Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Wednesday Hodgepodge: The Perfect Accessory to Cheese and Hypocrisy

1.  Speaking of skating...when did you last 'skate on thin ice', 'skate over the details', 'encounter a cheapskate', or just plain skate?

I've been told I'm a "cheapskate", but I like to call myself a conscientious purchaser. I'd rather "make do" and spend money on something meaningful such as an EXPERIENCE rather than on cable TV, the newest gadget or eating out.

2. What would you say is the biggest problem of people your age?

I'm going to be serious here: DEBT. With college loans, the high cost of housing and transportation, the ease of obtaining credit cards, a sense of not delaying satisfaction, and challenges finding employment (in some places), we are a generation that seems to owe someone.

3. What's your favorite accessory? Is it something you wear every day, often, or only on special occasions?

There's two accessories that mean the world to me: my engagement ring and my wedding band. A promise of forever!

4. January 20th is National Cheese Lover's Day. Are you a lover of cheese? What's your favorite dish made with cheese? Last thing you ate that contained some kind of cheese? 

Cheese. Is. Awesome! For lunch I had a homemade Girl Scout Samoas cookie that my daughter made - shortbread cookies with toasted, sweetened coconut, caramel and chocolate - and a low fat cheese stick. At least I saved some calories, right? My favorite dish would be baked macaroni and cheese. Comfort food at its best!

5. What's something guaranteed to make you roll your eyes?

I sometimes have little patience and understanding for adults who demand (yes, DEMAND) certain behaviors from others yet not from themselves. How can someone expect others to comply when they are hypocritical in their own choices?

6. Your favorite book series

I'm more of a genre kind of reader. I like books with a message, with triumph over challenge, with love and family and devotion. 

7. Why did you choose your profession?

I didn't always start out as a teacher. I remember telling my professors that I would never "go in that direction" (despite being at a teaching college). My plan was to focus on child and family therapy. But I was burned out completing by BA with a major in Psychology and 2 minors in French and Sociology in 3 years. After getting married and a 4 year break, I had a change of heart. I went back to school and became a certified K-8 teacher. 

8. Insert your own random thought here. 

Join Joyce from From This Side of the Pond for Wednesday Hodgepodge. Share in the randomness!

Happy Hodgepodging!


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks for stopping by, Denise! I'm glad that I could add a little "smile" to your day!

  2. Thanks for the laugh with your random thought! Enjoyed your answers and yes debt for youngsters is a big issue. All my kids have uni loans to pay off.

    1. Dogs chasing their tails is pretty amusing though, right? LOL My old girl does it quite often when she gets playful (and isn't napping).

  3. Hi! I finally joined in on this link up today :-) Great answers and I love the random thought, lol. ;-) Have a wonderful day!


    1. Welcome to the Hodgepodge, Jill! Glad you joined us!

  4. Totally agree with your eye rolling. It seems I have been doing that a lot with this Affluenza kid and his mom! Your random thought made me smile today! I can totally relate! Stopping by from the HP

    1. I'm glad you stopped in for a smile, Laura! I actually couldn't think of much that I roll my eyes at...I'm laid back! LOL

  5. I love your eye roll!!! That is such a pet peeve of mine!!! Annster's Domain

  6. I see my girls working to avoid debt, so perhaps the pendulum is swinging around. They're in their mid-20's and have heard the horror stories. It's such an easy trap to fall into, and a tough one to dig out of. The whole college loan thing can get under my skin a bit. I don't understand taking out an enormous loan then demanding it be forgiven five minutes later. It goes back to the whole entitlement thing, which is my pet peeve. Stepping down now : ) Have a great day!

    1. We talk to our kids about debt from school and credit cards as well, and to choose to spend wisely. It's so easy to put off bills thinking it'll be easier to pay later, but later comes and there's more responsibilities such as kids. But they'll learn!


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