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Well my mother-in-law has been in the hospital and rehab since January and is coming home this week. There are some adaptations that need to be made before she gets home so let's just say I have been feeling the March Madness.
2. What's a favorite made up word from your childhood or a favorite from your children's childhood? Does your family still use the word today? If there's a story behind the origin please share.
Ketchip- it is not really a made up word, but a pronunciation of ketchup from when my daughter was a little toddler. My family still uses that word every once in a while and we all smile. I remember my husband not wanting to forget the way she said it and of course I was quick to correct her. She learned to say it correctly soon after but I am glad my husband held onto that word. He is very good with being in the moment and enjoying the everyday things.
3. Will you be doing any spring cleaning now that the season is upon us? I read here a list of 15 quick (under one hour) spring cleaning tasks. They were-
clean out a drawer, vacuum furniture, whiten tile grout, dust the nooks and crannies you don't get to year round, degrease kitchen cabinets, wipe down walls, go behind furniture, wipe down ceiling fans, vacuum the mattress, clean the range hood, wash baseboards, shine the stainless steel, clean out vents, tackle the windows, and wipe down gadgets
Of the fifteen 'quick' tasks listed which two most need doing at your house? Will you do them?
I do plan on getting to washing the windows but it will be a little bit later in the season. The two that most need doing at my house are degreasing the kitchen cabinets and wiping down walls. Before we moved in I don't know how many years passed since the cabinets were degreased. I have done them numerous times but never seem to be clean enough for me. I am waiting for the living area and kitchen walls to be painted so they will need to be wiped down first.
4. A favorite movie set in Paris or New York?
"You've Got Mail" with Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks, which is set in New York.
5. What's put a spring in your step this month?
Breathing in ocean air and walking on the sand.
6. Did you ever want to be a teacher? Why or why not?
Yes and I did become a teacher :) I did not like school much but had a few amazing teachers along the way who changed that for me. In high school my social studies teacher had me volunteer in a Special Ed. class instead of having study hall. That was the changer for me. I went on to get my degree in Special Education and then graduate school for Elementary Education. I taught preschool and second grade and loved it! I wanted to make a difference in my students' lives the way some of my teachers made a difference in mine. Over twenty-five years later and I still get teary eyed thinking of those amazing teachers.
I like the smell of roses. I do not have that scent anywhere in my home. I don't usually wear perfume but occasionally will wear essential oils. I don't have any rose oils. I do not like florals in food. I couldn't recognize floral notes in wine, even if I tried.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
A few weeks ago Joyce asked us a question about being in need of a winter getaway. I had answered how I longed for time at the beach for a quiet getaway. I didn't think it would happen this year, but it did, on the first day of Spring! I thank God for working out circumstances and providing a few days right on the beach for my family. As I write this I have the perfect view of the sun rising over the Atlantic Ocean. A slice of paradise for sure! I am having trouble uploading the ones I took this morning, but here are a few of my other favorites: