Miscellaneous Hodge Podge

It has been two weeks since I've blogged.  I apologize profusely to those of you who read my ramblings on a regular basis.  I also apologize to those of you whose blogs I frequent.  I've been a terrible blog friend lately!

Life, as it tends to do, slapped me in the face repeatedly the last couple of weeks.  During the first week of February, as Kentucky still worked to thaw out from the ice storm the previous week, I enjoyed seeing my oldest child participate in the Kentucky All-State Children's Chorus.  This was an auditioned group, and he was one of 200 5th & 6th graders selected (out of 600 who auditioned).  The kids had a great time, and it was a pleasure to see him perform with the choir on the stage in Whitney Hall at the Kentucky Center for the Arts.

While in Louisville, hubby and I enjoyed lots of great restaurants.  There was pasta at The Old Spaghetti Factory.  And Bistro 301 (formerly Deke's) is one of my very favorite restaurants.  We also discovered the new Irish Pub, Ri' Ra's, on Fourth Street.  The food was yummy (onion rings that were to-die-for!), and the decor inside was absolutely beautiful.  

This past week, it was back home and back to work... back to the routine.  Up at 5:45 a.m.  Everybody gets dressed and is out the door by 7:20 a.m.  Hubby takes the older two to school with him.  I drop the baby at Nana's.  I'm home by 4:00 p.m., usually, and sometimes there's dinner together.  Other times it's "grab and go".  There was Friday the 13th and Valentine's Day.  In the midst of all that, I was reminded how much I dislike hateful people.  You know, the people who do things intentionally to bug or hurt someone else.  It's juvenile and mean, and something I can't even bring myself to do to people who would do it to me in a heartbeat.  Before you start offering me condolences, it wasn't me who was on the receiving end of the hatefulness.  I just witnessed it.  And many times, that makes me even madder than if it had happened to me.  Oh well...

If you've read this far, thanks for stopping by.  And for next time, I promise to at least attempt something more profound!  Have a great week!


  1. Hey, Amy--life is a hodgepodge, so surely the occasional hodgepodgeblog is okay. Plus it's really fun to type! ;)

    Sounds like a busy time for you. I'm sure it was a thrill to see your son on the stage in beautiful Whitney Hall.

  2. Amy, I can imagine how excited you were to see your son perform on stage. Is there anything like watching your child excel at something, and being recognized for it, that makes you feel like you could just burst with pride!

    Hodgepodge is fine. Blogging isn't as easy as it looks and we can't always be brilliant or even profound. Too often I find myself wanting to slip into Dear Diary mode, especially late at night. Then, I remember that what I write will be on display for the whole world to see. Scary thought. There have been a few times I went back and deleted what I'd posted. ;o)

  3. Amy:
    I'm thrilled that your son got to perform. You have a tallented child. And I love the chatty tone of your blogs. I find it very refreshing.
    I hope you managed to have a really good Valentine's Day despite the meany who disturbed you.
    Write on,
    Teresa r.