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Wednesday hodgepodge

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1. What are your plans for Easter? Are you cooking a big lunch or dinner?  Dyeing eggs? Attending a sun rise service?  Eating too much chocolate?
I will be cooking Easter dinner.  Of course, I haven't planned a menu as of yet.  I can't get in the mood-we are closed today in my school system due to SNOW!  UGH!
2.  What is something you feel too young to do?

Are we ever too young to do anything?  Can't wait to read other answers!

3.  "Love is patient, love is kind.  It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud...it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs..."  


Of the characteristics mentioned in the biblical definition of love which do you find most difficult to live out and why?
It is not easily angered and it keeps no record of wrongs-I chose two!  I get angry at parents today with their mistreatment of their children and I have a hard time forgiving or forgetting these wrong doings.  Asking God to help me with this issue…

Snow Day

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Where is spring?

The calendar says spring and so does my body so where is it?

I can not get going to do anything today.  I must say I need the sunshine and warmer tempertures.  Usually, I am so excited around Easter with all new life budding out but not this year.  The weather is not cooperating with the calendar.  I just knew for certain that since March came in like a lion it would leave like a lamb.  Not true-March came in like a lion and it is leaving roaring! 
My school system was closed again today due to weather.  This is what it looks like now outside-

As you can see, I thought spring was coming so I went ahead last weekend and sat out the patio furniture.

Oh well, spring will come!

Wednesday hodgepodge

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1. March 20th is the first day of spring...is she a lion or a lamb in your part of the world? 
Lion-the 'ole'saying isn't holding true.  March came in like a lion, and I do believe March is going to leave like a lion.  The weather forecast is calling for cool temperatures the next week with a little wintery mix.


2. What's the most dreaded task on your spring clean to-do list?  Do you have a 'plan of attack'?
Most dreaded-windows/blinds plus high to reach shelves where I have some of my grandmother's and hub's grandmother's dishes.
Right now-I am thinking like Winnie the Pooh-Why bother?



3. Peas...love 'em or hate 'em?  What's a favorite dish you make using peas?

Peas-Like'em-my favorite dish to make is a pea salad.



4.  Do you feel under appreciated?
Not so much under appreciated as taken for granted or assuming this is what I should do.  Hub does appreciate all that I do and very often tells me so :)  On the other hand, many people-not going…

Prank

On Saturday, family had a birthday party to attend for a cousin who was turning two.  As it usually seems, we rush out the door at the last minute.


At the back of our house, we built a little 'mud room' .  Now it is mainly a toy room for grandson but we still have our snow shoes out there-about 7 pairs to be exact with two pairs of flip-flops that belong to daughters.  When we returned home, from the birthday party-in unison daughters and I said-"Somebody has been here!"  All of the shoes were tied together and in the middle of the floor.  A broom and the snow shovel was beside the door.  Daughters and I just stood there staring at the shoes in the middle of the floor.  Hub walks up and says what happened here?  "We don't know" was our reply,  We unlock the main door and go inside the house.  We all then began thinking who would pull this prank, and we knew it had to be someone who knew we were gone for a while-it did take a while to tie the shoes toge…

Wednesday hodgepodge

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1. Do you play games of luck/chance for money? Have you ever played bingo for money? Visited a casino?  Placed a bet on a horse? Bought a lottery ticket?
Yes, yes, yes, yes, and Yes!!  Have I ever won!  NO!  I just get a thrill on doing this-but I limit myself and after I spend my limit I quit!

2.  Will you be preparing and/or dining on the traditional Corned Beef and Cabbage meal this St. Patrick's Day? Mashed-baked-hash browned-french fried...your favorite way to have potatoes?
Probably not having the traditional meal,
As far as potatoes go-anyway is fine with me.



3. What's the last thing you felt 'green with envy' over?
Having some time to enjoy the 'small stuff' and not feel guilty about it.


4.  What's at the end of your rainbow?
A pot of Gold! 

5. March 12th marks the anniversary of the death of Anne Frank (June 12, 1929-March, 1945).  Anne's diary detailing her time spent hiding from the Nazi's during the war ranks as one of the best sellin…

Weekend Rewind

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Weekend Rewind



This weekend was an experience few and far between for me.  Hub and I always keep grandson (Nate)every weekend-especially on Saturday and take him to church with us on Sunday.  Then he usually spends all day with us on Sunday.  This weekend was different.

We had previously checked the weather forecast and knew bright, sunny skies were predicted.  We  -all  of the family (daughters and their boyfriends) wanted to take grandson to Chuck E Cheese and then to the playground. Nate's dad was going golfing and his other Mamow was coming in from North Carolina.  When his other Mamow comes in, we still keep Nate on Saturday and Sunday. So our weekend was planned.  Even the best of plans don't go according to plan.  Friday evening after school both daughters were crying and upset.  Nate's other Mamow had decided to keep Nate on Saturday, which I need to reiterate was a first.  Explaining to my daughters that this was not in our control and it would be alright, was a …

wednesday hodgepodge

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1. My real life friends came through with another question this week so thank you real life friends. When you've eaten in a restaurant do you complete their comment card? Do you take online surveys highlighted at the bottom of store receipts?

No, I never do either one of these.

2. The (US) ban on women in combat was lifted at the end of January. It will probably be next year before specifics are worked out, but its been reported over 200,000 front line positions will eventually open up to women. Your thoughts?

Personally I am don't think women should be on the combat front-HOWEVER--my daughter has a close friend who is in the military.  Her friend is a tiny, little thing and she is sooo willing to be on the combat lines.  I admire this young girl and her parents as well.


3. In looking back at all the blog posts you've written, what's your favorite post title?

Don't really have one.  I enjoy my Christmas blog posts the best.

4. What's worse-overly permissi…