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1. This is the last Hodgepodge in April. Share something you learned this month.
Contractor time is different from standard time. We've had various workers here the past couple of weeks and they all are on their own time schedule.
2. It's National Poetry Month, and we all know you can't escape an April Hodgepodge without a little poetry. Keeping the first line as is, change the rest of the wording in this familiar rhyme to make it your own - 'Hickory Dickory Dock...
please let me wake before the clock!
I do not like waking up to an alarm clock, especially when it is an annoying beeping sound.
3. What were one or two rules in the home you grew up in? Growing up, did you feel your parents were strict? Looking back do you still see it that way?
Clean up after yourself and don't bring food into the house unless you are willing to share. My parents were not strict. Yes, looking back I still see it that way. I am way stricter!
4. Tell us about a kitchen or cooking disaster or mishap you've experienced. Do you have many from which to choose?
Thankfully, I can't think of too many. I remember putting the waffle iron in the oven once when unexpected company was on the way. I forgot I put it there and later turned the oven on. I caught it in time so the waffle iron wasn't ruined. That should teach me to not hide things in the oven.
5. Plant a kiss, plant doubt, plant a tree, plant yourself somewhere...which on the list have you most recently planted?
Plant doubt. With many house projects planned it is easy to doubt they will get done.
6. What's your most worn item of clothing this time of year? Are you tired of it?
Capris. I have them in a few different colors and denim and wear them every day that I don't have to be dressed up. I am not tired of them. I actually found super comfortable ones at Kohls a few weeks ago and couldn't wait to wear them.
7. I'm wrapping up the A-Z Blog Challenge this month and our Hodgepodge lands on letter W. What's one word beginning with W that describes you in some way? How about a word to describe your home, also beginning with W?
Warm. I like to think that I am a warm person and not cold and standoffish. I would describe my home as welcoming. I like everyone who enters to feel comfortable and at home. I try to let everyone who comes over know they are welcome.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
With the arrival of Spring, many birds have been visiting our backyard. Usually I see bluejays and an occasional cardinal. The other day I saw this little bright yellow bird in the tree. It didn't look like a bird you'd see in nature, more of a bird you'd see in a cage as someone's pet. When our roofer was here he told me it was a finch. I've seen several since and they are the cutest little birds. My favorite spot in the Spring is out on the deck listening to the birds and drinking a cup of tea. If I was better at taking pictures and always having my camera ready I would have a picture, but I'll have to work on that ;)