The Bloomin' Hodgepodge

Well, I was doing great for about a month or 2 with keeping up with the Hodgepodge! I'm trying to get back on track (and I still have 1 last post to write in my Canadian Maritimes series)! Wanna join? Joyce provides the questions on Tuesdays; answer and post on Wed. Don't forget to link up and visit with other bloggers!

 1. What are some memories you associate with spring? 

I don't have any specific memories that don't revolve around Easter. Flowers blooming, warmer weather, spring breaks are my memories.

2. April showers bring May flowers...was that saying proven true where you live? Snapdragons, anemones, carnations, lilacs, sweet peas, tulips, lily of the valley, orchids, roses, gardenias...which one on that list is your favorite May bloom? 

April hasn't been too rainy here this year. I love tulips! Sadly, I don't have any in my yard but I enjoy my next-door neighbors. (Who has the most beautiful, awesome yard!)

3. What are your top three distractions and how do you deal with them? 

Wandering mind, wandering mind, wandering mind! I try to get it back on track when I need to; otherwise, I just let it wander!

4. Do you eat beef? In the course of a week, how often is beef on the menu? A hamburger, steak, prime rib, or a roast beef dinner...which beef entree would you choose and yes you have to choose. Unless you're a vegan, and then you may pass. 

We've been eating a bit more red meat lately. I usually fix quite a bit of chicken but beef has taken over a bit. Give me a steak anytime, especially if it's cooked and seasoned just right.

5. In what way were you creative during the month of April?

I'm afraid I haven't been very creative during April. I did make a couple of things for my online teacher store, but I'm not going so far as to say they were very creative!

6. Insert your own random thought here. 

In the past few years, I haven't watched much television. I will binge here or there. Last weekend was a binge weekend. I found a couple of excellent Masterpiece shows to watch:

  • Atlantic Crossing: The Norwegian Monarchs during WWII.
  • All Creatures Great and Small: It's a year old, but I couldn't stop watching. And a trip to Yorkshire Dales is now on my list. Gorgeous scenery! If you've read the book, don't expect it to follow the same doesn't. Actually, it doesn't at all.
  • Endeavor: I found out a couple of weeks ago that there was a new season out. This show is a prequel to Morse, which has a sequel, Inspector Lewis. 
The Brits have so much better shows than we do. **sigh**


  1. Me too, Easter is what I think of for Spring. Yes, the mind can easily wander. We do a lot of chicken and pork chops but we definitely like the beef. I watched All Creatures Great and Small, found it very entertaining.

  2. Hi Mary, Thanks for visiting. I went back and added one more picture to my blog post. Wandering mind is my problem too! We started eating more red meat during Covid and I have gained weight! But I think it is because I have been less active. Nice to meet you!

  3. We've watched every show in the Morse and Lewis series. We're caught up on Endeavor--just waiting to get the new season. Have you watched Foyle's War? I highly recommend it. And yes, All Things Great and Small is great too.
    I've been enjoying the gardens around town--looking for ideas for mine.

  4. Easter is an amazing memory for Spring. We are long time fans of Morse, Inspector Lewis and Endeavor. We just purchased the full series of Inspector Lewis. We're watching the older version of All Creatures right now, too. Came in late for the new series. Hope the end of April goes well for you!

  5. Have you ever seen the movie Calendar Girls? It's British and it's hilarious, based on a true story and set in Yorkshire. The scenery is fantastic and I think you'd enjoy it.


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