Springtime Hodgepodge

It's time for the hodgepodge, so you know what that means:  Yep, we're halfway to the weekend!  Here are this week's questions, courtesy of Joyce:

1. Sunday was the first day of spring. So they say. Ahem.
What is your favorite outdoor springtime activity?
I love going to the mountains and seeing the flowers.  I don't do it enough!  
2. Who would you want to come into your kitchen to cook dinner for you?
YS...oh, wait.   He did that for us Monday night...without a recipe!  He did it again:  a good meal!
 Chicken Parmesan with Alfredo Sauce & Linguine
 If YS wasn't available, a dinner by Paula Deen might be nice...or Bobby Flay...or Carla from Top Chef.  I would have a blast if any of them showed up in my kitchen!
3. When did you last fly a kite?
Oh, gosh.  I don't have any idea.

4. What topic puts you to sleep faster than anything?
Numbers.  Anything to do with numbers.  I get this glazed look in my eyes and will drift right off.

5. Which flowers do you associate with specific people, places, or events?
I've never thought about this one before.  I don't know that I associate any flowers with certain people, places, or events.  I know I'm going to kick myself after I read other's answers, though!

6. What significant historical events took place during your elementary school days?
I think integration was the biggest one that I can remember/think of.  I was in 3rd grade when the schools integrated.  I remember wondering how I was going to tell my friends apart.  And, when I accidentally touched the librarian's arm (she was black), I looked down at mine, and she said, "No, sweetie, it doesn't come off."   
I had to do a little (very little!) bit of research, but here are a couple of other historical events:  Vietnam War, Watergate, and the Kent State killings.

7. Do you swear? Do you pseudo-swear? (You know crap, shoot, friggin'?)
I'm really, really trying not to, but "pseudo-swear"?  You betcha!

8. Insert your own random thought here. 
I guess I need to clarify something from my yesterday's post:  We got rid of the aqua toilet when we moved in.  There was a pink one just like it in the master bathroom.  CH wanted to keep them...apparently they're worth a lot of money.  But, the plumber said to get rid of them...something was wrong with them!  I loved that man, God rest his soul!


  1. We had the pink toilet too, it's impossible for me to imagine who would pay money for that...money to take it away, sure. UGLY!

    I was so struck by your immigration story. Our schools have always been integrated so it's never been a big deal, interesting to think about.

    I find myself swearing more and more, I don't like that, it's something to work on.

  2. I guess people pay money for lots of things that I don't get : ) Maybe there's some sort of retro trend I haven't caught on to.

    Enjoy your day...I've got the snow blower out. It's gorgeous though!

  3. I laughed when I read your comment about numbers. At work they tell me I'm mathmatically challenged. When I write obituaries for the sisters, I have to have a calculator nearby! And when a friend and I were traveling, she handed me a map and asked me to find some route number. I handed the map back, still folded up, and said, "I can't read maps. I can only read words." I still haven't heard the end of that! She tells everyone that story and the obit story!

  4. I'm with you on the numbers. It's like they're speaking another language and I just zone out. I'm pretty sure my financial status is a reflection ;-)

  5. I thought the retro aqua toilet was great fun--in someone else's house! :) I'm going to have to join in on these. They are just too much fun. Maybe next week! (You and me and numbers! Suppose we are lacking some gene?)

  6. Looks like a lot of bloggers are not math oriented. Must be why we write.

  7. I would like Carla to cook for me too! Because she cooks with love!

  8. I didn't think about Paula Deen--she'd be my second choice to cook for me!

  9. I've never thought about what it must've been like to be in school when integration occured.

    And Paula Deen...oh how I love her!

  10. I am with you on the numbers, unless they are being added to my bank account!!!

  11. Pink and blue toilets--wow, kind of like his and hers? So glad that colored toilets are not popular now.

  12. I think that a lot of us have not flown a kite in a long time (or ever). Glad I stoped by and your bathroom make over is beautiful.

  13. I want Paula Deen and some yummy peach cobbler!

  14. Yoru so funny and I need to fly a kite with my son. I havent thought about that so thanks! Hope your having a great day!

  15. I vaguely remember Vietnam War too. When I was in elementary there was only about 10 black kids... Looking back on that - I have to admire them for their courage to make friends and fit in... I know I hate being different.. 2 of those kids are still my friends today... Over 30 plus years later...
    Our first day of Spring it poured!
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  16. I just love getting to know you better! No wonder you think I'm a math geek!

    Love ya!

  17. As far as your toilets go, two things come to mind--there's no accounting for taste and one man's trash is another man's treasure!

  18. How did I miss this yesterday! Wild flowers are so pretty. I don't remember the integration one. How sweet and innocent you were. Can't believe you remember that. I had a younger cousin who saw a black man out on the street and said to his mom "There is our garbage man." Our school never became integrated for a long time and our garbage men were all black.
    Out of the mouth of babes.


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