I'm really, really going to try to get back in the swing of blogging. What better way than to participate in the Hodgepodge that Joyce hosts almost every week?
1. What's a phrase your mother often said to you? If you're a parent, is this something you now say to your own children?
Offer it up to the poor souls in purgatory. Mama would say that to us when we complained about something. I don't know that I've ever said that to my boys.
2. What is a scent you associate with your mother or your childhood home?
This going to sound weird, but I don't know what the scent is that reminds me of cold Saturday nights, having just had a bath, and mama mopping the floor. I think it may be ham.
3. What's an activity you remember always doing with your mother (or someone who was a mother figure in your life)?
Mama was the organist at Church for about 40 years. I remember being allowed to sit in the choir loft with her during Mass. I remember watching her in awe using the foot pedals on the organ.
4. Flared jeans, maxi dresses, and jumpsuits are 70's fashion trends back this spring. Are you on board? Which trend would you be most inclined to try? For the men...flared corduroys, wide-collared shirts, and floral prints...what say you?
Yuck. I would say maxi dresses; although, haven't they been back (during the summer, anyway) for a year or two?
5. May 6th is Teacher Appreciation Day and also Nurse Appreciation Day. Is there a nurse or teacher you have especially appreciated along the way? Tell us why?
All of them! Once I started working in the schools, I began to appreciate all of them for putting up with me!
6. If I came by your house, what would I find on your frig door?
Fingerprints and smudges. We have a stainless steel refrigerator, so that's all that's on it!
7. Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana made her royal entrance on Saturday, May 2nd. On a scale of 1-10, how much attention did you give to all the news coverage? 1=Who's Charlotte? 10=sat glued to the telly, cuppa in hand.
Since I know who Charlotte is, I'll give it a "2".
8. Insert your own random thought here.
Not to be a Debbie-Downer, but this is the first Mother's Day without my Mama. Mother's Day hasn't really ever been a big deal. I'm just not sure how I'm going to feel on Sunday. Last Sunday, we had a Mother/Daughter Tea at Church. It was so sweet to see the little girls with their dresses (and some hats). I took pictures with my big girl camera of the event.
Frame that was used for pictures