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1. This week's Hodgepodge is Volume 123. What's something you've done recently that was as easy as 1-2-3?
Spending money. Yesterday I spent $78 at Mary's in one minute. My grandson has a manner's class at school. They were supposed to dress up. They were tested on walking in, eating, etc. Well he didn't have a suit - not that we wouldn't get him one - but he did not want one. Grandson just dressed in Sunday clothes.
He gets to school at 8am - calls and says - grandma please go buy me a suit coat - everyone is wearing one! Well at 10am I was at Macy's door - when it opened I ran to the boys department - the gal asked if she could help me - I said yes - boys size 14 black jacket and white shirt. 1 - 2 - 3 she had it - I paid for it - and I flew to the school. He was a happy camper and thanked me. I can always spend money as quick as 1-2-3 and I have to stop! LOL And yes they all had on suit coats!
2. The Wednesday Hodgepodge also happens to fall on the first day of May ...what is something you may do this month?
Having kids in the school system now for some 35 years - working in the school system for 15 of them - daughter teaching now - and grandson going to school - my year has always gone from August to May. So May is a wind up month. Bringing pizza's to my daughters class party - watching her class so she can go to teacher's appreciation - finals - and doing all the things you need to do when closing a business. Then the month of August is opening a business and it's busy too. I feel like these are my busiest months of the year.
3. The Englishman Horace Walpole is credited as saying, "The world is a tragedy to those who feel, but a comedy to those who think" How do you see it?
I am not sure, but what I think he is saying is - if you feel - you take on what you feel right away - while if you stop and think first - you can put things in perceptive better - almost to a point where things are humorous...???
Now do I feel this way? I feel I need to be slow to speak and slow to anger. I want to listen to what people have to say - think about it - and decide myself how important or not important things are. However I am a feeling type of person and I suppose that things hurt me easier then a lot of people. The upside of that is that I also feel love and happiness more.
4. May is National Hamburger Month...how often do you eat a burger? What are your must-haves when it comes to burgers? I assume you vegetarians won't be celebrating so tell us what you'd like instead?
I eat burgers - probably too often because we're on the run a lot. There are so many new hamburger places that just opened around here - it is easy to stop at one. I have to have mustard. I'd like lettuce, tomatoes, pickles on the burger too - if they have it.
5. Pansies, petunias, geraniums, impatiens...of the four mentioned, which is your favorite in a patio pot? Will there be pots on your patio this spring? (Or whenever spring comes to your part of the globe?) Who does the gardening at your house?
My favorite of those flowers are inpatients. Then pansies - these last all year long here.
I have a friend who gave me a herb set. My grandson and I have planted it and we have cute tiny little baby herbs - basil - chives - and parsley growing. Now gardening is me. Yard work is the hubs.
6. When did you last (literally or figuratively) shout "Mayday, Mayday!"
Just about every night when I go to bed and say my prayers. I ask God for help - I can't do it alone.
7. Say farewell to your April in ten words or less.
April for such a short month it sure seemed long.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
When my daughter and grandson are in school - my days are freer. My nights are hectic.
When my daughter and grandson are not in school - I'll have no free time and my life will be hectic.
However, I don't want anything to change really.
Just at times it would be nice to be able to just relax and do what I want to do.
You know what I mean?
If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.
From Elizabeth Transitional-Women