If you're looking for my "U" post, click here.I've been so busy with my A to Z posts, that I completely forgot about the Hodgepodge today! So, I'm answering these questions completely of the top of my head!
Busy-ness! It seems this month has been so incredibly busy! We had my in-laws' 50th Anniversary Party last weekend, so the week of I was making & decorating 150 cookies to put in the thank you bags.
2. What is the nature of compassion? Is it learned or innate? Can compassion be learned? If you're a parent is this something you've purposely sought to instill in your children, and if so how?
I think compassion can be learned. I don't think anyone starts out as being uncompassionate. (That's obviously not a real word because the spell check came up!) I think I'm a pretty compassionate person, and have tried to instill that in my boys through my actions.
3. Do you prefer to watch romantic comedy or romantic drama...or are you rolling your eyes saying bring on the action flicks?
It depends on my mood. Either one will work for me. I've been known to sit through quite a few action flicks...being in a house with 4 boys (including CH) should be a big clue!
4. It's April which means baseball season is officially upon us here in the US of A. Humphrey Bogart is quoted as saying "A hot dog at the ballgame beats roast beef at the Ritz." Agree or Disagree?
I've never had roast beef at the Ritz. I'll answer after I cross that one off my list!
5. What's something in your community or city that needs fixing or improving?
I can't think of anything off the top of my head. The Small Town does an excellent job of keeping things nice and orderly.
6. Share a song you enjoy that mentions flowers or a specific flower in its title.
This song immediately came to my mind: I Love the Flower Girl by The Cowsills. If you don't know who The Cowsills are: they're the family band that The Partridge Family was based on.
No, it definitely isn't the question I was expecting! I don't know...I guess it's possible, but not likely. I can't imagine God would do something like that!
8. Insert your own random thought here.
We are in the middle of TCAPs...state testing. I'll be so glad when this is over! It's not so bad when you have to read to the students; at least you're doing something! But, it gets pretty boring when the students just need to be in a quieter setting to take the test. All you're allowed to do is sit. And stare at the student. It doesn't matter if the student gets finished before the time is up, they have to sit there until the time expires.
It would be nice if teachers could get back to teaching and not testing.