Wednesday, March 9, 2011

LENTEN HODGEPODGE


1. The season of Lent begins on March 9th this year...do you participate and if so, in what way?
I like to think of the Lenten season as a time to reflect...but I'd also like to point out that NOTHING you could give up for 40 days (or forever) would even come close to Jesus' SACRIFICE for our SINS!  So for me...I'm not thinking that temporary behavior modification is necessarily the direction I want to go...with giving things up. I'm more interested in personal spiritual reform...changing something...maybe actually doing what I should do even if it causes me discomfort because it's better for me in the long run. 
2. Traditionally pancakes are eaten on the day known as Shrove Tuesday which is the last day before Lent (March 8th this year). So....butter and syrup? Blueberry? Chocolate chip? ewww, no thanks!! What's your pleasure when it comes to eating pancakes?
Huh...I wondered why there were always those sales at I-hop...We aren't big pancake fans.  I LOVE waffles though.  My parents say that I used to be able to fold and stuff an entire one into my mouth in my teen years.  I don't remember this...well, maybe a glimmer of a memory.  I need to get me a waffle maker.  I'm drooling on my computer...
3. Spring is coming. (It is coming, right?) What's your favorite springtime flower and do you suffer from seasonal allergies? Two questions I know, but they're lightweights.
I love tulips but the squirrels eat them all.  I planted 150 and got 5.  Grrr.  SO, I've converted to LOTS of daffodils...mini ones too!  They are so bright and cheerful after the gray, doldrums of Winter.  I also have a whole row of dark pink peonies.  Oh, the poor man's rose...the smell is heavenly!  My sweet Loverbrains and my Lubby have bad seasonal allergies.  I have to keep the windows shut...right when I want to open them all up!
4. "Our opinion of people depends less upon what we see in them than upon what they make us see in ourselves." Author unknown. Agree or Disagree? Why?
I guess I disagree.  I think it depends more on the context of the relationship (where, when, why, how)...and yet both of these are factors.  I don't think you can say it's always one of these more than the other.  It depends...
5. Since it's "March" and also the season of Mardi Gras....have you ever been in a parade? What's the best parade you've seen?
I don't recall being in a parade...in any other capacity than candy thrower off a school float, etc.  We enjoy going to fourth of July parades, etc.  I like watching the Macy's Day parade...but considering we spend T-day with my TV-less folks that doesn't really happen anymore.  Funny...I don't miss it.
6. You would jump up and down and shout for joy right now if someone told you___________?
I'm hilariously crazy.  I've been known to jump for joy over successful potty training, pregnant galfriends, and surprise date nights.  I also like to dance to the music at the end of Kung Fu Panda...lol!
7. How clean is your car on the outside? Inside? Is there junk in your trunk?
My Sweet Loverbrains took my van through the car wash last weekend.  Aww!  The inside could use a good vacuuming...but the trash is picked up and in the trash bag.  Overall, not bad really.  I surprise myself!
8. Random Running
Now that the weather is permitting my Loverbrains and I are supposed to be running again.  He went this morning...I stayed inside snuggled in my jammies...I feel super guilty....I'm going tomorrow....I'm going to imagine this....hahahaha!

9 comments:

Joyce said...

Peonies are one of my absolute favorites too. I'd like to plant some in this yard but we're holding off on landscaping out back until we get the patio done...hopefully this summer.

auburnchick said...

I really enjoyed your answer to the first question. I think what is neat about Lent is that we often do make permanent changes because of the length of time we give up things. Forty days is a long time to give something up, and good habits can be developed during that time.

Jen said...

Can I just say that I love the running picture. Hilarious. About Lent... I've thought a lot about what to give up for Lent. I thought about taking an easy way out, but God just kept pressing in. I'm giving up a majority of the time that I would normally take for tv or reading and I'm getting back to my drawing. (I did my first one today!) In my drawing, I find rest. In my rest, I find the Sabbath. In the Sabbath, I find my God.

Barbara H. said...

I agree with your views on Lent. I can see maybe a giving up of something for a period of time to replace it with prayer or a spiritual discipline as something like an extended form of fasting. But just to give up something for 40 days just to say one did so for Lent -- doesn't make sense to me.

I wanted to plant bulbs of some kind here at our new house, but decided maybe I'd better wait first to see if anything may come up that was already here. Nothing yet!

Anonymous said...

We have a waffle iron and love it, we make home made waffles for dinner quite often. Blueberry, banana, strawberry, peanut butter and the occasional choc chip waffles! Yummy!- g

Expats Again said...

Good luck with your commitment to exercise. The warmer weather should help you.

Michelle said...

One year the parade coordinators decided no one should throw candy, because someone may get hurt and it's unhealthy. So we handed out toothpaste, no throwing allowed. Now they allow candy again :)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I love tulips too, I guess the squirrels do too! I bet the daffodils are gorgeous. Enjoyed reading your answers. Enjoy the rest of your week.

ozjane said...

So sad about the daffodils and so glad we do not have squirrels here.
Can you plant them in pots and keep them under cover?
I am just waiting for my "slightly overenthusiastic" bulb order to arrive. And get planed before my handyman takes off to Qld, at the top of Eastern Australia to visit his Grandson for around 6 weeks or so.....maybe more. I have not dared to ask.