1. Share one fun thing you did last week, while the Hodgepodge was on 'spring break'.
Well while you were on your break - hope you had a nice break - I chaperoned the middle school - going to the zoo. No matter what age some one is - you're never too old to enjoy the zoo!
2. April 10th is National Sibling Day...do you have siblings, and if so are you close? Share a favorite story featuring one or all of your siblings. If you don't have siblings, did you ever wish you did?
I am glad you told me - I did not know. My brother died in 1997. Now I have a half sister - that means the world to me. We are 25 years a part! She is the same age as my daughter - 5 months older.
Funny thing is she thinks almost just like me (poor thing) - yet we were not raised together and we aren't near each other either. We are extremely close now and I thank God for her.
3. Is it important to you to 'buy American'? Why or why not? How much of an effort do you make to 'buy American'? If you're not American, insert your own country in the blank.
I do try to buy USA if I can. The one thing is - that once you retire - and your income is lower - you are more temped to buy items from other countries because they are a lot cheaper unfortunately.
4. Besides The Bible, what book has impacted your spirituality in some way?
I read lots of spiritual books. I just finished reading a book about Billy Graham. When he was in Atlanta back in 1968 I came down to the front and dedicated my life to the Lord - I was a baby Christian then. He came to Atlanta again around 1996 and I took my brother and again I went down to to the front and dedicated my life to the Lord - so did my brother - and I was still a Christian struggling to grow. My brother died the year later. I am still trying to grow in my faith. Anyway - Billy Graham is the real deal. He dedicated his life to the Lord - and lived his life - his whole life - as a strong Christian. He says what he means - means what it says - and it is a simple message.
5. April showers bring May flowers or so the saying goes. Do you find rainy days calming or depressing? When were you last caught in a rainstorm? What's blooming in your neck of the woods today?
I find one or two rainy days calming - more then that - I miss the sun. I have to admit. When was I last caught in a rainstorm - last week - it has been raining a lot in Georgia this past winter - but at least it is not snow. And right now everything is blooming here in Atlanta - azaleas - pink cherry trees - white pear trees - dogwoods - everything! Springtime here is not a season - it is a blessing (that is what my mom used to say.)
6. What's your favorite yellow food?
7. April is National Poetry Month...what's a poem that holds special meaning for you, and why is it special?
I am not much of a poet. Hmmm - I have about six I could name that mean a lot to me. And I have lots of quotes. My favorite poem is Letting Go Takes Love - Author Unknown. Why - because I have a hard time letting go of people. You can't fix and make them love/like you.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
My daughter is a teacher and my grandson is in middle school - they live here - and it's spring break - so they have been home all week - it makes the days and nights much more exciting and busy!
Insert the word grandma for mom and then go back to question number 8.