Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Wednesday Hodgepodge

From this Side of the Pond

It's so nice that Joyce, once again,  is coming up with fun questions for us, so, if we want to, we can have a blog post on Wednesdays.  I'm grateful for sure!

1. Has spring sprung in your part of the world? How can you tell? Did March come in like a lion where you live? Going out like a lamb or something more ferocious?
Well, yes it has.  Our grass has greened up, the cypress trees on the pond banks are looking alive and we have readied our porches and patio for spring and summer.  March came in with lots of rain and it rained yesterday and not looking too promising for today.  We are  tired of rain!

2. The last thing that caused you to spring to your feet?
The grangirls and their Dad and Mom came over and fished Saturday morning.  I walked down to talk to them and I saw something walking through the side yard towards the pond.  When I looked up and saw that it was a HUGE turtle I took off running with both girls behind me.  He got to the pond before we got to him.  I truly did not know those fellas could move so fast.

3. Do you have a spring clean to-do list? What's one chore on the list you've already managed to accomplish? What spring clean chore do you most dread?
That list has dwindled greatly since this isolation went into effect.  I have cleaned under things, behind things and everything inbetween.  I usually have a gal that helps me with the inside of the house but with this isolation, she is not working, so I'm on my own.  And, it's a lot of work!  I clean our porches more than just in the spring but it is one job that I truly dread and do not enjoy doing.  But, I'm always thrilled with the results. ~grin~

4. Tell us something you've learned about yourself or the wider world as a result of social distancing/the virus crisis.
I've learned first, that I can do this, happy about it or not, I can do it.  I've learned it's okay to watch a Netflix series in the middle of the day or listen to a book on Audible or even take a nap.  Those are things I never do because I seem to always have other things going on. But, right now, it's a nice way to fill my days

5. Something you love that's the color pink?
We have a big flower bed of pink  Fairy Roses in our back yard.  They are perfectly beautiful when in full bloom and make such a grand statement in our back yard.  They are visible from all of our windows across the back of our house. 

6. Insert your own random thought here.
I have been watching the "Anne With an E" series on Netflix.  I am almost to the end and I went to check to see when season 4 would be released and my heart sank when "the powers that be" are not certain there will be a season 4.  Have mercy! I and, many others, I'm betting,  want a season 4.  I have so enjoyed watching it and hate to see it end.  And, the young girl that plays Anne is one more amazing actress.  And, that's my random thought.

And, I leave you with this very timely quote........

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Lea @ CiCis Corner
Lea @ CiCis Corner

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  1. That is an appropriate random thought!

    How fun that you got to race a turtle. We don't see many here, but they always fascinate me when the come around.

    Blessings, and stay well!

  2. Oh sweet friend, just love that quote and I need to check out Anne with an E because I bet I would absolutely love it! I’m so hoping the greenhouse as well open and I will get to plant my bubblegum petunias this year, they spread everywhere and it’s like a carpet of pink! Have a beautiful day my precious friend! Virtual hugs!

  3. The quote! Yes indeed! We have knockout roses-are they the same as fairy roses? They are small and bloom abundantly. We have some coming down the back drive and also along the back yard bed beside the walkway. They take your breath away when they bloom. Keep on keepin' on Lea!

  4. Glad your grands can come over to enjoy fishing. I guess turtles can be fast when they want to ;) I may have to look into watching "Anne With an E". We have had a lot of rain here too but thankfully today the sun is shining.

  5. Racing a turtle, now that's something I've never heard of. :)
    Sorry about the end of that series. There are some series I wish would come out with a new season...right now! Stay safe!

  6. Your quote about isolation is very telling. I like it.

    A turtle can run faster than you and the grangirls??? We need to re-write the story of the tortoise and the hare! (smile)

  7. Among other things, I do think this time of being shut down to normal activities, we have given ourselves permission to just be. To do the things we want to do at the time, if for no other reason, because we can. I trust some of this freedom from busyness will carry over into our way of life after all this is over. Enjoyed your post today, and isn't it nice to all be back together on Wednesdays.

  8. Nice that you could see the grandkids and have a fun time fishing and chasing turtles! I don't have my cleaning person anymore and I just keep putting off the hard stuff. I'm okay dusting and vacuuming and mopping. Joe does the bathrooms. But moving furniture and getting under and behind... may have to wait until someone can come in again! It is so fun having the Hodgepodge back!

  9. Isolation from family and friends is the hardest part. I've never seen a live turtle.

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