Wednesday Hodgepodge


1. National Read a Road Map Day falls on April 5th. Would people say you have a good sense of direction?

No. I really don’t. However I know enough to know how to read a map. In fact I like maps!

Do you rely on a GPS when you drive somewhere new? When was the last time you used a map?

Whenever I go anywhere I have a map and my GPS. I take nothing for granted.

2. What’s your favorite cookbook?

Julia Child’s Everyday Cooking. Just a small simple book with normal recipes.

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


This is by Claude Monet. I believe it is from his “Water Lily” series. Hubby and I had this print blown up to fit over our jacuzzi! We had it entirely sealed in heavy plastic to save it from moisture. I love to pretend I am floating in a boat through these lovely lilies! It is so relaxing to lie in the tub, and enjoy this print.

4. What annoys you more- misspellings or mispronunciations?

Neither or both! Let me explain. Written, it can happen to everyone. Spell check doesn’t pick up everything and it can see one thing as being correct, when it should sea this as correct.

Since I am the original Mrs Malaprop, I can relate to almost anyone who mispronounces a name or word.

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

My Grandparents always considered honesty the most important thing. I try to live by that.

6. Do you like or dislike schedules?

I really dislike schedules, and yet, when I am going somewhere or doing something, I crave schedules.

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…”

Doggies are loving

and so are you!

Incidentally if you’d like to read the history behind that little ditty you’ll find it HERE.

8. Insert your own random thought in this space.

Joanne is doing great. Each and every day finds her working very hard in rehab. We all continue to pray for her recovery, and it is amazing what miracles can be worked!

It’s hoped Joanne will go home in a month. Hopefully, not much renovation will be needed at her home, but her Dad is checking everything out, so that if there are places that need hand rails, they will be installed well before she leaves.

More than anything, Joanne just wants to get home, and God willing, she will be home soon!

10 thoughts on “Wednesday Hodgepodge”

  1. I love the painting. I saw them in NYC this year and they are gorgeous. He is one of my favorites and I chose something similar. Have a great day!

  2. I like this painting by Monet. I have an umbrella in this design…
    Greetings from Berlin:-)))

  3. What was important to my parents was hard work. When I told them our daughter had a boyfriend, the first thing my dad asked was, “is he a hard worker?”

  4. Hi Mom!!

    Matt and I would love to have down for a visit on Sunday, if you are still free to drive down. Let me know if this will work for you. We are excited for you to see the new place, and to meet Echo and Bear! 🙂

    Love you and have a great day!


  5. I can’t even read a map ! Without my GPS I am completely lost. Since I have one I drive again everywhere. Before I didn’t like to drive I was so stressed to find streets and I always got lost ! I also love Claude Monet and in particular this painting. I had to copy one of Claude Monet’s paintings in art school and it came out pretty well.

  6. I didn’t know she had a simple cookbook. It sounds like a good one. Love the Monet. What a great idea you had for it. Honesty is a good one to have. So happy to hear that Joanne is doing so well.

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