Here are this week's Hodgepodge questions
1. Yesterday was the first day of Spring. Do you enjoy working in the yard? What is your least favorite yard activity? I love love love doing yard work. As I wrote in one of my earlier posts, I am definitely an outdoor piddler. I love to spend time in my yard picking up twigs, and weeding, and planting flowers, transplanting, etc. We still use a service for the major stuff like mowing and pruning and shaping the bushes and trees. My least favorite activity? I can't think of one but I will say my least favorite part of yard work is finding snakes. And, yes, they are around. I fear them. I can't identify a "good" snake so I am afraid of ALL of them. I don't like how they hide and slither. I don't like how they can climb and lay up on tree limbs and door frames. (I just had a head to toe shiver! Eeeeooow.)
2. What puts a spring in your step? Two things: This beautiful spring weather and seeing the earth come back to life. And, listening to my favorite country music. I can't help but "move" and sing along. It definitely puts me in a good mood! I love to start my day listening. In fact I have it on right now. ( :
3. Describe a time when you had to spring into action? I thought about this awhile. I can only remember times when as a mom I had to jump up, out of bed quickly... when I heard the sound of one of my young girls sick in the middle of the night. That maternal instinct took over and even in a deep sleep I could open my eyes, get up, and spring into action.
4. Carrots? Cooked or raw? I only eat cooked carrots in stew or veggie soup, when mixed in with other vegetables. So, for me it's RAW, dipped in a little ranch dressing.
5. Do you take hotel shampoos and sundries from a room when you check out? I used to collect them to put into our guest bathroom for our visitors. But, now I only take them if I opened them and they are "half used."
6. Which team or club that you belonged to was the most enjoyable? Why? During my years living in Sparta I belonged to a group called "Sparta Friends and Neighbors", It was like a newcomers group and we held meetings, had coffees, social events, and did a little charitable work. It was a fun group of ladies, mostly like me, with husbands who transferred for the job, and were looking for friendship. We had all kinds of activities available. I often when on day trips with the group, I was a substitute for the bowling group, loved doing crafts, and of course eating out with them. I was president one year and secretary for the group a few. I also typed up the monthly newsletter for 2 years. I am still in contact with some of my friends from there, thanks to Facebook and email.
7. Is cloning a sign of progress? The questions above have been light, but this topic of cloning is pretty serious! I'm trying to make the connection. Spring...new birth... replicating birth? I have a concern about cloning because I think we should all be totally unique individuals. BUT, I must say that by cloning animals and copying genetic makeup we might find medical cures or be able to "wean out" physical defects. I see the good uses, but I also worry about "mis-use." Part of me wants God to be God....He does it best!
Random thought: Continuing the spring theme: does anybody else have this delimna? I love this weather so much I don't want to do anything INSIDE my house! I want to be outdoors as much as possible during these beautiful days. So, the whole idea of "spring cleaning" gets put on the back burner for me. Guess I need to wait for a raining day...