Barefoot by the Sea: Joining the Wednesday Hodgepodge!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Joining the Wednesday Hodgepodge!

I've read my friend Carla's blog for a while now and she's introduced me to the Hodgepodge. I've learned a lot about Carla so I thought I would join along!
Joyce asks the questions.
We answer the questions.
Click here to join the fun. Every Tuesday, grab the questions, link back and answer them on Wednesday!

1. I read here four creative activities to try this month. They were-calligraphy, make your own cookbook, dance or learn a new type of dance, and letter writing. Which activity on the list appeals to you most? Will you add it to your August? 
August is fleeting so I can't imagine I'll have time to add one of these. If any, I'll get a chance to write a letter, and send a couple of heart felt birthday cards. I would love to make my own cookbook but that's probably not happening! 

2. Bertrand Russell is quoted as saying, 'To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.' Agree or disagree? Explain. 
I agree. I think having goals, wishes and wants helps us strive to work harder, do better and always work towards attaining the things we want most. Sometimes if we can't get them, eventually we realize we've done okay without them. It puts that into perspective. Want vs Need. Sometimes what we have is enough and I think that's a great reminder to focus on what you have! 

3. August 17th is National Thriftshop Day...are you a 'thrifter'? If so, tell us about one of your best or favorite finds. 
I do love thrifty finds. Over the years I've found some really fun things. Although this isn't my favorite, I spotted this last week and it made me chuckle. It's always amazing to see what people donate! Trash vs Treasure!
4.  On a scale of 1-10 (with 1= almost none and 10=loads) how would you rate your sense of wanderlust? What kicks your wanderlust into high gear?  
8 -  I love visiting new places with family, I love getaways and I love discovering new and exciting destinations. I also love being home, in my most comfortable pair of pjs and just enjoying that type of comfort. Recently, I watched a travel show that showcased the National Parks. I traveled to several as a teenager when we went cross country but never appreciated that trip. Now, I would love to go and share those beautiful sights with my own family. That recently kicked it into high gear! 

5. Has life felt more like a marathon or sprint so far this month? How so?  
It's felt a bit like a marathon. A long run to complete our Summer bucket-list, to enjoy those last long, lazy Summer days and late Summer evenings. It's special but we're definitely trying to fit it all in. 

6. What do you need to get a jump on before fall officially arrives?  
We need a trip to the lake, a trip to the beach and another trip to the ice cream stand. Oh, and I want to see the outdoor play they put on in our local community. This year they're putting on The Little Mermaid and we don't want to miss it! 

7. What's the last thing you did with friends or family where you lost track of time?  
Last week we visited Chatham, MA in Cape Cod. There were dozens of seals swimming along the shore. It was a beautiful day and an amazing sight. We were there for hours, just taking it all in. It was a special memory making day. 

8. Insert your own random thought here. 
"Some of the best memories are made in flip flops" - Kelly Elmore


  1. Good morning! Thanks for visiting my Hodgepodge today! It's a very fun meme that lots of us look forward to each week. I enjoyed your answers and exploring your blog!!

  2. It's nice to see you in the Hodgepodge. If you haven't done so already add your link to the list on my blog. Just click on the 'You're Next' link by the list of names at the end of my post and it will walk you through linking. You'll get visitors that way. Seeing all the National Parks (or at least a good chunk of them) is high on my bucket list. I've been to many, but have many to go. Enjoy your day!

    1. Thanks Joyce! I wondered if I was missing a step! I'll do that today!

  3. Calligraphy is one of those things that's far easier to pick up than it seems - because it's all thanks to the right pen xD Calligraphy pens are the key, and you just take time to write, holding the pen properly, and boom, fancy looking letters and words. Fancy lettering (or whatever the heck they are calling it now) is entirely different (at least in my mind) and much more complicated. xD
    I'm not sure if I've ever been to an actual national park before, but in Oregon pretty much anywhere you go that's not straight up city counts as a wonderful place to be, lol. I don't even know what our parks are, but I know there are tons of logging roads up in the mountains that you can just, well, go up and look around and say hot dog my state is beautiful xD

    1. Calligraphy is beautiful. My parents gave me a set years ago that I've never used - but I should!

  4. I always enjoy learning more about Carla from her Hodgepodge and now I get to do the same with you. Summer is going by way too quickly!!! I love that it's National Thrift Shop Day! Yay!

  5. Hello ~ Yippee, I love that you joined in.
    I love what you wrote for #2!! Well done!!
    I wish I would have been with for #7!
    xx oo

  6. I would love to go thrift shopping with you! You find the best things!
    How fun to watch seal swimming! I can only imagine how fun that would be :)

  7. Such a great list! #2 is my favourite, I agree with you. Such a great game, and a fun idea!

    1. It always helps to have prompts! Gets my creative juices working!


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