Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Wednesday Hodgepodge

"Here are the questions to this week's Wednesday Hodgepodge. Answer on your own blog, then hop back here tomorrow to add your link to the party. Here we go--"
1. Describe love using all five senses.

I've described my grandparents' house as smelling like pipe tobacco, aging poodle, Pine Sol, and bacon, and tasting like limburger cheese and a box of Bugles, and sounding like... lots of noise and voices, my grandmother whistling and singing, Grandpa's power tools out back of the kitchen, and someone calling "Rummy." Throw in an aging piano...those things aren't love, but love was there.

2. February is Canned Food Month. What's your favorite food that comes straight from a can?

Baked beans?

3. A principal in a UK school recently sent home a letter to parents requesting they (the parents!) dress appropriately when escorting their children to/from school (basically saying please don't wear your pajamas) You can read the letterhere. It's gotten a lot of publicity, both positive and negative. Your thoughts? And do/did you ever make the school run (or hit Starbucks, Walmart, etc) in your pjs?

We were homeschoolers, but even then we started school with clothes on, unless we were having a "wear your pajamas to not-school day." I go to the other extreme: I won't even go out the front door to get the newspaper unless I have something on besides pink bunnies.

4. Crew neck, V-neck, turtleneck, scoop neck...which is most prevalent in your wardrobe?

All about the same, except for crew necks which do strange things to me.

5. I read here recently a list of four things to avoid so you wake up happier. They were late night snacks, hitting the snooze button, social media just before bed/upon waking, checking emails.

Are you guilty of any of these behaviors? Which on that list do you need to work harder at avoiding?

Does evening T.V. with Mr. Fixit (and something to eat) count as misbehaviour?

6. Share something you remember about a house you lived in as a child? Of all the homes you lived in as a child, which did you love best?
We moved several times, but my favourite was the house we lived in for about six years when I was small, where I started school and pestered the older kids on the block. I was a regular Ramona sometimes.

7.Your favorite movie based on a true story?

I'm probably forgetting something really obvious that should be at the top of my list, but for now I'll go with The Marva Collins Story.

Linked from A Sense-able Hodgepodge at From This Side of the Pond.


RockinMom said...

I LOVE Ramona! Ha. We call one of the little girls I nanny for "little Ramona". She is the cutest little thing. I enjoyed reading your 5 senses answer about your grandparents home. Made me think of when I went to visit my grandma years ago.

Cranberry Morning said...

I enjoyed those recollections about your grandparents' home. Limburger cheese, huh? And the bacon and pinesol. Such a fun thing to conjure up in my mind. My motherinlaw's house always smelled like Lysol. Always!
Have a great Wednesday. - Judy

Denise said...

good answers

Joyce said...

Ramona! She's a favorite of mine : ) I liked your memories of your grandparents home. I have some specific memories from my grandparents houses too. Enjoy your week!