From This Side of the Pond. On an impulse I checked out today's questions and you know what? I think I can do this.
1. What are some memories you associate with spring?
For early spring it would be maple sugaring. My aunt always brought our cousins up to visit the family farm sometime during the sugaring season. I'm pretty sure the photo below is from one of those springtime visits. Other springtime memories might include dressing up for Easter and one year, as a teen, I remember our youth group went to the woods to gather mayflowers (trailing arbutus) which we then packaged up and took to senior citizens in our church.
2. April showers bring May flowers...was that saying proven true where you live? Snapdragons, anemones, carnations, lilacs, sweet peas, tulips, lily of the valley, orchids, roses, gardenias...which one on that list is your favorite May bloom?
We are having a showery April day today, but really we haven't had a lot of rain lately and we really need it. So far the only flowers I've been seeing are forsythia, daffodils and a few tulips. Of the flowers on that list, my favorite would be lilacs.
3. What are your top three distractions and how do you deal with them?
Let's see. Blogging might be one. I often deal with it by starting a draft post to get some of my thoughts "on paper" so to speak, and then I can return to the business at hand. Checking email could be another, especially on my tablet. I've taken to keeping it in Do Not Disturb mode which really makes a huge difference in how often I pick it up. Just random thoughts in the course of trying to do something else can distract me. My way of dealing with these is just to jot them down and revisit them later.
4. Do you eat beef? In the course of a week, how often is beef on the menu? A hamburger, steak, prime rib, or a roast beef dinner...which beef entree would you choose and yes you have to choose. Unless you're a vegan, and then you may pass.
We don't buy beef and it's not something I usually cook and serve. However we do eat beef occasionally, at someone else's home or when eating out. Of the entrees mentioned here I would pick a hamburger.
|Or, even better, this Cheeseburger Meat Loaf Sub|
5. In what way were you creative during the month of April?
Hmmm ... I feel as if I was creative very little during the month of April. There's been a little cross-stitch, a little crochet, and some thinking about sewing projects, but very little has actually been done.
6. Insert your own random thought here.
It's a bit drizzly here today, hence the name of my Hodgepodge post. (We do need the rain; fire danger has been very high here with the snow gone, little precipitation, and recent high winds. Heavier rain is predicted for the night. It should all make a difference to our fire danger.) My friend and I got several miles in on our walk and only got a little bit wet. Mr. T is out cutting a few boards in the garage in hopes that the weather clears a bit and he can finish his outhouse project at the camp. Yesterday, he and our grandson Sam got most of the outhouse built. They need to add a few more boards and make a door. It's a blessing having a capable teen living next door when one is renovating an old place. Sam has helped with carpentry and electrical wiring so far. And below you see him and his dad last summer, working on putting new flooring in place in the camp kitchen, which they did as a surprise for Mr. T.