Wednesday Hodgepodge Vol. 263

Happy Wednesday!  Hope your week is going well.  Mine has been a little crazy, but that’s normal anymore.  Wednesday means it is time for Wednesday Hodgepodge!  If you haven’t joined in on the Hodgepodge fun, head over to visit Joyce and grab the weekly questions, answer them and link your post up!  It’s that simple!

1. What’s the last thing you did that could be described as ‘taxing’?

I had to go to the doctor on Monday and have a very painful test done.  I’m glad its over and hope I never have to have another one again.

2. If you could plant a garden of anything, what would be in it?

Strawberries… huge, plump, juicy strawberries.  And tomatoes.  And onions.  And corn.  And peppers.  And all the ingredients needed to make salsa.  Yum.  I try to do a garden almost every year, but between the squirrels and dog, by the end of the season I don’t have much to show.

3. April 10-16 is National Library Week…will you celebrate with a visit to your nearest library? When did you last make a trip to the library? What are you reading right now? What’s one title on your want-to-read list?

I think the last trip I made to the library was when I was working on my thesis last year.  I needed quiet and time to work, so I left work early and headed there without telling anyone where I was.  Right now, I am reading Unexpected Riches by Diane Greenwood Muir.  Next up on my reading list is the latest Belial book that is coming out in mid-April.

4. Share a saying or an old wives tale you heard while growing up, you believed to be true or that you paid attention to ‘just in case’?

Don’t go outside with wet hair, you’ll catch a cold.  My mom (Nana) used to tell us this all the time!  It never happened… we just got cold because we were dumb enough to do it anyways.  I find myself telling my kids the same thing though…

5. Are you a fan of onions? Garlic? Ginger? What’s a dish you love that contains one, two or all three items listed?

I love onions and garlic.  I am not a big fan of ginger, unless it is in an Oriental dish.  Pretty much every recipe I make has onions and/or garlic in it…. take your pick.

6.  Where does nurturing end and indulging begin? What are some skills or qualities you think a person needs to possess in order to be viewed as mature?

What a tough question!  I think there is a thin line between nurturing and indulging, but I also think it is the attitude in which it is done as well.  I want my children to have a better childhood than I had, so I tend to buy them things that I was unable to get due to money constraints or other reasons.  But, in the same instance, I do not give them absolutely everything they want either.  Its a balancing act.  I think a person who is mature needs to be able to handle themselves properly in all situations, be able to treat others with respect, treat their country and our military/veterans with respect, have common sense, be able to manage money, be able to be polite and cordial and carry on a conversation without using slang or other terms… okay… I went off on a tangent.

7. What leading figure in any field would you like to hear speak, and why?

I have written several posts about The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and all the good they are doing for those in developing and in our country.  I would love to be able to hear them talk about what they do and why they do it and find out what ideas they have for the future.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

This is not a very good picture, but Bo wanted me to share how his cheese slice last night looked like Ohio after he ate the edges.  Next time, I think he should use Ohio-made cheese.

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One thought on “Wednesday Hodgepodge Vol. 263

  1. Food art : ) I’d like to hear the Gates speak too. I love homemade salsa and look forward to fresh tomatoes this summer. We won’t grow any here since we’re in an apt. at the moment, but there are lots of farm stands here which is almost as good. Or probably better than what I’d grow.

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