It's time for everybody's favorite over-the-hump activity....the Wednesday Hodgepodge with Joyce @ From This Side of the Pond.
~ My faith doesn't require that I give up something during lent. I believe we should live toward the sacrificial all the time. Still, there isn't anything wrong with it and giving up something extra can be good. I'm planning at least a partial Facebook fast. I haven't quite decided, but I am either going to avoid it during the day or the evening.
2. The day before Lent is Shrove Tuesday... tradition states you eat pancakes on this day. In some parts of the world Shrove Tuesday is actually known as 'pancake day'. How do you like your pancakes? Or don't you?
~ Shrove? Hm, learn something new every day. I've never heard it called anything but Fat Tuesday. As for the pancakes...I like buckwheat cakes with real butter and maple syrup.
3. I'm sure there are many, but what's one love song you really love?
~ This one:
4. What are some things you do to let others know you love them?
~ For starters, I tell them. Besides that I think it's the little everyday things more than the grand gestures that speak loudest....making their favorite foods, bringing the paper in every morning so he doesn't have to go get it, watching the Military Channel (even though I'd rather not), seeing some little thing you know they'd like and surprising them with it, etc.
5. Roses...red, pink, or do you prefer another color? Can you recall the last time someone gave you flowers? Given your choice would you like to open the door and see a dozen red roses, a dozen purple tulips, or a dozen pink peonies?
~ I like pink and white roses and smart boy that he is, that's what Tim sent me the day after our first date. Impressed the heck out of my mom! LOL Given my choice, I'd pick the peonies. I like the old-fashioned casualness of them.
6. President's Day will be celebrated in America next Monday. Does US Presidential history and trivia interest you? Many Presidential homes are open to the public and offer guided tours...Monticello (Jefferson's home), Mount Vernon (Washington's home), Montpelier (James Madison's home), Hyde Park(FD Roosevelt's home) and The White House (home to the sitting President) to name just a few. Of those listed which would you be most interested in touring? Why?
~ Yes, I'm interested. I've read more than one biography. Of the homes listed, I'd most like to visit Monticello because I think Jefferson had one of the most amazing minds the world has ever seen.
7. Are you good at keeping secrets?
~ I can be...unless they are about someone being hurt, in danger, or something like that. I might break a confidence in such a situation.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
~ Just a piece of advice....