Wednesday, April 30, 2014

I'm Back- With the Hodgepodge!

I have been slightly absent recently- blogging is pretty tough! It's been pretty busy around here so I thought I would ease back in with the hodgepodge! Link up with my mom's blog to play along! 

1. April showers bring May flowers or so the saying goes. Are you blooming where you're planted as we begin the month of May?

I think I am. I feel like I have really bloomed as an adult this year. I have gotten a job, become financially independent, am moving to a new more grown up apartment. While there are times when I wish I could live at home and be a kid again- moments when adulthood is just pure exhaustion, there are many more times where I find that being an adult and doing what I love, making new friends and having new experiences is so amazing! 

2. On a scale of 1-10, with 1 being no big deal, and 10 being full scale panic, rank your fear of spiders.

Full scale panic. Definitely. I have a completely irrational fear of spiders! The following sums up my relationship with spiders perfectly: 

3. May is National Salad Month (who knew???)...besides lettuce, what are two must-have ingredients in your favorite salad?

Cheese!! That is a must have ingredient on any food if you ask me. Is it bad that my first must have for a salad isn't a vegetable? My other would most likely be tomatoes. I love cherry tomatoes in particular on a salad. 

4. I mentioned on my blog last week that my Daughter1 will be moving to Washington State after she is married. Of the following sites in the Northwest, which would you most like to see in person-Crater Lake (Oregon), Seattle (Washington), Vancouver (British Columbia), San Juan Islands (Washington),  Mt. Rainer (Washington) Oregon Coast (Oregon), Mt. St. Helens (Washington), or Olympic National Park (Washington)

I would have to choose Crater Lake, it is just such a picturesque location.

5. This coming weekend marks the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby...when did you last race (literally or figuratively) to cross a finish line?

The last time I physically raced was in high school I'm pretty sure- swimming. 
I feel like I am currently racing (figuratively) to cross the finish line of the end of my first year teaching. We only have a couple weeks left and I feel like I am definitely in a race to the finish, trying to squeeze in every last ounce of learning before statewide testing and  of course squeeze every ounce of sweetness out of all of my precious little ones before I have to say goodbye to them at the end of the year. 

6. What is something little you love?

Reese's peanut butter cups :) Pure deliciousness in such a little package! I am a sucker for anything peanut butter.

7. Would you say you are more of a visual, auditory, or kinesthetic learner? Elaborate.

Visual. I'm cheating by picking two but I have my reasons. I like things to be written down and in front of me to learn. I love taking notes and reading to learn. I feel like I need to be able to have something in front of me to really learn it. 

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

If you read my mom or my sister's blog you know that we have some exciting things happening in my family. My big sissy is engaged!! I am so excited for her and loved getting to be a part of her special engagement weekend filled with giggling, screaming, talking and admiring her new bling :) I will leave you with this picture of us celebrating her big news out in NYC.

Check back in the next few days I have 3 yummy recipes I am going to be sharing with you! Thanks for stopping by! 


  1. Hi, Maggie! So excited for your sister and family on her engagement! That's such exciting news! Wow, after seeing your photo of Crater Lake, I think that needs to be added to my "must-see" list, too! Beautiful! I remember how anxious I was when I worked in the public schools as a speech-language pathologist for the year to wrap-up. It's very hectic, but it feels so good when you can finally breathe a sigh of relief. Hang-in-there!

  2. Mmmm, cheese. I do agree with you on that! Reese's too.
    Congrats on your sister's engagement!

  3. That photo of Crater Lake is gorgeous! Glad for the new experiences and adventures in your life :) Sounds like great things are happening! Have a blessed day!

  4. I love yummy recipes!

    Crater lake is a place I hope to visit before long. I have dreamt of exploring Oregon ever since I was a little girl.


  5. I have been having trouble keeping up with blogging too. I find that either I think of topics that I think are too trivial to blog about, or deep topics that I want to spend a couple days drafting. The struggle is real.
    I'm loving your dress in that photo, by the way!

  6. I'm stopping by, from the Hodgepodge, to say hello! I enjoyed reading your answers.
    How exciting to be counting down the final days of your first year of teaching! Third graders are still sweet, but can be handful, at times --especially this time of the year :)
    I know you're excited about your sister's engagement! Let the planning begin. Right?

  7. The spider quote is 100% you : ) I loved seeing you in front of your class. Hi to all my new friends!

  8. Love your blog! Happy 24th birthday!!!! I went to the save university and belonged to the same sorority as your mom.