Can you believe it?! The month of April is already here! The flowers are bloomin’, the birds are chirpin’, and the weather has warmed back up into the 80’s again. Hello spring! There’s a whole lotta’ stuff going on around here, so I’m going to go ahead and jump right into this week’s Hodgepodge. Oh, but before I take the leap, I’d like to shout out a great big “THANK YOU” to our hostess, Joyce! Thanks for all you do.
1. In honor of the date…when were you last sent on a ‘fool’s errand’?
It was probably last week, when I went on a desperate search for Brach’s chicks and rabbits Easter candy (the ones that are made like those orange circus peanuts). I went to several stores…and failed to find any. I came to the conclusion, they must not make them anymore.
2. Peter Rabbit, Bugs Bunny, The Energizer Bunny, The Easter Bunny, Rabbit (Pooh’s friend), White Rabbit (of Wonderland fame), or the Trix Rabbit…which of these ‘famous’ rabbits can you best relate to right now?
Since we’ve been spending lots of time in the vegetable garden, recently, I’ll say Peter Rabbit! We even have some lettuce and carrots growing, along with some cabbage, peas, onions, squash, tomatoes, and peppers. The fun has begun!
3. When did you last find yourself scrambling to get something done? Explain.
Because of the chronic health issues I have, there are usually just as many bad days as there are good ones. I’m always scrambling to get things done on the ‘good days’ because I don’t know how long they will last, or when they’ll come again. Yesterday was a pretty good day, so I was scrambling to get as many things done as I could.
4. Last time you were up at the literal crack of dawn? Why? Last time you stayed up all night? Why?
I’m often awake at the crack of dawn, but try to make myself go back to sleep until shortly after seven. Unfortunately, I had to get up at the crack of dawn twice, last week, due to early morning appointments!
I’m going through an ‘I can’t sleep phase’, at the moment, due to the reduction in my HRT. Many nights you’ll find me watching television at 4 a.m. The last time I remember staying up for twenty-four hours, on purpose, was with a sick parent, in the hospital, several years ago.
5. Crack a book, crack a bottle, crack a joke, crack an egg…which have you done most recently?
Our hens are laying 7 to 9 eggs daily, so we do a lot of egg cracking around our house–every day! There are currently eight dozen eggs in our refrigerator, and I recently gave away 3 dozen!
6. What’s your favorite part of a typical weekend? Tell us why that’s so.
My favorite part of a typical weekend is visiting with our family. Often, on Friday nights, our two grown children and their families, who live nearby, will come and spend time with us, and each other. Usually, about every other weekend, our youngest son and his family, who live out of town, come to visit on either a Saturday or a Sunday. When we are able to get all three children, and their families, under our roof, at the same time, it is crazy, crowded, and loud, but it is wonderful! It just doesn’t get any better than that!
7. What’s something I’d find on a bookshelf in your home? Other than a book I mean!
I’ve dedicated an entire wall of our living room to bookshelves, because I like books–and I like to display things. In addition to some books, you’ll find lots of framed family photos, a clock, and some curios–because I love my family photos and curios!
I always enjoyed watching “Kim of Queens”, a show that used to air on Lifetime before it was canceled after the second season. The show starred pageant coach (and former Miss Georgia), Kim Gravel, along with several home-grown Georgia beauties who were being coached by Kim, at the time of the show. Kim’s studio, The Pageant Place, is located near Atlanta, but she coaches girls from all around Georgia. Now, I’m not much into pageants, but, on the show, Kim sure was great at finding diamonds in the rough and making them shine, so to speak–and she was funny!
Imagine my surprise, recently, when I ran into two of the former co-stars of the show, while shopping at Big Lots in nearby Vidalia. I saw one of the pageant contestants, named Marah, along with her mom, Angie! (Angie was especially memorable because of her clashes with Kim during the course of the show.) Of course, I was too shy to approach them and say anything, but was thrilled to have seen a couple of actual [former] television ‘stars’. What a small world we live in, huh?!
Angie (the mom)
Marah (the daughter)