Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Wednesday's Hodgepodge

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1.  Thursday marks the first day of celebrate would you rather plant a garden or go for a walk in the woods? Would either of those activities be possible on Thursday where you live?
I'd rather go for a walk in the woods.  I don't like gardening.  I've tried a few times but as soon as I see a worm I get all grossed out.  There are lots of woods to walk in just a few minutes from my house so yes it is possible.  

2. When did someone last spring something on you? (or when did you last spring something on someone?)
I can't remember.  I don't like surprises.  I try not to spring something on someone else either.

3.  We often think of spring as a time for new beginnings. What's something you'd like to start doing this spring?
I'd like to start exercising and stick with it.

4. Where do you like to sit in a movie theatre? When did you last sit there, and what were you watching?
In the center near the back.  I haven't gone to a movie theatre in years, yes years!  I don't remember the last movie I saw but I am sure it was a kids movie like Curious George or Veggie Tales' Jonah and we went as a family.  I prefer to watch movies at home where I can hit pause as needed.  Plus all that visual stimulation and loud noise makes me dizzy.

5. When you meet someone for the very first time, what do you want them to think about you?
I want them to think that I am kind and care about others.

6. March is frozen food month (yes, really!). Besides ice cream (gotta make you think a little) what's your most often purchased frozen food item?
Frozen vegetables from Trader Joe's.  We buy broccoli, green beans, corn and mixed veggies regularly.  

7. What's something you avoid?
Going to the grocery store on Saturdays.  It is so crowded and the check out lines are way too long.

8. Insert your own random thought here.
This morning the birds are chirping and I hear the landscapers busy at work with spring cleanups but it is bitterly cold.  I don't think the weather is going to feel like Spring for a while yet, but I think I am going to put up my Easter decorations and enjoy them for a while :)

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Wednesday's Hodgepodge

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1. The expression 'mad as a March hare' originated with a fictional character who is distracted and frantic. When were you last 'mad as a March hare' and what was it that made you that way?

I haven't heard that expression before but sadly I was that way yesterday.  Let's just say being tired and hormonal are not a good mix and leave it at that ;)

2. Mardi Gras this year falls on Tuesday, March 4th. Have you ever been to Mardi Gras, and if so what did you think? If not, do you have any interest in going?  Purple, green, and gold are the colors of Mardi Gras. Which one is most prevalent in your wardrobe? How about in your home?

No, I've never been to Mardi Gras and I don't have any interest in going.  I think the behavior of many of the people that attend is beyond disguisting and wouldn't want to try to shield my eyes from that.
Purple and green are my two favorite colors.  I prefer silver over gold though.  I have more purple in my wardrobe of the three.  My bathroom is light purple and green.  I also have some green in my living room and kitchen.

3. Are you old fashioned?

Yes, I think most would say so.  I like when my husband and I are walking on the sidewalk and he walks on the outside.  I think men should open doors for women, people should give up their seats for the elderly, when calling for a person one should come to the door not honk the horn, young ladies should be walked to their door and not let out of a car at the curb, and men should be paying for dates.  From what I've seen in today's society, those things are old fashioned.

4. Do you carefully plan your vacations, or do you prefer the days to be more spontaneous?

I do like to plan, but also allow for some free time so we don't get stressed from following a strict schedule.  Afterall vacations are supposed to be relaxing.

5.  March is National Sauce Month...what's your favorite sauce, and what do you most often top with this sauce?

My favorite sauce is my homemade Marinara sauce.  Spaghetti is my family's favorite to top with my sauce, but also homemade pizza, meatballs, sausage and stuffed shells.  I think my husband likes anything topped with sauce and eats it right out of the pot with a spoon!

6.  What's something that easily brings a tear to your eye?

The playing of Taps and a military salute.

7. If you could own any sports team, which one would it be and why?

The NY Yankees because it is a NY team.  I have no interest in being the owner of a sports team but if I had that much money I could hire people to run it because I'd be clueless.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

Have a great rest of the week :)

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Wednesday's Hodgepodge

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1. What is something you'll never forget about the age you are right now?

I can't seem to come up with an answer for this one.  I'm sure after I read everyone else's answers something will come to me.

2. What's a household chore you've never done? How have you managed that???

I don't think there is one that I've never done.  I don't usually shampoo the carpets but can't say I've never done it.  My husband usually does that job since we have to carry the machine up and down the stairs.  Also we shampoo our carpets late at night so they can dry overnight while we aren't walking on them and he is more of a night owl than me.

3. Does nature shape our personalities more than nurture? Explain? 

I feel like there is no right way to answer this question.  I believe we are all influenced by our sin nature and that our surroundings influence us as well.

4. Friday (February 28th) is 'Something on a Stick Day'...funny because Zoanna over at A Penchant for Pens recently sent me an idea for a question relating to this topic. What's your favorite food eaten on a stick? 

Toasted marshmallows.  I like mine lightly and evenly toasted to a golden brown.  Although I won't turn down a burnt one either ;)

5. Which of your five senses do you treasure most, and why?

I treasure all of them and the wonderful gifts they are but to pick one I'd say sight.  One of the greatest gifts is to see God's beautiful creation.

6. What's the best music, theatre, or sporting venue you've been to? What made it great?

Madison Square Garden in NYC.  It's in NYC!

7. It's the last week of the five words or less bid adieu to your February.

Thanks for all the snow!

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

Saturday is March 1st, and our town is having its St. Patrick's Day Parade.  We may have some light snow showers so that should be interesting.  Some years it is so warm that we don't even need jackets and this year looks like we'll have to bundle up.
Top of the morning to ya!