Here are the questions to this week's Wednesday Hodgepodge. Answer on your own blog then hop back over to Joyce tomorrow to add your link to the party. See you there! And thank you, Joyce!
1. Three things on your spring bucket list? If you don't have an actual list that's fine, pretend you do.
To go to the arboretum before the azaleas are gone.
To get a pedicure.
To make a short overnight trip before it's too hot.
2. Where do you find rest?
I would love to sit on the bank of a peaceful river or babbling brook somewhere with my DH, a cup of coffee and a book. This looks like a nice place, as long as there are no snakes, bugs, chiggers, mosquitoes, etc.
But ... since that isn't possible, I can find rest in my chair with a book or a Bible study.
What restores your soul? That.
When was the last time you did whatever it was you answered here? This morning.
3. April is National Celery Month. Who knew? Do you like celery?
I don't really eat celery much. I only use it for certain recipes, such as tuna salad. What's your favorite dish made with celery? Tuna.
On a veggie and dip platter which would you reach for first-carrot sticks, celery sticks, cucumbers or cherry tomatoes?
4. I read here eight things to do before 8 am to make your day less hectic-Start one lload of laundry, drink water, empty the dishwasher, read your Bible, know what you're having for dinner, get dressed, brain dump (two lists-one what you're thankful for and one what's weighing on your mind), and after the brain dump make your to-list for the day
How many of these are you currently doing?
First thing upon arising, I drink a bottle of water, (have a cup of coffee - that should be on the list) read my Bible, and then shower and get dressed. Next stop is down to empty the dishwasher before I fix breakfast. While I empty the dishwasher, I figure out dinner. Often I do the brain dump, but not everyday. It depends on what is going on. At 8, I begin breakfast.
Which one do you think would help the most if you added it to your early morning routine?
I think I should make a habit of doing the thankful list each day. I'm always thankful and vocalize my thanks, but don't always make the list. I journal the "weighing on my mind" items.
5. Describe the view from your window.
When I look out my windows by my favorite chair, I see wide open sky and one of the coves of our huge lake. I get to watch the lake through the seasons of rains and drought, which in the drought time always makes me aware of the precious value of water and not to waste it because the lake is our source of water here. There is also the corps of engineers property, which is nature preserve and no one can ever build there. Main reason being that is the flood area, too. I see wildlife and watch the hawk as it looks out for food. I see birds in flight together swooping down and back up. I have spotted deer, coyotes, bobcats, possums, armadillo and a skunk one day. Last Thursday I saw a wild turkey sprinting at a really fast pace eastward behind our fence. On Friday, he was headed back westward. I feel blessed that I just happen to look out and get to see things like a huge hawk sitting in our fence. During the summer, I see the most amazing sunsets from my window, and in the mornings, I see the sunrise. When storms are on the horizon, I love watching the clouds gather and the lightning light up the sky. There is a neighborhood park behind us, too and I can see and hear children playing and also there are some adults who go there early in the morning to do their morning workout.
6. Insert your own random thought here.
I absolutely love looking out my window.