Seventeen years of Treehouse talk
Wednesday, April 27, 2022
Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Here are the questions to this week's Wednesday Hodgepodge. Answer on your own blog, then hop back to From This Side of the Pond (click the graphic) to add your link to the party.1. What's something you wish you had spent more time doing when you were younger? Explain.
3. Share a money saving tip with us.
Don't stew for a week about a purse you saw at the thrift store with turtles on it, that might still be there if you took the trouble to go back and hunt for it. Because you absolutely do not need a purse with turtles on it.
4. It's National Garlic Day...are you a fan? Your favorite dish that includes garlic?
Garlic's good. Around here we are very fond of store-brand canned stewed tomatoes with onion and garlic. They're very useful for making both spaghetti sauce and chicken paprikash..
5. Would you describe yourself as decisive or indecisive. Elaborate.
You're asking someone who couldn't decide about a purse with turtles on it?
6. Insert your own random thought here.
Purses with turtles.
Thursday, April 07, 2022
That 1960's maternity wards didn't want to see babies leaving without a name, so they suggested a few defaults. Darlene, Dawn, Debra, Jenny...yep, sounds like my 1970's class list. (We won't even discuss what they did to my name.)
"Many thanks for your letter and the translation of Wagner : I have not had time to read it yet : nor to say the truth am I much interested in anything Wagner does, as his theories on musical matters seem to me as an artist and non-musical man perfectly abhominable : besides I look upon it as nothing short of desecration to bring such a tremendous and world-wide subject: under the gaslights of an opera : the most rococo and degraded of all forms of art the idea of a sandy-haired German tenor tweedledeeing over the unspeakable woes of Sigurd, which even the simplest words are not typical enough to express ! Excuse my heat : but I wish to see Wagner uprooted, however clever he may be, and I don't doubt he is : but he is anti-artistic, don't doubt it."
That you can make Cream of Wheat in the microwave. The directions are on the package. Not that that makes Cream of Wheat taste any better, because it doesn't, but at least you don't have to clean the pot afterwards.
That Charlotte Mason didn't hate Herbart's methods and musings as much as we would like to give her credit for; in fact, she practically pushed them as far as they would go within her educational reality, leaving them behind only when it came to something Herbart never had the chance to hear about, the physiology of habit. One might imagine a leisurely afterlife conversation between them, with Miss Mason explaining to Herbart that he had only known the "baptism of John" in these matters.
That belts are measured from the point where the strap meets the buckle to the middle hole of the belt. Or, if you want to know your belt size, generally add two inches to your waist measurement or pants waistband size. So I feel better about passing up a great 38" purple and teal belt.
And now you know these things too.
Wednesday, April 06, 2022
Because of various distractions, I keep starting to answer Wednesday Hodgepodges and then not finishing them. I literally have several weeks' worth sitting in my draft file.
Sometimes the questions themselves have hit too close to home. No fault of the Hodgepodge.
But today I'm determined to get through this one and post it before the morning is done.1. What puts a spring in your step these days?
2. April 2nd was National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day. Did you celebrate? Do you like PB and J? If so how do you like yours? What's your favorite kind of jelly?
I had no idea, honestly.
Just jelly, not jam? Um...grape, I guess.3. What's a memory you associate with spring flowers?
4. Three things on your spring bucket list? Do you have a spring bucket list? If not pretend you do.
1. Completing a Wednesday Hodgepodge.
2. Going to the outdoor flea market when it starts up at the end of this month.
3. Taking walks on the trails around this neighbourhood. They've been too icy/muddy/whatever for the last while. Or it's just been too freaking cold to want to. But I want to go out and find some trilliums to take pictures of.
5. One place you will travel this spring? (It might be Europe or it might be the grocery store)
No specific plans, beyond the grocery store. Maybe the southern end of Lake Huron, for a day or two.