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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Hello May ~ It is the Hodgepodge

Welcome May
Welcome Wednesday it is time for the Hodgepodge.
Joyce asks the questions.
We answer the questions.

 1. What's something fun you're looking forward to on your May calendar? 
My son Atticus has a birthday in May! May 18th.
My husband and I will celebrate our 19th Anniversary on May 31st.

Wisconsin turns green in May. Wisconsin is beautiful in May.
May also brings gardening. 

 2. What are some images that come to mind when you hear the word mother? 

Soft loving hands to give hugs, rub backs and comb hair.
Smiles...lots of encouraging smiles.
Thumbs Up ... that is what I give my boys when they are competing in Shooting Sports or trying something new.

 3. What's something beautiful you own or have seen that's made of glass?

This little vase belonged to my grandma. 
I love how the sun hits the glass in the afternoon light.

 4. Was today typical? If not what made it unusual? 

Thankfully, I can say today was typical.

 5. What is a quality you wish you could have more of?

self - confidence 

6. What's the next major purchase you need to make? Will it happen in the month of May? 

Deck Lumber
We plan to build a new small sized deck on the front of our home.
Will it happen in May?
I do not think so, but you never know.

 7. What responsibility/job/work did you dislike while growing up but has proved helpful to you as an adult?

I grew up on a dairy farm. 
Jobs like cleaning calf pens were not a favorite.  
I think when it comes to jobs that I am not all that excited about doing, but they have to get done, I remind myself of cleaning the calf pens.

 8. Insert your own random thought here. 

My new garden tool.
Pretty in Pink!


  1. Oooohhhh...I love the pink handles! Now I think I need some too! I love May too. 2 of my sons were born this month. Hugs!

  2. May is a fun month for you...lots of celebrations! Enjoy them all!! xoxo

  3. I have 6 depression glass dessert plates that I use all the time, that I got from my grandma.

  4. Happy Birthday to your son, and Happy Anniversary to both of you! May is a great month to celebrate in so many ways... yes the color green is so delightful! I love your new garden tool, so pretty... hopefully it will see some dirt soon :) Have a blessed and wonderful day!

  5. Lots of celebrating in May for you! That vase is beautiful. Have a wonderful Mother's day :)

  6. Our daughter's birthday is May 18th! Love your little pink vase. Love your new garden tool too.

  7. I love the pink clippers! The little case is so pretty and how special to have something that belonged to your grandma. Happy Mother's Day!

  8. Vase, not case : ). Reading from my phone today which never goes completely smooth

  9. Comparing any job to cleaning calf pens would definitely motivate me. I like the new tool. I need one of those.

  10. Love this post, love learning more about you, Carla. Happy upcoming birthday to Atticus and Happy Anniversary to you and Jeremy. I almost feel we could be going into June with all the rain and mild weather we had in April. Spring came awfully soon. Every morning I think maybe I will be able to get outdoors to do more clean up and then I see the dark skies. :(

    I enjoyed your last post, too, about the roads in Cameron. It made me smile. I grew up out in the country and we knew every little backroad and shortcut and we identified every landmark by the name of farmer who owned the surrounding land. Then I moved to the city (where I am now) and I had to learn the grid system. State and Madison were the dividing lines between north and south and the street numbers went up as you went south and vice versa. I still grapple with it. Yet, when I head back to the area I was from (25 miles west), everything has grown and it is its own little metropolis and the streets have been renamed. And don't get me started on Michigan...back to the farmers and gravel roads to town!!

    Have a great day!


  11. What a lovely vase! I love the way the sun shines off it as well! Yes, you have a busy May and building a deck too! You are one busy Mama - make that one busy Mama with some very pretty pink scissors!

  12. What a pretty new garden tool! That's exciting about building a new deck in the near future. May will be a busy and fun month for you. We've had rain all week so I'm ready for sunny May days!

  13. Carla, I heard that Wisconsin was such a pretty state. My father-in-law was born and raised there, maybe I mentioned that before. The pink vase is pretty, and how special that it belonged to your grandma and now to you. That must have been interesting growing up on a dairy farm. :) A lot of work, but I bet you have special memories.


  14. Umm yeah, comparing any of my unpleasant jobs to cleaning calf pens - you'd win every time! lol. Have a fun time with your celebrations and congratulations on your anniversary.

  15. congratulation on celebrating 19 years of marriage! ...and I love the smell of lumber :)

  16. Congratulations! Love the shot of that daffodil.

  17. Hi Carla, Sorry to be behind visiting - laptop problems here! I will be sending Atticus a card soon---he shares a birthday with my 40 year old niece and my 39 year old niece (one born to my sis, one to my brother on May 18!) Congratulations also to you and your husband on your upcoming anniversary. I wish you a very pleasant mother's day this weekend. xoxo

  18. p.s. best wishes with the front small deck. I will be anxious to see it!


High Fives from Wisconsin!

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