Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Hodgepodge Wednesday

It's time for the Wednesday Hodgepodge, hosted by Joyce. Thanks, Joyce, for dreaming up these questions every week!

 1. Do you like your name? Were you named after someone? If you have children how did you settle on their names?  I like both of my names -- Catherine Elizabeth (which, by the way, is the given name of Kate Middleton, who is about to marry Prince William. How's that for trivia?). I was named Catherine after my mother's favorite cousin, and Elizabeth after her favorite aunt. Mom thought about making it Elizabeth Catherine but decided that she couldn't live with any of the usual nicknames for Elizabeth.   I'm just glad she didn't name me after her great-great aunt Hephzibah.  As for my daughter -- her name is the only one that her father and I could agree on.

2. How do you define success?  That's a tough one for me tonight. I guess the only real success is knowing that you are doing right, no matter what the situation.

3. Wheel of Fortune or Jeopardy?  Neither. But if I had to watch one, it would be Jeopardy.

4. If you could own any single object that you don't have now, what would that object be? A Bosch mixer. I do like my Kitchen Aid, but I covet (!) my sister-in-law's Bosch.

5. What is something that inspires you? Besides the Bible, I take it? I'm inspired by my husband's battle with chronic illness and pain, and how he keeps on going and doesn't give in.

6. Meatloaf-yea or nay? If its a yay how do you make yours? A good meatloaf is truly wonderful and a bad meatloaf is The Worst. Alas, I do not make a good meatloaf, so it's a dish that is never seen in our house.

7. Which is more admirable- the ability to organize and be methodical or the ability to adapt and make do? My middle-aged, menopausal brain isn't as good at organization as it used to be.  So it's definitely better to be able to adapt and make do. Because half the time I can't remember why we're adapting anyway. Sigh.

8. Insert your own random thought here. There is nothing quite so sweet as a puppy who has just awakened from a nap. He stretches, he yawns, his ears are floppy and he's just as cute as can be. For one brief moment. And then he wakes up completely and his ... shall we say ... exuberance ... returns.

Thanks for reading! If you wish to play along, answer the questions on your blog and the link up over at Joyce's (use the graphic above to get to her blog).

- Catherine


Nanato4 said...

Hephzibah? Oh my ... yes, not being named after her is something to be thankful for! ;-)

I don't know that I've ever seen a Bosch mixer ... I'll have to go google that. (I do have a Bosch dishwasher that I love!)

Joyce said...

#7...I am right there with you! Good think I'm adaptable : )

Anonymous said...

Ahhh...your random thought got me. I have three dogs, one of which I've had since she was about seven weeks old. I remember the days of watching over her, smelling her puppy breath, and just sighing in bliss over her.

Nel said...

Enjoyed your answers! A Bosch mixer, hmmm I will have to check that out. We have been looking at mixers, contemplating.
until next time... nel

Michelle said...

They did have some unusual names at one time, didn't they?
Your name is beautiful!

Menopausal brain..LOL
My GYN recently told me I have officially entered the stage of menopause. My hubby said `he could tell` :)

I enjoyed reading your answers.
I can just picture the puppy waking up from his name.
How precious!

Lea said...

Great answers, and I didn't know Bosch made a mixer but it would have to be awesome. We have a Bosch dishwasher that we are more than pleased with. So funny all the neat things we find out through blogging. :o)

Great stopping by and making another new blogging friend. Blessings!