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Friend Makin’ Monday: An Alternate Life

Wow, what a weekend! How were all of yours? September is my whirlwind month of celebration after celebration, rendering my wallet empty and begging for mercy. My older brother’s, mother’s, and hubby’s birthdays are all one week apart, and that’s only my immediate family! Many of my friends have September birthdays as well, which leads me to the conclusion that the December holidays are the perfect for a, um…”snuggle”. :\

Anyhow, celebration weekend #1 concluded this weekend, and now I’m ready to get back into the groove of a work week, and consequently, blogging. (Week 2 of a failed every-day blog posting attempt. *sigh* This week’s a new week and a new opportunity, I suppose.) Let’s kick it off with another round of Friend Makin’ Monday!
Since a lot of the questions deal with “if you were…etc.”, I’ve titled this one:

An Alternate Life

If you’ve taken part in Friend Makin Mondays before then you are familiar with the rules. If you’re new, please take a momentto answer this week’s question on your own blog then add your link in the comments section at Losing Weight and Having Fun so we can all see your FMM questions and answers. Please invite your blog readers to add their links here too soeveryone has to opportunity to be seen. The idea is to connect with other awesome bloggers so take a moment to read andcomment on a couple of other posts. I would love some topic/question suggestions from all of you, please email your ideas tome sarah@losingweightandhavingfun.com Thanks This week’s random questions come from Tyra at Random Acts of Snark.Thanks Tyra.
1. If you were a vegetable, what vegetable would you be? I’d say asparagus…sometimes tough on the outside and I’m good after I’m warmed up. And that I tend to be better when I’ve had time holing up somewhere out of the sun (like white asparagus).
2. If you woke up tomorrow as an animal, what animal would you choose to be and why? I’d like to be a dolphin. They seem so happy and playful, and they can swim, which I can’t do very well. Though I’d like to go without the whole accidental being caught in a net thing.
3. If you could live anywhere on this planet, and take everything that you love with you, where would you choose to live? Tell the group about your choice. You know, I took one of those random “where should you live/go on vacation” quizzes online and I got Helsinki, Finland, and after doing some research on it, I’d have to agree. The skyline is beautiful, it seems there’s something for everyone there, they have gorgeous winter scenery, and the national library. Guys, I could probably spend my entire life just in this library alone:
4. What favorite color are you and how does being that color make you feel? I’ve been obsessed with purple for a really long time. I always feel more confident when I’m wearing the right shade of purple for me, which is close to a rich blue-violet. I also like lavender, which makes me feel feminine but not overtly so.
5. If you could choose an imaginary friend, who would you choose and why? I never knew there were imaginary friends to “choose” from; I always thought they were all unique and of your own imagination and for you only. Intriguing. Is there an Island of Imaginary Friends somewhere? 🙂 I remember in junior high I made up an imaginary friend (does that make sense?)–not a “real” imaginary friend, but more of a parody of an imaginary friend, if you will. My friend’s parody imaginary friend was a leprechaun named Marty that she kept in her shoe, so in turn I had a pixie on my shoulder named Love, who was a cheerleader that bopped people on the nose whenever they made fun of me. It was a riot. I had great fun doing fake-serious Marty/Love skits with my friend.
6. If you could sit on a bench in a beautiful woods, who would you like sitting next to you on the bench and why? My doggie Dexter. He’d be able to appreciate the setting quietly with me, and we could cuddle and I could just enjoy his big doggie smile. Little slice of paradise right there, if you ask me.

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7. Are you sunrise, daylight, twilight, or night? Please share why you picked your time of day? Twilight.  Everything’s winding down and the blinding sun is going away.  Good time to relax with a book and some tea.

8. If you could choose your age forever, what age would you choose and why? Gosh, that’s hard.  In the past, I answered this question with “eight”, because that was by far my favorite year of life so far, because it was so happy and carefree with little responsibilities.  At the same time, there are some fun things about adulthood that I’d miss out on if I were eight forever.  Maybe 28?  Still young enough to not look silly doing “young” things, but still old enough to have experienced some of what life has to offer, mature enough to be married and have kids, and I’d be old enough to drink and rent a car and all that good stuff.

