Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. Do you think the world became a more dangerous place on September 11, 2001 or did we just become more aware of the danger? How has your own life changed as a result of that day?

I feel more aware of the danger since that day and think it has always existed. My life has changed since that day...more patriotic and proud to be an American. 

2. Did you think your parents were too strict when you were growing up? How about in hindsight?

My parents had rules and expectations but not overly strict, you knew the consequences to your actions and weighed if it was worth breaking them. First time I was grounded was while visiting my friend in Dallas, we broke curfew and her Dad grounded us.....still laugh about it.

3. Share one random but candid fact about yourself.

I'm a lefty.

4. Would your nearest and dearest describe you as simple or far too complicated?

Simple with a bit of complication at times!

5. What is your favorite stadium or carnival food?

Hands down Cotton Candy....I know gross but I love it! 

6. Tornado, hurricane, many of these natural disasters have you experienced? Which event do you think would be the scariest?

A week ago I didn't' feel the earthquake though my daughter did. I was in California about 19 years ago and experienced one it was minor but still scared me. Sunday  Irene did  a number on Northern NJ where I was visiting. Still shocking to see the devastation on the news. I think they are all scary, you don't mess with Mother Nature. I would much rather experience none of the above again.

7. Labor Day weekend is approaching so a work related question seems appropriate. Growing up, did your parents assign you regular chores? Were you paid for doing those chores? If you're a parent do you assign chores to your own children? Why or why not?

I come from a family of 5 girls, we did our chores every Saturday the house and yard divided by 5! You woke at the crack of dawn to get first debs on the vacuum. No playing with friends until it's done, we received an allowance can't remember how much! My daughter has chores and receives an allowance.  I remember once when I was in HS and wanted to go to the movies with my friends and had zero money. I asked my Mom for movie money she said sure after you vacuum my car....but my friends are here in the driveway.....they watched and waited why I earned my 5 bucks! Won't want it any other way.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

I had a wonderful with my sisters and their families.....the hurricane was an interesting twist in it all but luckily other than loss of power, no flooding in any of their homes and that is a blessing. My heart  goes out to all those effected by Irene's thoughts and prayers are with all those touched by this storm. 

Can't believe tomorrow is the first of SEPTEMBER !! Enjoy the last of August all! 
Stop by Joyce at From This Side of the Pond for more Wednesday Hodgepodge. 


Joyce said...

Welcome home from you visit with Irene! I like reading your Wednesday posts. xo

Leslie said...

Great Wednesday post ~ (Hurricane and a quake in the same week ~ pretty crazy wasn't it!)

I can't believe that tomorrow is september 1st either, you better get busy on the new pretty header.

Have a great Thursday

Ina in Alaska said...

Remember when Patty was stuck in Germany due to the volcano in Iceland? Glad all are ok in NJ!

Monkey said...

I come from a family of five as well, but its 3 girls 2 boys the chores were split between me and my sisters because we were the oldest. Now my brothers have chores. HAHA lol!

lisaroyhandbags said...

Sounds like we had a very similar upbringing - doing dishes every night, setting the table for dinner and Sat chores - no cartoons for me! My parents were quite strict and being the baby of the family, I felt like there was a huge generation gap compared to my friends' parents who allowed them much more freedom than I had.
So glad you made it through Irene unscathed :)

Expats Again said...

Irene and an earthquake? Are you well insured, just kidding. Being back home must be a comfort after your brush with danger.

Joyce said...

I wondered how you made out here. I still have friends without's crazy!

I love the vacuuming the car story : ) Have a great weekend!

blueviolet said...

Your mom was hardcore with that vacuuming, but that was such a great lesson for you!

Bobbi said...

I've been lucky, I've never experienced anything bad from Mother Nature.

I had chores when I was a kid too. I remember hoeing/weeding the garden IN THE RAIN because I wanted extra money.

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