Let's dive right into the Hodgepodge!
2. What's a favorite made up word from your childhood or a favorite from your children's childhood? I don't recall one from my childhood although, when Dad said 'bork chop bone' instead of 'pork chop bone' he got a laugh. I liked Poo-Da-Doo which is what their daddy called the lovelies when they were growing up. Does your family still use the word today? Yes, we've been caught calling Baby M, Little Poo-Da-Doo. If there's a story behind the origin please share. Who the heck knows? I could ask but asking some people means you're going to get a monolog so, let's not.
3. Will you be doing any spring cleaning now that the season is upon us? Yep, in the attic. 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? I do most of those things weekly to monthly and a couple every 6 months. Will you do them? If it's time I will. I just looked up at the ceiling fan. It's time. LOL
4. A favorite movie set in Paris or New York? Paris: Amelie. New York, An Affair to Remember.
5. What's put a spring in your step this month? This little ray of sunshine right here:
6. Did you ever want to be a teacher? Yes. Why or why not? Probably because I thought teachers were the smartest people in the world (pretty much still think that) or because the importance of getting an education was etched into my brain from the moment I breathed my first breath.
8. Insert your own random thought here. I need some advice here, ladies (and any gents). I've brought down the rocking chair my grandparents gave me my first Christmas and it needs a bit of help. It's very sturdy to this day, but it looks sad. I thought I might like to strip it and paint it but the family is split on what to do so I'm giving y'all the options and BEGGING for your thoughts!
1. Paint it pretty, something like this that I LOVE except I would not put her name on it:
2. Strip it and stain it like it was or just leave it as is and have Mother make pads for it.
3. Strip it and stain it with a white stain and have Mother make pads for it.
4. Sand it down and paint it with white chalk paint and have Mother make pads for it.
Here I am in the chair in 1959:
Here's Lovely #1 standing in the chair to reach Christmas presents in 1985.
And, here's Baby M just yesterday:
Yes, she stands up in it (this was taken on Monday):
And there you have it! PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE leave a comment with your thoughts on the rocking chair. Many, many thanks in advance!
Have a great rest of the week, y'all!