Yes, it's just possible I may fit in time for a Hodgepodge post and link up with Joyce at From This Side of the Pond. May and motherhood are the topics this week. Here goes!
1. May Day! May Day!...last time you shouted for help? Or maybe just asked?
I asked my husband to make some sandwiches last night for supper, as we had just returned home from several days working out of town and I had an important document to complete and email before leaving for church. That was the most recent (and very undramatic) call for help!
2. What's something you may do this month?
I may find a day when my walking partner and I can get back to walking on a weekday morning. Rain, and work and other commitments on both our parts made our walks quite sporadic in April. So far May hasn't worked out either.
|Bloodroot ... the earliest blooms in the wildflower garden|
3. 'April showers bring May flowers'...is this true where you live? What's blooming? What's your favorite springtime blossom?
Actually, the first day of May was gorgeous but the rest have been showery -- more like April. Daffodils, forsythia, dandelions, bloodroot -- that's all I see blooming around our yard, Further south, where we have been helping out at a camp, there are tulips, some azaleas, violets, hyacinths, and possibly more in addition to the others I mentioned. My favorite springtime blossom? Good question. Maybe violets.
4. What's something you learned at your mother's knee?
The importance of keeping my room clean. I'm glad she can't see my bedroom today ... one dresser is stuffed full of vintage paper goods I'm working at selling, and two huge covered boxes of kids' books stand nearby, ready to list and sell. Ironically, they all came from her house!
The book below is illustrated by the inimitable Marjorie Cooper, who also illustrated many, many delightful greeting cards back in the day.
5. Share a thought about motherhood.
Once a mother, always a mother. I find my motherly instincts are still there whether the "children" in question are my grandkids or younger friends. Below is a scan of a fun Mother's Day card I received from one of my daughters many years ago.
6. Insert your own random thought here.
After several weeks with no Etsy sales at all, I forgot to put my shop on vacation for the few days we were away this week. When I got back, there were two nice orders. Got those out this morning. Below is one of the cards that sold.
And that wraps up the Hodgepodge for this week! Why not head on over to From This Side of the Pond and snag the questions to answer on your own blog?