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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

A Friendly and Happy Hodgepodge


It's Wednesday so it's time for the Happy Hodgepodge and I for one am glad because February is the month when I get cabin fever! Having the Hodgepodge to look forward every week sure does bring me joy. How about you?

1.  Chinese New Year will be celebrated on February 10th, and 2013 is the year of the snake. When did you last see a snake?  Are you okay around snakes or do they give you the shivers? 
I live in NH so any snakes up here are non poisonous!  I still don't like them and we do have a garden snake that shows up every summer to bask in our yard. So the last time I saw a snake would have been last summer.  I'm not a fan but I know that  s/he is more afraid of me than s/he thinks I'm afraid of her/him.  Still, if s/he were in my house you can bed I'd be calling someone to kill her/him.

2. The color red in Chinese culture usually means good luck.  Do you believe in luck? 
I believe in God.

3. Sledding-ice skating-building a snowman...if given a choice, which activity would you choose?  Which of the three have you done most recently?  
I prefer to watch all of the above from the comfort of a nice warm chair, by a fire, sipping on tea.  I don't do winter activities.   I have Raynaud's - cold is not my friend.

4.  Ralph Waldo Emerson is credited as saying, "The years teach much which the days never knew."  Where have you seen this quote played out in your own life?  
Raising kids!  Hind sight shows me how much I learned but living it day to day, I never saw it.

5. When was the last time you ate a cupcake?  
I can't remember, it's been a long time.....

6. What's something you can't say no to?  
Dunkin Donuts Decaf Caramel Swirl Coffee with Extra Cream HOT!

7.  Are you a doodler?  
NOPE

8.  Insert your own random thought here.  
Many people get the winter blues in January right after all the excitement of the holidays is over and the house is undecorated, and quiet.  Me, I get the winter blues in February.  The sun is up but not very strong at all. The day light is getting longer each day but I still wake up in the dark and night comes early still. I see the shorts in the stores, bathing suits, and think YUCK as I'm still in a winter coat and scarf and long johns.  I'm glad that February is a short month because by March the sun begins to give off some warmth up here - but for now, I'm feeling the winter blues.
Ok, your turn.........

27 comments:

  1. There is no need to humanize a snake by calling it a him/her. It's an it! : ) Stay warm!

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  2. It seems that snakes are getting a bad rap. I agree they are more afraid of us.

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    1. Well it's easy to say that when I live where there are no dangerous snakes. If I lived where they live, I may have a very different story to tell.

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  3. I have been having the winter blues also. This weekend it is suppose to be in the 40's. I hope to get out of the house and beat the blues!

    Snakes.... yuck!

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    1. I'd take the 40's over 2 feet of snow anyday! Hope you even open the windows for a few minutes.

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  4. Love your answer to #2.

    I'm usually able to avoid the winter blues in February ... there are lots of birthdays to be celebrated that help brighten an otherwise dreary time of year.

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    1. There is only 1 birthday and it's for my grand daughter. The problem is we are due to get 2 feet of snow on the day of her birthday party.

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  5. February is my least favorite month.

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  6. I actually find March a little hard most years. We usually get a little taste of spring, but also snow and icy cold temps too-such a tease when we're all ready for warm weather and sunshine! We've got frigid temps today, but blue sunny skies so I'll take it : )

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    1. We get a taste of Spring as well but the sun is not very hot and then we get snow, snow, and more snow. There is 2 feet coming our way for the weekend if the weatherman is to trusted.

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  7. Now I feel bad for enjoying our sunny days and mild weather. I'd send you some of it, if I could.

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    1. Don't fel bad about enjoying your sunny days, I'm glad you have them. If I lived where the sun shined on me I would be saying it so enjoy.

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  8. good morning! I know what your saying about Feb., but for me it brings an anniversary and Valentines Day so I rather enjoy the month! haha Have a good day!

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    1. Love that you have an anniversary and Valentines Day to boot! I'm so glad for you.

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  9. Snakes-scare me! Hope February flies by for you.

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  10. Your answer to #4 is spot on! I think many of us get the winter blues, but all I keep reminding myself of is that spring will arrive SOON!

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    1. Thank you. I sure hope that Spring gets here fast. We have 2 feet of snow coming - if the weatherman is right.

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  11. Yes I believe in God also. Since time moves so quickly I am sure Spring will be here soon!

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    1. I hope Spring shows up soon but this weekend we are set for 2 feet os snow! Rats.

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  12. The older I get the more I don't like the cold. I'm thinking Florida is sounding better and better. lol

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    1. I like NM myself, hot and dry - but they have snakes.....

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  13. Definitely believe in God too; and no coincidences either :)

    I'm with you about snakes; its good you don't have poisonious ones there!

    betty

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    1. A lot of people said something close to mine. It's one of the 10 things I like about NH.

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  14. I usually get the winter blues if we have had a snowy winter. If I have to shovel that driveway one more time...ugh! But we haven't had much of the white stuff this year. Stay warm and safe if you get all of that snow!!

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