About The River

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

The Promise of Spring and the Hodgepodge


Our neck of the woods is currently sleeping under a lot of snow. The promise of spring is in the warm sunshine. In a month or so the above beauties will be the first of our spring flowers.

Today is Wednesday and that means it is time for the Hodgepodge.  

Joyce asks the questions.

We answer the questions.

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 1. We're in to a season students call 'spring break'. Did you/your family travel over spring breaks when you were growing up?  Tell us something about a 'spring break' you remember (from childhood or adulthood, either one).

 One of my favorite trips was with my Uncle Paul and Aunt Sally. I was in fourth grade, I traveled to Arizona with them. We celebrated Easter with my Uncle Paul's family. I remember the Easter dress I had, it was one of my favorites. 

 2. Last thing you broke? Was it a big deal? 

I broke a wine glass. No, it is not a big deal.

3. March 7th is National Cereal Day...are you a fan? What's your favorite? If not cereal what's your favorite breakfast? Your typical breakfast?  

I enjoy cereal in the summer months. Not so much in the winter months. I like Raisin Bran. I also like Cheerios, in the summer months I add fresh strawberries or raspberries from our garden into my bowl of cereal. 

My favorite breakfast is made by my husband for me on the weekends. He makes my eggs just the way I like them, fried potatoes, sausage and a slice of toast. 

My typical breakfast is a hard boiled egg and a slice of toast.

 4. Break ground, break of dawn, break down, break the bank, break one's stride, break the ice, break a law, break a habit, break bread...choose one of the idioms listed and tell us how it applies to your life currently. 

With the light increasing the break of dawn is peeking when my alarm goes off in the morning and I love it.

5. Where do you go to connect with friends and family? What do you like to do most when you're home alone?  

 We enjoy hosting family and friends at our home.

When I am home alone I will usually be working on a project. I like to write when I am home alone, I write most of my blog posts and garden articles when I am home alone.

6. Insert your own random thought here. 

Speaking of daylight, Daylight Savings is here this weekend. Will it be the last time we have to change the clocks here in the USA? 



  1. Interesting questions and answers. Spring break is a sign of spring. ;-)

  2. Those flowers are so pretty. Sorry about all the snow. We all need Spring to arrive! What a sweet memory of a Spring break. Sorry about the wine glass. What a pain to clean up. Everything you mentioned sounds good for breakfast. So you set an alarm? I only use an alarm when I have an appointment to be at. That is nice that you entertain at home. I would like the changing of the clocks to stop. However it needs to stop with the change on Sunday. I like having the sun out longer.

  3. I didn't realized it was actually March Break and thanks for the reminder of the time change.
    Since I have an iPhone, I never worry about the time as I use my cell phone as a clock.

    I like reading your answers and love that childhood memory about going to Arizona with your aunt and uncle.
    Today feel like the first day of spring. Water puddles everywhere.

  4. I really enjoyed your answers. I, too, wonder ifit will be the last time we change the clocks.

  5. I live in an area of USA where Spring Break ( for me) is always looked upon as an invasion of my beach!! lol
    Breaking of dawn's light, I agree whole heatedly.
    You have such great answers, I enjoyed reading them. Where in Arizona!??

  6. Enjoyed reading your answers, and I sure hope this is the last time we have to do Daylight Savings time! Hope you have a great week!

  7. I sure hope it is the last time to move the clocks. Am not much of a cereal eater. I usually eat a muffin in the morning and head to Tim Horton's on Saturday or Sunday for a blueberry bagel. We are on tap for more snow Fridy. No signs of Spring here yet. Janice

  8. I really hope it will be the last time we have to reset our clocks! I enjoyed your answers Carla. I had an Uncle Paul. Hope the rest of your week goes well.

  9. Ah...I love thinking about spring and all the color and warmth it brings...and Daylight Savings, I hope it's the last. I'm tired of the darkness at 3:30pm!!

  10. I cannot wait for daylight savings time. We need lighter evenings. Happy rest of the week sweet friend. xoxo Kris

  11. Neat questions and I loved your answers. Growing up my family never went anywhere for spring break, some kids did but not my family. When we were raising our children we never went on spring break either, we usually traveled in the summer months.

  12. Well my birthday was/is March 7th and I ADORE CEREAL ... in fact, I DO NOT keep cereal around the house because it is one thing that I literally do not have the willpower to resist. I had no idea that 3/7 was National Cereal Day but on my birthday, guess what I did? I got to thinking about cereal and how much I wanted some, and since it was my birthday I decided that I should have some. I drove two miles to the Dollar General and bought me a box of Frosted Flakes. That was Tuesday and yes they are all gone, haaahaha xoxo

  13. I remember some of my favorite Easter dresses too : ) I love the longer daylight, but got up way too early this morning with the time change. I'm always an early riser, but this was really early with the clocks going forward. It's raining hard and I'm hoping that helps bring down a lot of the pollen that has exploded early here. Have a nice week!

  14. What a fun memory of Easter in Arizona.
    You make me wish for our berries to add to cereal or other yummy treats!


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