Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Wednesday Hodgepodge: My First Time

1. What are your plans for Easter?  Are you cooking a big lunch or dinner?  Dyeing eggs?  Attending a sun rise service?  Eating too much chocolate?
We are heading further south to spend a few days with the grandparents; that translates to my parents, Lawn Boy's parents and my former in-laws.  YIKES!  I do think I have it arranged that LB's parents and my former in-laws will not be there on the same day, though.

We will dye eggs once we arrive and be at my parent's for Easter service and dinner. Much like the wedding I attended this time last year, the Easter service will be pool side.  LB's parents will join us along with my aunt and uncle later in the day for lunch.

2. What is something you feel too young to do?

Date men.  

Other bloggers picked up on it.... when I talk about dating, I have always referred to the man as either a guy or a boy.  Maybe because the last time I dated I was 17???

Did I worry you?  Were you concerned with where I was going with that one? I gave myself a start when I reread it!
3. "Love is patient, love is kind.  It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs..."


Of the characteristics mentioned in the Biblical definition of love, which do you find most difficult to live out and why?
Oh LAWD! This was one of the readings at my wedding... you know, the one that did not work out... 

I find many of these tough to live out in general, but when it comes to LOVE, the hardest part for me is keeping no record of wrongs. My mother has often said that getting into a argument with me entails listening to a litany of everything she had ever done wrong to me.  I get that trait from Daddy. ~My poor mom... you know I don't say that very often. 

I warned LB upfront about this.

4. What's a springtime flower you associate with your childhood?

Forsythia.  My parents have huge bush on the side of the house by the driveway and have a year argument when my dad chops it back.  As he points out, it ALWAYS grows back the next year.

Also azalea. My parents' home is over 100 years old and on the other side of the house was a magenta azalea bush that was almost as old as the house.  It was huge and gorgeous.  

5. Ever sung karaoke?  If so what's your go-to song?  If not, and given the opportunity, would you?
Once at a sweet 16 party when I was, well, 16.  It was a first and last.  You can thank me now.  

The world is a better place.
6. What is something you keep in a basket?


I'm very good at keeping up with the washing and drying, but once I dump it all into the basket, it tends to say there until I have a mountain.

At least it's clean.

7. When was the last time you felt foolish?


Our grade did a Harlem Shake video for the local news. I spontaneously grabbed the arms of one of my students and danced with her thinking we were off camera.  

We were not.

I cringed when I watched and could see all of the other adults off to the side. There I was, RIGHT SMACK in the middle! OY!

Thank goodness this is a mostly anonymous blog so I have an excuse NOT to share!

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

This is my first time linking up got Wednesday hodgepodge!  I'm very grateful this morning because the words have just not been flowing lately.  I'm hoping 10 days off and our jaunt to beachy places will inspire me.

Heck, I'll be with my mother and that's ALWAYS good for a few blog posts!


retired not tired said...

Have a happy Easter! Glad you could join in.

Marla said...

Welcome to the hodgepodge! I hope you come back again... and yes, forsythia is a great Spring shot of color! One of the first bushes to bloom. I love seing them too!
Happy Easter!

Diane said...

I've been thinking of joining in on this for awhile. I'm in a rut and I'm running out of ideas for Wiener Wednesday. Now I see that you've done it, I think I must!

I always thought it was funny that you referred to the men you were dating as boys though I wasn't one of the ones who pointed it out. Makes more sense now that you've explained it a little. ;)

Rebecca Lobb said...

Oh bless you! I would be a little embarrassed too. But at least you had fun by the sounds of it. Have a lovely Easter!!!!

edshunnybunny said...

I'm stopping by from the Hodgepodge. So glad you decided to join us today!

Enjoy your Eater trip!

Joyce said...

I always refer to my hubs as 'a boy' so I wasn't too worried : )

#7-great story! I'm glad you joined in today...have a wonderful Easter!

Angelwithatwist said...

Hey joining in was the thing to do, anyone can be a stuffy adult lol. I did a blog redesign because I was having issues with writing like I NEEDED to. It was finished last night.. check it out

The Dose of Reality said...

Love this link-up idea! Oh my Gosh, I adore azaleas! They always remind me of watching and going to (one time, squee!) The Masters. :)

Charlotte Klein said...

OMG!!! I totally want to see your Harlem Shake!! I bet it was awesome :) And I can't wait to hear about your Easter recap. Your mom posts are always my favorites! Missed you, momma. Hope you have a wonderful Easter! XOXO

Ilene, The Fierce Diva Guide to Life said...

I have been thinking about karaoke lately - but honestly, the world will be a better place if I don't! have a great trip!

Teri said...

I love the Harlem Shake. Wish I could see yours. My son's high school basketball team did one in the locker room and it was HIL-arious.

WhisperingWriter said...

My kids are excited about dyeing those eggs. I almost forgot. I had to run out and buy more eggs. We had 2 left.

Nikki S. said...

welcome aboard! :) Anyway hope you have a happy Easter. I'll be dyeing eggs with my niece & nephew and hiding the eggs out of the dogs reach.

Cyndy Newsome said...

I hate that Biblical definition of love and wouldn't allow it in my wedding vows. LOL Totally unrealistic!
Hope you have a Happy Easter, mine is shaping up pretty good! =)

Blond Duck said...

I think you're AWESOME for dancing!

Mimi B said...

What a fun meme! I've never done Karaoke! lol Sounds like you're going to have a good time with all the southern folk! Have a great Easter! Can't wait to read all of your fun posts in reference to your mom! And I have to get better at not keeping a record of wrongs. blah!