1. This is the last Hodgepodge in April. Share something you learned this month.
I’m reading a book about singer/songwriter Harry Nilsson. I was amazed to learn that he was really gifted with numbers, working in the early banking/computer department handling deposits and withdrawals. I also learned that he had an Eidetic Memory. (Known as a photographic memory, but with more precision, like exact dates, times, etc.) Do you remember Harry Nilsson?
2. It’s National Poetry Month, and we all know you can’t escape an April Hodgepodge without a little poetry. Keeping the first line as is, change the rest of the wording in this familiar rhyme to make it your own – ‘Hickory Dickory Dock…
The dog ran up the clock, The clock struck four, the dackel did roar, hickory, dickory, dock!
3. What were one or two rules in the home you grew up in? Growing up, did you feel your parents were strict? Looking back do you still see it that way?
Looking back to the 1960’s, the big rule was that you had to be home before dark, or when Mom rang the dinner bell. This meant that one had to be in the neighborhood, and close enough to hear the bell. I somehow made it and I don’t recall getting into trouble for that. Of course, now a days, you can’t just let your kids out to roam the neighborhood like we did. It just wouldn’t be safe.
4. Tell us about a kitchen or cooking disaster or mishap you’ve experienced. Do you have many from which to choose?
This goes back to my first marriage. I decided to try a recipe I saw in a magazine for a tuna roll. Looked easy enough. I chopped and cutup things and then got to the “roll” part. Well, as I started to roll it, and the tuna “roll” just fell apart! Oh it was terrible! I was mortified. Mostly because my former husband was a better cook than I was then. Anyway, he came home, and didn’t really say anything I can recall, but we grabbed the kids and went out for dinner.
No, I really don’t have too many disasters. I’ve spent time, and I’ve taught myself to cook. It’s now something I enjoy doing. Especially for large groups of people.
5. Plant a kiss, plant doubt, plant a tree, plant yourself somewhere…which on the list have you most recently planted?
Kiss. Hubby, grandchildren, dog, and I am a firm believer of showing your love for your family and friends.
6. What’s your most worn item of clothing this time of year? Are you tired of it?
My three season jacket. I am just sick to death of it! Enough said!
7. I’m wrapping up the A-Z Blog Challenge this month and our Hodgepodge lands on letter W. What’s one word beginning with W that describes you in some way? How about a word to describe your home, also beginning with W?
Welcoming. I would like to think that my family and friends are always welcomed by me.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
It’s already been a busy week for me. Tuesday I ordered new glasses and sunglasses. Special deal, very cheap. And I am very happy. My prescription changes so often that new glasses each year are a real must! Today is my first weigh in after my first week on the new Weight Watchers program. I have weighed, measured, and counted my points. I’m hopeful!