Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Wednesday's Hodgepodge

Visit Joyce and join the fun! 

1. Share one fun thing you did last week, while the Hodgepodge was on 'spring break'.

Well we took a couple of days off from school and that is always fun ;)  We dyed Easter eggs and made Resurrection Rolls.  The week before we made Easter chocolates.  You can see them here.  

2.  April 10th is National Sibling you have siblings, and if so are you close? Share a favorite story featuring one or all of your siblings. If you don't have siblings, did you ever wish you did?

I have two older sisters.  Yes, we are close.  My oldest sister is seven years older than me and my other sister is 3 years older than me.  At different times I have been closer to each of them.  I don’t know if I have a favorite story but one that makes me laugh is when my oldest sister was shaking her Instant Breakfast and the top wasn’t on tight.  It went all over the living room walls.  
I thought my middle sister was the coolest when she let me drive her Camaro and take my road test in it. 
Have you seen the new 2012 Camaro?  Almost makes me want a fast car again ;)

3. Is it important to you to 'buy American'? Why or why not? How much of an effort do you make to 'buy American'? If you're not American, insert your own country in the blank. 

Yes, I think it is important to buy American.  So many in our country are without jobs and if we can help keep the jobs here then I will do what I can.  One thing I am pretty picky about is food.  Unless it is something we can’t grow here like bananas I want my meat and produce from America.  My extended family thinks I am nuts how I go to several stores to find USA grown tomatoes or peppers.  Sadly it is sometimes hard to find organic produce that is reasonable from the USA.  I will buy some frozen organic veggies from Trader Joe’s that are not from USA.  Another thing I always try to buy American is my car.  I’ve owned seven cars (I think I counted right) and they are all from American companies.  I know there are now foreign automobile companies that make their cars here and that many American cars have parts from overseas but I still try to keep my dollars here the best way I know how. 

4. Besides The Bible, what book has impacted your spirituality in some way?

“Trusting God, Even When Life Hurts” by Jerry Bridges.  Life-changing!  It is so easy to say you trust God but this book really shows you what it means to truly trust Him, no matter what the circumstance. 

5. April showers bring May flowers or so the saying goes.  Do you find rainy days calming or depressing?  When were you last caught in a rainstorm? What's blooming in your neck of the woods today?
Rainy days are calming.  Every once in a while I love a rainy day.  My favorite thing to do is to take a nap while listening to the rain falling.  I can’t remember the last time I was caught in a rainstorm although it sounds fun.  I noticed the daffodils have bloomed in my backyard as well as some crocuses.  The bushes are just starting to bud.  

6. What's your favorite yellow food?
I’d say corn on the cob.  Pretty soon we will be able to get some fresh corn at the farmstand.  It’s one of my favorite things about summer.  I put on a big pot of corn on the side burner of the BBQ and enjoy it with lots of butter.

7. April is National Poetry Month...what's a poem that holds special meaning for you, and why is it special?
An acrostic poem that was written by my daughter titled Mommy.  She saw that I wrote one for my husband and wanted to try it herself.  I think I wrote the one for my husband when I was teaching acrostic poems to my second grade class and we were dating.  He saved it and still has it on his desk.  Ahh. 

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

It's nice to have the Hodgepodge back.  We missed you last week Joyce!  


  1. We like to buy American, as well. So sad how many jobs have been lost because more people don't.

  2. Your daffodils look delightful. We only got a few poking up this year, they bloomed early and are now gone. Sigh. I think I'll plant more bulbs this year. And maybe some gladioli, love those.

  3. So you have a 7 yr difference with your sibling too... funny how 7 years is nothing when you're older & everything when you're younger :)

  4. I love daffodils, they're blooming here too.

  5. Beautiful daffodils and corn on the cob...Yummy!

  6. Hi! Thanks for stopping by this morning. I don't think I've ever been "by" here either. :-) I didn't even think of corn being yellow... lol. I couldn't think of anything beyond the noodle story.

    Julia @ Mom on the Run x2

  7. That sounds like a good book to read. I always enjoy Wednesday Hodgepodge and glad it's back this week. She asks the best questions!

  8. I clicked over and looked at your chocolates. Those look so yummy! Looks like a fun activity.

    Thanks for visiting. My appointment went well and the spot on my leg is okay. :) Thankful!

  9. I like the camaro too. Are you ever too old for a camaro? I'm wondering : ).

  10. Sounds like you had a great few days off. Sandie

  11. Oh yes, gimme a brand new Camaro and I'm happy!! I feel the need for speed!

    It's been a busy week here in Texas, sorry for the delay in getting back to you to repay you a visit. Hope your weekend is going well.


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