Hello, it’s me. It’s hard to believe another week has passed since I blogged. Time seems to be passing at warp speed, these days. At any rate, it’s Wednesday, and that means it’s time to participate in The Wednesday Hodgepodge, and it’s time to thank Joyce for being such a gracious hostess. Thanks, Joyce–for everything you do!
1. ‘Beauty is in the eye of the beholder’ What’s something you’ve seen recently that you thought was beautiful?
I think springtime blossoms [of all kinds] are beautiful. Our azalea blossoms froze in mid-bloom, but there are still plenty of other kinds of blossoms all around–and pollen, too. Oh, my goodness, pollen is horrible, this year!
I couldn’t mention spring blossoms without posting a picture–even if it’s off of the internet. Isn’t this a pretty picture?
image via Google
2. Our culture and beauty…your thoughts?
I think many people tend to put too much emphasis on the way a person looks. There seems to be more pressure to look”perfect”, these days, than when I was growing up. As a result, the orthodontist, dermatologist, cosmetologist, and plastic surgeon’s businesses are all booming.
3. Age before beauty, beauty queen, beauty mark, beauty sleep…which beauty-ful phrase resonates with you today? Why?
I’m going to say “beauty sleep” because I’m always striving for a good night’s sleep, which often proves to be elusive. A good night’s sleep may not do much for my looks, but it sure makes me feel better the next day!
4. I read here a list of the top ten beasts animals that scare us the most-
alligators, coyotes, black bears, birds (but pigeons in particular), sharks, bats, bed bugs, rats, rattlesnakes, and the black widow spider.
Which ‘beast’ on the list scares you the most? What is the liklihood of you having an actual encounter with that particular beast? Did a movie contribute to your fear of this creature? Have you ever had a real life encounter with any of the animals listed?
The thought of encountering bed bugs actually scares me the most because I’ve heard they are so hard to get rid of! I hope and pray I never find out! I actually acquired my fear of bed bugs after an exterminator shared [with us] how often people get them, and how difficult they are to exterminate.
As for the other animals listed, I’ve had encounters with almost everything on the list, except black bears and alligators. I’ve only seen those in exhibits. Of all of my encounters, the one with a rattle snake was the scariest. It was just a few feet away from me, in the edge of our yard.
5. Where were you when you last heard a bell ring? Was it alarming or musical?
I suppose I was working at school [12 years ago] the last time I heard a bell ring. I don’t remember our elementary school having actual timed bells (although they may have), but I do remember the teachers all had hand bells of various kinds which they rang at the end of recess or if the class was getting too loud during class.
6. What’s your favorite carb? How’s that for random?
How about a delicious slice of ten layered yellow cake with chocolate fudge icing between every layer and on top?! Now that’s what I call carbs!
image via Google
7. Let’s wrap up another month of Hodgepodging and life with an acrostic. Recap your month using the word MARCH.
M-multiple trips to the dentist
A- a lot of time spent at church
R- ready to plant the rest of our garden
C- cats and grandchildren enjoying nice weather
H- hens laying eggs like crazy
I’ve decorated for Easter–inside and outside. Here’s some of what I’ve done: (PS If you look close in the second picture, you can still see the brown blossoms clinging to the azaleas. So sad!)