What a beautiful day in Kansas! Welcome to the Hodgepodge. Answer the questions and join the link you will find at From This Side of the Pond!
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?
Spring has most definitely sprung here in my home state of Kansas. Today it was 77 degrees outside. I had to fight with myself not to want to turn on the A/C. Opening the windows is what I'll start with. Don't you love when you have open windows and fresh air blows throughout the house? And yet, in the neighboring state of Colorado they are dealing with a blizzard today!!
2. Besides the weather, what's put a spring in your step recently?
I'm helping to get a young man ready for his first formal dance. Senior Prom! He was measured for a tux yesterday. It is fun to see them make plans.
3. How does Easter impact you?
We haven't made Easter the big celebration that we do other holidays. When the kids were younger they liked to hunt for eggs and get their Easter baskets. Now, they just attend church and come home for baked ham!
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?
I almost can't decide which would be most disappointing! Spilling a cup of Star Bucks coffee would be tragic. But I have never had Star Bucks in my life so I really can't relate. I do know that it is way expensive. I'm not a huge fan of peanut butter so the only thing that would bother me there is that they didn't put it on the grocery list. I just recently cut into an avocado and found the entire thing was rotten. So I'm going with the avocado!!
5. What's something held together with tape at your house? Or a paper clip? Or a wing and a prayer?
Surprisingly, I can't think of anything.
There are times I feel underappreciated. Usually, though, my family lets me know how much I mean to them.
7. What's something you'd build if you knew how?
I would build a headboard for Darian's bed, if I knew how. I will assign that chore to Darian and Justin. They'll be able to accomplish it. I think! If not, they will go to You Tube and figure something out. Thank the Lord for You Tube! Do you go to You Tube to see how to do something?
8. Insert your own random thought here.
I have been pondering whether to do or not to do The A to Z Challenge this year. I think most of my readers know what this challenge is. This challenge was created by Arlee Bird, a gentleman who blogs at Tossing It Out. He created the challenge for the month of April. You blog everyday of the month but Sundays: hence 26 days. Using the alphabet, blog posts are written for each day starting with A and ending with Z. This year there are well over 1,000 people participating. The best part of the challenge is to PARTICIPATE! Go visit others. Many of my nearest and dearest blogging friends I met through the A to Z Blogging Challenge. I have been back and forth, back and forth, about if I was going to participate this year. My first A to Z was in 2013 when I wrote about places we had visited. In 2014 I wrote about caregiving. This was that horrible year in my life when my husband was dying and I was his caregiver. Last year I wrote about lessons I have learned over my lifetime. This year I am going to just write about snippets of things that have happened in my life. This might include feelings, people who may have affected me, things that have happened to me.....just some stories. I promise to keep them short. And I may or may not make them entertaining. Come back and see what I decide to do with this challenge. I'm winging it. Bear with me. But most of all come visit!