Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. Describe love using all five senses.

I'll keep it simple.

Taste - Sweet.
Sight - Smiles.
Sound - Music, laughter, raindrops.
Touch - Soft, warm.
Smell - Got nothing for this one.

2. February is Canned Food Month. What's your favorite food that comes straight from a can?

Pineapples. I love pineapples, but both Rosebud and I break out in a very irritating rash when ever we eat fresh pineapples. Somehow canned pineapples don't do that, so I'm choosing them as my favorite straight from the can food.

3. A principal in a UK school recently sent home a letter to parents requesting they (the parents!) dress appropriately when escorting their children to/from school (basically saying please don't wear your pajamas) You can read the letter here. It's gotten a lot of publicity, both positive and negative. Your thoughts? And do/did you ever make the school run (or hit Starbucks, Walmart, etc) in your pjs?

I never even step foot outside our bedroom in pjs. So there is no way I would go somewhere out in public in them.

4. Crew neck, V-neck, turtleneck, scoop neck...which is most prevalent in your wardrobe?

A mixture between crew neck and V-necks. I have a few turtlenecks, but never wear them. They make me feel too clunky.

5. I read here recently a list of four things to avoid so you wake up happier. They were late night snacks, hitting the snooze button, social media just before bed/upon waking, checking emails. 

Are you guilty of any of these behaviors? Which on that list do you need to work harder at avoiding?

I don't do any late night snacking. The last food I eat usually happens around 5:30 to 6:00. I never hit the snooze button even though I often wish I could spend a few more minutes in bed. I usually take a quick look at Facebook a little before bedtime. I always wake up happy, so I don't feel guilty for doing that and have no plans to work at avoiding it.

6. Share something you remember about a house you lived in as a child? Of all the homes you lived in as a child, which did you love best?

The house we moved into when I was seven had bright orange counter tops. I didn't care for the color, but it's the house I love the best. It's the one where the most of my childhood and growing up memories were made.

7.Your favorite movie based on a true story?

Sheffey. Based on the life of a circuit riding preacher.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

I went ahead and signed up for the April A-Z challenge again this year. It will be my third year doing this. It's called a challenge for a reason, but I feel ready to tackle it once again.


  1. We had countertops and appliances that were that avocado green color that was popular back in the 70's...still make me cringe. I'm still thinking about the A-Z Challenge. Sounds like a fun time!

  2. Good for you - signing up for the a-z challenge. I'm trying to talk myself into it. Have a good week.

  3. Your snacking discipline is inspirational. I used to have a rule, nothing after 6. I think I need to get back into that grove. And isn't canned pineapple a treat! I think an allergy to fresh pineapple is somewhat common.

  4. I will watch for your posts in the a-z. I have some idea of a theme and hope to flesh it out ahead of time. Last year I felt all the daily pressure.

  5. My sister would swell up when she ate fresh pineapple or drank the juice. I get an 'itchy mouth' if I eat too much, but I do love it.

    I am NOT a morning person, and I'm afraid there's nothing that can be done about it. Wait until I've had my coffee, and then we'll talk.

  6. I always enjoy your A-Z posts so I'll be looking forward to it. My favorite from the can food is mandarin oranges. Yum! I have a tendency to check email in the morning but don't feel guilty about it so I guess I'll contain too.

  7. LOVE canned pineapple too! But no problem with fresh. I never late night snack either, but I have to be careful in the late afternoon..grin.

  8. I am so happy you are doing the April challenge! Have to check out that movie.

  9. I admire you ladies who do the April challenge because it is such a commitment of time and thought. I look forward to reading your daily posts.

  10. Enjoy the April Challenge! I'll have to look up that movie, it sounds interesting!

  11. Good luck with your April challenge. I did it for the first time last year and I found the pressure a lot to live up to!

  12. good luck with the a-z challenge. when does it start?

  13. Sheffey is a special movie, one I wish I owned! Enjoy reading your blog!


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