Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Split Ends: The Weekly Hodgepodge

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It's hard to believe, but next week's Hodgepodge will find us in the month of September. What's one thing you want, need, or hope to do still before summer officially ends?
Have an "Auntie's Day Out" with some of my babies.  I've planned to do it throughout the spring and summer, but circumstances and finances keep putting kinks in my plans.  Maybe I can get it in before the official end of summer, aka, the first Alabama football game (Roll Tide).
When were you last at 'your wit's end'?
All I'm going to say is that it involved finances and lawyers and leave it at that.
Describe a time you were figuratively thrown into 'the deep end'?
Is that like being thrown under the bus?
Does the end always, ever, or never justify the means? Explain.
The ends sometimes do justify the means.  The means to an end are not always evil or immoral.  it's kind of like dealing with people who think there is only one way to complete a task.  If the task is completed correctly, what difference does it make how?  For example, I crochet with an overhanded grip (like holding a knife).  Some people crochet with an underhanded grip (like holding a spoon or a pencil).  Both grips produce the same result; beautiful stiching.  However, among the many crochet books I've read was an author who insisted that the underhanded grip was the only acceptable means to crochet.  In fact, she was downright insulting to anyone who would dare hold the hook in any other way.  I wonder what she'd say about a video I saw on YouTube.  I wish I could find it again to show you.  It was about a lady in Mexico (I think--the video was in Spanish and I'm VERY rusty) who had no hands.  They showed how she kept house and how she crochets.  She holds the yarn and hook between her wrists and maneuvers the yarn with her mouth.  I guess miss You-Have-to-Hold-Your-Hook-Like-Me would have a hissy fit if she saw it.
What makes your hair stand on end?
Everything.  I don't know where my hair texture came from, but my locks defy gravity.  My mom has soft, easy to manage hair.  My dad, when he let his hair grow out, had nice wavy hair.  Mine has the texture and growth pattern of kudzu!  It takes tons of hair products for my tresses to simply lie down.  That's why they call it "relaxer"-- it's meant for intense hair!
I need a 10 gallon drum of this stuff

I read an article on the website Eat This! Health, that listed 11 foods we can eat to help end bad moods. Basically it's a feed your brain so you're less anxious, grouchy and lethargic. The foods are-mussels, Swiss chard, blue potatoes, grass fed beef, dark chocolate, Greek yogurt, asparagus, honey, cherry tomatoes, eggs, and coconut. Which of those do you think would most help end your own bad mood? Which do you fear, if forced to eat, would put you into a bad mood?
Eggs would definitely help.  I like eggs and try to eat them at least twice a week.  I also like Greek yogurt.  There's so much conflict on honey that I just leave it alone.  I've not tried mussels or asparagus and don't know what Swiss chard is.  I don't buy all this "grass fed, organic" hype.  The only difference in most of that stuff is the price.  By the way, if a product uses less pesticides or chemicals, less machinery, and less environmental resources to produce, why does it cost so dang much?  Shouldn't it cost less since it take less to produce it?  Anyway, I've got an A-Z post coming up about dark chocolate, so I'll let you know how it goes.
What project around your home, office, or life in general feels like there is 'no end in sight'?
Cleaning my car.  It's not that bad, but I need to be more consistent with it.
Insert your own random thought here.
Sometimes it's harder in life not to quit than it is to quit.  I'm at that crossroads right now.


  1. I hope you are able to find the time and resources for an Auntie day. I bet that would be nice for you and the kids both.

    1. Thanks, Joyce. It would. We had a blast the last time we did it. It's been too long.

  2. I loved your rationale about organic and etc. Yes, why does it cost so much??? Have a good week!