Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Wedesday Hodgepodge

1. What do/did you call your grandparents? If it's something unusual tell us the story behind the name. If you're a grandparent what do your grands call you? Who chose your moniker? I called them Grandma and Grandpa. The boys call us the same, though since my Serbian son in law refers to me in Serbian, as Baba Katja, sometimes the boys call me that as well.

2. Ever taken a road trip along the California Coast? If so what was the highlight of your trek? If not, any desire to do so? If you were to take a trip along the California Coast what's one attraction you'd have on your must-see list? We have often driven up the coast of California, both with my folks when I was young and with Mr BC and the kids.  When the girls were in high school and college, the three of us did a road trip to San Francisco, and had a great time. I particularly enjoy the Big Sur and Carmel. One year I was there for the Monarch Butterfly fly through.

3. What are three things you don't know how to do?
Whistle through two fingers.

Play a musical instrument.

4. Tom Peters is quoted as saying, 'Celebrate what you want to see more of.' If that's true what will you celebrate and more importantly, how will you celebrate? I would celebrate more travel.  Mr BC and I would like to celebrate by going to New England.

5. Thursday (February 16) is National Almond Day. Do you like almonds? Which would you prefer-an Almond Joy or a macaron? What's something you make that calls for almonds? Almond Joy, I love almonds and eat them out of the bag.  I don't make anything that calls for almonds. I have put them in cookies.  I will add more almonds or other nut to trail mix.

6. What does Saturday morning look like at your house? Like Sunday through Friday. Really hoping Mr BC's recovery will continue, we want to fly to CA in April. Then Saturday and the rest of the week will be fun with the grandkids.

7. Share with us a favorite book you've read this winter. 

Man in the High Castle, by Phillip K Dick.
The Sun King, by Nancy Mitford.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.
The cataract surgery took just about 30 minutes.  I felt no pain, and even now it only feels like I have a big eyelash in my eye.  I only have to wear the bandages tonight and the shield when I go to bed, for a week. I go back tomorrow and put in eye drops for about a month. I am hoping the results are good.


  1. Hope the recovery goes well. Playing a musical instrument seems a common goal.

  2. Hi Katie, glad your cataract surgery went well. I might be called baba, too ,soon. I enjoyed reading your hodgepodge!

  3. I could never master the whistle - in any form. Hope the eye recovery is going according to plan. I guess you're undertaking eye drop sessions with great glee... smiles.

  4. Big Sur and Carmel or two places I haven't seen yet! New England would be amazing to see. Happy to hear that your surgery went well.