14 March 2018

Wednesday Hodgepodge

The Questions and the Answers

  1. Best place you've been lately?
The best place that I can think of is the First Presbyterian Church’s Wildflower Project field. It is loaded with bluebonnets, Indian paintbrushes, and assorted other wildflowers. It always has a beautiful display. The wildflowers are my favorite part of living in Texas.

Playing with angles. Bluebonnets at First Presbyterian Wildflower Project. 13 March 2018
  1. What's something you should say yes to today? Or this week? Or even this year?
Something I should say yes to…”Something. Anything!”, I guess would be my answer. I am finding it hard to be motivated to do anything due to overwhelming floods of emotion. I need to just do SOMETHING anyway.
  1. Do you celebrate St. Patrick's Day in any way, shape, or form? If so tell us how. In Western cultures the color green is typically associated with jealousy, nature, good luck, and growth. What's the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word 'green'?
We celebrate by wearing green, most of the time. One year, I took goofy pics of the gang in St. Patrick’s Day holiday wear. You can see one that I took of David here on my Instagram feed.

First thing to come to my mind when I hear the word green...nature, Ireland, money. Oh, yeah, and emeralds!
  1. What's a product or service you love so much you'd happily be their spokesperson? Tell us what makes you such a fan.
I would happily be a spokesperson for Newspapers.com, if I were a spokesperson kind of person. That probably entails public speaking of some sort, and that is not a Suz kind of thing. So, I write about them on my blog sometimes. They won’t accept me as an affiliate because I use a free blog rather than a self-hosted one, but I like their service anyway. One of these days companies like this will realize that the little people outnumber the big people.

Anyway, I have found so much on their site about my family. I found my mother’s birth announcement, where she went to eat dinner at an aunt’s house, obituaries for quite a few ancestors, our wedding announcement, an article about me and Avon that I had totally forgotten about, articles about the baby charity we operated back in South Carolina, a snippet of a story where my great-great-grandma took the insurance company to court, a story about a fight at the wedding of David’s Great-Grandma and Grandpa Bushnell, and all sorts of neat things.
  1. March 14th is Pi Day. How are your math skills? What's the last thing you did that required math of any kind? And most importantly do you like pie? What's your favorite kind? With ice cream, whipped cream, or please hold the cream?
Math and I are mortal enemies. Haha The last thing that I can think of that involved math for me was calculating someone’s age for a particular year.

Yes, I like pie. Even better, I LOVE pie! I think apple pie is probably my favorite, with pecan pie a close second. Ice cream or whipped cream or without it, doesn’t matter to me, so long as I get the pie. :)
  1. Insert your own random thought here.
I was introduced to a term recently that I was unsure of, so I looked it up. The term was “dependa”. What I learned is something that I think is totally disgusting. It is a derogatory word for military spouses. There are apparently people out there that seek out the social media pages of military spouses, hang out at the commissaries and other places on bases to take pictures of them to post online, and make insulting and hurtful comments to and/or about them. They bash them for depending on their spouse’s income, call them lazy, and a host of other mean things.

If these people bashing the service wives are actually pro-military, wouldn’t it be more supportive of the troops to be NICE to these spouses rather than distracting the soldier/sailor/warrior with worry about what’s happening to their wives and children while they are serving this country? Some of the people doing this are actually service people, or former service people, themselves. Talk about one’s own family turning on them! How can you have a true “brotherhood” when you know people are calling your wife bad names and tormenting your children?

Have these alleged adults turned back into 13 year olds bullying on the schoolyard? Grow up already!

White flowers. First Presbyterian Wildflower Project. 13 March 2018

On a good note, what’s bloomin’ in your neck of the woods these days?


Have a blessed day, y’all!

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  1. I am glad you got to enjoy some wildflowers. I love pie, I made a banana cream one to celebrate Pi day. Mostly because I wanted pie :)

    1. Thanks, Ellen. I bet your banana cream pie was great. Wanting pie is the best reason for making one, I think. Who needs any other reason? :)

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