Wednesday, March 20, 2013


1. March 20th is the first day of she a lion or a lamb in your part of the world? 

Neither....She's a hormonal mess in my part of the world...
Literally have gone from warm 70's, to snow & ice, to thunderstorms, to floods, to winds that are crazy - all within a 48 hour period

& the first day of Spring, we have snow flurries.

This time last year, it was warm & comfy & all the things Spring should be.

I keep hashtagging everything as #mothernaturehaslostit

2.  What's the most dreaded task on your spring clean to-do list? Do you have a 'plan of attack'?

I guess I need to even think of making a Spring Cleaning to-do list...

HAHAHAHAHA..... that made me laugh..... hahahahaha!!!!!!

3. 'em or hate 'em? What's a favorite dish you make using peas?

Blech.... hate 'em

It is funny because I have an oversion to them.  I see them & I have the easiest gag factor around... peas, corn in food & that c-word, all can do me in every time

...but saying that, I can remember my dad forcing me to eat them.  Not like holding me down & pouring them down my throat kinda force... but one of those "looks" that tells you that you BETTER eat them.  Nothing warns like a parent's "look" :)

He had grown them in a garden one year & told me I had to give it a taste... I remember it wasn't horrible & I may have actually enjoyed it.

But I've since shaken that memory & turned on my gag reflex again when I see them.
The power of the mind.

4.  Do you feel under appreciated?

Yes... pity party, group of 1, this way please

Really it depends where you're talking

In my home?  No - my Hubs doesn't make me feel under appreciated at all

Work on the other hand?  No raises in our company for the past 5 years... yeah - that has a sense of a smack of under appreciation... especially when you do things that the Manager cant even figure out... simple things... frustrating!

5.  Have you been using Google Reader? If so, what are you switching to now that GR has announced retirement? If not, how do you read your favorite blogs?

I made the switch to Blog Lovin'

I've seen other sites, but they seem more 'tablet' friendly then PC

It made me weed out a lot of blogs since you have to open them up completely to check out the post, but its also made it easier to comment - & who doesn't love a comment on their blog?

I feel like I'm missing people though... so if you're on Blog Lovin, follow me (the button is on the top right) & I'll follow you back

6. Anne Bradstreet is credited with the following quote~

"If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome."

Agree or Disagree? Why?

I do agree with that... why?  Because I used that quote on a winter picture I took last year & it makes me seem smart to say I used it because I knew what it meant :)

really... I do agree with it... you don't know the taste of sweet unless you know the taste of sour...

& that is a quote directly from ~Rebecca Jo.... BAM!

7.  When did you last 'spring for something'? What was it?

A chai tea for a friend... because everyone deserves a little chai tea in their day

8. Insert your own random thought here?

So I'm finally through Downton Abby Season 2... heading into Season 3.... 

& thanks to the wonders of the internet, I already know the ending of Season 3 (Thank you Entertainment weekly & Pinterest for posting pictures) .... oh well...

I'm in it & I'm watching it all the way through to the heart ache

I just love Anna & Mr. Bates ... I gotta get this t-shirt too
(& if he's free in season 3 - don't spoil this one thing I don't know about!)


  1. The weather is the same here. This morning when I went out to put out the recycling there were frozen puddles. How's that for the first day of spring?!

  2. Our weather is about to drive me bonkers! Warm one day, cold the next! I say...ENOUGH! me some chai tea! No raises in 5 years? That's terrible! I'm sure it does make you feel like you're not appreciated for all you do. I really need to hop on the Bloglovin' bandwagon ASAP. I feel like everyone is leaving me in the dust!

  3. You are in for a roller coaster ride in Season 3 - even if you do know how it ends, it will still be drama filled :) I love chi tea - what a good friend you are :) Happy first day of spring!

  4. Isn't Mother Nature taking this winter a little too far? I went to visit the girls at work this week and I really appreciate being retired.

  5. Am I missing something with Bloglovin? I have to click to open each blog in order to read the post and comment ... which is fine. It's what I had to do in Reader for the most part, so I'm used to it. Plus only 9 of the 14 posts published this morning showed up as unread ... the other 5 showed up as read ... and I haven't read a single post yet this morning. Grrrr

  6. You are so right about Mother Nature - grr! It was 25 degrees at my house this morning. However, it's gorgeous outside right now - I should go out & enjoy it (although it's still only 34 degreed).

    I'm going to use Bloglovin too - mostly because it will work (sort of) with Internet Explorer, which is what I use at work. I really need to see if they'll move our internet into the 21st century & let me use Chrome. Ha!

    P.S. I also noticed that some of the blogs I read didn't show up with new posts yet & that at least one post was showing as read when I hadn't even seen it yet, so I guess there are still some kinks in Bloglovin.

  7. I saw the first 2 seasons of Downton Abby but have not watched Season 3 yet.

    I just signed up for bloglovin. Gonna give it a try.

    I agree the weather has been totally weird this year. Never know what to expect from day to day or even hour to hour it seems.

  8. I need to figure out which are in my blog roll and which are now in my bloglovin list. I think everything migrated, but I guess we'll see : )

    When I was a kid peas were one of the veggies I cleverly tried to hide in my napkin before asking to be excused to go to the bathroom. Ha. I love them now.

  9. I had to look a couple of times to see the LOL in the picture...I'm so observant like that!

  10. I've never had a Spring cleaning list. I don't like peas either. I finished Season 3 last week. Sorry you heard the ending. It was not an easy Season at all but I love Downton Abbey!


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