Wednesday, April 9, 2014

No Rain on the Hodgepodge

Hey, hey! Spring break is almost here! I'm doing the happy dance of the utmost joy! And, so far, spring hasn't been too hot which is very nice. Though my allergies are going NUTS!

It's a good thing we have the Hodgepodge to keep us going!

1. April showers bring May flowers, or so the saying goes. When did you last 'shower' attention on someone or have attention 'showered' on you? Did you love it, or did all that attention make you squirm? I don't want to say why, but I've had attention showered on me AND I'm about to have more attention showered on me at the end of April at school. It's not bad or negative. But I HATE recognition and attention. I'm squirming already and dreading it like the plague. UGH.

2. Share a favorite 'spring break' memory. Not talking about just the 'college spring break' thing, but any favorite spring break memory you'd like to share. Keep it family friendly please! Well, the best spring break stories are from college and, since it's family friendly...I'll just pass on this one. LOL

3. It's National Pecan Month...are you a fan? If so, what's your favorite dish that calls for pecans? I love them. We had a pecan tree in our yard when I was growing up and it was great! My favorite? Pecan Pie, of course!

4.  'Put all your eggs in one basket', 'egg on your face', 'rotten egg', 'walk on eggshells', or 'a good egg'...which egg-spression could most recently be applied to your own life? Rotten egg. I'm surrounded. 

5.  In my experience Motherhood is the best experience I've ever had or ever will have. Oh, and wedding planning is for the birds. 

6. What's a  favorite song with the word rain in its title or lyrics? This one:

7. What does the word hope mean to you? Hope is that thing that I hold onto all the time. Even if I have nothing else, I always have hope. Hope keeps me going. It drives me. It's my sunshine. 

8.  Insert your own random thought here. We are fast approaching the big day! The bridal portraits turned out beautifully and I wish I could share a couple of shots here but I don't want to take a chance on the groom getting a gander of them. 

Spring break begins after school on Friday. Let me tell y'all, in my mind, I've been there for the last three weeks. Sheesh. 

Have a great rest of the week AND, if next week is your spring break, stand up and shout with me, "HALLELUJAH!"


  1. Okay, yes, that is a great rain song. I don't get spring break, but yelling "Hallelujah!" for you.

  2. Well I'll say it with you, because my teacher daughter is also off next week and coming home for a full week. Whoohoo!

    Can't wait to see the wedding pics!

  3. Enjoy your spring break! Hallelujah!

    I concur, wedding planning is for the birds :)

  4. Whatever you are about to be recognized for - congrats! Suck it up and "enjoy the moment!" And I agree with you on motherhood! Love my girls!

  5. I have to agree with you on the wedding planning, we just had a small (40 people) reception the summer after we eloped and all I could say was that I was glad we didn't do the whole thing!

    Is pecan pie okay for breakfast? I'm craving it now. :)

    Have a WONDERFUL Spring Break!

  6. I mentioned the same song. Its a great one! Having just got married 6 months ago, i agree but its so worth it in the end.

  7. Enjoy your spring break. Look forward to seeing the wedding pictures.

  8. Sure wish I had a spring break! Here's hoping you have a great one!

  9. Roan- I have to get up and dance around every time I hear it! Thanks for the yelling- I heard you. LOL

    Joyce- I saw where you wrote that she'd be home and so I'm celebrating your joy as well!

    Kathy- Thanks!

    Marla- Thanks, I'll try. Aren't daughters the BEST?!

    Nani- Pecan pie for breakfast? Absolutely! :) This daughter's wedding is much smaller than the first one. I didn't have anything. Just a lawyer friend who did the ceremony. Wish I hadn't even done that now. LOL

    Holli- Congrats, newlywed!

    retired- Thanks! I can't wait to be able to post them!

    Cathy- I can't wait!!! Thanks!

  10. Just smile and say thank you!!!
    How awesome to have a pecan tree in your yard. I forgot about that song, it's a great one. Love your answer on hope and I agree with you. Enjoy your Spring break!

  11. Enjoy your break!! I can't wait to see wedding photos!! I think we all love pecan pie!

  12. HALLELUJAH for spring.
    Doesn't hating recognition and being a blogger conflict? The greatest thing of blogger is getting comments (recognition of others) on posts I've written. Of course, we don't need to stand up in front of a big room of people.
    Wedding planning - that's an industry that has gone way overboard in their marketing.
    all the best

  13. I make these cranberry pecan muffins that are delish!

    But turns out I like all nuts! :D


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