Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Wednesday HodgePodge

Today is my first time ever participating in the Wednesday Hodgepodge.  Not sure if it will become a habit, but it sounds like fun right now :)

1. What would you do if you found a pot of gold? Let's pretend that pot of gold is worth exactly $1500 (which would actually be more like a cup of gold at current values). Anyway, let's also pretend you have to spend it as opposed to making a donation somewhere. Now, tell me what you would do with that cup pot of gold?

OOh.  So much to consider.  But I have to be honest:  Favorite and I just built a house and as I live in it, I see things I'd like to do to the inside.  There are a couple of lamps I'd like to buy and some tables (in particular, end tables a smaller console-type table and a console table).  If that didn't take everything, I'd like to get a new kitchen table that was a little closer to my color pallette.

Does it make me boring that I only want to spend on house stuff?
2. Do you celebrate St. Patrick's Day in any way, shape, or form?

The Favorite is turning 31 this year.  Typically, his birthday and this holiday fall around my spring break and we take a quick get-away to a nearby city.  Then we do whatever we want for a couple of days but just hang out.

This year, I'm really pumped about his birthday present.  He's going to be pretty excited.
3. Have you been bitten by the Spring Cleaning bug? What spring cleaning job most needs doing at your house? What spring cleaning job are you most dreading?

I love clean, and I love organization, but I am totally dreading the big "CLEANING OUT OF THE TRAILER" that looms in the distance.  Since we recently moved (our bodies, not all of our stuff, obviously) there is so much junk from down there I just don't want.  But there is also a lot of stuff I need to move and just haven't had the chance.  Then there is the inevitable joy of figuring how how those pieces fit into the new house, etc.  I have some ideas but I get a little overwhelmed.
4. lime-shamrock-sage-forest....your favorite shade of green?

Like most other colors, I prefer really saturated version of green.  If the color isn't rich, I tend to think it's blah.
5. Thomas Jefferson once said, "I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it." So... do you believe in luck or do you believe we make our own luck?

Actually, I really avoid the word 'luck' because I think it implies fortune or chance (which, if I'm not mistaken is homage to a greek god of a similar name?).  But I feel weird saying "Blessings" instead of "Good luck."  So I've been trying to come up with alternatives.

I guess I believe I work as hard as I can do what what I am capable of doing and then I (try) to leave the rest to God.

6. Monday (3/14) was Pi Day. Get it? Pi =3.14. Those math types are so clever aren't they? Since I'm not one of them tell me what's your favorite piE (the edible kind).

Chess Pie, IceBox Pie, Buttermilk Pie--it goes by a hundred different names, but it's really the same sugary deliciousness.

By the way, why doesn't anyone recognize the Ides of March?  Hm...I guess that would spark some pretty weird questions.  Forget I asked.
7. That same date (3/14) was also the birth date of the late physicist, Albert Einstein. I bet he knew the value of pi. What do you think is more important and/or valuable in life...intelligence or common sense?

Common sense, hands down.  Even my students with learning disabilities learn to cope if they have common sense.  I think intelligence is also nice to have, but I don't think it has the same impact that common sense does (outside of higher education...and government--where common sense has taken a permanent vacation).

8. One random thought?  In my head, there's no such thing.

I love this house.  LOVE IT.  But I plan on living in it and that sometimes means puppy prints on the hardwood and laundry in the living room. 

I'm really enjoying the current Bible study.  And, while it's not part of this particular study, I'm learning what the Psalm meant when it said to trust in the Lord and lean NOT on your own understanding.  Sometimes I just want so badly to rely on what I know or what I understand.  But with God, all things are possible--even when they are outside our understanding.


Sheena said...

mmmm...buttermilk pie. can you make me one? if not, we need to go to brickhouse asap.

Mary said...

Gotta love puppy prints!

Capri K said...

Thank you for your window washing tip, I will most CERTAINLY try it!

I like your Bible study thoughts. My take away from our study last week was PRAY BIG, or go home!