Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Wednesday Hodgepodge

From this Side of the Pond

1. 'Beauty is in the eye of the beholder'  What's something you've seen recently that you thought was beautiful?

The daffodils in my flower bed!

2. Our culture and beauty...your thoughts?

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I don't really know what our culture says about beauty. I think there would be a lot of variation of what people think is beautiful among different people groups.

3. Age before beauty, beauty queen, beauty mark, beauty sleep...which beauty-ful phrase resonates with you today? Why?

Beauty sleep! As I write this, it is past my bedtime. I am not a night owl, by nature. I like my beauty sleep. ;)

4. I read here a list of the top ten 
beasts animals that scare us the most-

alligators, coyotes, black bears, birds (but pigeons in particular), sharks, bats, bed bugs, rats, rattlesnakes, and the black widow spider. 

Which 'beast' on the list scares you the most? What is the liklihood of you having an actual encounter with that particular beast? Did a movie contribute to your fear of this creature? Have you ever had a real life encounter with any of the animals listed?

Of all the animals on that list I would be most afraid of the Black Widow spider. I have discussed the topic on this blog of my fear of spiders. I am not sure what the likelihood of me encountering a black widow spider is. I think they are not very common this far north. A movie did not contribute to my fear of spiders, spiders contributed to my fear of spiders! :) I have never had an encounter with a black widow spider, but my grandma survived a black widow spider bite, and when I was a girl a wolf spider bit my toe when I put my foot into a boot it was occupying.

5. Where were you when you last heard a bell ring? Was it alarming or musical?

I was at the U. S. S. Constitution museum in Boston last week! There was a display about how they kept time on a ship. They used a bell and divided the day into 4 hour segments. The passages of time would be signalled by ringing a bell.
It was more musical than alarming, I would say.

6. What's your favorite carb? How's that for random?

I have been on a no grain Autoimmune Protocol diet for the last 7 weeks. I would love to have some grain! Some oatmeal! Some toast! Some rice! I am really missing those foods right now.

7. Let's wrap up another month of Hodgepodging and life with an acrostic. Recap your month using the word MARCH.

I am going to admit that I had to google acrostic. :) Here goes:

This Month has been a flurry
     of Activity. We travelled down
 to SpRingfield and up to Maine!
ProjeCts, there were a few. And
          Hosting some friends, that was new.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

I only have 2 chamomile tea bags left. I will have to put chamomile tea on my grocery list, but I think I will start some chamomile seeds this week. My sister-in-law gave me some chamomile seeds and I am very excited about being able to grow some chamomile in my herb bed this year! :)


Brenda @ Its A Beautiful Life said...

We're neighbours on Joyce's link list... so I'm dropping in to say hello. I really enjoyed reading your responses to the questions. I hope your chamomile seeds germinate and grow well for you.

Wishing you a beautiful day...

Ashley said...

That's cool you visited the U.S.S. Constitution museum last week. Our family took a vacation to Boston two years ago and we went inside the museum as well. Did you get to tour the ship? We did not, as the ship was in dry dock. But it was cool to see the whole ship out of the water. :)

I hope your seeds grow well.

Lots of love,

Sister in the Mid-west said...

Thanks for the comment, Ashley!
The U S.S. Constitution is still in dry dock, but we were able to go aboard her. They expect to have the restoration done this summer and then she will be afloat again. :)

Joyce said...

I don't mind the small spiders, but really dislike the kind that 'crunch' when you squash them. Shudder! I've never grown it easy to make your own tea with it?

Sister in the Mid-west said...

Thank you for visiting, Joyce!
To answer your question, I don't know how easy chamomile is to grow, this will be my first experience cultivating it, but I think it is easy to make tea out of the flowers. I have seen that you just pick the flowers off and dry them before storing them and making tea with the dried buds.