Welcome to October and another week in the Wednesday Hodgepodge. Everyone is welcome to play along-just answer the questions on your own blog, then hop over to Joyce by clicking the button below to add your link to the party. Here are my answers to this week’s questions.
1. What’s one thing you learned in September?
I learned that it’s ok to be me.
That might sound a bit deep, but honestly, it’s true. It has taken me just over 42 years to do it but it dawned on me recently that you know what, it’s ok just to be me. I don’t have to be or do anything other than be “me” to be acceptable. And that’s a nice feeling.
2. Acorn squash, butternut squash, spaghetti squash, yellow squash, zucchini squash, or blech! hold the squash!…what’s your favourite squash? Your favourite way to prepare your favourite squash?
I love courgettes (the English name for zucchini) and marrow but I have also grown to be quite partial to butternut squash too. Especially when it is cooked with carrots and onions and blitzed up with some spices to be a tasty soup in the Autumn.
3. The older I get the ______________________________.
….less I worry about trying to impress people. There’s nothing I can do about people’s opinion of me so as long as I am true to myself (as well as my self) then I can’t do any more.
4. What’s your favourite television theme song ever?
Oh wow there’s so many to choose from so I will give you my top 5, which can be called “favourite” depending on my mood: Magnum PI, The Professionals, Some Mother’s Do ‘Ave ‘Em, Cagney and Lacey, and Hawaii 5-0.
5. What do you wish you’d spent more time doing five years ago?
Saving!! I was still working back then and we thought that we were struggling financially. Until I lost my job, was refused any state help and the credit crunch turned into a full blown recession. Now I realise that we were pretty comfortable and we should have saved some of our cash each month.
6. What item do you most need (or want) to add to your wardrobe this fall?
I need a coat. I’m not bothered what colour or style or length or anything, but I do need a coat. I’ve managed the last couple of winters without my own (I have borrowed one) but I do need something warm and waterproof that is suitable for conducting the band in. It’s amazing how cold one gets when one is wafting one’s arms about in the middle of a Yorkshire winter when the band is playing carols outdoors!
7. On October 2, 1950 the Peanuts cartoon was introduced to the world. What was your favourite cartoon when you were a kid?
I have always been a big fan of Tom and Jerry. Love them. My favourites were the musical ones like the one where Jerry is trying to play the Hungarian Rhapsody on the piano and Jerry is messing about inside the casework with the hammers and all that. I also love Spike…. “Dats ma booooy”.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
I have waited for over 2 years to get a follow up appointment with my consultant after some tests I had done on my offal, and that appointment was today. I had a phone call last week to confirm that I would be attending at 4pm today and I duly arrived at 3.40pm. Only to be told my appointment was at 4.30pm, not 4 o’clock as previously advised. I sat with my Dad in the waiting room watching the clock go round. And round. And round. At about 5.15pm one of the nurses came over and told us that the clinic was running about 2 and a half hours behind schedule. I eventually went in – not to see my consultant as I was expecting, but a senior nurse instead – at 6.25pm.
Thanks Dave. I’m really glad to see that you are fixing the NHS.