I hope someone still wants to read Hodgepodges this late in the day--and leave nice comments. I give you the green light to leave one.
Yes, and the older I get, the more interested I become. Way back on my family tree was my great grandfather on my dad's side who had an amazing artistic gift with scissors. Given a sheet or paper or even a strip of tin, he could take those scissors and create a detailed cut-out of any animal. I remember seeing a large jumping stag he cut from thin tin, complete with a 10-point rack, hock bones, cloven hooves and a small tail.
When our youngest son was about three years old, he picked up a piece of black paper and a pair of scissors. He cut out a perfectly proportioned Batman. No pencil, no picture in front of him, just the DNA that God ordained to give him. My jaw dropped open seeing that "dye cut" that a three-year-old made just, like his great great grandfather.
2. Branch Rickey, the baseball exec credited with signing Jackie Robinson, is quoted as saying-
"Luck is the residue of design."Agree or disagree? Why?
It would depend on how the word "luck" were defined by Branch Rickey. I don't think Robinson was "lucky" very often in his career; he proved himself with discipline, hard work, listening to coaches, and perseverance. I'm sure there were a few hits he would label "lucky," but my guess is that his talent, dedication to his work, and a whole lot of sacrifice created the "residue" or byproduct of sweat.
I'm certain those percentages ring true with the general population.
3. In the town where you currently reside, what's your favorite green space?
Honestly, my back yard. The view sold me on this house. When we first looked at the house in May of 1999, the woods behind were a lush green and I didn't realize there were actually houses behind them. In the fall, it's a glorious kaleidoscope of color. In the winter, I love the graphic lines formed by 200 foot trees, and in the spring the creek at the bottom of the forest gurgles and teems with all manner of hopping, singing, flying, jumping, scampering little creatures.
4. Who is your favorite comedian?
My youngest son . He's off-the-cuff hilarious.
Oh, do you mean who is my favorite professional comedian?
I have many: Jimmy Fallon, Jim Gaffigan, Brian Regan, Tim Hawkins, Larry the Cable Guy, Bill Engvall, Dmitri Martin, Ellen deGeneres.
5. March is National Nutrition Month, and almost everyone needs to improve their diet in some way. What about you? How can you improve your nutrition on a daily basis? Will you try?
As of last week, I started tracking my intake so that I'm a "conscious eater" instead of a mindless grazer. Every little bite "here and there" ....nibble, nibble, snack, snack, drink, drink...adds up. Since last Monday I am happy to report a 3 pound loss and more energy.
My eating plan for the month of March is actually tied to a good cause that I'm keeping under wraps. And I don't mean wraps as in tuna wraps, although that's a good choice for tomorrow's lunch.
6. Which of these green expressions have you 'experienced' in recent weeks -green with envy, green thumb, green around the gills, or give the green light? Explain.
We gave the green light to someone who asked our opinion this past weekend about something important. That's all I can say about that.
7. Where is one place you don't mind waiting?
In the carpool line every day after school. I know these days are short-lived and I always look forward to hearing about my son's day.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
First, I get to meet a fellow blogger this coming Sunday! Her name is Preeti; I only "met" her this week on a quilting chat board, but I started following her blog, Sew Preeti Quilts, and found out she'll be literally ten minutes from my church on Sunday, so we're meeting up for an hour or so afterward before she has to join her Baltimore friend.
Second, please remember to come back here on Tuesday next week, the 18th, for my Pinterest party. Make something or show some way that you were inspired practically by something you "pinned."
Hope to see a lot of your happy little projects, recipes, or whatnot then!