9. If you could be in the movie of your choice, what movie would you choose and what character would you play? Not a lot of people have heard about this movie, but I’d be in Camp Nowhere, playing the role of Gaby.  Everyone just looked like they had a blast shooting this movie, and then I’d also get to cozy up with Jonathan Jackson.  Not too shabby.  🙂

10. If you could meet any historical figure, who would you choose and why? Ben Franklin.  After reading his autobiography many years back, I’ve been fascinated with him.  He had many great ideas and inventions that I’d love to just introduce him to the modern world and see what he thinks about it.  Can you imagine how much his mind would be blown by computers?!?

To a Life Full of Imagination!!!!

Violet

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Friend Makin’ Monday: Games & Hobbies

Time to get back into the swing of “reaching out” things!  I’ll just jump right into my longest-running link up so far.  This topic looks like so much fun! friend-makin-monday-for-post3-300x179 If you’ve taken part in FMM then you know the rules. If you’re new, please take a moment to answer this week’s question on your own blog then add your link in the comments section at Losing Weight and Having Fun so we can all see your FMM questions and answers. Please invite your blog readers to add their links here too so everyone has to opportunity to be seen. The idea is to connect with other awesome bloggers so take a moment to post your own FMM post and comment on a couple of other posts. Now it’s time for this week’s topic!

Hobbies and Games

1. Do you have a favorite board game? Oh goodness.  Must I choose one?  I have so many that I love!  Right now I’m digging Dominion (does that count more as a board game or card game?  I’m calling it a board game).  I also love Clue, Settlers of the Stone Age (as opposed to Settlers of Catan), and The Farming Game (that one’s a little less-well-known).  When I was a kid, I loved the game of Life and Girl Talk.  Anyone else remember Girl Talk?     2. Do you have a favorite card game? I’m going to add to the love for Cards Against Humanity, but right now my favorite card game is Anomia.  I LOVE that game.  If you guys haven’t heard of it, check it out.  A good friend of mine and I get pretty competitive when we play; it’s pretty hilarious. 3. Do you play games on your phone? I have a “dumb phone”, which means there are no apps or Internet connection like a smart phone has.  Therefore, no games.  I dabbled a bit with Robot Unicorn and Angry Birds on the hubby’s phone, though.

“Always, I wanna be with you, and make believe with you, and live in harmony, harmony, harmony, ohhhh loooovvveee…”

4. Do you prefer the x-box, playstation or wii? For sure the Wii.  I feel like it has the least violent and most whimsical games out of the three gaming systems.  It’s also the easiest controller to figure out for me.  🙂  I actually use the Wii Fit scale often to weigh myself in.  Oh, and I actually exercise on it.  😉  I’m always going to be loyal to Nintendo, for sure. 5. Do you have a favorite outdoor hobby? I like snowshoeing (anything in the snow, actually), walking my doggie, and roller skating.  NOT rollerblading, mind you–old school, two-wheels-in-front-two-wheels-in-back, brake in front, roller SKATING. Product Details 6. Have you ever been geocaching? No I haven’t, but I’ve always wanted to!  I did some research, though, and apparently there are a few near my town.  I’m totally gonna do it!

7. What’s your favorite hobby? Writing and reading will always be my favorite hobby.  They’re like breathing air to me.

8. Is there a hobby you would love to try but are too scared too? Outdoor rock climbing.  I’ve done a few climbing walls and I’ve loved it, but I’m not sure how well I’d handle it once I got outside.  I might just try it out one day anyway.  Figure skating, too.

9. Do you enjoy doing puzzles? I do, but I’m horrible at them.  It’s a good way to pass the time and a good teamwork thing to do.  When I had roomies, we’d just leave a puzzle out on the coffee table and we’d work on it throughout the week.  That was fun.  I started a Christmas one with the hubby maybe 8 years or so ago that STILL isn’t done.  It’s left in our little inflatable “puzzle saver”.  Have you ever seen those?  They’re interesting-looking things…

10. Have you taken any classes in anything? I’m sure I have, but I honestly can’t remember any at the moment.  One day I would LOVE to take a cake decorating class!  Or sewing.  I did take sewing in home ec, but the boxers I made turned out horrible even though I tried SO HARD–one leg was shorter than another, the elastic was twisted, loose threads everywhere.  Disastrous.

