Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Hodgepodge Better Late Than Never

1. April rolls in at the end of this week and in celebration of that infamous date (April 1st) answer this question-What is something foolish you've done?
I dread April 1st...and keep a wary lookout all day long.  Even though our family contains some real tricksters (fools?)...I can't remember any April Fool's Day jokes in our family history.  I do remember a time I pretended to drop my Dad's expensive gold pen down the heater vent at Friendly's for a gag when I was about 10...I said, "Dad, I dropped your pen."  He said, "Well...pick it up."  And I said, " I can't...It fell down the heater vent."  When he really started to sweat...and his eyes began to bulge out...I popped it up from my lap and said, "Gotcha!"  It was great comedic timing...if I do say so myself!
2. With April comes Easter and that classic edible treat known as tell me...what's your favorite way to fix/eat chicken? That wasn't what you were expecting, was it? I 'fooled' you. teehee.
Phew...glad that question turned a weird corner...I hate peeps...yuck!  I love marinated and grilled chicken...It's fabulous.  It's hands down my favorite way to eat chicken.  If you have a great marinade recipe...please share!!
3. What's the best museum you've ever visited? Or your favorite? Or the one you'd most like to visit?
I've visited several museums...and my Loverbrains just got a chance to visit The Louvre (I'm SO jealous.)  I think my favorite...would be the Museo del Prado in Madrid, Spain...containing the works of Velazquez, Goya and Greco.
4. You know what they say about April showers...what's your preference-a shower or a bath?
Depends on what I'm trying to accomplish...For washing quickly and efficiently I prefer the shower.  For relaxing and shaving my leg, I prefer the bathtub.  BUT...usually it's the shower...Cuz, I don't enjoy cleaning out the tub and toys to take a bath.   
5. "Absence makes the heart grow fonder"...fact or fiction? Why?
From my depends on the condition of your heart.  My husband travels ALOT...and at first I didn't handle it very all.  I was jealous (still am occasionally) and allowed bitterness to really take root and fester...and his absence made things hard...but...when I finally identified some problems...and addressed them and worked on them...There are ways that his frequent travels do make my heart grow fonder.  I appreciate more what he does when he's here...and look forward to his return with a loving and eager heart.  My Mom teased me as I threw on make-up to go pick him up at the airport a few days ago...that you'd think he'd been gone 6 months instead of 8 days!  Hehe!
6. What's your favorite product made/grown in your home state/province?
Kettle Corn by Popcorn, Indiana...I don't buy it very often...I can't keep myself out of it.  I find myself stuffing my little cheeks saying, "Take this away from me and hide it!!" 
7. What is going on in the world today that affects you the most?
I keep tabs on where world conflicts are see if they'll interfere with Loverbrain's travels.  If they are anywhere's heavy on my mind.  But, the truth is...I've really backed away from watching the news too much.  I tend to lose perspective...especially with many Christians around me who call these the last days.  It's not that I don't agree...It's just if I focus on it too much...I find that I'm not as effective for the purpose of furthering God's Kingdom.  I do better at keeping calm and trusting God to totally control the world and it's events, if I watch the news a little less often.  I'm not suggesting mimicking the Ostrich, with her head buried in the sand...I need to be current in order to actively evangelize...and in the good old USA get yourself out and VOTE your conscience, please...but I try not to get all churned up about stuff...Cuz, God's ultimately in control...not me!
8. Insert your own random thought here.
My brother showed me a bunch of these...totally cracked me up!


Joyce said...

Wish I was standing where your hubs is standing : )
I can only take so much news makes my stomach ache.

Joyce said...

also, I was following you on your other blog but I just flipped it around and am following you on this one now...I think you told me before this is the one with more of your writing so I hope I've got it right now!

Thena said...

Seems like most of us has husbands that travel for their work. Sometimes I don't handle it very well either and he reminds me it's better than being unemployed.

Expats Again said...

My husband travels a lot too. But he is so thrilled to be home that my jealousy disappears once I see him.

Barbara H. said...

I love that video!

I can't watch much news, either.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Enjoyed reading your answers to the questions. Those pictures are beautiful and I hope to get to the Louvre when I go to Paris this summer!