Saturday, March 5, 2016

Wednesday Hodgepodge

A friends blog lead me to this meme. So I have decided to link up with Joyce and the gang. If you would like to see what others had to share just click here.    

Joyce asks us to answer the following questions.  

1. February ended with an extra 24 hours in 2016. What did you do with your bonus day?

Afraid, it was just another day in our household.  I had to go check my calendar to be reminded we had dentist appointments that day
 2. What's something in your life that's grown by leaps and bounds in recent days, weeks, months, or years? I'm giving you lots of room to come up with an answer here, so no fair passing on this one.

While you couldn't tell it right now (without getting off the sidewalk) my answer would have to be my flower garden on the side of my house.  Though we have recently had snow and today is cold and damp, I have daffodils poking their heads up from under the winter mulch and each year the bulbs seem to spread and take over more and more space. 

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3.  Do you read reviews about a film before deciding if you'll see it? Did you watch The Oscars this year, and if so your thoughts on the program? How many of the Best Picture no
minees had you seen prior to the broadcast? (Spotlight, The Martian, The Big Short, The Revenant, Mad Max: Fury Road, Room and Brooklyn) If you watched The Oscars who gets your award for 'best dressed'?

 We seldom go to the theater and no longer care about the Oscars.  We have become Netflix and Red Box junkies. We do watch a lot of flicks but all long after they were released. 
4. When did you last have overnight houseguests? Give us your top three tips for being a good houseguest.

Our tiny house does not accommodate guest staying over.  As a result, we foot the bill at the local hotel for most of our visitors.  I do however spend several days each year visiting with out of town family.  So, I will answer the top three tips from the standpoint of me being the guest.  I always try to be neat and organized and invisible as possible with my belongings. I make my own bed and offer to help with any cooking or cleaning but do not push if they refuse.  I always invite my host out to dinner on my last night so they can enjoy a night out. 
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5.  March 2nd is Peanut Butter Lover's Day. Will you be celebrating? If so, would you prefer a home made peanut butter cookie, a Reese's peanut butter cup, an old fashioned peanut butter and jelly sandwich, or shall I just hand you a jar and a tablespoon?

Every day is peanut butter day in our house.  My husband spreads it on his Metimucal crackers in the mornings and I like peanut butter and banana sandwiches for lunch.  

6.  Why is failure important? Or isn't it?

Failure is a double edge sword.  For some folks it can make them stronger. But, those poor folks who are already overly introverted can be pushed farther back into themselves.  I try to never think of it as failure but an opportunity  for learning.  

7. Share with us one fun thing on your March calendar.

First, My niece is expecting her baby next week.  It will be their first and we are all very excited. Second our wedding anniversary is this month.  My dear hubby and I will be married nine years. Haven't decided how we plan to celebrate just yet though. 

8. Insert your own random thought here.    

For me the month of March seems to be the month where I have the most expectations. And, with expectations there is always a high rate of disappointments.  For example: I am expecting (and looking forward to) good weather, but in this area it may not show up until late April. 

There is a saying in my family that you can't plan for outdoor events until after our Mothers birthday.  Why? Because my mother was born on April 11th in the deep south and ever since moving to Missouri she claims it has never failed to snow (at least a sprinkle) during the week of her birthday.     

I hope you pop back next week to see what Joyce has in store for all of us. 


  1. So glad you joined in the Hodgepodge!

    I really liked your third (house-guest) tip about treating your host/hostess to dinner!

    Frankly, I didn't give much thought to my answer to #6 ... but I totally 'get' what you said about introverts and failing. Again, you may have well been describing me. If I couldn't get something right the first or second time, I'd put it on my 'dislike' list so as not to risk ridicule.

  2. I like your approach to failure as an opportunity for learning!

  3. Hi Kranky! I love the name of your blog! I also do the Wednesday Hodgepodge every week. Helps this old lady's mind settle on something to blog about. And guess what else. That sweet little lady up there, Myra, is a good buddy of mine. So it looks like you and me have a couple things in common already!! I recently made an Elvis burger that consisted of almond nut butter and bananas. It was yummy! I read your comments under 'About Me' and I have to agree. Ever since my brothers and sister discovered my blog I have to reign in what I say. Well, about them anyway. Hope to see you again soon!

  4. I'm with about about seeing movies at a theater. I like the big screen, but it costs an arm and leg to go there. The concession prices are ridiculous. One of our daughters (and her husband) see as many movies as they can. If they like a movie, they buy it. So the few movies I do see, are from them. Works for me!