To a Week of Fun and Games!  😉
Violet

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Friend Makin’ Monday: Let’s Talk Movies

How was everyone’s weekend?  Mine was quite busy and event-filled, but I’ll fill you in on all the details as the week progresses.  It was so busy, in fact, that some of the to-dos spilled into today and I’m using my blog as a welcome break from the monotony.

I’m still easing my way back into the blogging world after a long hiatus, so I thought a survey would be a wonderful, easy way to do it.  Originally I had something poignant planned, but I’ll have to save it until either Thursday or Saturday.

For now, I give you this, and a teaser that tomorrow I plan the start of something big for my blog!  (Big for me, anyway.)

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If you’ve taken part in FMM then you know the rules. If you’re new, please take a moment to answer this week’s question on your own blog then add your link in the comments section here and at losingweightandhavingfun.com so we can all see your FMM questions and answers. Please invite your blog readers to add their links here too so everyone has to opportunity to be seen. The idea is to connect with other awesome bloggers so take a moment to post your own FMM post and comment on a couple of other posts. Now it’s time for this week’s topic!

I thought I would pick movies as this week’s topics based on The Oscars being last night.

1. What is your all time favorite movie?

My Girl.  I was so obsessed with mood rings after that movie.  *spoiler if you’ve never seen it*:  I don’t think I’ve ever gotten through the movie without crying when Thomas J. dies.

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2. Who is your favorite actor and actress?

You know, I’m not sure I have one.  It used to be Tom Hanks for the actor, but I feel he’s in everything these days.  I’m thinking maybe Neil Patrick Harris now?  And Julia Stiles for the actress.
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3. What is the first movie you ever saw at the cinema?

I’m not quite sure.  The first I remember seeing was the animated 101 Dalmations when it re-released for the 4th time in the summer of 1991, but I was 9.  I’m pretty sure I saw a movie at the cinema before then.  Then again, I didn’t get out much as a kid.

4. Did you watch The Oscars last night?

I didn’t.  I don’t have cable, and even though it was on a basic cable channel that everyone’s supposed to have access to as long as they have bunny ears antenna, it still doesn’t come in clear.  I’ll probably catch the highlights on Hulu or something.

5. How many of the Best Picture nominations did you watch and which did you enjoy the most?

None, though out of all of them, American Hustle seems the most interesting to me.  I always feel like waiting until the hype dies down before I watch something.

6. What did you think of Ellen hosting The Oscars?

Again, I didn’t actually watch it, but I thought it was a great idea to make her the host.  I’m sure she made it extremely entertaining!

7. If you had the chance to play a part in any movie, what would it be?

Hm.  That’s a good question.  It’s funny, because all that’s running through my head are musicals and animated films right now.  Like I’d want to be Vanellope in Wreck it Ralph, Agnes in Despicable Me, or Elphaba in Wicked.  Do any of those count?  Haha.
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We sorta look alike, don’t we?  🙂

8. Is there a movie you have watched that was so bad that you have either walked out of the cinema or turned it off?

Three that I remember:  1) Daredevil (the superhero film with blind Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner as Electra).  So much awful cheese I couldn’t handle it.  When they kissed and one of them was all, “Did you feel that?”  I had to excuse myself from the theater so that I and my then-boyfriend (now hubby) could go and figure out if we wanted to dry heave or laugh our butts off.  2) Iron Man.  I know people may think badly of me because of that, but I rolled my eyes when it came to the part where he changed into his suit and said something along the lines of, “Look at my cool shiny suit with weapons on it!”  Gag me.  3)  Some war movie…maybe Behind Enemy Lines?  It had the word “line” in it.  I snuck out of it when I saw too much blood (I hate shoot ’em up war movies) and watched Finding Forrester instead.  Well worth it!

9. What do you think of 3D and IMAX movies? Are they worth the extra money?

I honestly think 3D is a con to make more money.  There have been several 3D movies, Avatar and Despicable Me included (both of which were specifically made to show in a 3D format), that I’ve seen in regular 2D and it didn’t make much of a difference to me.  Then again, I’m more of a plot person than effects person.  3D doesn’t change the plot of any movie.

