Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. Do you find yourself influencing your world, or is it more the other way around?  
My world is influencing me Our yard is level, but because of the rain and a pesky groundhog, it is soft and as I walk around I step into unlevel areas where he has tunneled.  Between, that and all the fallen branches from storms, it's a real struggle to play ball with Totem and Gwennie.

2. July 14th is National Tape Measure Day...the device was patented on this date in 1868. When did you last use a tape measure? Do you always know where to find one in your house?  
I usually by pants by measure length, but sometimes I have to hem things.  My tape measures are in my sewing box, I also know where to find my yard stick and flyswatters.I
Tell us one way in which you feel blessed 'beyond measure'.
I have reasonably good health.  It would probably be better if I lost some weight, as we all probably need to do.  I have to take care of Mr Bankerchick so it is important, that I stay healthy.

3.The Plaza Hotel (Eloise), The Land of Oz (The Wizard of Oz), Narnia (The Chronicles of Narnia), The Hundred Acre Wood (Winnie the Pooh), Wonderland (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland), or Never Never Land (Peter Pan)...which storybook land (on this list!) would you most like to visit and why?  
I think the Land of OZ.  I read many of them when I was younger and the books were so magical.  Of course I watched the movie when it was re-released at theaters and every time it was on the TV.

4. Where and when do you get your best ideas? Usually when I am doing housework, especially the dishes. Any time I am doing solitary work and have a chance to think.

5.  So what have you been watching on TV this summer? Anything good? 
I love all the Sunday night Morse mystery spinoff shows on PBS.  Endeavor, was good,  Inspector Lewis's final season is coming up, in August. Sunday nights are wonderful.

6. 'Don't swim for an hour after you eat', 'Dog days of summer', 'Knee high by the Fourth of July'...choose a summer saying from the list or share one of your own, then tell us what image or memory comes to mind when you hear it spoken. 
Here in MO, Dog days of summer apply all the time.
7. In a single sentence, sum up one life lesson you've learned. 
 When you're cooking, clean up as you go works with life too.

8. Insert your own random thought here. 
I have a confession to make....I downloaded Sims Medieval and spent all day on Sunday playing.  It is all about building a kingdom by making interesting Quests.  I am not as obsessed by it as I was on Sunday, but I play it for a while every afternoon, while Mr BC is taking a nap.  The music is very good, and Patrick Stewart amusingly narrates, while the game is loading.



  1. I do a lot of my big thinking while cooking. Love the melting dog pic! Enjoy your day : )

  2. I used to think and plan when I went to bed but these days I go there to sleep. Not sure if I have a special time for planning stuff. I like the sound of that game... I could do with a change from mine.

  3. Your #7 is perfect and the dog in #6 is pretty cute. :)

    Have a blessed day.

  4. I love the picture of the dog. Your life lesson is so true, too. If we clean as we go and we get rid of the clutter life works much easier.

  5. Love your melting dog photo...this happens in GA too. We also have a groundhog tunneling around the yard. Just learned yesterday that another southern term for a ground hog is "Whistle Pig"...funny!
    Lori in Blue Ridge, GA

  6. Aww...that dog is so darn cute! Enjoy the rest of your week!

  7. Ha! Those Wizard of Oz funnies were hilarious. There's a bit of truth in there, too. It's a wonder we all survived childhood without being scarred.

  8. Mowing grass is my big idea incubator. I love to get in the car and drive by myself. I can't tell you how many times I have gotten hooked on computer games. That does sound fun what you are playing.