Thursday, March 31, 2011

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. April rolls in at the end of this week and in celebration of that infamous date (April 1st) answer this question-What is something foolish you've done?

Oh my. I'm not sure I should answer this for public record. The first thing that popped into my head was something really foolish and stupid I did in high school. I'm going to leave out some of the details, but near the end of the evening while driving around town with three friends, two of the boys in our car ripped up a street sign. It was a long wooden post. Someone saw us and reported us to the police. We were escorted from one town back to the town the incident happened in - all without our parents being notified. I had called my house to let my folks know I was on the way home before we were brought back to the next town over. I finally arrived home only to find out my dad was out looking for me - at midnight. It was not a pleasant experience and completely foolish on my part. It was compounded by lying. Ugh. Eventually I came clean to my parents about the true nature of that night but it was about five years later!

2. With April comes Easter and that classic edible treat known as tell me...what's your favorite way to fix/eat chicken? That wasn't what you were expecting, was it? I 'fooled' you. teehee.

Oh good because I don't eat Peeps! LOL Chicken though....My favorite way to eat it is roasted in the oven. However, I'm too lazy to cook it that way very often. Typically I do "crock-pot" chicken. I take a whole chicken and just pop it in the crock pot. I add in either onion flakes (if I'm feeling super lazy) or a cut up onion. I cook it on low for 8-10 hours and it falls off the bone. It's SO good! In fact, I just cooked a chicken like this yesterday - a home grown one! (Our rooster wasn't playing nice, so he had to go but he sure is tasty!)

3. What's the best museum you've ever visited? Or your favorite? Or the one you'd most like to visit?

I'm almost positive I can't narrow this down to one. I love going to museum's and we've been to a lot. Last year my favorite was probably the Higgins Armory Museum. We go often to the Maine State Museum - it's free and full of great things to learn about Maine. Probably the one I'd most like to visit isn't actually just one museum, but several - The Smithsonian. However, like I said, I love going to museums and we go to a lot of them!

4. You know what they say about April showers...what's your preference-a shower or a bath?

Shower. Quick & easy. 

5. "Absence makes the heart grow fonder"...fact or fiction? Why?

Both. A short time apart does make you grow fonder. At least for me. My hubby was gone on a quick business trip this week (Sunday to Tuesday) and I found I missed him far more than typical knowing he was further away. He can be done for that same amount of time to camp and I wouldn't miss him as much, but just knowing he was 500+ miles away was hard. 

However, I think if you are constantly "absent" the heart adjusts too much and it can cause you to not miss the person as much. But I'm not a psychologist nor do I play one here on my blog. 

6. What's your favorite product made/grown in your home state/province?

Funny you should ask. Just this past week the legislature of our great state voted to make the whoopie pie Maine's official treat. I find the whole thing silly actually, but I do love whoopie pies. In fact, I'll be making chocolate/peanut butter ones later this week (chocolate cookie with peanut butter frosting). 

I also am a huge fan of blueberries (I'm sure that's obvious). I'm hoping to go to the blueberry barrens this fall and rake some to put up for the winter. I've missed doing this the last couple of years.

7. What is going on in the world today that affects you the most?

Gas prices and the overall economy (cost of food etc). It's hard to be frugal and make every cent count.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

I am again up far too late in the night. Heading to bed just after midnight - again. Morning will come far too fast. I've been working hard cataloging and sorting all of my homeschool books (curriculum and readers). I'm hosting a book sale for my local area on Saturday and I need to purge some books. I'm well on my way! I have one tote, one large box (which I'll have to split up as it's far too heavy to lift) and three smaller boxes full of books to sell and I still have two bookcases to go through! I'm hoping I can get through it by Saturday.

1 comment:

  1. Your chicken story made me laugh...I'm glad he tasted good! Tennessee does whoopie pies too-that was the first place I had one. Of course I liked it. What's not to like?

    Good luck with your sale!


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