IMAX is a little different.  I saw Samsara on the IMAX and I don’t think it would’ve had the same impact at all had I seen it on a regular movie screen.  It’s such a visual delight that seeing it on an IMAX greatly enhances the experience.  (If you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend it!  Here’s the trailer.)  I’d probably say the same for other travel movies, such as a documentary on the Grand Canyon or the Amazon Rainforest or things where you need to be immersed in the scenery.  If given the choice between 3D and IMAX, I’d choose IMAX every time.

After that long ramble, I’d say IMAX is worth the extra money, while 3D isn’t.

10. What was the last movie you saw at the cinema?

I saw Monuments Men the day after Valentine’s Day.  Though I talked about my dislike of war movies above, there are some that I’ve enjoyed because of its unique story.  This was one I thought I’d enjoy, and with the press about it, I thought it would focus more on art than it actually did.  I also saw John Goodman pitching it in an interview, and he made it out to be more of a comedic war movie, but it wasn’t all that comedic to me.  It was just okay.  I expected better.

Well, that’s it for today!  Keep an eye out tomorrow for the big (ish) news, and feel free to provide your own answers and link up on Sarah’s blog!  Have a wonderful week!

To Living a Life Worthy of Turning into a Screenplay!
Violet

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Making Memories Mondays: Ah, Nature. (And food.)

**Reminder to self (and short complaint about WordPress):  edit this post when you can in order to recover the paragraph and pictures that failed to show up durig the publishing process, most notably the pictures of purple crocuses.  Sigh.  And grrr.

 

In February, I remember saying that I was so looking forward to March’s pictures to take.  The amazing memories I had during this weekend (and the subsequent photos) just reinforced that sentiment.  I had a lot of time to enjoy nature, and the impending spring made itself well-known.  Here are the highlights:

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Ran across these guys during a weekend bike ride.  So cute!

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I feel that before I show you the pictures of us playing in the puddles, I should first show you the magnitude of the rainstorm and depth of the puddles.  It was seriously like an out-of-nowhere, full-on gully wash.  So amazing to watch.  And even more amazing to play in!  😀

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Seriously.  One of most fun memories of my life.  I loved it.  Neighbors pulled in as we were delighting in puddle-jumping, and they must’ve thought we were crazy, splashing and giggling like little kids, but I don’t care.  This is one of the things I’ll remember and cherish forever.

And now, a snack break!  😉

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If you’ve taken part in FMM then you know the rules. If you’re new, please take a moment to answer this week’s question on your own blog then add your link in the comments section here at: http://www.alltheweigh.com so we can all see your FMM questions and answers. Please invite your blog readers to add their links here too so everyone has to opportunity to be seen. The idea is to connect with other awesome bloggers so take a moment to post your own FMM post and comment on a couple of other posts. Now it’s time for this week’s topic!

Food Questions

1. What did you eat for dinner last night? French dip sandwich and a salad at a dive.  So good and way better than I was expecting!  Actually one of the best French dip sandwiches I’ve had.
2. If you could make one food calorie-free for the next year, What would you choose? Full-fat cream.  It tastes SO GOOD in coffee, but it would make so many of my other favorite foods more accessible:  ice cream, real whipped cream, quiche, mashed potatoes, gravy for Swedish meatballs, etc.
3. How often do you go to the grocery store? Twice a month; once every other week to coincide with pay days.
4. Do you make a list before buying groceries? Absolutely.  It keeps me on budget and I can make sure I didn’t forget anything crucial.
5. List three things that can always be found in your kitchen. Ingredients for bread machine bread, my doggie begging for food, and mushrooms.
6. How often do you clean out your fridge? We’re really good at eating leftovers and not letting anything go to waste, so I really only need to clean out the fridge about once a month.
7. Do you ever use a slow cooker? If so, will you share a recipe? I don’t, mostly because I don’t have one.  But I’ve never really had the desire to use one.  I’ve been told, though, that once I do use one, it’s hard to imagine a life without one.
8. How often do you try new recipes? Fairly frequently.  I get bored eating the same meals, so I feel the need to shake things up and invent new things a lot.  It’s fun!  I would say about twice a month or so I try out something new.
9. What is the most delicious meal(s) you make? Oh man.  There are so many!  I’d have to say my most popular is my cornbread, because everyone always asks me to bring that to potlucks and gatherings (for Thanksgiving and Christmas, I always get a friendly reminder phone call from one of my family members saying, “You’re bringing your cornbread, right? Don’t forget!”).  I also make really good fajitas and Spanish rice, all from scratch—that includes homemade tortillas.  My hubby’s favorite meals by me are shepherd’s pie, Swedish meatballs, and stroganoff.
10. Share at least one thing that is currently in your kitchen even though you don’t like it.  All the treats my family has given my dog, treats meaning chunks of steak fat, bits of meat, turkey legs, etc.  It takes up so much room in my freezer and I don’t want to give it all to him at once because he’ll get sick.  I like to spoil him as much as the next person, but more with love and attention and playtime than food.

