Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Goofing Off Hodge Podge

Thanks so much to Joyce for the questions this week. I'm joining up with the gang over at From This Side of the Pond. I would love to hear your answers to the following questions!!

1. Did you celebrate St. Patrick's Day in some way? If so tell us how. Are you a fan of corned beef? Cabbage? The color green? I made Irish Coffee for both of us using the “recipe” we got when we were in Ireland in October of 2021. Our Irish Coffee mugs are somewhere in a warehouse but coffee mugs worked. I do not like corned beef. I love cabbage. I like to wear green because it makes my eye color pop. I like green money.

2. March 22nd is National Goof Off Day...will you celebrate? Your favorite way to goof off? Last time you had a whole day to spend 'goofing off'? I will not be goofing off on March 22. I will be at work and we actually have a funeral for a 48 year old man who died over the weekend. It will probably be a somber day around the church. I do love to have fun – is having fun one way of “goofing off”? I don’t remember the last time I had a whole day to “goof off.” I always have a to-do list.

3. Something on your to-do list that has been there more than a month? Will this be the month you finally cross it off? I don’t think I have anything on my to-do list that has been there that long. I am a list maker and love marking things off. I actually need to pay a bill or two online and I have rolled that from Monday to Tuesday and to Wednesday - three days is a long time to put something off! I must pay those bills.

4. In your opinion, what emotion is the most beneficial? Which one is the least useful? I think all of our emotions have a place at some time or another. It is ok to be angry sometimes. It is ok to be sad sometimes. It is ok to be happy and joyful more than just sometimes (and that is wonderful so maybe it is my favorite . . .I don’t know if it is the most beneficial). My problem is that at 64, I’m still learning how to deal with my emotions and not eat them . . .or not yell at someone . . .

5. What was your favorite thing to do as a kid? Elaborate. I think I had a pretty great childhood. There were 17 of us on our street (kids!) and we played kickball (one of my favs) and baseball. We played with Barbies (the girls – none of the guys wanted to play) and made elaborate houses using wash cloths as carpet and shoeboxes for walls. We also rode our bikes. I even had a cat (Missy) who loved to ride in the basket on the front of my bike!! We even had beauty contests using picnic benches for the runway and the picnic table for the stage. This was another “game” that the boys on our street didn’t want to play with us. We also loved to swing – way up high!

These are a few of the girls in our

6. Insert your own random thought here – We celebrated granddaughter #1 over the weekend. I cannot believe she is 7 years old.


  1. You had a lot of neighborhood friends when you were growing up - how fun! I agree that most emotions can be helpful or hurtful and it's a matter of how we handle them. Have a good day!

  2. I used to love to swing but I realized the older I get, it makes me feel sick. Ugh.

  3. That's the kind of neighborhood I grew up in too. Lots of kids, big neighborhood games (kick the can was my favorite) and lots of made up games too. I'm sorry about the loss of your church member, so young. Happy birthday to your adorable grandgirl!

  4. Sweet celebrations for your 7 year old granddaughter. We celebrated our 6 year old granddaughter. Love having grandchildren. The photo of your neighborhood girls is a treasure. You reminded me of kickball and then I remembered tetherball. Fun memories. Happy Spring to you!

  5. Such a sweet 7-year old to celebrate!! Always fun! Are you still in touch with any of those girls in the picture? That many girls to play with had to be so much fun!! xo

  6. I'm a big list maker too and feel such a sense of accomplishment marking the items off my list. Have a great rest of the week!

  7. You have a sweet granddaughter. Happy Birthday to her!

  8. Great answers this week. Kickball was another fun activity. So many things I forgot but reading everyone's posts reminded me of so many