Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1.  Chinese New Year will be celebrated on February 10th, and 2013 is the year of the snake. When did you last see a snake?  Are you okay around snakes or do they give you the shivers? 

Snakes give me the shivers.  Hub and I built a house in the country a few years ago before we had children.  When I say built, I really mean we built it with the help of a few people (his dad and brother who were contractors).  Anyway the land we purchased was close to an apple orchard.  I absolutely loved the location-not many neighbors around and close to town.  One summer (after the girls were born), I thought what was that on the deck-a black snake!  Now at first I was okay, but after a few summers and seeing more and more black snakes we moved!  The farmers around couldn't believe I was scared of a black snakes-but scare wasn't even close-I was petrified!
Grandson , on the other hand, isn't scared!

2. The color red in Chinese culture usually means good luck.  Do you believe in luck? 

No, not really.  I do believe to seize all opportunities that may come your way.

3. sledding-ice skating-building a snowman...if given a choice, which activity would you choose?  Which of the three have you done most recently?  
I like all  of these, but since I should choose-I choose sledding.  I haven't been sledding in a very long time-there isn't a hill around close by.  I do remember going sledding and having a campfire close by. The thrill of going down a hill was so much fun!  Recently helped build  snowman-couple of weeks ago.

4.  Ralph Waldo Emerson is credited as saying, "The years teach much which the days never knew."  Where have you seen this quote played out in your own life?
Almost everyday.  At the end of the day, I look back and think to myself how I could have handled a situation differently, said something kinder, been a little more understanding, or just had a little more patience.  The older I get, the more I wish I could go back and relieve some of my days a lot different.

5. When was the last time you ate a cupcake?  
A couple of months ago-birthday cupcake for daughters.

6. What's something you can't say no to?  
Volunteering for things-now many of the 'younger generation' just will not do what should be done.  I am tired and getting older but I don't want to see programs go by the wayside-so I say-"Okay, I 'll do it if no one else will."

7.  Are you a doodler?  
Sometimes-if I am worrying or concentrating on something, then I find myself doodling more,

8.  Insert your own random thought here.  
I pray for no more rain!  Our ground is saturated and can't hold anymore!


  1. What a cute cupcake cake! Hoping you stay dry today. We still have snow on the ground, but the sun is shining is what I've been missing. Have a great day!

  2. I cringed at the sight of your snake pictures...Your grandson is a brave little boy :)

  3. Love that cupcake cake...looks super yummy! Your grandson amazes me with his bravery! WOW!

  4. If only you could send us that rain. We need it so bad.
    Good for you for volunteering so much!

  5. What a cute way to do cupcakes, haven't seen that before. Your grandson is sure brave! haha Hope the sun is out! Enjoy your day!

  6. I like that you reflect daily on things that have happened. I remember being on the PTA board and I never said "no" but eventually I had to start saying no!

  7. The cupcake cake looks delicious. I don't think I can live in an area known to have a lot of snakes.

  8. Your Grandson is a brave little whippersnapper!!!!

  9. Love your answer to #6. You go girl. And the cupcake for daughters looks absolutely divine. Oh and your saga about the building of the house, and black snakes....ya, I'm with you there too.


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