Goodbye April, Hello Hodgepodge…

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? 

These guys!

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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!

Random:  

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‘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…

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  1. I’m so glad to hear that your sick hen is doing better … hoping that she’ll continue to improve!

  2. I should not have googled those banana spiders, ha ha! Wowee! I hope your hen continues to get healthy. Loved your #1 answer:)

  3. I hope your hen is on the road to recovery. That pic of your grandkids are too cute. We’re moving this weekend to a rental house so it will be a while to be firmly planted. I look forward to that day. Have a great day!

  4. Wonderful answers and great pictures. Glad to hear your sick hen is mending.

  5. Your grandkids sure are precious! How lucky you are!

  6. Your grandchildren are adorable. You are blessed!

  7. I keep telling Mark I want to buy a farm. Not to work it but just to live on. I love cucumbers too and your like my dad when it comes to dressing. Those are pretty original flavors. Yes, little ones are the best possible thing to love. That is good news on your hen!

  8. I am so happy to hear that your little hen might be on the mend. Your TLC has paid off, hopefully! I enjoyed your answers…I learn best by watching, too.

  9. Yes, those are the best little things to love! Hope Sister Hen recovers. Sounds like you are doing your best for her. I think I am a visual learner, too. At least, that’s how I learn the quickest! Wonderful that you are so happy where you are! 🙂

  10. #1 in the hodgepodge reminded me of a riddle. Maybe you can save it to stimp your grandchildren some day.
    If April flowers bring May flowers. What do may flowers bring?
    And the answer is…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..Pilgrims!

  11. oops typo – stump your grandkids

  12. Love the grands pix. Hope your lil sis continues to improve!


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