Hoppin’ By With A Little Hodgepodge…

Here comes Peter Cottontail, hoppin’ down the bunny trail…and here comes another edition of the Wednesday Hodgepodge, too!  Joyce has another great set of questions all ready to go, so without any further delay, let’s hop right to my answers…

1. What are your plans for Easter? Are you cooking a big lunch or dinner? Dyeing eggs? Attending a sun rise service? Eating too much chocolate?

Ed and I will be cooking Easter lunch and hiding eggs for our family.  I’m still pondering the menu, but I’m pretty sure turkey/dressing will win out.  It’s gotten harder to get everyone together since Brad and Jennifer moved away, but Jennifer is off, so they are planning to join us for the day.

Our plans are to get the grandchildren together on Saturday evening to dye some eggs, because it’s sort of become a family tradition the past few years.  Some of the “grands” have been sick this week, so I hope they’ll be well by the weekend!

Ed and I will be hiding around 200 eggs before our guests arrive to eat lunch.  The adults enjoy egg hunting as much as the children do, so we usually have a good time!

Unfortunately, I won’t be attending a sunrise service or eating too much chocolate, this year.

2. What is something you feel too young to do?

I feel much too young to be dealing with so many different health issues.  March 28 will mark my 19th year of dealing with rheumatoid arthritis and the related issues, but 2013 has been kinder, so far.

3. “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud…it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs…”

Of the characteristics mentioned in the biblical definition of love which do you find most difficult to live out and why?

“It keeps no record of wrongs” has always been a difficult one for me, but I really don’t know why.  Sometimes it’s just hard for me to forgive and forget.  I will eventually forgive, but it takes me a while.  However, forgetting is becoming somewhat easier,  especially now that I’m growing older 🙂

4. What’s a springtime flower you associate with your childhood?

Due to family issues in own home, I spent the entire summer of 1963 living with my grandparents.  I have lots of memories of that summer, both bad and good.  I remember my grandmother having a row of zinnias growing in the vegetable garden.  She’d occasionally go out and cut a bouquet of zinnias for the house, and I thought they were so pretty.  Last spring, as a tribute to my grandmother, I planted a row of zinnias in our first vegetable garden.  I couldn’t help but think of her when I cut the first bouquet.

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5. Ever sung karaoke? If so, what’s your go-to song? If not and you’re given the opportunity, would you?

I can’t carry a tune in a bucket, so I’ve never sung karaoke, nor will I ever do so!

6. What is something you keep in a basket?

I have a neat little wooden cabinet unit in my kitchen.  The right side of the unit is a trash container.  To the left of the trash container are three vertical shelves, each containing a basket.  In those three baskets I have my favorite cookbooks, bread and chips, and dish towels.

7. When was the last time you felt foolish?

Last Friday night.  In the course of our conversation, my son said to me, “Dell (the company) is taking our [computer] department out for lunch”.  I thought he said, “Dale is taking our department out for lunch.” ( Dale is the name of my other son’s employer, whose company recently had a work project going on at the university where Brett is employed.)  My first thought was, Is Dale crazy, taking all  of those people out for lunch?  and I excitedly said, “Dale is taking all of y’all to lunch?!  Then Brett  explained to me that he said “Dell”, not “Dale”.  The laugh was on me, and I felt foolish…again!


Last Easter, our grandson, Chase, was too tiny to hunt any Easter eggs.  In fact, he slept through most of the egg hunt!

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This year Chase is a big boy, with a brand new haircut, and he is running all over the place! I’ll bet he won’t be sleeping during the egg hunt, this year!

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What a difference a year makes!

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  1. Goodness! 200 eggs! Well, at least you don’t have to buy them all! Hope the girls have been producing a lot! Happy Easter!

  2. He’s adorable! I love zinnias too-my mom always planted them in her garden. I’d love to have her green thumb…it seems like she could just look at a flower and it would grow : )

    Happy Easter~enjoy having your family all around!

  3. I remember your egg hunt last Easter. What fun.

    Zinnias are so pretty.

  4. The zinnias are beautiful. You sure have a lot of eggs to hide, what fun! Enjoy 🙂

  5. Love Zinnias! So pretty.

    Your grandson is a cutie and no, I’ll bet he won’t sleep through the egg hunt this year. They grow and change so fast, don’t they?

    Happy Easter! 🙂

  6. Sounds like some wonderful Easter plans. Enjoy your time with your family and especially your grandchildren!

  7. WOW that is a lot of eggs to hide! Have fun. I’m sorry that you have so many health issues, that is not fun at all. Just think, in Heaven there are no health issues. And we can eat all the chocolate we want. Happy Easter to you all at your home this year.

  8. Your lead in brought me right back to my childhood. Some of my favorite memories involve singing “Here comes Peter Cottontail, hopping down the bunny trail.” I used to sing it for my kids when they were small as well.

  9. have fun at your Easter egg hunt. Enjoy your grandson!

  10. wow 200?! I’d need to take a break here & there. 🙂 I usually hide 24 so my niece & nephew can have a dozen each. What a cute grandson you have 😉 They do grow up so fast!

  11. Your grandson is adorable and I bet he’ll have a blast with Easter eggs.

    Happy Easter.

  12. No karaoke for me either. Those zinnias and the story behind them are beautiful. And Chase has grown so much!

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