Joyce writes the questions and we answer on our own blogs. We join up on Wednesdays to share answers!
1. This week's Hodgepodge lands on St. Patrick's Day. Will you wear green? Eat corned beef and cabbage? Drink green beer? Have you ever been to Ireland? Is it on your travel 'bucket list'? I wore green to church on Sunday (yes! I went to in person worship!! I told my husband that I was desperate for "in person" Jesus. I felt very safe). I think that is my only green dress and besides t-shirts, I'm not sure I have a green shirt. I love cabbage - I might add it to tonight's menu. I'm not fond of corned beef. I don't like beer but if I did, green beer sounds fun! I've never been to Ireland but it is definitely on my bucket list. I had always assumed that I had some Irish blood in me due to my paternal grandmother's name and some of the words she used. When I did 23 and me, I found out I have a good bit of Irish blood!
2. Something you think is 'worth its weight in gold'? My husband has two new "tools" that he might say are worth their weight in gold. He bought a paint sprayer and painted our white picket fence on Sunday. By hand, this is a very tedious job. The paint sprayer slashed that time down to a couple of hours and that included figuring it out and cleaning it up afterwards. He also has a leaf vacuum. It is a Black and Decker and he loves it! After this past year, toilet paper might just be worth its weight in gold!
3. Something that makes you 'green around the gills'? On Saturday we attended our granddaughter's birthday party. There was a "ride" in the Play Place that you could spin like the tea cups at Disney World. A couple of the kids wanted to do it over and over again. At one point, I was pretty sure one of the little boys was going to throw up. If ANYONE else throws up, I do, too. Just watching it made me "green around the gills" and then there was a possibility of a kid throwing up . . .I left that spot in a hurry!
Not my photo - this was a stock photo on their
website BUT THOSE are the tea cups!!
4. What puts a 'spring in your step' these days? I'm on day 347 of my goal to exercise every day for 365 days. About 5 weeks ago, I had what felt like plantar fasciitis so I read about it online and bought some squishy heel cups. I've been wearing walking shoes to work (yes, with a dress) for 5 weeks now. My heel is beginning to feel better and I've noticed that I have a spring in my step again! Also, our days are getting longer with more daylight and that always puts a spring in my step.
5. Write a limerick using one of the following as your theme....March, St. Patrick's Day, Covid, 2020 and/or 2021, the color green, or life lately. Yes, you can do it. This is so far out of my comfort zone and this is something for which I have NO skills.
Along came Covid-19
My hands were never so clean.
Toilet paper, paper towels, and wipes
When I couldn’t find them, I began to gripe.
Now I can’t wait to be seen.
-- or --
Never a hugger I’d be
When other people I’d see
Along came covid-19
No hugs, no gathering, hands clean
From now on, a hugger I’ll be
-- or this is my best effort below:
I had a zoom meeting with Gert
Who wore a really nice shirt
Her dog needed to go out
she opened the door with a shout
and realized she had on no skirt!
6. Insert your own random thought here. I've been thinking about doing a few blog posts "around the house." I love to read about and see pictures of other houses. Have any of you done blog posts about the different rooms in your house? I loved reading Libby's posts on her blog when she got a new house. Our house is almost 7 years old but I love thinking about the things in our rooms that have special meaning.
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