Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. Speaking of April 15th...what's the most 'taxing' thing you've done recently?

The most taxing thing I did recently was scour our house for an important item that was lost. It's still missing and I'm trying to deal with the possibility that it may have accidently been thrown into the trash, and figuring out how to proceed from here.

2. When did you last take a taxi somewhere and where was that somewhere?

I have never been in an actual taxi. However I have had plenty of experience going places with people who made a living driving Amish people.

The last time was probably a week or so before we left the Amish, and it would have been to go to town.

3. What's something you can do today that you couldn't do a year ago?

Have a conversation with Buddy. Three year olds are so much fun!

4. How often is chicken (in some form or fashion) on your menu at home? Which of the following would you most like to see on your table tonight...a chicken salad sandwich, your mom's fried chicken, a Chick-fil-A meal, Cracker Barrel's chicken n' dumplings, a roast chicken dinner with all the trimmings, or 'hold the chicken, I'm a vegetarian'...?

We have chicken almost every week. I had planned to make chicken n' dumplings tonight. But it's still frozen solid even though I had placed it in the refrigerator to thaw yesterday afternoon.

5. What was your favorite television program when you were a kid? What characters do you remember the most?

The only TV I got to see when I was a child was a hidden glance or two on the very rare occasion when I went shopping with Mom at a K-Mart.

6. What was the last piece of 'art' you made?

I haven't been very craft-y for quite a while. Does edible art count? I love creating beautiful food.

7. What frustrates you most about the Internet?

I get frustrated when it's not as fast as I want it to be, and pop up ads are always annoying.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

One of my favorite parts of spring is listening to the spring peepers every night. With a creek and the swampy-ness behind our waterfall there seems to be an abundance of them. They can get really loud which is fine, but when one decides to leave the rest and come up to the house to sing, it's a little annoying.


  1. I definitely think cooking is a form of art : ) We heard peepers yesterday. They make me think of childhood summers. I hope your missing item turns up!

  2. We have some wetlands patches around here and I love hearing the frogs, starting at dusk, I think. Such a huge sound for such little bodies. I hope you find your missing object. One year my sister brought us Christmas presents in a white trash bag. Unfortunately, someone thought it was trash (naturally!) and threw it out. We never did find out what was in them because my mom wouldn't let me tell her it was accidentally thrown out. To this day she probably wonders why we didn't thank them for the gifts. And YES, edible art counts as art! :-)

  3. I love the sounds of the evening and night around the farm. I walk out to hear frogs, birds, and even coyotes running in the creek.

    And, yes, cooking is an art!!!

  4. I always loved the peppers when I lived in the country, but never hear them in NYC (for obvious reasons). When visiting my sister in Maryland last weekend my husband pointed them out :)

    Beautiful food is definitely an art form, I just aim to have edible food. Looking good is a bonus for me!


  5. You're so right, three-year-olds are a lot of fun!
    I hope you find that lost item. Nothing drives me crazier than a lost item.

  6. I agree that cooking can be an art but serving it beautifully is definitely an art. I have a feeling you do both very well.

  7. I do not like when something is missing. Hope you find it soon. I had to Google Spring Peepers. I do enjoy listening to frog although it doesn't happen very often here at our house.

  8. I have those days where I can't find the one thing I'm looking for, most of the time I find what I was looking for last. The moment I stop looking for it, it seems it just jumps right out at me, very frustrating.

  9. Thats sometimes a good thing not having a tv, my mom always would tell me it will fry my brain!
    I think we have those spring peepers too, i hear them in the summer mostly.

  10. I thought I was the only one with pop-ups but it seems to be a popular answer today. Cooking is definitely a form of art :)

  11. Slow internet makes me a little crazy, too...I'm very impatient when it comes to things like that!

  12. Yes, 3 year olds are so much fun, one of my favorite ages for sure. By all means, cooking/baking is an art form. Happy rest of the week!

  13. Having a logical conversation with a 2 year old is also interesting especially when the most recognizable word is NO!

  14. Stopping by from Wednesday Hodgepodge - it's my first week and I am really enjoying all the links. Your #3 made me very nostalgic - my daughter is 21 now but I remember vividly our conversations when she was 3 - little ones are so entertaining.


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