Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Hodgepodging Halloween

A slightly scary, somewhat Halloween-themed Hodgepodge this week. To join in, and you know you want to, visit Joyce and link up with your answers!

1. Are you comfortable with silence? If you're home alone, do you like silence or do you need regular background noise? Do you seek out times and places to be silent? What's your favorite place to find silence/be silent?

I'm perfectly happy to have it quiet when I'm at home alone. After a while, the TV or radio on as background noise gets on my nerves. I remember when I was a stay-at-home mom with my babies, I tried hard not to have the TV on during the day. (Only exception: Regis and Kathie Lee. I love Reeg!)

I don't seek out silence, but I do enjoy being in quiet places—like church on a weekday or at night. I was going to say at the library, but I don't think they are quiet places anymore? At least ours isn't.

2. October 28th is National Chocolate Day. Can't let that go by without a mention now, can we? Will you celebrate? How? Let's say you can have one of the following right this very minute... a cup of hot chocolate, a strawberry dipped in chocolate, a bowl of plain chocolate ice cream, or a slice of chocolate pie...what's your pleasure?

I've already had way too much chocolate this week, thanks to my lack of willpower and the Halloween candy in the cupboard. I'll pass for now.

3. How do you feel about blue jeans? Favorite thing in the world to wear or nope, don't own a single pair? How often do you wear blue jeans in a typical week? Do you own a blue jean jacket?

I basically wear jeans any time I can. Dark wash jeans = dressed up in my book!

I wore a Levi's jean jacket in college constantly. (I never wear it now, but I just can't part with it.)

4. Are you superstitious? If so, in what way?

I don't consider myself superstitious. I do always knock on wood when I'm talking about something good about to happen. I also throw salt over my left shoulder if I spill any.

A black cat has crossed my path twice this week. That's good, right? It cancels out?

Like I said—I'm not superstitious. ;)

5. If you had to come up with a costume using only things you have on hand right now, what could you come up with? 

I have used this in a pinch (here demonstrated by my son, years ago):

It's a conversation starter.

6. What scares you a little? What do you do when you feel scared?

What scares me just a little? Like a good kind of scared?  Umm. We are watching the new season of Fargo. That's a little scary! But not the kind of scary that would keep me up at night.

7. Perhaps today will be the day I...

Order my son's senior pictures. I can't decide which pose I like best! And he (being a boy and all) couldn't care less what his yearbook picture looks like. (Maybe I'll just use the picture above!)

8. Insert your own random thought here.

Daylight savings time starts (or ends?) this weekend! I'm looking forward to a little more light in the mornings, as it is very hard to haul myself out of bed at 6:00 lately.

I don't mind the dark in the evening. (It means that the holidays are just around the corner!)

Also: Go Temple! Beat Notre Dame!


  1. I feel the same way about Daylight Savings Time. LOVE the costume!! Have a great week.

  2. Wow, I agree with your #3. I didn't know there were any other options! Lol Isn't it hard to choose senior pics! Have a wonderful Wednesday.

  3. I wish we'd just pick a time and stick to it year round.

  4. I'm the complete opposite...I love having it darker in the morning. Not a big fan of Daylight Savings Time. Picking out senior pics is not an easy task...I feel ya.

  5. Ha, I am not excited about the time change. Every year I say, just pick a time and stick to it, forever. ;-)
    I love the costume.
    And totally with you on dark jeans = dress up.
    Trick or Treat,

  6. Oh I always knock on wood; didn't even think of that!

  7. I feel like everything but reading is happening in the library now. Ours even has a gift shop! I am an early riser so love the earlier sunrise. Enjoy your day!

  8. I couldn't wear that costume because I would run into people with it. Yes, I am a bit clumsy like that.

    Oh, daylight savings time. Sigh. It's the day that we are allowed to sleep one hour later but my kids get up at the same time so I get no extra sleep and our day actually is longer for it.

  9. I love the Halloween "costume'. A little fake blood dripping might add "authenticity." lol I unfortunately don't like the shorter days of sunlight... on either end of the day. Darkness is depressing. Is it too early to say "come on Spring?"

  10. I don't mind the dark evenings at all because it's cozy to me for DH and me to be home, fire going, warmth. You're right though that it means the holidays are coming up. I think that scares me a little at this time of the year. Time is flying by.