To Your Own Nice, Memorable Introduction to Spring!!!

Violet

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Making Memories Monday: A Fresh Start

Happy Monday, dear readers!  🙂  I hope this week is proving to have a great start for you.

For me, I feel as if this week is a chance to start again.  At the beginning of last week, I had every intent to keep the everyday-posting momentum I started two weeks ago.  I was ready to go with a topic in mind for every single day, and I had a draft written up for each one, too.  Unfortunately, nothing came to fruition.  The good news, though, is that it should be easier to do a post every day this week, because each post is already about halfway done.  So I’m feeling really optimistic about this week.

It also feels like a fresh start for me because it’s a new month, and as far as pictures go, I have to say the list of items for March is the one I’m most excited about.  Each item really conjures up a great and fun adventure in my mind.  So let’s begin, shall we?

March (week one)

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Friday, March 1st just happened to be my dear doggie Dexter’s ninth birthday, so I thought that was the perfect excuse to do dog walk pictures.  He got treated to not one, but two long walks to his favorite parks in my town.  We were thinking of adding a third and going to the off-leash dog park, but it was too rainy for that.  We did, however, make up for it by taking him for a swim in a lake on Sunday.

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I have to say I’m pretty proud of myself for picking up a consistent exercise routine again.  I’ve come across a few weight loss blogs that have been very inspirational, so I thought it’s about time I started working on getting healthy, too.  I’ve done some form of exercise every day for the last two weeks, so I’m hoping it’ll stick.  Weight loss is hard, but I’m taking baby steps to a healthier lifestyle.  Anyhow, here is my usual routine (warning:  there are some silly/embarassing pictures, but you have my permission to giggle at them.  I know I did).

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Step one: don an adorable and inspirational workout shirt.  This one’s my absolute favorite and it’s this one I try to always wear.  The only times I don’t are when I didn’t have time to clean it.  Those times I do have cute backup shirts, but they pale in comparison to the perfection that is this one.  Seeing as I’m obsessed with unicorns, I think this completely embodies what I feel like when I work out.  Go, rhino, go!  🙂  One day I hope to be a beautiful unicorn, too.  😉

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Step two:  the nerve-racking weigh in.  I like to weigh in on the Wii because I personally think it’s more fun than stepping onto a scale, and I almost always do a balance test afterwards, which is good for me.  Also, it’s kind of fun to see my cute little Mii hanging out with my hubby’s Mii.  She even has a little pooch like me.  What’s also kinda cool about Wii weigh-ins is that it gives you weight, BMI, an opportunity set a goal for yourself, a mini-celebration if you reach your goal, and encouragement if you don’t.  And your Mii’s body shape changes along with the changing of your BMI, so you can see on the screen (as well as your own body, I hope) your progress.  You also get to mark your progress with a stamp.  All these things are very encouraging to me, as I need lots of praise when I take on a difficult journey.

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This day I happened to lose more than two pounds, so I totally patted myself on the back.  Yay me!  🙂

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Steps three & four: yoga warmup and strength training.  In this case, downward-facing dog and jacknife sit-ups.  Sorry for the butt shot.

Steps five & six (not pictured):  I usually follow up the strength training with some aerobics (I’m partial to some sort of dancersizing, like Zumba or salsa or, yes, stripper-cizing [I own the first DVD in Carmen Electra’s series.  It’s actually tons of fun!]), then make sure to do stretches as a cool down.

All this being said, this is only my exercise routine when I exercise at home.  I don’t currently have a gym membership, so my “outside of the house” exercising consists of long walks with the dog, yard work, hiking, snowshoeing, biking, and hours’-long shopping marathons with my mother.

