3 Jun 2021

HODGEPODGE

1. Besides the flag, tell us about something red, something white and something blue from your weekend.

My grandson visited me on  Sunday and he wears exactly the colors I have to show except white, blue T-shirt while taking a picture of the Waterloo Lion, red shorts for a sunbath and the white farm where we had our ice cream. I have no flag at all in our house, nobody uses flags in private houses except football fans (soccer)

2. June is here and it's National Give A Bunch of Balloons Month. Who would you give a bunch to if you could? Tell us why. 

I have never heard of this expression and had to google to know what it meant. I read

"Every day in June, National Give a Bunch of Balloons Month brings joy to a child battling an illness or struggling with a life-altering diagnosis"

Fortunately I only know children in perfect health. So I don't know to whom I could give a bunch of balloons except to poor children. 

3. What are three adjectives you associate with the month of June? Something you're looking forward to this month?  

As I am in a not very normal situation I don't look forward to anything else then Mr. G's health.

4. Tell us about a time (besides the obvious Corona answer) when you felt stuck in second gear. 

I have to say I learn a lot of expressions,with Hodgepodge ! I never heard that somebody felt stuck in second gear. But the expression comes on purpose ! 

The explanation Google gaves me fits perfectly to my personal situation ! I have to do the income tax declaration "online" ! So far since this exists Mr. G has always done it, I did it before when we still had paper. Of course I have never paid attention how he did it with the result that I am really stuck in a slow gear being unable to get this tax thing done, unable to achieve and have to ask for help ! It also means moving neither forwards nor back,  but one that really doesnt get you anywhere fast. Which is true, so far I haven't found a service who could help me !

5. Sum up your May in fifteen words or less.

A horrible month for me ! Rainy, cold, Mr. G still in the Reha clinic

6. Insert your own random thought here. 

Since last weekend we finally have spring or rather summer weather up to 26°C. That's typical Belgium, or it's cold or it's too hot. I only hope that the warm weather continues that we can go outside a bit and doing daily excursions, or just laying lazyly in the sun on our balcony.  Being free again !!!


 

 

7 comments:

Andrew said...

I image your situation would be worse if you were still in the house. It was a good thing that you moved.

Mara said...

Give a bunch of balloons? I had never heard of it either. Not sure who I would give it to. Perhaps myself to cheer me up after a day's work.

William Kendall said...

A bunch of balloons? New to me.

There's a children's hospital here, though.

Kirstin said...

I had to look up the phrase "stuck in second gear too". :)

Praying your husbands health improves.

Mary said...

You were smart to google the "bunch of balloons". I didn't know there was such a meaning!
I did google the stuck-in-second gear...not an expression I'm familiar with.

Fun60 said...

A couple of expressions I'm not familiar with so thank you for adding the explanation. Your life has been turned on its head this year dealing with all these problems on top of the pandemic.

onceuponatimehappilyeverafter.com said...

Hope you are able to get some help with the taxes. I dread tax season. Filing them has always been my job but it still makes me very nervous. And the tax laws are always changing!!

Also hope your Mr. G. is feeling better. Glad you don't know of any sick children with whom to shower in balloons. I didn't realize it was a thing to give balloons to sick children. I like that idea. It would be wonderful to buy a bunch of dollar store balloons and take them to the hospital for sick little ones.