Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Happy Hodgepodge!

1. It's that most wonderful time of the season! Do you complete your own returns or farm that job out to the professionals?
I gladly allow my sweet Loverbrains to do this job.  He uses Turbo Tax and he always gets it done early.  He's wonderful like that!

2. This next question comes from Kansas Bob...he posed it in his response to something I asked in an earlier Wednesday post and I asked him if I could add it to the Hodgepodge some day. Today's the day....  Which do you think has changed you more-love or pain?
Pain..."Perseverance [amid trials] must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything." James 1:4 with my emphasis

3. Tangerine Tango has been named color of the year for 2012. Your thoughts? Would I find this color anywhere in your house? How about in your closet? If not, will you be adding this color to your life in some way in 2012? If you're not sure what tangerine tango looks like click here.
That's kind of funny...cuz I was just looking at my quilting stash thinking...I really should add something from the orange family.  Whatever I do add I'll be sure to call it Tangerine Tango.  Oui, what a name!  My foyer is bright yellow...called Number Two Pencil!

4. Are you a collector? What do you collect and does it get admired, used, and/or dusted regularly?
I collect cobalt blue bottles!  I don't dust them as often as I should...but I do admire them as they twinkle in my front windows!

5. February is National Heart Month...besides a green salad what is one tasty heart healthy dish you like to prepare?
We really enjoy Salmon with Quinoa on the side.  Quinoa is a great prepare it pretty much like rice...and I add a T. of Cajun spice for kick!  The kids love it too!

6. When was the last time you had car trouble?
Two weeks ago.  I have a new control arm...which cost me a lot less than a new transmission...which is what I was originally told was wrong with it.  Phew!  Thank God for paid off vehicles...even though they break down, it's still cheaper than a payment!

7. Have you been more demanding on yourself lately or less? Is that a good trend?
I've been more some ways.  I'm exercising regularly and eating better.  Good trend.  And...I'm making myself cut myself some slack...remembering that my job is to be a good MomE and wife...not have a perfect house.

8. Insert your own random thought here. 
Gotta love 60 degrees in February!  We had lunchtime outside on the screen porch today!  Woohoo!


Thena said...

Haven't ever tried quinoa but it sounds good. Love grilled salmon so I may have to look for it.

Theresa said...

Love your answer to #7- same here. It is warm here today too- lunch outside sounds great.

Marti said...

I love salmon, baked or grilled. I think that if a person is too hard on themselves they deprive themselves of a lot of happiness.

Mitchypoo said...

I love your cobalt blue bottle collection, I'm going to keep my eye out for starting my own collection!

Joyce said...

I love the bottles! So pretty! We hit 50 today which is warm for the Northeast in January. Ridiculously warm in fact. But we may have snow on Sunday so winter is still out there. I'm just hoping March plays nice and behaves like Spring instead of Winter. That's my least favorite month for snow.

AuburnChick said...

I absolutely adore your cobalt bottle collection! Beautiful!!!!

Barbara H. said...

I'm not into orange but I have seen that shade a lot in new buildings lately.

Love your answer to #2.

I've never tried quinoa. I'll have to check it out.

Brenda said...

Your cobalt bottles are so pretty in your window. Though I don't decorate with cobalt I do love the color.