Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. Did March come in like a lion or was it something less ferocious in your neck of the woods?

March first was a pleasant day but the next few were snowy, windy, and cold. I'll admit that I was secretly happy that we're getting a little bit of winter yet before spring officially arrives.

2. Speaking of lions, which one's your film favorite...The Cowardly Lion (Wizard of Oz), Mufasa (The Lion King), Elsa (Born Free), or Alex (Madagascar)? You may notice I left Aslan off the list. Including him would have made this question way too easy for many of you.

I have never seen any of those films but since we're speaking about lions my favorite lion is an old stuffed toy I used to have named Toby.

3. What's your favorite spot from which to view the sunrise or sunset?

The first farm where we used to live after we got married. The view from the porch looked out towards the west across the rolling mountains and we used to enjoy spectacular sunsets. Right now we live in a hollow and sunrises and sunsets are both only a memory.
4. To what extent is knowledge power and to what extent is truth power? What's the difference?

As I was sitting here thinking of knowledge and truth and trying to decide how to write this answer in order for it to make sense to you I started getting dizzy. The knowledge that there's no blog cop going to get me in trouble for not answering this question made me happy and I will be using the time I saved from digging into this deep topic to enjoy some truths in my Bible.

5. What's something peculiar you've seen recently?

I think I shared this picture before but this is what popped into my mind first when I tried to think of something peculiar. 

A cow sitting like a dog is not normal especially since they always kneel down with their front legs first when they want to lay down and when they want to get up they always use their back legs first.  This silly cow sat like this for more than half an hour.

6. Bottled water...your thoughts?

While I like the convenience of bottled water while hiking or traveling I don't like how it tastes. I much prefer the cold sweet water from our well and I have been known to buy bottled water but promptly dump it out and refilling it with our own to take with us on our treks. When ever we can't have our own water I'm reminded of King David in the Bible where he was longing for water from the well in Bethlehem. I think I know how he felt!

7. What's your strongest sense?

I'm not sure which of my senses is the strongest but I do know which is the weakest. I lost my sense of smell years ago and of the five senses if I had to lose one of them I'm glad that's the one I lost instead of any of the others.
8. Insert your own random thought here.

Yesterday Sunbeam wanted to try making cookies on her own. She had chosen a simple recipe and since our kitchen happens to be washable I told her she could.

Her efforts were successful and when she served me a warm freshly baked cookie I loved her pleased expression.

It's so much fun watching our children accomplish new things!


  1. I'm familiar with the story of David and the water from Bethlehem. It bothered him so much that his men loved him enough to put their lives in danger simply for his desire. Good preaching in that story!

  2. That is too funny about the cow...never seen anything like that before!

  3. Well, that is most definitely something peculiar!!!'s almost eerie. Never seen anything like it before in my 6+ decades. the fresh, Spring-like look of your blog template.

    My Wednesday post link: White Pelican 'chit-chat'

    Hope you're having a terrific day!!

  4. I have never seen a cow sit like that before~

  5. The cow is hilarious! I've never seen anything like that.

  6. Your comment about bottled water reminded me of my Grandfather Appleman. Long before bottled water was popular, He always carried a glass bottle of water from his farm whenever he went into town. He did not like the way city water tasted. I'm pretty sure if he was a live today he would despise the taste of commercial bottled water too!

  7. That is one peculiar cow! Never seen one do that :) I agree that most bottled water tastes kinda gross though. :)

  8. Great answer for Truth and Knowledge! Loved the cow...laughed the first time and then, again! I dislike some bottled water but not all. Saratoga is bottled nearby and that tastes like "home" for me (about 40 min away). Our tap water is hard and slightly sulfur. While we're used to it, our friends sometimes give us a funny look ... we try to keep some filtered in the fridge!


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