Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Streams of Hodgepodge

1. The month of July was named for Roman Emperor Julius Caesar. He's quoted as saying, 'Experience is the teacher of all things." So what has experience taught you lately?
You can't plan and be organized enough to withstand exhaustion.  It's better to just plan for less and enjoy quality over quantity.  We shortened our trip to NY this year...and although it was bittersweet to have less time it was incredibly more sane and much more enjoyable.  Especially on this end...not coming home exhausted and grumpy.

2. Where did you last 'roam'?
I have roamed far from home...many miles...and back again.

3. Speaking of 'Rome', pasta, can only pick one, which would you choose?
Pizza!  Considering I just cut carbs out after our fattening holiday this question is rather tortuous!

4. 'Rome wasn't built in a day', 'All roads lead to Rome', 'When in Rome...' which 'Roman' idiom have you most recently encountered? Explain.
When in Rome...Being in different peoples' homes means doing as they do, following their daily patterns, etc.  It teaches me patience and flexibility.  All good life lessons.  That being does feel good to be queen of my castle and schedule again.

5. What's a movie you've seen or a book you've read, that makes you want to book a trip to Italy?
A Thousand Days in Tuscany by Marlena de Blasi

6.  Walt's original Disneyland opened almost sixty years ago, on July 17, 1955  Have you ever been to the California park? How about any of the other Disney parks around the world? What's your favorite amusement park ride or attraction?
I have only been to the one in Florida.  I enjoy rollercoasters.  I detest standing in lines in the intense heat isn't really my question...ha!

7. It's that time of year...when were you last bitten or stung?
We went hiking with friends and the mosquitos feasted on my legs...But thankfully, they healed up quickly.  Our backyard is chigger heaven...and we are planning to spray some fancy chemicals back there tonight.  They bit my, they must die!!

8.  Insert your own random thought here. 
I hate it when you have big plans to get cleaning done and find yourself with a massive headache and unable to hardly be upright and watch over the children.  So much for this day...sigh...Praise The Lord it's finally starting to pass though...


Debby@Just Breathe said...

I know what you mean about pizza and not eating the top! I will have to check that book out. I don't like waiting in line either but I do enjoy roller coasters. Feel better soon.....

Barbara H. said...

At some point we started coming back a day earlier than necessary from trips - it was so helpful to have that day to regroup before jumping back into the regular daily schedule.

I'm not much for rides in general except the water ones. But I'd still love to take the family to one of the Disney places some time. Preferably not summer.

Hope your headache is long gone now.

Joyce said...

I always like a day at home between vacation and real life, a day to feel like I can do laundry and catch up if I feel like it, but also just settle back in slowly. Its great to get away, and great to come back home too!