Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. Has spring sprung in your little corner of the world? Other than the calendar how would I know? What's your favorite thing about spring?

Yes, spring seems to have sprung. The grass is beginning to turn green. The Easter lilies and daffodils are just on the verge of blooming, birds are singing. The pair of Canada geese that always raise their family along marshy section of the creek above our waterfall is back.

2. Besides the weather, what's put a spring in your step recently?

We're at an interesting point of our life right now, with some major changes happening. It's exciting, invigorating, and just a tad scary all wrapped up in the same package. It has been putting an added spring to our step.

3. How does Easter impact you?

We really don't do much of anything for Easter, but the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ has impacted our life in a way that nothing else even comes close.

4. I saw this somewhere on Facebook and thought it would make a fun Hodgepodge question. Which of the following would you find most disappointing...

a just stuffed taco shell breaking open and spilling out before you take the first bite? dropping a just-purchased Starbucks/Dunkin Donuts coffee? opening the peanut butter jar and finding it empty? upending onto the sidewalk a just-purchased ice cream cone? a burnt bagel popping up in your toaster when you're rushing breakfast? or cutting into an avocado and finding out it's rotten? 

Let's see ..... I don't care for tacos. I don't drink coffee. I don't really care for  peanut butter. I can easily go without ice cream. I don't like toaster toast. But I love avocadoes, and would be really, really disappointed to find it rotten when cutting it open.

5. What's something held together with tape at your house? Or a paper clip? Or a wing and a prayer?

The only thing that I can think of are the lids of a few of our board games Somehow they seem to get more wear and tear in our house than other items.
6. Do you feel underappreciated? In what way?

No, I don't feel underappreciated. I love my role as a wife and mother, and everything else my life entails.

7. What's something you'd build if you knew how?

I'd probably build a boot/coat rack like my Dad used to in his furniture shop. I could really use one inside our front door.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

I'm currently dealing with some of the most incompetent customer service people I have ever had to deal with in my life. Once this whole mess has been straightened out I won't be a repeat customer. I've been trying my best to stay sweet through it all, but it's beginning to be a little bit of a challenge.


  1. Dealing with customer service can really test a person, at times. Been there, done that. Hope you reach a resolution soon. Wishing you a Happy Easter!

  2. I find that I have to watch myself with customer service too and try to think what it must be like to BE in customer service. I hope you get it resolved.
    I would enjoy seeing some Canadian geese. Your part of the country sounds lovely.

  3. I hope your issue is resolved soon. My husband recently complained about some service he'd received (he has never done this) and the company responded in such a positive way. He even received a hand written letter of apology. We were so impressed. Happy Spring to you!

  4. Seems like a lot of people here picked the avocado issue. A lot of times its beautiful on the outside then disappointing when opened. I cheer with joy when its a beautiful avocado inside though!

  5. I really enjoy all the foods mentioned except coffee so they would probably be equally disappointing to me. My frustration right now isn't customer service, but with a doctors office. Just trying to get a call back is frustrating to me. Our Canadian geese are back at the lake too. Spring must be trying it's best to be here to stay.

  6. Dealing with customer service sure puts one to a test. I sure hope it is resolved soon.
    Have Blessed week.

  7. I am so happy exciting things are happening for you right now :)

  8. customer service can drive me nuts, lol

  9. I started what I jokingly call my "life of crime" in the customer service department for Ma Bell, and then worked for a bank (where I met The Squire) for five years, and then - silly girl that I am - went to work for Blue Cross, so I can see this from both sides.

    Honestly, I have to say that I find customer service standards have gone rapidly downhill, but when I think back on some of the questions I fielded, it's amazing the people in the service departments haven't lost their "cool" or their minds long, log ago.

  10. Isn't spring lovely this year?

  11. Wow--that question with food choices made me hungry! I can't eat avocados...about a half an hour after I even have a bite of one, I feel nauseous. I can't explain it. Same with bananas. My system just says "no!"


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