Wednesday, April 6, 2011


Time for Wednesday Hodgepodge.  Click on the above button if you would like to join in.

1. National Read a Road Map Day falls on April 5th. Would people say you have a good sense of direction? Do you rely on a GPS when you drive somewhere new? When was the last time you used a map?

I have to say I have a very good sense of direction. I think I inherited that from my Dad. It takes a lot to get me turned around unless you count trying to find your car in the parking lot, then I am lost. Lol. We do have a GPS, we have used it quite a bit.   We need to update it, we have gotten lost a time or two because of road changes, but it was well worth its money when we went west.  I would say the last time we used a map was on our anniversary last year, finding the parks and attractions around Boxley Valley, Arkansas.

2. What's your favorite cookbook?

I am a cookbook and recipe nut.  I love trying new recipes.  I think my favorite is one that our church in Arkansas put together.  I love those kinds of cookbooks, interesting recipes of down home cooking.  I love searching blogs and the internet for new recipes also.

3. What painting would you like to "walk into" and experience? Why?

Wow, I have a picture in my Arkansas home that is definitely speaks to me. The sun is setting on a farm scene, the big farmhouse has a light or two on, and the barn is off to the side and there is a pond in the lower front with a split rail fence on the edge of the field and two kids walking toward the barn with their fishing poles and a dog tagging along behind. It is a simpler time, you can almost feel the peace and serenity, and you can almost hear the kids talking about the one that got away. I love simple things!
4. What annoys you more- misspellings or mispronunciations?

Misspellings!  I really get upset when it is my own.  I am usually a very good speller.

5. What is something your mother or father considered important?

Dad – Believing in what you do and doing it to the best of your ability. Always being proud of the job you have done.
Mom – Family, everyone getting along.

6. Do you like or dislike schedules?

This is a hard one for me to answer I think sometimes you need schedules; you need to know where you have to be at certain times.  But the fun part of me likes to wing it, I like to live one day at a time and take life as it happens.

7. Let's have some fun with National Poetry Month (that would be April)...write your own ending to this poem-

"Roses are Red
Violets are blue..."
My brain is getting tired
How bout you?

8. Insert your own random thought in this space.
I would like to apologize for my lack of blogging lately. Life has been crazy with ups and downs. On top of last week being crazy, I guess I had a 24-hour bug, I was sick all day Sunday. Not a fun day, but Monday morning I was feeling a little better, which was good since I had a doctor’s appointment in the afternoon. I had a mole on my shoulder removed. The doctor did not think it was anything but did not like the fact that it kept getting bigger. Next week I get to meet my new cardiologist here in Springfield. How is that for random?

That’s all folks!

until next time... nel



  1. The painting sounds lovely. It seems most of us have chosen paintings that suggest peace. Glad you're back and feeling better!

  2. I loved seeing how you answered Joyce's questions. She always has good ones! My doctor wants me to go on a second blood pressure mediction. I hate having issues like this on top of my COPD.

  3. I enjoy collecting recipes.
    You'll usually catch me cooking from one, even if it's something simple.

    I'm glad your feeling better.
    This week is my son's Spring break and he is spending this time being sick.

  4. That picture sounds wonderful and I think I'd like to be there too. Sorry you were sick, but so glad you are feeling better.

  5. Hope your week gets better.Strange about the ebay mailing.
    I can spend hours looking at recipes online. I would probably have hundereds of cookbooks if I had room for them.

  6. Your mom and dad taught you some very good life lessons. I wonder what our children will think was important to us?