February 13, 2013

A "Love"-ly Wednesday Hodgepodge



1.  This week marks the beginning of Lent...will you be giving something up or adding anything to your life during this season of the year?

Nope. Not planning on it at this point in time.

2. The day before Lent is Shrove Tuesday... tradition states you eat pancakes on this day. In some parts of the world Shrove Tuesday is actually known as 'pancake day'. How do you like your pancakes? Or don't you?

I love pancakes! And my favorite kind is cinnamon. Mmmmmm. But back in VA on a certain weekend in October every year, a firehouse has a pancake breakfast that my family usually went to. (They still have it I believe, but I haven't been in years. That's what I get for moving out of state!) There were huge crowds of people there, meaning we stood in line a long while, but the pancakes were always worth it! It's probably the sentimentalist in me, but I don't think any pancakes taste as good as those. I have such great memories of those Sunday's in October. :)

3.  I'm sure there are many, but what's one love song you really love?

Yes, there are several. But I do really like "Save the Last Dance For Me" by Michael Buble



4.  What are some things you do to let others know you love them?

I tell them. Often. (For example: since I live so far from my parents, I end every conversation with "I love you".) I talk with them and spend time with them. Just being there for them, whenever I am able. Sending a note or card just because. Lots of things! :)

5.  Roses...red, pink, or do you prefer another color? Can you recall the last time someone gave you flowers? Given your choice would you like to open the door and see a dozen red roses, a dozen purple tulips, or a dozen pink peonies?

For roses I'd probably prefer red. Given my choice, I'd open the door to see a dozen gerber daisies! They're my absolute favorite flower. I'd prefer them in yellow or orange, but any color is beautiful. The last time I received flowers was a couple years ago on my birthday. I had the day off work, so I didn't hurry out the door first thing. But when I headed to lunch with friends, I opened my front door to see a huge bouquet of flowers sitting on our front sidewalk! My dear friend had dropped them off the night before and there they sat so bright and cheery. It was a wonderful surprise. :)



Aren't they beautiful? She knows me well! They were the best birthday present. :)

6.  President's Day will be celebrated in America next Monday. Does US Presidential history and trivia interest you?  Many Presidential homes are open to the public and offer guided tours...Monticello (Jefferson's home), Mount Vernon (Washington's home), Montpelier (James Madison's home), Hyde Park (FD Roosevelt's home) and The White House (home to the sitting President) to name just a few. Of those listed which would you be most interested in touring?  Why?

History of any sort interests me! :) I've been to Monticello several times. (It helps to grow up in VA and thereby be a popular field trip spot.) Also toured The White House once, although it was years ago, so I wouldn't mind going back there again. Surprisingly, I've never been to any of the others. I wouldn't mind going to all of them someday. Do I have to pick just one? Can't. Sorry.

7.  Are you good at keeping secrets?

I like to think so.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

So I don't know if you've ever played Bunco before? It's a dice game that women play (not trying to leave the men out, but it doesn't seem like a guy game to me ;), and I'm actually in a group that meets every month. It's all close friends of mine and a lovely excuse to leave men and children at home for one evening and catch up with each other again. Life gets so busy that friends can tend to take a backseat if we're not careful. :) Anyway, Monday evening I was a substitute for another group. One of the ladies couldn't make it, and it's nice to have 12 people to play. I went and had a grand time! Even though I was the young squirt there, as all the rest of the ladies were at least 15 to 20 years older than I.

I have this much to say about those lovely, lovely ladies. They like to play bunco! Oh my stars! I knew I'd have fun, but I wasn't expecting the oldest ladies there to be the loudest at cheering when they got a great roll. Believe me, there was nary a quiet moment the entire evening. I think I spent the whole time laughing. These ladies know how to have a good time! And I love it! :D I hope I'm half as awesome and cool as they are when I grow up. :)

Toodle-loo kangaroos! I hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day. :)

24 comments:

  1. I haven't heard of Bunco.

    I love pancakes too. I love pancake day!

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    1. It's a fun game to play with friends. And it doesn't require any skill or big amounts of concentration so you can play and talk at the same time. :)

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  2. I love the door surprise...they're beautiful.

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    1. Oh they were such a wonderful surprise! I was so sad when they finally died. :)

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  3. Bunco sounds like so much fun! I would LOVE to go to a Bunco party. Maybe I should just plan one of my one, huh?

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    1. That would definitely guarantee that it would happen! :D It's great fun. If you do plan one, I guarantee you'll have a good time. :)

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  4. Bunco soulds like a lot of fun. We learned "Hand and Foot" on our last cruise. We love learning new games.

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    1. Hmm, I haven't heard of Hand and Foot. I'll have to look into it. Thanks for the suggestion! I like to learn new games too, well....at least sometimes. :D

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  5. That is the first time I've heard Michael Buble's version of that song, but I like it. My friend out in California plays Bunco and it always sounds like such fun.

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    1. His version is my favorite, actually. :) And it IS fun! You'll have to try it sometime.

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  6. My mom taught me Bunco young & we'd play all summer long :)

    There's a place in Gatlinburg that I totally can relate with - the BEST pancakes EVER... people wait in line for HOURS!!! We get up & go about 4:30am... its worth it!

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    1. When you know the food is worth it, the wait isn't so bad huh? :) I've only been to Gatlinburg once. Next time I plan a trip there, I'll have to ask where this pancake place is!

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  7. Love Gerber Daisies! And, I've never played Bunco, but have wanted to give it a try!

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    1. It's a really fun game, but I have to admit that I like getting together with my friends the best. It's so good just to chat for an evening. :)

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  8. Your bouquet is beautiful...what a nice surprise!

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    1. It was! Oh it most certainly way! :)

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  9. Your flowers are beautiful, surprises are the best! I am with you on the daisies! And Bunco sounds fun, will have to look that up!
    until next time...nel

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    1. Surprises are wonderful! If you ever get a chance to play, it is quite fun. :)

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  10. I am a fan of Bunco-so much fun! My oldest daughter would also say Gerbera Daisys. It's sweet to end every call with I Love You...I appreciate that from my own children and try to do the same with my mom. Have a great day!

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    1. Isn't it fun? :) Those three little words are so simple, yet mean so very much when you hear them out loud. I started the tradition of saying them at the end of our calls, but now mom and dad will say it first sometimes! It always makes me smile. :)

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  11. My mom loves bunco! I think one day i'd like to play as well. They meet once a month on Thursdays and have raffles and snacks etc.

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    1. It's great fun when you're with a group of your friends and you all get into it. The prizes just sweeten the deal! :D

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  12. I loooove that song!
    But I love all his songs.
    *dance dance*

    I'm a pink rose girl. But I honestly prefer wildflowers that most would think are fillers or weeds.

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    1. Heehee, yes! His songs always make my feet tap and my knees wiggle and my fingers jump. :D

      Wildflowers are so not fillers or weeds! I like them, but gerber daisies seem to have my heart. :)

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