Wednesday Hodgepodge For March 23

It’s time to join Joyce for a little Wednesday Hodgepodge!  If you’d like to join in the mid-week fun, just click the button!

Here are this week’s questions:

1. Sunday was the first day of spring. So they say. Ahem.
What is your favorite outdoor springtime activity?  My most favorite of all springtime activities is just being outside!  Just give me a lawn chair and let me be…However, if I’m not sitting and relaxing, I like to be working around outside of the house, sprucing it up for the summer.  In other words, cleaning the yard, painting, and planting new flowers.
2. Who would you want to come into your kitchen to cook dinner for you?   I know this isn’t quite what Joyce had in mind, but I wish that my deceased father-in-law was able to come back and cook just one more Sunday dinner for us.  That man cooked the best fried chicken and mashed potatoes that I’ve ever eaten!  It would be great to have just one more family dinner, too. 
3. When did you last fly a kite?  I remember it well…It was around June 18th.  My husband and I were staying at the beach for our 38th wedding anniversary.  We rented a condo and invited our grandchidren and their mamas to come along.  I bought a kite with flying pig on it because I thought it was funny.  Then I flew my kite on the beach, and took some pictures of it.
4. What topic puts you to sleep faster than anything? Politics
5. Which flowers do you associate with specific people, places, or events?  I always think of my daughter’s wedding whenever I see Stargazer lilies.  She used them in her wedding bouquet and arrangements.
6. What significant historical events took place during your elementary school days? The most significant one that I remember is the day JFK got assasinated.  I was in the fourth grade when that happened.  I still remember the announcement being made over the speaker at school.
7. Do you swear? Do you pseudo-swear? (You know crap, shoot, friggin’?)  Yes, I have been guilty of saying the “s” word sometimes, but not too often.  I am guilty of saying “crap” or “shoot” a whole lot more.  I grew up hearing swear words, and decided at an early age that I didn’t like that kind of talk.  Every once in a while, my husband–who rarely loses his temper or talks ugly–will get upset and cuss like a sailor when he’s trying to “fix” something.   I’d like to knock him out  when he does that!

my flying pig kite

a happy day...

I’m short on random thoughts today, since I wrote a long random post yesterday.  Instead I’ve decided to share a couple of photographs with you–one of my flying pig kite, the other of my daughter with her wedding bouquet with the star gazer lilies in it.  It’s hard to believe it’s been almost ten years since that photo was taken.  Kendall, the flower girl, is a teenager these days!

My giveaway (of a dozen of my favorite things) is still going on.  If you would like to be entered, just let me know in a comment. 

Published in: on March 23, 2011 at 8:27 am  Comments (12)  

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  1. I’m longing for a trip to the beach right about now. That is a gorgeous wedding picture!

  2. One of my favorite things is how flowers can remind us of certain people. It just gives me joy to think about grandmothers and other loved ones when I see certain ones.

  3. I am going to get a kite.

  4. Love the kite!

  5. You should come visit us the next time you go to the beach! We’re only 5 minutes away from it! Politics and finances and insurance and car talk are all tied for first place for putting me to sleep!

  6. I love the flying pig kite.
    I believe I would choose it also.

    Not sure if I’m entered in your giveaway, but I would like to be. Thanks!

  7. Love those pictures! Your daughter and granddaughter are beautiful!! The kite made me smile. I live fifteen minutes from the beach and rarely go. I wanna go fly a kite now. Can, I skip school today, Mom? Pretty please? (btw, I’m a teacher…lol)

  8. I love the beach too. I am about 15 minutes from the ocean, as we live on NC’s Crystal Coast. I love taking a blacket, my beach chair and a book to watch and listen to the waves. Love the photo of your daughter. Mine has been married for 11 yrs. in Aug. It’s hard to believe isn’t it?

  9. I love the kite. It’s cute as a button. 😛

    And I love that picture of Brandy. I remember sitting at the wedding and thinking to myself that she was the most beautiful bride I’d ever seen. She is absolutely gorgeous. 😀 That was a wonderful day.

    I love the beach too.

  10. Love the kite story! And I love to sit outside as well.

  11. I said politics too. I love the flying pig kite and your daughter is beautiful!

  12. Love the pictures. I imagine flying a kite on the beach is fun! Sounds like your FIL was a great cook.
    I said politics too, I just don’t get it.

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