I may be late, but still want to join in the Wednesday Hodgepodge with Joyce. You can too. Just answer the questions on your blog and then link with Joyce. (I'm still practicing on this Hodgepodge button thing.) This new button is pretty! Thank you, Joyce.
1. What is one area in your life where you're a perfectionist.
Except for my little corner of my living area, and my husband's favorite little corner, I like for my house to be in order with everything in its place. Really had trouble thinking where I am a perfectionist, although my sister and her family all claim that I am. Maybe someday they will clue me in on how they came to that conclusion. Probably more than my being a perfectionist about anything, I am just a fussy lady about some things.
2. What's something you find perfectly ridiculous?
The protests that continue and the hateful exchanges and name calling over differences. Please, can we not live our lives in peace like civilized human beings?
3. What's a skill you've developed by way of that old fashioned saying, 'practice makes perfect?
The bread making I have been practicing lately. Not there yet, but on my way with practice. One other skill I have perfected is the perfect steak for us pan-seared in the iron skillet and finished off in the oven!
4. What's your idea of a perfect breakfast?
A veggie omelette cooked to perfection, crispy bacon, fresh strawberries, pineapple and blueberries, whole wheat toast with blackberry jam, and tomato juice.
5. What's a trip, holiday, vacation, or day outing you've taken that you'd rate a perfect 10? Tell us why.
Our train trip through Europe was one of the absolute best ever! It was several years ago, so my memory isn't "perfectly able" to recall all the places we saw. We started off in London, touring all the great places, then took the Chunnel train to Paris, enjoying a few days there. Following that we went to Zermatt, Switzerland, a cozy little town for a few days, and rode up to the Matterhorn.
From there we took the glacier train enjoying all the scenery of the Alps dotted with farms and going over beautiful bridges and pristine lakes on our way to Venice, Italy. In Venice, we saw all the sights including St. Mark's Square and took a ride on a gondola. A very exciting storm blew in while we were there, actually it was a tornado. Flood waters rose up to our knees and we were evacuated and taken by boat in the storm back over to the mainland. Pretty exciting stuff that made CNN and the newspapers the next morning.
Then, we took the very luxurious Orient Express overnight from Venice to Rome where we finished off that fabulous vacation. Whew!
All in all, we have been blessed to have enjoyed many perfect vacations that I rate a 10. We've done the Journeys of Paul trip through Greece and Turkey, visited Israel twice, toured Austria and Germany on a Sound of Music tour as well as other many other great vacations in Canada, Mexico and almost all of our United States.
6. What quote or saying perfectly sums up your life right now? If you can't do perfect, how about one that comes close?
Life is hard sometimes ... but God is good.
7. How would you spend $300 today?
Flowers and plants for the back yard.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
It has been my desire to serve somewhere in my community that wasn't church related. It came to my attention about a community project called LOVEpacs. The LOVEpacs vision is that communities experience God’s love by serving together to provide food for children in need.
So Monday night I went to the grocery store with two other ladies to pick up 350 loaves of bread and then go unload them and pick up boxes of food to deliver Tuesday morning to one of the local elementary schools. The LOVEpacs are provided during long weekends, breaks and in the summer. These boxes will be given to feed children next week when they are on spring break and won't be able to have meals at school. Great idea and I'm in.