A Birdie Said It's Time for the Hodgepodge

Joyce asks the questions, we provide the answers. See how others answered at From This Side of the Pond.

1. What do you never get tired of? 

Watching the birds in the background. Yep, I'm officially old.

2. My mother made the best ________________________________. 

Homemade candy. 

3. What machine or appliance in your home aggravates you the most? Why? 

This one is easy: the washing machine. If you don't have the clothes in the drum just right, they'll be soaked at the end of the cycle and I have to reload them and run the drain/spin cycle.

4. What are three things that brighten up your day when they happen? 

1. Seeing a cardinal
2. Visits from hummingbirds
3. Texts/calls from my boys "just because"

5. Thursday (May 12) is National Limerick Day...write a limerick about relating to spring weather, spring blooms, or a spring event (five lines, the first two lines rhyme with the fifth line, the third and fourth lines rhyme together)

Spring weather doesn't last around here
It turns hot too fast, I fear
The cold temps are gone
The air has to come on
But school's almost out so cheer!

6. Insert your own random thought here. 

I saw my first hummingbird about a week ago. It flew right up to my office window like it was announcing itself. I put up a couple of birdfeeders but I broke one (operator error) and the nectar ran out. Last night I saw one fly to it, then to the kitchen window to let me know she's hungry.


  1. My washing machine is annoying, too! What kind of candy did your mom make?

  2. I keep meaning to buy a hummingbird feeder. Never thought we'd get them but the other day, we had the door open while we brewed beer and we had two!

  3. Great limerick. So far I haven't seen any hummingbirds at my feeder, but it's a bit early here. I did see a little bird fly out of my birdhouse this morning. Hoping I can catch a picture sometime.

  4. We've had hummingbirds for about a month now. I feel like every year they get comfortable faster. They are fun to watch for sure! Yay for school ending!

  5. Hooray for hummingbirds. Glad they are letting you know they are hungry. It is fun to see different birds. The end of the school year is always fun as is the beginning of school in the fall. Happy May to you.

  6. I always forget to wait when I come to your post. For some reason the comment thing changes and I have to type my response all over again. Okay, here we go.... I love watching birds too! Yum on the candy. Sorry about the washing machine. I love the three things that brighten your day. Awesome limerick. That is sweet about the hummingbird. We have them all year long here and they love all of our flowers in the backyard.

  7. Hope my comment went through...... I don't see it and I know people have been having issues about them.

  8. Haha...my annoying appliance was my washing machine too. Loved your answers. I wish we had cardinals here in the pnw, I love them. Our hummingbirds are around year round and I love it. I enjoyed your limmerick too.


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