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Wednesday, March 23, 2016


     Have you ever wondered if grocery stores are in cahoots with tv weathermen? It seems to me that weathermen over hype a weather event so that people panic and stock up on food provisions to get them through. Maybe I'm being cynically paranoid.
     Today is Wednesday Hodgepodge so here is this weeks offering of Joyce Daley's Wednesday Hodgepodge.

1. Has spring sprung in your little corner of the world? Other than the calendar how would I know? What's your favorite thing about spring?
     My favorite thing about Spring is that it isn't Winter! DIE! WINTER, DIE!

2. Besides the weather, what's put a spring in your step recently?
     My beautiful granddaughter turns 7 years old today. She and her younger sister were visiting us yesterday and played "Dolls" with their Granny, A.K.A. my beloved SWMBO. That puts a spring in my step!

3. How does Easter impact you?
     As a Christian, Easter is my independence day. Oh, it's not the bunnies and brightly colored eggs. It's the celebration of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. The debt of sin has been taken away! The sting of death has been removed! The love of God was profoundly demonstrated to the entirety of humanity. Hallelujah! I say again, Hallelujah! That's how Easter impacts me.

4. I saw this somewhere on Facebook and thought it would make a fun Hodgepodge question. Which of the following would you find most disappointing...

a just stuffed taco shell breaking open and spilling out before you take the first bite? dropping a just-purchased Starbucks/Dunkin Donuts coffee? opening the peanut butter jar and finding it empty? upending onto the sidewalk a just-purchased ice cream cone? a burnt bagel popping up in your toaster when you're rushing breakfast? or cutting into an avocado and finding out it's rotten? 
     I'm going with the coffee thing. I remember a morning where I stopped by my local Dunkin Donuts and purchased a large regular hot coffee. I drove the short distance to my home. I placed the coffee down so I could remove my coat. As I removed my coat, my hand knocked the coffee down the stairs. I was profoundly disappointed! 

5. What's something held together with tape at your house? Or a paper clip? Or a wing and a prayer?
     We have a venetian blind in one of our windows. Some of the slats broke somehow and are now held together by scotch tape. As for me, I am held together on a wing and a prayer and sometimes, on rare occasions, by two fingers of scotch...neat!

6. Do you feel underappreciated? In what way?
     Not at all!

7. What's something you'd build if you knew how?
     I've got nothing!

8. Insert your own random thought here.
     Last week the weather prognosticators warned us of an impending nor'easter that was due to hit us in the Granite State sometime Sunday night into Monday. They said depending on the track of the storm we could see lots or snow or nothing at all. Well, we got about four inches of the white stuff. Not the snow-magedon that was implied.
     The nice thing about it is that by the time the Sun went down on Monday, most of the snow had melted and was gone. 
     So we survived another snow storm. Also, NH experienced a 2.9 magnitude earthquake centered northwest of our capitol city of Concord. We will rebuild! 


  1. I'm so happy there is no snow here in SC in March : ) I do not miss March snow. I occasionally miss the pretty late December snow, but never the March! Wishing you a joyous Easter!

  2. I enjoyed reading your answers and smiled at the visual of your granddaughter playing dolls with your dear wife! So happy we don't have to deal with snow here in FL!! Wishing you and yours a blessed Easter!

  3. I loved your answers for #3 and #5! I'm glad your snow went away quickly, since it's nearly the end of March.
    Have a blessed and happy Easter.
    Kathy (Reflections)

  4. Bless your heart. Fortunately here in the South we didn't have much of a winter, which is unusual. The problem is we may have a harsh summer to make up for it.