It’s Wednesday, and it just wouldn’t be Wednesday without a Hodgepodge … even a late one.
1. March 20th is the first day of spring...is she a lion or a lamb in your part of the world?
I guess you’d call her a lion. The high today is going to be a mere 34 with a low tonight of 21. Definitely not very spring-like, is it?
2. What's the most dreaded task on your spring clean to-do list? Do you have a 'plan of attack'?
Definitely cleaning windows. Our house is built on a sloping lot, so we have what is called a lookout basement … kind of like a walkout basement, but there was quite enough slope to expose the entire back basement wall – about two-thirds of that basement wall (with full-sized windows). That means the back side of our house is a good story and a half in the air. The bottom panes of our windows drop in for easy cleaning, but the top panes do not. Now I just do not do heights, so the outsides of those top panes have never been cleaned … and they definitely need it. My “plan of attack” is to hire someone to clean our windows … and while they’re at it, could they clean the blinds, too?
3. Peas...love 'em or hate 'em? What's a favorite dish you make using peas?
I love peas … cooked just about any way. I’m not too particular.
4. Do you feel under appreciated?
No, not really …
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?
Yes, I have and have the rant about the retirement of Reader to prove it. I originally decided to read my favorite blogs from the bloglist over on the right of my blog. But sometimes when life interferes or when we’re traveling, I might get several days behind on reading my favorite blogs. Only the most recent post will be shown on my bloglist … so that’s no good. So I have switched to Bloglovin … and while it was very easy to switch, I’m not sure that it’s going to work either. 14 of the blogs I follow posted this morning, but only 9 of them are showing up in Bloglovin as unread (I haven’t read any of them yet). If anyone knows what I did wrong or what else I need to do, I’m all ears (or should I say “all eyes” since I’ll be reading, not hearing).
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 agree. Spring is so much more welcome because of the cold and bitterness of winter … and the mountaintops are much more appreciated after traveling through the valleys.
7. When did you last 'spring for something'? What was it?
I “sprung” for an iPad a couple of weeks ago. And I love it! We took our iPads with us on our weekend trip, and I didn’t miss my laptop at all! I was able to stay up-to-date on my emails and on my games, I was able to record T#1’s heat … I my iPad!
8. Insert your own random thought here?
I attended a paper-piecing class yesterday afternoon, and all I can say is what took me so long. I LOVE the precision and speed of paper piecing! I’ve already moved some quilts on my bucket list way up to the top because now that I can paper piece, these quilts are doable! Here are the samples of what I accomplished yesterday.