Wednesday, February 13, 2013

A Love-ly Hodgepodge

It's great to be back for the Wednesday Hodgepodge. I missed participating in it last week, but my brother died suddenly from a heart attack on February 1 and blogging fell off my radar for the week. I'm making myself get back into normal routines, and Joyce has some fun questions during this eventful week.

1. This week marks the beginning of Lent...will you be giving something up or adding anything to your life during this season of the year?

No, I've never participated in Lent. And I don't think I need to do anything to get me in a mournful mood right now.

2. The day before Lent is Shrove Tuesday... tradition states you eat pancakes on this day. In some parts of the world Shrove Tuesday is actually known as 'pancake day'. How do you like your pancakes? Or don't you?

I prefer waffles because they have that bit of crunch, but pancakes are okay. I do like IHOP's Harvest Grain 'n Nut pancakes.

3. I'm sure there are many, but what's one love song you really love?

Oh, how to choose? It's hard to beat this one by Steven Curtis Chapman:

4. What are some things you do to let others know you love them?

I love getting random gifts for people when I see something that reminds me of them. Or cards. Or just doing something for them that I know they'll like.

5., pink, or do you prefer another color? Can you recall the last time someone gave you flowers? Given your choice would you like to open the door and see a dozen red roses, a dozen purple tulips, or a dozen pink peonies?

Actually, yellow roses are my favorite, and that's what I had in my wedding. A sweet friend brought me flowers the day after my brother passed away. Given the choices Joyce gave, I'd choose the dozen red roses, but my first choice would be a mixed bouquet.

6. President's Day will be celebrated in America next Monday. Does US Presidential history and trivia interest you? Many Presidential homes are open to the public and offer guided tours...Monticello (Jefferson's home), Mount Vernon (Washington's home), Montpelier (James Madison's home), Hyde Park (FD Roosevelt's home) and The White House (home to the sitting President) to name just a few. Of those listed which would you be most interested in touring? Why?

I find Presidential history mildly interesting. I've been to Monticello and loved it; I had wanted to go ever since studying him in the sixth grade! I was a lot more interested in visiting the White House when Bush was there. The other ones would be fine to visit but there are other places higher on my bucket list.

7. Are you good at keeping secrets?

Very good. I've always been good at keeping them, and being an RN and dealing with the whole confidentiality issue (years before HIPPA was ever invented) just reinforced that.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

Twenty-five years ago today my man asked me to marry him. (Yes, it was the 13th. Valentine's Day was on a Sunday that year so we went out on Saturday night.)


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Kara said...

That's one of my favorite songs too. :) Waffles are awesome but so are pancakes in my opinion. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that I so rarely have either. :) And happy anniversary! 25 years is a wonderful thing.

April said...

Love that song so much! Happy 'Engagement' Anniversary to you and your hubby..and wishing you many more to come!

bp said...

That song is one of my favorites too, it was sung at our wedding.

I liked your answer to #8. Today is an "anniversary day" for us too! 15 years, I wrote about it in my #8!

retired not tired said...

I carried yellow roses on my wedding day as well. Congratulations on your Engagement anniversary

Marla said...

I'm so sorry to read of your brother's passing. My sympathies to everyone in his family and who loved and knew him.
On a happy note: congratulations on your engagement anniversary! Awesome!

Joyce said...

How sweet to know the date...we had our first date in May, but neither of us know the actual calendar date. Thinking of you in this time of grief.