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Wednesday, June 26, 2013


1. Summertime is a season of reunions, weddings, and other family celebrations and gatherings...are any of the above on your calendar in the next two months?
We are having an anniversay soon, July 1st is our 41st wedding anniversary, not sure what we are doing at this point but we will be celebrating.

2. June is National Iced Tea Month...are you an iced tea drinker? If so, how do you like yours (sweet, flavored, etc)? 
Image from Google
I do like iced tea, Raspberry flavored is nice, with a bit of sweetener. But I will also drink iced tea with Lemon.

3. When were you last nervous?  Looking back, was the 'event' actually nerve-worthy?
Tuesday, as in yesterday.  We had a test to see how many of the cancer cells we have killed.  We killed a lot!  Was it nerve-worthy? No, we knew that God was in charge and whatever the results were, we were going to be happy.  Still, I'm human..... a struggle I deal with every day.

4. The bristle toothbrush was invented in China on June 26, 1498...not sure how that date was pinned down so precisely but, on a scale of 1-10, with 10 being sick to your stomach and 1 being not at all, how nervous do you feel when you're headed to the dentist?  Do you see your dentist twice a year?
  9!  I really like our new dentist, he is very kind, but everytime I show up he finds something that needs to be fixed and it takes time and drugs to do.  I go twice a year, now....that I like our new dentist. 

5. What's making news in your town this week?

The weather. We are having a heat wave, day time temps in the 90's, hazy and humid.  There are lots of warning at night for thunder storms and to look out  for your neighbor and pets. 

6. Curtains, drapes, blinds...your window treatment of choice? Are there any bare windows in your house? Is that by choice or because you haven't gotten around to covering them? 
Drapes, to be more exact, room darking drapes.  It helps to keep the house cool.  I do have one window with nothing on it. it's a small window in the bathroom. We are up so high and in the woods, no one can see in.

7. Summertime is officially here (in the Northern hemisphere anyway)...what one song is a must-have on your summer playlist?

"Wipeout" by the Surfaris, and, well just about anything from the Beach Boys. Their songs scream SUMMER

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

We are in the single numbers as we count down our Chemo Therapy.  One more week and we will 1/2 done!  We are very happy and we are kicking Cancer's butt!  Thanks for all the good thoughts and prayers on our behalf. 

OK so now it's your turn.  How would you answer these questions about summer


  1. 41 years is definitely worth celebrating! Congrats! And wonderful news about your chemo results...so glad things are going well and you're halfway there!

  2. Yay for chemo being almost 1/2 over plus good test results. That is great.

    Happy almost anniversary!

  3. Fantastic news on the test results ... and on being almost halfway done!

    And 41 years is definitely worthy of a fabulous celebration.

  4. 41 years is an almost unheard of milestone. Congratulations. And prayers will be lifted for your continue conquering of those bad cells.

  5. Yay for the death of all those cancer cells! That's wonderful news and I know you will keep kicking their butts.

    Happy Anniversary to you and your husband. :)

  6. SWMBO, 41 years together is not nearly enough time together. We're just getting to really know each other! We're still newlyweds! I do so love you, SWMBO!

  7. First of all, Happy Anniversary to the cutest lovebirds I know, Lynn and Gerry!

    Here are my answers to this week's Hodgepodge:

    1-Nuttin' coming up this summer. Nephew getting married in November so that's exciting.

    2-Unsweet iced tea with LOTS of real, fresh lemon.

    3-Several years ago one of my trainers at Curves was moving out of state. She was a lovely person and a big part of my fitness success. So, even though public speaking terrifies me almost as much as getting on an airplane, I decided to participate in the farewell roast party thrown for her.

    I wrote my toast for days until I got it just right. My sister came over and rehearsed me until I didn't act like a standing nervous breakdown.

    The night of the party I took a deep breath, and cracked wise about my former trainer. My jokes had our guest of honor howling, and my thanks to her were heartfelt. And YES, this was definitely nerve-worthy because it was so far outside my comfort zone.

    4-Score:9. I go get my teeth cleaned four times a year, alternating the dentist with periodontist. Have to, to keep control of my periodontal disease. But compared to more than two dozen painful perio surgeries over 20 years, these visits are walks in the park. I also like my dental pros here every bit as much as my former ones. I've been very lucky with great dentists, periodontists, and surgeons across three different states.

    5-Black bears roaming the 'burbs looking for love (it's mating season).

    6-Curtains, as sheer as possible.

    7-Joe Cocker singing "Feelin' Alright". Steve Winwood does this song great too.

    8-Gratitude for my precious friend, Lynn Marie's, kick-a** chemo report! You ROCK, Girl!

  8. Happy almost anniversary! I remembered that y'all and Ed and I both got married in 1972. It was a great year, huh?

    Your dental visits sound an awful lot like mine...

    Great news about the chemo! So glad it's working, and so glad there's only 9 treatments left :)

    That's a great picture of you and hubby, by the way!


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