Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Foolin' Around with the Hodgepodge

It's spring break around here and I am LOVING it! It's also birthday week around here! WHAT?! Yep, it's one of those rare weeks when it's all about the happy! WooHoo!

Hey! It's also time for the Hodgepodge! We're three-for-three, y'all!  


1. What are two or three expectations you have of yourself? 

- stay true to commitments
- be careful about making commitments

2. In what way does your outdoor space need sprucing up this spring? Only in every way possible. The yard, the lack of landscaping, the outside of the house needs repairs and painting. It's AWFUL. I am planning on German smearing the outside as soon as school is out, though! I've never been a fan of the brick on my house and so, German smearing it is! I am actually quite excited about this! 



This is what German smearing looks like. 

3. According to this site (Roadtrippers), six of North America's most wondrous waterfalls are-Webster's Falls in OntarioUpper Whitewater Falls in North Carolina,Havasu Falls in the Grand CanyonMultnomah Falls in OregonThe Lower Yellowstone Falls, and Niagara. Have you seen any on the list? Nope. Which one on the list would you most like to visit? I don't have a desire to see any of them. Prettiest waterfall not on the list that you've seen in person? I don't believe any of the waterfalls I've seen have names. But they've all been pretty. I'm not into the ginormous waterfalls that attrack tourists.  

4. Looking back, what's something you wish you'd done as a teenager? Behaved myself. 

5. Ham...yes please or no thank you? No, thank you.  If you said yes please which of the following do you like best-baked ham with all the trimmings, a ham and cheese sandwich, prosciutto with melon, a ham biscuit, a bowl of split pea and ham soup, or a slice of pizza topped with ham and pineapple? When my grandmother was alive, she made the Christmas Eve ham and it was fantastic all covered in pineapples, cherries and whole cloves! She also made the BEST ham biscuits in the world! I don't eat any of that anymore, but back in the day---YUM! 

6. Are you typical of your generation? No. How so? Most people in my generation are more like my parents were when they were my age- established and comfortable with conformity. I am not. 

7. April rolls in at the end of the week, and in keeping with that theme...'act the fool', 'nobody's fool', 'a fool's errand', 'could have fooled me'...which foolish idiom most recently applies to you? How about, fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Explain. Let's just say that I am nobody's fool these days. 

8.  Insert your own random thought here. The best thing about April and fools? This kid's birthday in on April 1! Happy Birthday week, Deanie! I'm not going to tell y'all how old she will be on April Fool's Day. Because then you'll know that I am really old. :) I'm kidding. She's going to turn 29 for real. The one and only time she will turn 29 for real. LOL






Have a great rest of the week, y'all!


18 comments:

  1. hope Deanie enjoys her birthday.

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    1. I hope so too. It's been quite some time since she was home for her birthday. Sigh.

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  2. Happy birthday to that cute, cute daughter of yours! And I could have written your #1, for that's exactly how I feel. I guess I was mixing aspirations with expectations. :-))

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    1. Thank you! I'll pass it on to her. :) I thought I had them mixed up too, after reading what others wrote. LOL

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  3. Hope Deanie enjoys her birthday ...
    I love the mosaic of photo's.

    Take care

    All the best Jan

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  4. Exactly, be careful about making commitments! That German smearing looks so cool. Nobody's fool here too!!! Happy Birthday to Deanie, hope it is fabulous.....

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    1. Yes, indeed. It really does, doesn't it? I see it all over downtown Charleston on the historic buildings. Thank you!

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  5. Happy birthday to your "little girl"!! Loved your answer to #1 and I learned something new in #2. German smearing looks great! Seems like it might be hard work, but the result is really, really nice. Enjoy your week off (I know you are!).

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    1. Thank you, I'll pass it on! I see the German smearing on a lot of the historic buildings downtown Charleston. I think I'm going to love it on my house. I know it'll be a lot of work but our house is only 1300 square feet. This may be the first time I'm glad it's so small. LOL Thanks!

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  6. Happy birthday to your Deanie. I'm sure you had her when you were quite young. Great answer on number 1 and I have never heard of German smearing.

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    1. Yes, let's go with that. LOL I love the look of German smearing. I see it on most of the historic buildings downtown Charleston. :)

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  7. I liked your answer about commitments. You'll have to post some pics of your handiwork on the house! Happy birthday to your daughter!

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    1. Thanks. I will, but it will be this summer. And will probably get lost in the ridiculous number of pix I put up of the new baby. LOL :)

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  8. How nice to have a April fools day baby! We don't eat ham because of the nitrates and processing. But I didn't care for it much as a kid.

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    1. I think so too! And so does she! I did like it as a kid but we don't eat it now, either. :)

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  9. I like the collage, just so you know.

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