Wednesday, March 4, 2015


Hello dear friends.  If it's Wednesday, it time to join Joyce over at From This Side of the Pond for Hodgepodge.  I look forward to reading Joyce's questions and other bloggers' answers every week.   

1.  'In like a lion, out like a lamb'... does the first part of this saying describing March weather ring true?

A picture is worth a thousand words.

2.  March 4th is National Grammar Day.  What common grammatical error bothers you the most?

I have two pet peeves:

Lose vs. loose

your vs. you're

3.  William Arthur Ward says - "The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.  Which are you?

I admit it.  
I try my hardest not to be.  
I am a pessimist.

Thank goodness the Mister is an eternal optimist, so we balance each other out.

4.  What's something you need to 'march forth and conquer' this month?

I need to get all the dam ice dam damage fixed.

Before our 2 Easter house guests arrive.

5.  An ongoing debate around here... do you dust first, then vacuum or vacuum first, then dust?  If the two routine chores, which do you dislike the least?  How's that for wording?

6.  According to, the ten most photographed sites in the USA are:  Cinderella's Castle in Orlando, Southernmost House in Key West, FL, The Space Needle in Seattle,  The Site of the Boston Massacre in Boston, The Bellagio Lake/fountains in Las Vegas, The Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, Coit Tower in San Francisco, The Art Institute of Chicago, Niagra Falls, and snagging the number one spot - The Guggenheim Museum in NYC.

How many of this list have you photographed?  Which on the list would you most like to photograph?

I could not find a picture of Cinderella's castle, but while I was looking, I found these.

"Is this what you mean by stranger danger?"

"Is he gonna eat us?"

"I'm NOT going back to another character breakfast!" 

7. Fifty years ago Monday (March 2, 1965) The Sound of Music premiered at the Rivoloi Theatre in NYC.  Have you seen the film?  Do you own a copy?  On a scale of 1-10, how much do you love it (or not)?  10=best movie ever.  If you're a fan, what's you favorite scene or song from the movie?

I love the movie The Sound of Music.  I can safely say that I know every song by heart. 

My favorite scene is "So long, farewell."

I even saw the stage version a hundred years ago with "I Dream of Jeannie."

8.  Insert you own random thought here.

I don't get it.
  How can one dress literally take over the entire Internet in a matter of hours?

What's your random thought?

The Mister and I bought new beds for Chowdah and Chili this weekend.  Chili insists on sleeping on the bigger one.

And we have learned one thing since adopting Chili...
What ever Chili wants, Chili gets...

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Suggestions for March Entertainment

Hello dear friends.  I hope that you are enjoying your weekend.  We are expecting our usual, unwelcome weekend guest - snow -  later this evening.

Today, I put together a list of TV shows and a movie that are coming out this month.  If you can't be happy outside, you might as well be enjoying your time indoors.

The following 3 shows are on 

Season 3 debuted last week and the Mister and I have been binge watching this mini series like there's no tomorrow.  We are on Episode 4 and it has not let us down.  Watching Frank and Claire  run the country makes for some very delicious entertainment.

OMG... have I ever missed Kyle Chandler!  It's about time that he is back on TV.  Now I don't have to watch Friday Night Lights reruns to see this handsome hunk of talent.

Three reasons why I'm excited for this Comedy:
* Tina Fey is the co-producer
* Tina Fey is the co-creator
* The incredibly talented Ellie Kemper is the star.

Hope it lives up to the hype.

Good ol' regular TV

Tomorrow night The Following premieres Season 3 with a two-hour show.  Can't wait!

Oh, how I've missed you, Ryan Hardy.

This looks pretty good.  Hope it doesn't let me down.  As a side note, Juliette Lewis was in the make up chair next to me on the Meredith show.  What she lacks in personality, I hope she makes up for in the talent department.

I'm a big fan of Sir Anthony Hopkins.  I usually enjoy movies based on true stories and I have high hopes for this one.  An added bonus... the Mister and I will actually agree on the movie choice, for once.

And a good ol' Book


I am finishing the last few pages of this novel of which  I am enjoying every word.  It is always sad for me to leave the characters in a great book, and I especially feel that way about the family in this book.

Any suggestions for me?
Besides get a hobby.