Wednesday, April 6, 2011


It's that time again.  Go see Joyce and link up for the Wednesday hodgepodge!

1. National Read a Road Map Day falls on April 5th. Would people say you have a good sense of direction? Do you rely on a GPS when you drive somewhere new? When was the last time you used a map?

I don't have a great sense of direction, but I can usually figure out which way I came from and get back to where I started.  We have a GPS, but it has proven to be unreliable in some instances and has sent us in totally the wrong direction...go figure.  So we use the GPS as a general guide, but I do use the one on my i-phone with good success.  The last time I used a map was probably when we were driving through Georgia and wanted to get off of a congested interstate to go the back roads. 

2. What's your favorite cookbook?
My favorite cookbook is one that I compiled for our extended family for Christmas gifts several years ago.  It has all of our old favorite family recipes in it.  I use it the most.
3. What painting would you like to "walk into" and experience? Why?
I have two that I really like.
I love Monet and I think his Giverny paintings look so peaceful.  I could love to spend an afternoon here all to myself in the quiet.

Another one of my favorite artists is Greg Olsen.  I had a difficult time choosing just one of his paintings but this is the one I chose.

4. What annoys you more- misspellings or mispronunciations?
Misspellings annoy me more.  You can kind of give people the benefit of the doubt on mispronunciations due to where they are from and accents, but's called a dictionary.  Look it up!  You don't even have to own a hard copy. is a great friend of mine.

5. What is something your mother or father considered important?
Education.  There was never a question of if I would go to college.  It was always, when you go to college...
I was extremely blessed.  My parents always said that my number one job was to go to school.  Therefore, aside from babysitting I did not have a job.  Once I got into college I would have a part-time job here or there, but the emphasis was always on school. 

6. Do you like or dislike schedules?
I love schedules.  I thrive on schedules.  I need a schedule.  That said, every once in a while it is nice to have a break from the schedule.  Spring Break was just enough and now it's back to the daily routine.

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..."
How to finish this rhyme,
I haven't a clue.
(Sorry I'm not feeling the creative juices today.  I did however write a cute rhyming invitation for my father-in-law's 60th birthday party coming up.)
8. Insert your own random thought in this space.

I had to take Princess back to the doctor on Monday.  She has an ear infection.  Will my household ever get well and stay well?!  Hubby and Princess are on antibiotics and Prince finished his a week or so ago.  Perhaps we'll get a bit of a reprieve soon.  At least I haven't gotten any calls from school in the last two days saying that I have a sick child.  That's a great start. 


  1. I love that painting too...and The Water Lilies. I saw those in NYC last year and they're beautiful. There is something restful about the way he paints.

    Hope everyone is back to 100% good health soon!

  2. My favorite cookbook is a "homemade" one as well. It's great to have a collection of recipes that you KNOW are favorites already. Hope everyone is feeling better soon!

  3. Ditto 2, 3, and 4. I love that has the pronunciation option.

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery.