best describes the season of spring where you live right now (today)-sprung! almost there,
or still waiting?
First image that comes to my mind when I hear the word "spring" would be robins, then crocuses, daffodils, and tulips, in that order. But daffodils make my mind "spring back" (not forward!) to the day I gave birth to my first child. In a couple weeks, he will be 27 years old.
Where we live, I do believe that spring sprang yesterday. Even though there are still patches of snow everywhere, the birds are declaring that spring has arrived.
2. Bed, couch, stapler, garage door, computer mouse, recliner, flashlight, door knob...which
household item containing springs most needs replacing in your home? Speaking of
springs...did you ever own a Slinky?
Garage door needs replacing. Yes, I owned a Slinky. I remember watching it
crawl down our long, wooden staircase in the parsonage when I was 9 years
old. Very cool toy.
This woman and I share a birthday:
4. What's a question that looms large in your mind right now?
The question that looms largest is so close to my heart that I can't even write it in on paper, let alone here on the internet.
So I'll give you the one that's looming large but doesn't choke me up. "What can I be doing to love Jesus more?"
5. Are you a sugar freak? By that I mean how much do you love sugar? With all
the bad press sugar gets these days, have you made any efforts to reduce the
amount of sugar you consume?
I am definitely a sugar freak and have made no real efforts lately to reduce my intake.
6. Would you rather have less work to do or more work you enjoy doing?
The latter. Vocationally I would gladly take on more tutoring students. I love teaching. Avocationally, I have enough quilts in my head to keep me busy till I die.
7. Ever been to Texas? Of the top ten Texas tourist attractions which would you most like to
see-The Alamo, The San Antonio River Walk, The State Capital, Dallas World Aquarium,
Padre Island National Seashore, Houston Space Center, Schlitterbahn Waterpark in New
Braunfels, Six Flags Fiesta Texas, Moody Gardens, or Galveston Island?
As a matter of fact, my older sister lives in New Braunfels, so I have been to Texas. Unfortunately, the week we were there in September of 1999, I was having my second miscarriage, so my memories are all bittersweet. I have been to most of those places, and all are associated with both beauty and loss. The Alamo--I couldn't concentrate on the placards; I was holding back tears. The River Walk? Beautiful, but I had to stop often to rest. Padre Island was good for my soul--to be near the God who loved me even though He was taking my baby back to Himself before I was ready. Six Flags? Umm, I mostly sat while waiting for Paul and the kids to ride the rides. We went to Schlitterbahn and that was somewhat of a good distraction to me, but there were babies and strollers everywhere; that was hard. To tell you how time flies, my nephew is now a lifeguard at Schlitterbahn in the summer.
Sorry to get all melancholy on you, but this is where the Hodgepodge sometimes takes us when we least expect it, right?
8. Insert your own random thought here.
As I'm writing this, it's Tuesday, March 10th. My first son, Ben, and daughter-in-law, Deirdra, have been married three years today. Gosh, three years. Seems like three months ago that I was blogging about their wedding.
They have a sweet marriage; we are the richer for having Deirdra in our family.