Another Wednesday is here … and so is another Hodgepodge. I love the Hodgepodge, don’t you? Why not join in? Just click on the button above. Easy-peasy!
1. William Shakespeare's birthday is celebrated on April 23rd...when did you last read Shakespeare? What's your favorite Shakespeare play?
As far as I can remember, the last time I read any Shakespeare was in high school. And to be honest, I only remember reading two of his plays – Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet, so my favorite of those two would have to be Romeo and Juliet … although I remember more lines from Hamlet than I do from Romeo and Juliet.
2. What food(s) would you recommend a foreign visitor try when they visit your home country?
Is there one particular style of food that truly represents the US? I can’t think of one … but there are certain foods that are closely identified with St. Louis – toasted ravioli, pork steak, gooey butter cake. I would recommend these to a visitor.
3. What's a lie you often tell yourself?
I’m not sure if it’s a lie that I tell myself or a lie that the enemy has convinced me to believe, but I struggle with thinking that I don’t read my Bible enough, that I don’t pray enough, that I’m just not good enough. While I do desire to grow in my walk with the Lord, I know that my future isn’t dependent on how often I pray, read my Bible or how good I try to be … that there’s nothing I can do to make Jesus love me more nor is there anything I can do to make Him love me less. But in this performance-driven world, it’s too easy for me to begin to believe the lies that the enemy keeps telling me.
4. What's something you're good at that might surprise us? Remember this is a family friendly blog!
I’m at a loss on this one …
5. Who is your favorite animal character from a book?
I’ve always been an avid reader … I remember walking to the library as a child and returning with so many books that it’s a wonder that I didn’t drop a few along the way. But I cannot remember reading any books with animal characters … surely I did, but I certainly cannot remember any. But then are you surprised? After all
6. April showers bring May flowers...do you have a green thumb?
I don’t know that I have a “green thumb”, but I don’t have a “black thumb”. I’ve got an aloe plant and a philodendron that I’ve been able to keep alive for several years. I also doubled the size of our landscaping here, chose the plants and planted them myself. This will be the 3rd summer since I planted them, and they all are doing well (of course, we had a mild winter and everything is thriving).
7. Speaking of rainy days...which one of the following activities would you most want to spend time doing on a rainy day-
- sort photos and create albums
- bake cookies
- read a good book
- hold an all-day movie marathon
- organize closets, cupboards, or bookshelves
- try a new recipe
- fix something that needs fixing
If I have to choose one of the 7 that Joyce has listed, I would choose an all-day movie marathon, but if I could choose whatever I wanted to do on a rainy day, I suspect that I’d choose quilting, but then again I’d probably put on some of my favorite movies to “watch” while quilting … so maybe I am going with one of Joyce’s choices after all.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
There’s nothing much on my schedule for the next several days. Since the last several days have been fairly busy ones, I haven’t had any time to get some quilting done … so I’m hoping to spend some time with needle and thread these next couple of days.