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Can you believe that I don’t own any Dr. Seuss books?  I’m thinking that may need to be remedied.  This was taken at the same indie used bookstore that was nice enough to masquerade as Shakespeare & Co. for our Paris date.  I realize they’re not all Dr. Seuss books, but it works.  Happy belated happy birthday, Dr. Seuss (his birthday was on Saturday)!  Note to self:  other things that need to be remedied is the fact that I only have one Shel Silverstein book, don’t own any Ogden Nash, and don’t own a copy of Jack Prelutsky’s a Pizza the Size of the Sun.

DSCN5167The first signs of spring (flowers sprouting, tree blossoms blooming)

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All of these pictures are from my front and back yards, and what makes them especially meaningful is that these flowers are blooming even though we completely tore up the ground to do house projects (French drain and other drain-like things).  That gives me hope that the beautiful things that bloomed around our house when we first bought it have weathered the storm.  Can’t wait to see them when there are blossoms!

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This was totally Photoshopped, because I wanted to be kosher and not break any rules about not getting permission for the faces of these kids to be published.  So I blurred it out, and I dig the effect.  It wasn’t really in THEIR yard; it was in a grassy area of the park we walked Dexter at, but I think it counts.  🙂

And now, since it’s Monday, it’s time to do Friend Makin’ Monday!  🙂  I actually LOVE the questions this week!

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If you’ve taken part in FMM then you know the rules. If you’re new, please take a moment to answer this week’s question on your own blog then add your link in the comments section here at: http://www.alltheweigh.com so we can all see your FMM questions and answers. Please invite your blog readers to add their links here too so everyone has to opportunity to be seen. The idea is to connect with other awesome bloggers so take a moment to post your own FMM post and comment on a couple of other posts. Now it’s time for this week’s topic!

Almost Spring

1. What do you love most about Spring?  The sense of things coming to life.  Also, my birthday’s in the spring.  🙂  Also also, since I was married on the last day of winter, spring signifies the start of our lives together.

2. If you’re lucky enough to have a Spring Break, what will you do to enjoy it? We started a cool tradition of taking the week after our wedding anniversary off of work to do a road trip, and it’ll be no different this year.  I’m so excited for it!

3. What is your favorite flower?  Daffodils!  There are a lot of reasons for this, which I may go into later.  More specifically, ice follies daffodils, which are white on the outside and yellow on the inside.

4. Do you have a garden?  If so, what do you grow?  I do!  Our house came with a beautiful one, and I’m so afraid of ruining it because both the hubby and I have brown thumbs.  But I took copious notes from the previous owners on upkeep, so I’m crossing my fingers that we do their beautiful garden justice.  We’re also starting to grow edibles for the first time!  Hubby is really determined to save money by growing all our produce.  We’re starting with onions and they’re doing good so far, knock on wood.  I’ll post pics soon.  🙂

5. Share one thing that you hope to accomplish during Spring.  I really hope to finally completely unpack my craft room so I can start doing stuff in it!  (Equally important:  finishing my wedding scrapbook, five years after the fact.)

6. Do you do Spring cleaning?  I always have the intention to, but I never quite finish it.  Hopefully this year I’ll carry it out.  I do have to say, though, that we always do a pretty good job of taking a huge haul to donate the thrift store, so that’s pretty cool.

7. What is your weather *really* like right now? {Just b/c it’s almost Spring, doesn’t mean that it feels like it for some of you.}  Absolutely sunny and gorgeous!  The funny thing is that all the news channels in my area were calling it a “one day wonder”.  So guess the weather must’ve known this question was coming up and decided to dress for the occasion.  😉

8. Share one photo that you’ve taken during the month of March. Why, funny you ask!  See above for way more than one.  😀

9. What’s your favorite thing to do on a sunny afternoon?  Since most of the time I’m actually not a fan  of sunshine, I prefer to hide in the shade and hunker down with a good book.  Farmer’s Markets are also fun, but again, if given the choice between that and being in an air-conditioned place, I prefer the air conditioning.  Just one of my quirks, I guess.

10. If you could spend the day doing anything in your city, what would you do?  I actually love my little town and have spent the past year getting to know it better and finding great things to do.  It’d be a toss up between antiquing, frolicking in the daffodil fields, or hanging out at the 24-hour coffee shop with good company and/or a good book.

Wishing You a Week Full of Potential,
Violet