Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Hodgepodgity Podgity!

1. Who taught you how to cook?
My Mom taught me to cook.  Then, she went back to work when my brother was learning to cook.  My Dad took over most of the cooking so he taught him to cook.  Therefore, as a newly married gal I would call the house for cooking advice and ask to speak to brother would say, "But it's a cooking question...don't you want to talk to Dad??"  LOL...both are great cooks...and I still call often.  
2. Have you been told you think too much? Are too much of a perfectionist? Are too sensitive? Were they right?
Wasn't it Ralph Waldo Emerson who said, "Our strengths grow out of our weaknesses."  Yeah...I think it's a vice versa sort of situation.
3. As a child did you have a favorite blanket or toy? Tell about it.
I had lambie and silky blanket.  Lamby came from an older lady that lived in my parent's apartment building when I was born.  He came sitting on a plate of brownies.  Now he is smooshed flat and has one fadded blue eyeball.  The fuzz is worn off of his ears.  Silky blanket is a patchwork pinks quilt that my mother made (I think?) has a strange backing...Not silk...but sort of crepy and light weight...It always felt cool on my face!  I have them in a box (along with my husbands lovies)...I should find a way to display them somehow.
4. What 'institution' do you have the most faith in?
None.  At least not consciously.
5. Chrysanthemums-pansies-burning bush-ornamental cabbage...your favorite in an autumn garden?
I love burning bright when everything else seems to be fading and dying.
6. What superpower do the kids in your neighborhood seem to posses?
The ability to cram into my van on a chilly morning at the bus stop.  This might be more of an ability for circus clowns...hahaha!  I say "bus" and they all pile out...and out....and out...
7. Are you a fan of the cranberry?
I like them dried in nut mixes...and I like a little dallop with my turkey at Thanksgiving. Ooo...and I love those Ocean's Spray commercials with those guys in the bog!
8. Insert your own random thought here.
 Yesterday my van broke down...and I had to walk to the mall and feed the kids in the food court...due to nerves or the few pieces of halloween candy I had consumed I experienced intestinal woe and had to use the mall restroom.  This song was blaring...and it gave me a chuckle.   
At first I thought about how there are always little "private eyes" watching me in the bathroom...and then I thought about how they were watching me handle this stressful situation...and how God was watching too! the Holy Spirit used a totally secular song to grasp my attention and change my attitude...pointing me back to Christ!


Debby@Just Breathe said...

So sorry about your van and the issues that followed.

MissNikki said...

aw what sweet kids! i love their costumes ;) Anyway the enchiladas-- already baked rotisserie chicken which is the easiest way, also inside is olives & jack cheese, pepper jack if you like it a bit spicy! ;) Then i use green sauce i usually buy the one at trader joes. Not sure if they have that store where you live, im sure you can find green enchilada sauce at your local market.

Joyce said...

Oh you would have fit right in at our house with your lamby and your silky blankie-those sound like names we had here for our 'loveys' : )

Hope the van is minor not major!

Sherrie said...

Love Cranberry Sauce and the Ocean Spray commercials. Really cute. Have a great day!

Food for Thought

Amiee said...

Sorry about your van :( It's great that you can have such a good attitude about it though.

I was picturing all the kids piling out of your car like circus clowns. Too funny!