Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Wednesday's Hodgepodge

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1. In honor of the date...when were you last sent on a 'fool's errand'?

I can't think of anything.

2. Peter Rabbit, Bugs Bunny, The Energizer Bunny, The Easter Bunny, Rabbit (Pooh's friend), White Rabbit (of Wonderland fame), or the Trix Rabbit...which of these 'famous' rabbits can you best relate to right now?

Bugs Bunny because he is always eating carrots.  I've increased my veggie intake the past couple of weeks and carrots are one of my favorites. 

3. When did you last find yourself
 scrambling to get something done? Explain.

Yesterday when my husband told me he needs his dress pants and a shirt pressed for a last minute interview.  Of course I couldn’t find the shirt he wanted, but after looking for a few minutes I found it.  I ironed his clothes and made him a nice breakfast and watched him scramble to get his stuff together and out the door.  Then I sat down and had a cup of tea J 

4. Last time you were up at the literal crack of dawn? Why? Last time you stayed up all night? Why?

Well sometimes I wake up at the crack of dawn but I usually end up going back to bed.  The only time I get up at the crack of dawn on purpose is if we are going on vacation.  The last time I stayed up all night was at the end of last summer when my son had a virus that made his feet itch.  I rubbed his feet with a napkin and that seemed to be the only thing to help.  So basically I did that most of the night trying to get him comfortable enough to sleep. 

5. Crack a book, crack a bottle, crack a joke, crack an egg...which have you done most recently?

Crack a book.  I usually do my bible reading online but my computer was in the middle of a scan so I opened my actual bible.   

6. What's your favorite part of a typical weekend? Tell us why that's so.

My favorite part of the weekend is Sunday.  We go to church and most weeks have lunch with our church family.  We go home in the late afternoon and relax together as a family for the night.  There are less distractions and more focus on the things that really matter.  

7. What's something I'd find on a bookshelf in your home? Other than a book I mean!

Picture frames. 

8. Insert your own random thought here.

Happy Easter!  

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Wednesday's Hodgepodge

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1. This coming weekend is Palm Sunday, which marks the beginning of Holy Week. Do you celebrate Easter in your home? What was your favorite Easter tradition as a child?

Yes, we celebrate Easter in our home.  I remember always dressing up for Easter as a child, with a pretty dress, hat, white gloves and little pocketbook.  We would dye eggs and wake up Easter morning to big baskets overflowing with goodies.  The day was always spent celebrating with family and lots of good food. 

2. George Weinberg is quoted as saying, 'Hope never abandons you, you abandon it.' Agree or disagree? Share your own thoughts on the word hope.

I agree in the sense that we choose to have hope, but disagree in the sense that Jesus is the true hope and he will never abandon His children.  Does that make sense?  At first glance it looked like a simple question ;)

“This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast,…”  Hebrews 6:19

“Jesus Christ is the object and ground of the believer’s hope, and so it is a stedfast hope.”  Matthew Henry

3. Weigh in with a yay or nay on the traditional Easter candies. A solid milk chocolate bunny? Cadbury Creme Eggs? Peeps? Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs? Jellybeans? Coconut Cream Eggs? Of the candies listed, which one would you most like to find in your Easter basket?

Yay to a solid milk chocolate bunny (Russell Stover is the best), peeps and jelly beans.  Nay to Cadbury Crème Eggs, and I’m neutral as far as Reese’s PB Eggs and Coconut Cream Eggs.  One of my favorite eggs is Russell Stove Maple Crème Eggs.  With my dietary restrictions I can only eat 70% dark chocolate, Peeps and jelly beans but this year I am requesting no candy.  I already had some Peeps and jelly beans this season and I started a 30 day detox on Monday.  A couple of years ago we made our own Easter chocolates.  Here are some photos:

4. When did you last feel 'like a kid in a candy store'?

On Tuesday at our local party store, which is going out of business.  They are going to put another brand new bank in its place.  Isn’t that what everyone needs, another bank?!  Anyway, everything was on sale so I stocked up on greeting cards and bought some holiday decorations for the fall and winter.  I couldn’t resist the seasonal stuff which was on sale for 75% off. 

5. What's something you know you do differently than most people? Does that bother you? Does it bother other people?

I am sure I do a lot of things differently than most people.  The thing that comes to mind is using a paper towel to turn off the faucet and open the door in public restrooms.  It doesn’t bother me.  Actually it would bother me if I didn’t do it.  I don’t think it bothers other people but I do get some strange looks at times. 

6. Palm Springs CA, Palm Beach FL, or the PALMetto State...of the three mentioned, which sunny spot would you most like to visit right now? Which have you visited at one time or another?

I’d pick Palm Beach, Florida.  Actually, West Palm Beach, since that is where my aunt lives.  I’ve visited several times over the years, although wish I could visit more.  The last time we were there was in September, 2013. 

7. If you could change the length of a day would you lengthen it or shorten it? Tell us why.

I think I would shorten it.  Maybe then I’d get to bed earlier.  I usually get my second wind at night. 

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

Here is another favorite Easter dessert we like to make.  Isn't he cute?

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Wednesday's Hodgepodge

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1. Share a favorite song, book, or movie title containing the word green?

"The Life of Timothy Green". 

2. Ralph Waldo Emerson is quoted as saying, 'Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.' Would you agree? Are you a believer in luck?

Yes, I agree.  I am not a believer in luck.  I believe in God’s favor and blessings.

3. Spring water, Hot Springs, handspring, spring fling, spring break, spring fever, offspring...which 'spring' word best applies to something in your day, week, or life right now?

I don't think any of them apply right now, but I'll say spring break.  I'm thinking about how much time we will take off from school for spring break.  We aren't going on vacation but I do have a few things I'd like to get done so we will probably take some time off.

4. What's something you do to make yourself look or feel more confident?

I use Henna on my hair. It makes my grays looks like highlights and makes my hair shiny and soft. 

5.  It's National Celery Month...are you a fan? If so, what's a snack or dish you enjoy that calls for celery?

Not really.  I use celery when making chicken soup but that is usually the only time I look for it. 

6. What's one thing you wish you'd learned sooner?

How to cook and bake from scratch.  I laugh when I think about how hard I thought it was.  With the internet and Pinterest, you can find a recipe to make just about anything from scratch.  My favorite to make would have to be gravy. 

7. Would you like to own a second home? If so where would you want that home to be?

That thought has not crossed my mind.  The taxes are so high here I don't think it is something likely to happen.  

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

Did you do anything special for St. Patrick's Day yesterday?  We made Irish Soda Bread and watched some of the NYC parade on TV.  And of course spoke with an Irish accent for the day :)