Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Wednesday Hodgepodge

I missed Wednesday Hodgepodge when I was out last week! Thanks to Joyce From This Side of the Pond for hosting it each Wednesday.

1. Sunday was the first day of spring. So they say. Ahem. What is your favorite outdoor springtime activity?

Seeing the bluebonnets on the side of the road.

2. Who would you want to come into your kitchen to cook dinner for you?

My friend Xandra. Not only is she a phenomenal cook, but it would also mean we would get to spend some time together! She really needs to come back to Texas.

3. When did you last fly a kite?

When my kids were little - at least ten years ago.

4. What topic puts you to sleep faster than anything?

Stock market analysis.

5. Which flowers do you associate with specific people, places, or events?

Yellow roses - my wedding. Bluebonnets - spring in Texas.

6. What significant historical events took place during your elementary school days?

Astronauts landing on the moon.

7. Do you swear? Do you pseudo-swear? (You know crap, shoot, friggin'?)

No to swearing. I would say no to the pseudo-swearing too because I've never considered "shoot" to be in that category. I don't consider it in the same category as the other two words listed. I pretty much abhor swearing and anything remotely connected. Including abbreviations, such as OMG.

I loved the poster on the wall of the dining room at the camp where we stayed in Progreso last week: "God doesn't have a last name and His first name isn't Oh My."

8. Insert your own random thought here.

Woohoo! The ortho MD put my girl in an air cast boot and took away the crutches yesterday, which means she can take it off to bathe and sleep and she can manage her books and viola at school. And my man's eye is healed from the tree branch-induced corneal abrasion. (Details about these injuries and the week in Progreso are here.


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sara said...

I miss the bluebonnets!!!!! you will need to post some pictures for us!

Expats Again said...

LOL, stock market. Me too!

Xandra@Heart-of-Service said...

Wow! I am totally honored by that shout out! I wish we lived a little closer as well.

I miss, miss, miss the bluebonnets in the spring. It doesn't seem right to go through the month of April with no pictures taken in a sea of blue!

By the way, I'm still looking for the perfect Aggies t shirt to send you....

Love ya!


Michelle said...

Enjoyed reading your answers!

Our answers for #4 and #6 are almost the same.

Anonymous said...

Reading your mention of bluebonnets makes me think of my dad. He lived in Euless, and when I visited him, I saw quite a few of them! Am I mistaken by saying that Lyndon Johnson's wife, Lady Bird, was very instrumental in getting this flower named as the state flower? Anyhoo...memories of my dad, who passed away ten years ago next month.

BTW, loved your OMG quote! I loathe this phrase. My students (who are not Christians) use this ALL the time, and I get on them every time. They are starting to watch their language around me. I explained why it bothers me so much. I don't even like seeing those letters strung together!! LOl

Have a great day!

Joyce said...

I always remember a kindergarten class I taught one year...a dad came in to help in the classroom and heard a little boy use the OMG phrase...the dad smiled and said to the little boy, "He's waiting, what did you need?" The little boy was confused and the dad said, "You just called out God's name...He's always listening...He heard you call and He wants to know what you need." A little deep for a 5 yo but it made an impression on me!

Barbara H. said...

I remember the astronauts' landing, too, and I agree about swearing. I'm glad everyone is healing well!

Cathy said...

Glad your family is recovering. Now I need to go read about the trip.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

We get poppies on the side of the road, they are so pretty. The landing came when I was in HS. Sounds like some good news going on in your house. Hooray!

LynnMarie said...

#7 made me laugh. Great answers, and I'm glad that your family is on the mend.

Tina said...

I like seeing fields of bluebonnets. I still have a couple that I picked from my grandparents grave (in Texas). They are in the picture frame of my dad in his Navy uniform.