About The River

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

It is a Spelling Test Hodgepodge

It is Wednesday, time for the Hodgepodge.

Joyce asks the questions.
We answer the questions.

 1. Last thing you did on the spur of the moment?

I decided to make pizza sauce and tomato soup with all our never ending tomato harvest.

 2. How well informed do you feel about the current Syrian refugee crisis?

 Not informed enough. 
Last week I began to do research on my own to dig into what on earth is going on.

3. What have you changed your mind about? 

We planned to build a new deck on the front of our house. 
After the big basement project, we decided we will wait for Spring of 2016 to build the deck.

 4. A medium sized non-poisonous snake found it's way into the pool trap this weekend. If you'd been sitting poolside would you have fished it out? Gone running? Called for help? Pretended not to know? Continued swimming?

 I would have fished it out.

 5. September 10th is National TV Dinner Day...what's your idea of a great TV dinner? (Or at least a pretty good one!)

 I have never eaten a TV dinner.
In fact, this weekend was the first time I sampled SPAM!
I will have more on that story in a future blog post.

 6. Samuel Johnson is quoted as saying, "Courage is reckoned the greatest of all virtues; because, unless a man has that virtue, he has no security for preserving any other." Would you agree? Where have you seen that played out recently? What's the second greatest virtue?

I do agree. It takes courage to just live in this crazy world of ours. 

Where do I see courage played out.
Our men and women in the United States Military.
Our Police and Firefighters.
  The courage to continue on, when every thing seems to be against you.
The following is going on in Fox Lake, Illinois.

Gliniewicz was killed on the morning of September 1 in Fox Lake, a community of about 10,000 people in northern Illinois.
Gliniewicz radioed to dispatchers that he was following three men -- two white and one black -- into a heavily wooded area. He was later found shot dead there.
The lieutenant made the first call at 7:52 a.m. and called three minutes later to request backup. The backup units arrived at 8:01 and found their fellow officer dead, roughly 50 yards from his vehicle, at 8:09, Filenko said.
Authorities searched across tricky terrain and brought in helicopters, dogs, federal agents, night-vision equipment and body-heat sensors. Police cleared every home in the cordoned-off area and fielded more than 100 tips, Filenko said.
So far, police have found no witnesses. 

Righteous is my pick for the second greatest virtue.

7. What are three words you have trouble remembering how to spell?


I still have to spell the following words out loud. Not sure if it is habit or trouble remembering how to spell.

 8. Insert your own random thought here.




  1. I love your random thought. Might have to print that one out and keep it front and center to remind myself! Happy Wednesday!

  2. Law enforcement is such a scary and dangerous job, particularly now in the culture and times we are living. God bless those who leave home every day knowing the risk, but choosing to go anyway.

  3. Another great installment! I made a spur of the moment spaghetti sauce when I opened the wrong can the other day! ;)

  4. Enjoy your sauces. Your a very brave woman with the snake! I have Hormel stock because I worked in a regional office for the company years ago but never understood why people like SPAM. I love your random thought.

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  6. National TV dinner day ... first I'd heard about it.

    How about a nice rustic pork casserole ?
    See here http://thelowcarbdiabetic.blogspot.co.uk/2015/09/day-in-countryside-and-warming-rustic.html

    All the best Jan

  7. Receipt is a tough word for me too! I would have fished out the snake as well. I rescued a cricket from our store yesterday. The funny thing one of our male customers had me scoop it up and put it outside...he would not touch it...farm girl in me did not care. LOL Janice

  8. Completely agree with you on where courage is seen. I had not heard about the story from Fox Lake.... speechless.
    The big house projects tend to cause delays in future projects. That is the case with our new gutter project... just not ready yet!

  9. Yay for fresh tomato soup and pizza sauce, I bet it's delicious. I have to say I have had a TV Diner but NEVER have had SPAM (nor the desire to) but it does have that retro 70's allure that I love. Love your last quote and I think it's more important than ever these days to remember, especially with all the things going on it the US and the world. The story from Fox Lake proves just that - thank God for all the brave men and women that fight ever day for us. Oh and if there was a snake in my pool - I would run, without a doubt!

  10. Home-made pizza sauce sounds delicious! Have you tried making gazpacho?

  11. I'm in awe of anyone who could deal with a snake! I'd be gone!


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