Wednesday Hodgepodge – Can’t get my act together

1. ‘In like a lion, out like a lamb’…does the first part of this saying about March weather ring true where you live?

Well, so far, the weather has been kind of weird: cold then rainy and warm and muggy and foggy! But typically, March does end up super nice. That is when we usually realize it’s nice enough to take hikes and sit outside.

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

Ok so it’s more like punctuation but I HATE when people put an unnecessary apostrophe. If it is simply plural, it doesn’t need a mark to indicate possessiveness! I grade papers for a living so I see these sorts of transgressions frequently.

3. William Arthur Ward says, ‘The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts his sails.’ Which one are you?

Oh geez. At first, I am the pessimist and then I turn into the realist once I realize nothing will change if I don’t do something about it.

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

The Fall schedule and getting Ell signed up for camp. 

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

Always dust first. I don’t mind doing either chore, to be honest.

6. According to, the ten most photographed sites in the U.S.A. are- Cinderella’s Castle in Orlando, Southernmost House in Key West Florida, 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 Fransisco, The Art Institute of Chicago, Niagara Falls, and snagging the number one spot-The Guggenheim Museum in New York City. 

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

I’ve only been to three and of those, I have only photographed Cinderella’s castle and Niagra Falls. Clearly, I have some catching up to do.

7. Fifty years ago Monday (March 2, 1965) The Sound of Music premiered at the Rivoli 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)? Ten=best movie ever. If you’re a fan, what’s your favorite scene or song from the movie?

Eh, I remember watching it as a kid and think it is fine but it’s not a movie I’m clamoring to see..  

8. Insert your own random thought here.
My answers aren’t really spectacular today; I apologize. I was running a little behind this morning. For once, I didn’t fall asleep on the couch last night. We all went to Ell’s practice and Ash ran while I pushed baby and Isaac on swings. This made dinner a necessity ASAP when we got home. Baby didn’t seem starving so I cobbled together some food for her, then bathed her and got her all ready for bed. She actually ended up going down about 20 minutes later than normal. BUT, she decided she wasn’t sleeping when I wanted her to. No, she was awake until well past 9. She cried, then she went into a long phase of shouting “no!”. I did not go in there, however, because she’s never had sleeping issues and she sure as heck ain’t gonna start now. She didn’t even seem all that tired this morning, though she was fairly hungry. UGH. This child! She’s special. At practice, I had a container of apple sauce with me that I’d planned on feeding to her, to avoid the mess she inevitably makes. But no, she would not let me feed her. So I gave in and set the container on her stroller tray. But even that wasn’t good enough because the spoon was already in it. She wanted to take the first scoop; the one already on it was not good enough. Oy. My boys never pulled any of that crap. So while she was screeching in her room, I watched a movie and tried not to stress, though I did. I hate when the kids have sleeping trouble. I made it past my 9 o’clock hump and then was awake until after 12, which is why I am behind and tired today. BLAH.

3 thoughts on “Wednesday Hodgepodge – Can’t get my act together

  1. I think there’s a fairly small window in the child-raising years, where parents can sleep well. Those five or so years between ages 6 and 11 : ) But mine are grown now, and I wouldn’t mind getting up for a grandbaby one day in the future. Hope there’s a nap in your day today!

  2. I’m definitely a pessimist-turned-realist… I always fret and fume over stuff, but then end up figuring it out.

    I like the first half of The Sound of Music… not so much the 2nd half. We watch it every year in the weeks leading up to Christmas, so it’s become a Christmas movie in my mind.

  3. I flunked english at school so when it comes to punctuation I suck and often rely on the spell checker to tell me where to put things like apostrophes but at least I try.

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