Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Racing into May.

Welcome to the weekly hodgepodge questions… made for bloggers but anyone is welcome to join in.  So, feel free to answer here, or on Facebook, or through my email (mfabiansc@hotmail.com.)

Or, if you prefer, just read along.  Here are the questions and my answers.

1.  April showers bring May flowers or so the saying goes.  Are you blooming where you're planted as we begin the month of May? 

Yes, I like to think I'm "blooming" going into May.  I have some interesting and fun things scheduled for the coming month…  my daughter's graduation, and my 30th wedding anniversary.  So, I have much to celebrate, along with the enjoyment of each and every day of living here in the lowcountry.  I love this time of year!

2.  On a scale of 1-10, with 1 being no big deal, and 10 being full scale panic, rank your fear of spiders. 

Spiders don't scare me unless they are big and fuzzy.   The normal ones you find around the house are not bad…so I give my fear a 3.   We spray against bugs so I rarely see any spiders IN the house.   But, I have seen some large ones with big webs out in the landscaping… some with a yellow body.    Yuck.

Now my fear of snakes!   That's different. My fear:  it's a 10 !!!!

3.  May is National Salad Month (who knew???)  …bedsides lettuce what are two salad must-have ingredients in your favorite salad? 

I love many types of salads.  I want most to have some chopped tomato and some type of cheese sprinkled on.   Greek, taco, wedge, summer…  so many salads to love!

Time for a pun:   What is a honeymoon salad?   Lettuce alone!   (Let us alone)    haha

4.  Joyce: "I mentioned on my blog last week that my daughter1 will be moving to Washington State after she is married." Of the following sites in the Northwest, which would you most like to see in person - Crater Lake (Oregon), Seattle (Washington), Vancouver (British Columbia), San Juan Islands (Washington),  Mt. Ranier (Washington), the Oregon coast (Oregon), Mt. St. Helens (Washington), or Olympic National Park (Washington) ?  

I think I would chose seeing Vancouver in person - in good weather though.  I have heard it's beautiful.  Clean.  Charming.   I have never been to parts west of Toronto in Canada…  so, it would be an adventure.  I loved the Oregon coastline when my hubby and I drove it many, many years ago. We used to live in northern California - way north in Redding - and he worked for Coca-cola and had territory in Oregon.   So, he has been to many of the spots that Joyce listed.   Our daughters were young at the time so I didn't go on business trips with him back then.  But, the Oregon coast was lovely!

5.  This coming weekend marks the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby… when did you last race (literally or figuratively) to cross a finish line? 

I'm not a runner so I can't give a literal answer.  I wish I could run…  but I have never had the stamina (which I guess I never worked on either….)   This past weekend here in Myrtle Beach was a Diva Run for women.  I had a couple of friends and a niece run in it.  Way to go girls!!

So, the last time I figuratively raced to a finish line?  I think it is right now…  I mentioned it last week, but I am in charge of the church's annual garage sale which is this Saturday.  The race is on - to get members to bring in items to sell, to advertise it, and then to get everything displayed and priced and ready to go!  It's a big moneymaker for our women's group and we turn around and give much of it to local charities.

6.  What is something little you love? 

How little?  Smaller than a bread basket?  ha.   And a "thing"?  Can it be an animal?   If so, then I have to say my "little something" I love are two "little somethings" and they are my pugs!   I'll try and post a picture of them and you will see why!

7.  Would you say you are more of a visual, auditory, or kinesthetic learner?  Elaborate. 

I have always been a visual person in general. And, I think I am good at remembering things I have seen better than over things I hear.  I'm not sure about kinesthetic….  if that means "learning by doing?"   That works for me too.

8.  My random thought. 

With the beauty and the warmth of springtime comes the uncertain weather - and this week the middle of the country has been hit by tornadoes.  My thoughts and prayers go out to those who lose so much so quickly!  Tornadoes are scary!   I used to live in Ohio where the threat and the reality of them was there often.    Now, I live in an area more prone to hurricanes than tornadoes.  Yes, they are bad too - but at least we get warning and due time to move away from the path.     Again, my heart goes out to all those devastated by the destruction of tornadoes.     Be safe everyone!!


  1. I, too, have had the tornado victims on my mind, this week.
    Your pugs look very easy to love :)

  2. Good luck with the garage sale, Marla. I'd say that was a race to be finished, yes. They're always such a huge project! (which is why I've never had one myself, but know from observation). Sweet little pugs! :-)

    P.S. Would you mind turning off word verification on your blog? I'm on attempt number 3 to post a comment. Hope it works this time. Thanks. And by the way, if you're worried about spam, as we all are, not allowing anonymous comments usually eliminates almost all spam.

  3. I hope your garage sale goes well! We're having one this weekend. Your pugs are so cute. Love the salad joke and can't wait to share it with my hubs!

  4. Your pugs are so adorable! I'm sure they're not spoiled. ;) Yes, the tornadoes that hit were just heartbreaking, especially in my home state of Ark. Honeymoon salad...love that!

  5. Wonderful answers and terrific pictures.

  6. Aw, your pugs are precious! Love those adorable faces!

  7. My grandmother still lives in Xenia, Ohio, and tornadoes go through there much too often. At least, as you say, with hurricanes we have a few days' warning and can prepare. Your pups are very cute! Good luck with your sale!