Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. Are you currently operating at 100% capacity? If not, what % are you? What's keeping you there?

  I wouldn't say I'm operating at a 100% capacity, more like a 94%. I think what's keeping me there is quite frankly my preference for books over productivity.

  Keeping my answer in mind, I think it's fair to assume that I would be much closer to, if not at, 100% if I didn't read quite as much.

2.  Have you done your taxes? Planned/booked a summer holiday? Thought about or started your 'spring cleaning'? Besides what's listed here, tell us one task that needs doing before spring rolls around.

  I'm at that lovely age in life where I don't have to deal with taxes, and on a moderately related note, I am also at that age where I'm not old enough to plan Summer vacations.

  Spring cleaning has been started and it's certainly not anywhere near as romantic as it seems in all of the old-fashioned books.

  One task that needs to be done when Spring rolls around? I usually start organizing  my plan of attack for the rest of year, in other words, I break in my New Year's resolutions.

3. What's a favorite food from your part of the country?

  Maple syrup and mushrooms are quite popular round this neck of the woods, but I don't like either. I will count chocolate as a favorite food from this part of the country.

4. This isn't a leap year, but let's run with it anyway...look before you leap, a leap of faith, grow by leaps and bounds, leap to conclusions, leap at the opportunity...which phrase might best be applied to your life currently (or recently)? Explain.

  Leap at the opportunity. I'm not extroverted by any means, but an unconscious resolution of mine for this year turned out to be leaping at new opportunities and so on.

  Speaking of which, I may or may not become part of the local teen's book club. I've always thought it sounded like splendid fun and therefore I'm rather excited about the idea.

5. As the month draws to a close list five fun and/or fabulous things (large or small) you noticed or experienced in February.

  1.   A few genuinely sunny and warm days
  2. Playing human Dutch Blitz (the cards are the size of a regular piece of paper, the teams each have a table to hold their cards, and then "run the cards" out to the middle of the room. Other than that, the game is exactly the same as when it has the decency to be small.
  3. Going to the library
  4. Finding out that I have a "twin". I got home from our homeschool group one day and found a letter addressed to me from someone I didn't even know existed. (She's Amish) To Amish girls, having a twin (merely a person born on the same day/year as you) is exciting. She wanted to become penpals and since I enjoy writing letters I have another pen pal.
  5. I noticed that out daffodils are growing and now I'm delighted since that means spring can't be too far around the corner.

6. Insert your own random thought here.

  I love Hallmark movies, there's something so cheesy and predictable about them that makes me love them so much. It's true that not all the actors are splendid at their jobs and it's also true that the scripts tend to follow the same pattern over and over and over again, but that simply adds to their charm. Every time I'm out and about for any period of time, I look forward to being home, and when I think of home I think of books, of family dinners, games, laughter, fun, baking, cooking, conversations, and Hallmark movies. Home is a wonderful thing, and so are all the things we associate with home, therefore I deem Hallmark movies wonderful.


  1. A book club for teens sounds wonderful! Some of my homeschooled grands are in a book club (they are 13, 11, and 9) and they enjoy it. One just for teens would be even more fun.

    And human Dutch Blitz! I have never heard of that, but I know some family members who would love it. Sounds like organized insanity.

    Have a great rest of the week!

  2. Thank you for this inspiration and reminder... still have to get me taxes done! Plus, there is something so warm and wonderful about relaxing and enjoying a good Hallmark movie, either alone, or with the family... I actually prefer the latter because I love hearing everyone's responses! "When Calls the Heart" is a favorite at our home on Sunday nights. I love Hallmark movies so much, in fact, that's what I blog about! Please be sure to stop by and visit sometime and we can chat all about the latest!

    Blessings on your day! Looking forward to Spring, too! Net :)


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