Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Ice Fishing: The Weekly Hodgepodge

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Have you ever been fishing? Did you catch a fish? If so did you keep it or throw it back? If you haven't been fishing is that something you'd like to try?

When I was a kid, I went fishing with my parents a few times.  I didn't catch a fish every time, but I sure had fun.  I've only been once as an adult.  I went out on a boat with my friends Bill and Deb.  We caught several catfish and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

Fish out of water, big fish in a small pond, living in a fishbowl, packed in like sardines, this is a fine kettle of fish, plenty of fish in the sea, fish or cut bait...which fishy phrase most recently applies to some area of your life?

Fish out of water.  I've got stuff going on that I don't know how to handle, but what else is new?

What's something you're always fishing for in your purse, wallet, desk, or kitchen junk drawer?

Usually my phone or a pen.

Your favorite fish tale or movie?

Finding Nemo.  I think my preschool class watched that movie 10 times. 

Are you sunrise, daylight, twilight or night? Explain why you chose your answer.

In relations to what? 

The hours I keep would constitute sunrise.  I try to have a sunny (daylight) disposition while fighting periods of dark melancholy (night).  Not sure what twilight would mean in my life.

I don't suppose I really answered the question, but hey, I tried.

What's the oldest piece of clothing you own and still wear?

My robe.  Mom bought me the robe for Christmas in the mid 90's.  It's old and way too big, but it's comfortable, so I'm keeping it for as long as I can.

We've got one more month of (officially) winter here in the Northern hemisphere. Are you feeling the need for a getaway? What's been the best and worst part of your winter so far?

I need one, but it's not feasible right now (budget constraints).  The best part of winter has been that the weather has been mild.  Here in the South, we haven't had a long string of cold days.  We'll have a day or two of cold, then several warmer days in a row.  The cool or rainy days I take for rest and relaxation.  I use the warmer days as opportunities to get outside for a walk.  The worst part of winter has been the uncertainty that surrounds me.  It's been there a while, but for some reason, the winter months amplify it.

The Wednesday Hodgepodge lands on National Margarita Day...will you be celebrating? Frozen or on the rocks? Are you a Jimmy Buffet fan? If so, what's your favorite JB tune?

No, and no.

Insert your own random thought here.

As I write this hodgepodge, I'm having a blue day.  I haven't quite conquered the insomnia bug.  Saturday night was a terrible time to not sleep well since Sunday was going to be busy with no nap time.  I enjoyed my Sunday, went to bed before 6:00 and slept really well.  Catching up has been a bugger.  My Tuesday nap lasted nearly four hours, but I still feel lethargic and wore slap out.  This is NOT helping my mood one little bit.  I'm trying to be a big girl and suck it up--but it's starting to get to me.

On a positive note, I ran across a long neglected worship tune that was one of my favorites.  I've been listening to it over and over while believing for it's message to ring true in my life and that of my church.


  1. Hope your get your sleep situation worked out...I know how frustrating that can be. I have found that taking Melatonin at night helps me a lot.

    1. I was given that suggestion and was going to buy some and try it, but started sleeping again. I may go ahead and try it. I'll need to do it over a weekend so I'll know how it affects me. I have a weird disposition with medicines. Stuff that bothers everyone else doesn't bother me and vice versa.

  2. I can handle just about any crisis if I get a good night's sleep. You have my sympathies. Hope you are back on track soon.

    1. I'm off Friday, so hopefully I'll get a chance to sleep in.

  3. That's an interesting way to describe your personality as it relates to times of the day. I can identify with what you wrote. Hope that spring helps your periods of uncertainty; and that you are able to get more periods of sustained rest.

  4. A cozy robe is a great thing to have. Hope your sleep issues get straightened out.

    1. Thanks. I suppose when I'm at my goal weight, I'll have to stop wearing it. But who knows, I may be able to make it work. :)

  5. Your robe sounds amazing good and fluffy and comfortable. I have not went fishing for a while but one thing that I love is the conversation on the banks.
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