on this week's Wednesday HodgePodge.

1. "The cure for anything is salt water-tears, sweat, or the sea." (Isak Dinesan) Would you agree? Of the three, which has 'cured' you most recently? 

I love that thought of salt water curing everything!  I rarely cry . . .not sure why.  I think my tears dried up when my parents died – I became hard and stoic!  I did “mist” (my version of crying) during This is Us last week!!  I also ugly cried back during September at the beach when I was reading a book!  I’ve been riding my recumbent stationary bike lately and I’ve done a bit of sweating!!  My favorite would be the salt water of the sea – I love the smell, I love the air, I love the feeling of washing away all my sins on the waves.

2. What's something you can't eat without salt? Do you normally salt your food a lot, a little, or not at all? 
I LOVE salt.  Tomatoes NEED SALT!  Guacamole needs salt!!  I don’t eat a lot of eggs but eggs need salt!!  I have a tendency to salt first and then taste.

3. Sands of time, bury your head in the sand, built on sand, or draw a line in the sand...which sandy phrase could best be applied to something in your life right now?

The sands of time are sliding through the hourglass – I can’t believe our baby girl (grandbaby) is 10 months old.  Her first birthday is quickly approaching.  How could that be?? 

4. A favorite book, movie, or song with an island setting or theme?

Not sure if this is what you are going for or not . . .I love two books by Andy Andrews – The Heart Mender (I read it when it was originally published under the name  Island of Saints) and The Noticer – both are set along the gulf coast.  I also love some great beach music!!

5. Yesterday-did you run your day or did it run you? How so?

I think yesterday was a little of both.  I have meetings on Tuesday and those times are set so that part of my day is set in stone.  There were other parts of the day where I felt like I was “in charge.”  We had an awesome young professional group at our house last night and talked about relationships – healthy and unhealthy.  The discussion was engaging and the material Nathan (preacher-presenter) used was on point.  I wasn't in charge but I didn't feel like I was being mowed over -- I was "going with the flow" as the old expression says!

6. You're on an island holiday. Will I most likely find you parked in a beach chair, shopping in town, on the back of a jet ski, or snorkeling off the back of a catamaran?

You will find me in a beach chair with a book in my hand!!  I hate snorkeling - I want to like it but when I put that mask on my face, I panic!!  I have been on a big catamaran in Hawaii and a small catamaran in the gulf of Mexico - both were fun!

7. What do you think we humans most take for granted?

I’ve been writing in a journal for quite some time and I’ve been making myself think about the things for which I am grateful.  We take clean sheets for granted . . .fresh fruit in the middle of winter . . .good conversation . . .We oftentimes take the ability to think and reason for granted . . .we take other people for granted – we just assume that they are going to always be there.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

Everyone has things they deal with – some more than others.  I know that I live a great life but lately my insecurities have been rearing their ugly head!  I feel like I’ve been playing Whack-A-Mole

by stamping them down as quickly as they arise . . .probably need to deal with them in a better way.


Carla from The River said...

I forgot about tomatoes needing salt. YES!! Garlic salt. :-)

I like how you answered #7!

Katie Clooney said...

You and I are the only ones that love salt, or at least admit to it. Your granddaughter is positively beautiful!

ellen b said...

Oh yes...tomatoes need salt! Ahh...your little grandgirlie is so precious. I can't believe I'll have one in a couple months! Your random thought made me smile. I like to whack things away, too. Hope the rest of your week goes well.

Katie Eggeman said...

The grandchildren certainly seem to make my grains of sand, move more swiftly.

Joyce said...

Your granddaughter is adorable! I am looking forward to joining the 'club' this summer : ) Hope you have a great weekend! Thanks for playing along in the HP!