Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Wednesday Hodgepodge

I have decided to join Joyce, over at From This Side of the Pond, in a little Wednesday Hodgepodge. She poses the questions, we answer them on our blogs, then link back to hers to share the fun.


1. What would you do if you found a pot of gold? Let's pretend this pot of gold is worth exactly $1500 (which would actually be more like a cup of gold at current values). Anyway, let's also pretend you have to spend it as opposed to making a donation someplace. Now tell me what you would do with that cup pot of gold?

Well, if I had a whole pot of gold, I would fix this roof.

So this guy wouldn't get rained on inside the barn. That's PeeWee. Age 29. I love him.

But since we only get a cup of gold, I might buy this. And then my daughter would sneak in and steal it while I wasn't looking. So maybe I should just give it to her. :)

2. Do you celebrate St. Patrick's Day in any way, shape, or form?

Not so much anymore, but back when I was a mother/teacher of first graders, I remember how much fun it was for them to participate in some St. Patrick's Day activities. They loved setting a trap for a leprechaun. Sometimes that tricky little guy even left green footprints all over the desks at school. I saw these fun activities over at Balancing Beauty and Bedlam. I would so be doing these if I still had little ones at home. I will wear green on Thursday.

3. Have you been bitten by the Spring Cleaning bug? What spring cleaning job most needs doing at your house? What spring cleaning job are you most dreading?

I try to avoid bugs of any kind. I certainly don't let them bite me.

4. lime-shamrock-sage-forest...your favorite shade of green?

I think my favorite shade of green is lime. Kind of like this shade.

Or this one. I think lime is Matthew's favorite shade of green as well.

5. Thomas Jefferson once said, "I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it." you believe in luck or do you believe we make our own luck?

Well, first of all, since you mentioned TJ, I thought I would share a couple of vintage photos of the family at Monticello, circa 1997. Aren't we cute?

And here we are with the man himself in the background at the Jefferson Memorial. This was sometime before he-who-must-not-be-named got lost at the Smithsonian. But that's a story for another day.

Thomas Jefferson was a wise man, and I agree with his take on hard work, though I prefer to use the term blessed over lucky.

6. Monday (3/14) was Pi Day. Get it? Pi =3.14. Those math types are so clever aren't they? Since I'm not one of them tell me what's your favorite piE (the edible kind).

Not a clever math type either, but I do like pie! My favorite kind of pie to make is Sugar Cream Pie. Back a few years ago... well more than a few... ok almost 29 years ago, it was Thanksgiving Day and I was in labor with David. But I guess I didn't really know I was in labor, because I ate a piece of this pie, baked by our friend Rheadawn.  Best.  Piebaker.  Ever. Early the next morning, our first baby, David, was born. And yes, I did regret eating that pie. (And it probably wasn't just one piece.)

It has become a bit of a favorite in our family, since Rheadawn graciously shared her recipe, and it is requested for most holidays.

My favorite pie to order in a restaurant, is Banana Cream Pie from Storie's. I have learned though, that I need to order it as soon as I walk in the door, or they won't have any left. And I don't have a second choice. Yum-mee!

 7. That same date (3/14) happens to be the birthdate of the late physicist Albert Einstein. I bet he knew the value of Pi. So...what do you think is more important and or valuable in life... intelligence or common sense?

I really think you need both, but if I had to choose just one, I'd go with common sense.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

With all this talk about the month of March, we have to spend a little time on March Madness. From the time our kids were small, as soon as the team selection was complete, we would have paper bracket sheets all over the house. Once it starts, it's basketball heaven with games, games, and more games. In fact one year, even at the beach, Jon spent most of his time inside watching games. Now we do our brackets on the computer. Have you filled out yours?

Of course, we're hoping this guy and his teammates will be game ready and bring it to the tournament.

Boiler Up!


Anonymous said...

I love those "retro" photos!!! What a lovely family you have!

SusanD said...

Enjoyed your answers. Great photos. Ummm, I thought you might share that pie recipe that caused the birth of your son. lol. Blessings, SusanD

Mary said...

The pie sounds interesting...mental note to google it!
We don't follow basketball...until the tournaments begin. I suspect the Vols will be home Saturday after playing on Friday, but the Lady Vols...that's a different story!

Jennifer Ann said...

It's the D700 that I want mom...not the D7000. :) just in case you needed to know!!

Joyce said...

You've made me want to dig out our Monticello photos from years ago too. We lived in Richmond when we were newly married.

What is sugar cream pie-it definitely sounds like something I'd love!

I love the song Grace Flows down, playing when I stopped in here : )

Susan said...

For those of you who are interested, I added a link to a post with the Sugar Cream Pie recipe. Thanks for stopping by!