There’s no better way to end one month and begin another, than by participating in ‘The Hodgepodge’. I don’t know how you feel, but, to me, this year is flying by, so let’s get started! Thanks to our hostess, Joyce, for another great set of questions to ponder 🙂
1. April showers bring May flowers or so the saying goes. Are you blooming where you’re planted as we begin the month of May?
Yes, I’m blooming (although my blossoms are aging) because I absolutely love where I’m planted! After five years of city living, husband, Ed, and I moved to his family’s farm back in 1977. We’ve been here every since, and there’s no place else I’d rather be–except for an occasional trip to the beach. Our roots run very deep!
2. On a scale of 1-10, with 1 being no big deal, and 10 being full-scale panic, rank your fear of spiders.
I’d give myself a 5. The only spiders that really frighten me are black widows or large banana spiders. I can take or leave the rest of them.
3. May is National Salad Month (who knew???)…besides lettuce, what are two must-have ingredients in your favorite salad?
I like cucumbers in my salad, along with lots of french or thousand island dressing.
4. I mentioned on my blog last week that my Daughter1 will be moving to Washington State after she is married. Of the following sites in the Northwest, which would you most like to see in person-Crater Lake (Oregon), Seattle (Washington), Vancouver (British Columbia), San Juan Islands (Washington), Mt. Rainer (Washington) Oregon Coast (Oregon), Mt. St. Helens (Washington), or Olympic National Park (Washington)
I don’t know much about any of these places, but I think I’d like to visit Seattle, Washington. I remember seeing some of the city on an old episode of ‘The Bachelor’, and it looked like an interesting place to visit. I’d love to check out the Space Needle!
5. This coming weekend marks the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby…when did you last race (literally or figuratively) to cross a finish line?
Actually, it is this week! I’m in the process of filing for my retirement pension before my application deadline passes. I have my part of the paperwork ready to go, but I’m waiting for the lady at the Board of Education office to fill out her part of my paperwork, so we can get it in the mail. I’m expecting a call from her today.
6. What is something little you love?
my grandchildren – Caden, Madison, Evan, and Chase
7. Would you say you are more of a visual, auditory, or kinesthetic learner? Elaborate.
I’m a visual learner. I like to watch someone do something, take notes while they’re showing me what to do, then try doing it by myself. I have to have my notes though–or else I tend to forget what I’m doing sometimes!
‘Sick Sister’, our ailing hen, may have turned a corner, yesterday. (We’ve been treating her for an impacted crop) Whenever I offered her little bits of soft food, (chopped seedless grapes, a few bread crumbs, a little cooked rice) she ate it. I gave her very tiny portions (about a thimble full), every hour, to see how she would tolerate the food. I didn’t see any throwing up. We, also, let her out of her cage for about 15 minutes, while I cleaned it, and she seemed to enjoy walking around in the yard, although she is weak. We’ll see if the food digests, and how today goes…