Welcome to another edition of the weekly Wednesday Hodgepodge. If you've answered the questions today, add your link at the end of my post, then hop around and see what others had to say. Here we go-
Yes we celebrate Easter, although this year I think it will be just the hubs and I here at home. I'll still do baskets for my girls and my son-in-law, because you're never too old for an Easter basket. I guess I need to get on that since they'll need to be packed and mailed.
I have lots of favorite traditions, but the first one that came to mind was getting a new dress, shoes, and sometimes even a spring coat.
Some years my younger sister and I wore matching dresses, and it looks like this particular year we got purses too. Look at my little sister stylin' that cross body bag before they were cool-ha! I'm the one (right front) with the pony tail tied up in pink yarn. Remember when little girls wore yarn bows? I kind of remember wearing yarn in the form of a headband too. Can't say I miss knee socks, but I do remember feeling grown up when my mom let us wear knee socks instead of tights. Grown women didn't wear tights in the 70's the way they do now.
2. George Weinberg is quoted as saying, "Hope never abandons you, you abandon it." Agree or disagree? Share you own thoughts on the word hope.
Agree. I think hope might be my favorite word in the whole English language. It's key to my favorite verse-
"But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning..." Lamentations 3:21-23
3. Weigh in with a yay or nay on the traditional Easter candies. Peeps? Jellybeans? Cadbury Creme Eggs, Solid milk chocolate bunny? Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs? Coconut Cream Eggs? Of the candies listed, which one would you most like to find in your Easter basket?
Yay on all but the Peeps, and even those I think are cute. They just don't taste very good. I like jellybelly beans, but can only eat a couple before they make my stomach do funny things. Same with Cadbury Creme Eggs. My favorite would be a Reese's Peanut Butter Egg. I don't think I'll get an Easter basket though. I guess eventually you are too old.
4. When did you last feel like 'a kid in a candy store'?
The Container Store makes me feel that way-ha! I know some people don't get that, but I love all the pretty boxes, bins, gift wrap, fun tapes, labels and more. I haven't been to the Container Store since before Christmas though so more recently? Probably looking through my Daughter1's wedding pictures. How to choose, how to choose? They are all so beautiful.
5. What's something you know you do differently than most people? Does that bother you? Does it bother other people?
Apparently the way I use my iPhone and iPad isn't typical of everyone. It doesn't bother me in the slightest, but it makes my husband crazy. I still love my old-fashioned, in-the-drawer, turn-the-actual-paper-pages calendar and address book. He doesn't get it.
6. Palm Springs CA, Palm Beach FL, or the PALMetto State...of the three spots mentioned, which one would you most like to visit right now? Which have you visited at one time or another?
Much as I'd love a warm sunny holiday in CA or FL, I'm going with the PALMetto State (South Carolina) because my Daughter2 lives there. I am missing my Daughter2.
Hi Daughter2! I miss you!
I've never been to Palm Springs, but have spent lots of time in the Palmetto State, and I've been to Palm Beach Florida too.
7. If you could change the length of a day would you lengthen it or shorten it? Tell us why?
While there are times I might wish for a few more hours in the day, and other times I might wish a day would just end already, if given the chance I don't think I'd mess with the order of the universe.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
So what do the first few days of Spring look like in the Garden State?
Well, they look an awful lot like winter.
Except not quite. You can see the pavement, so that's something. There is not a spot of color anywhere in our yard, but you can see the firepit and the grill which means we're headed in the right direction.
And the 'glacier' in our driveway has shrunk by about a foot in depth and width. Still not exactly small, but we're making progress. That being said I'm pretty sure this is going to be one of those Easters I'm wearing my winter coat to church.