Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Wednesday's Hodgepodge

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        1. When were you last facing an ocean? Using just ONE word, describe how you felt as you   faced that ocean.  
      A couple of years ago, even though the ocean is only about 20 minutes away.  I frequently go to other beaches which are on the LI Sound since they are even closer.  I felt FREE as I faced that ocean!    


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  2. What are three sounds you hate to hear?

     Nails scratching a blackboard, ambulance sirens, screeching brakes.  
     3. This question comes to you courtesy of some real life friends. Hi real life friends! When you shop for yourself, do you try everything on in the store before buying or do you buy, try on at home, and then return what you don't like or what doesn't fit? 

      I usually try things on in the store and then again at home where I can take my time and it is more relaxing.  I do a lot of online shopping where I can return items in the store.  Sometimes I order two sizes and return the one that doesn’t fit well.  

     4. February 26th is National Pistachio Day...are you a fan of the little green nut? Do you use them in cooking and baking or prefer to eat them right out of the shell?

     They are okay.  I prefer to eat them right out of the shell.  

     5. When did you last have to compromise with someone?  Were you happy to reach the  compromise or slightly irritated it was necessary? 

     I’d have to say a few weeks ago.  It wasn’t a huge compromise and I was happy to hear someone else’s opinion.  

     6.  Have you ever written a letter to an elected official? Did you get a response?

     Yes.  I received a general letter thanking me for taking the time to write and restating the official’s position on the particular issue. 

     7. We 'March' into a new month at the end of this week...what's something on your March calendar guaranteed to make you smile? 

      St. Patrick’s Day and that means Irish Soda Bread.  

     8.  Insert your own random thought here.

I know it is still February, but our town's St. Patrick's Day Parade is this weekend.  I am working on making my Irish Soda Bread recipe egg free.  I made an allergy friendly recipe last night but the texture wasn't quite right.  I'll have to keep working on it ;)


  1. I've never even heard of Irish Soda bread!! Am I weird?

    I'm sensing a trend with the 3 sounds... must be universal :)

  2. Never heard of Irish Soda bread either, but bet I'd like it.

    My baby brother was born on St. Patrick's Day so I love that day. He has always been extra special to me and I thought it was so neat that he was born on a special day.

    Happy rest of the week!

  3. I do online shopping with Coldwater Creek and then return to the store if I have to. I like that! I've never had Irish Soda Bread. I will have to make some.

  4. How funny to have the parade in February. I love Irish Soda bread.

    Free is a good word for facing the ocean. I feel that way too. Enjoy the rest of your day!

  5. Saint me day is always good haha hate those nails on a chalkboard too.

  6. I have to agree with the nails on the blackboard. It was on my list also. Thanks for visiting.

  7. I haven't had Irish Soda Bread in years. My dad used to make it for us all the time. He was taking a bread-making class and we loved the recipe. Plus, it was fast!

    p.s. Thanks for visiting my site and for your comment. Hope to hear from you again.

  8. LOVE your spring/Patrick's Day background ;-)

  9. That bread looks good, Theresa. I don't think I've ever had that before. Hope you're doing well! :-)


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