Wednesday Hodgepodge

This is my first time to join up with From This Side of the Pond, whom I found during my stint in the A to Z Challenge. Today's hodgepodge is about mama. I am not a mama, unless you count a spiffy little Westie as my son, so it's about my mama. This is a tough one for me to complete because I lost my mama last month (April) and all those feelings are resurfacing. I gotsta get me a kleenex! UGH!

1. What's a phrase your mother often said to you? If you're a parent, is this something you now say to your own children? 

One thing my mama and I would always do was to say "I love you", the other would then say "I love you more" and then it would go back and end "I love you most". Those were the last three things I said to mama.

2. What is a scent you associate with your mother or your childhood home? 

Lilacs. There were 2 humungous lilac bushes on either side of us so I was surrounded by the smell.

3. What's an activity you remember always doing with your mother (or someone who was a mother figure in your life)? 

Mama and I loved to put jigsaw puzzles together. We enjoyed it up to when her macular degeneration took most of her eyesight.

4. Flared jeans, maxi dresses, and jumpsuits are 70's fashion trends back this spring. Are you on board? Which trend would you be most inclined to try? For the men...flared corduroys, wide-collared shirts, and floral prints...what say you?

Maxi dresses. It hides more! It is like wearing dressy yoga pants!

5. May 6th is Teacher Appreciation Day and also Nurse Appreciation Day. Is there a nurse or teacher  you have especially appreciated along the way? Tell us why?

Me! I am a teacher LOL! Really though, I have had so many teachers from my education foray from K-master's degree. It would be hard to name just one. Those that stand out were the ones who had a personal connection with me. It could be just taking the time and talking to me. I guess the one that stood out was Mr. Burke, my college history professor. He made teaching and the topic interesting and he took the time to talk to me and be interested in what was going on in my life. I remember sitting in his office figuring out what classes to take next year and someone brought in a tape of radio chatter from the Vietnam War. Mr. Burke was in that war and he new the names and codes. He immediately had to stop and I could tell he was still affected by it. It made him more human to me.

6. If I came by your house, what would I find on your frig door?

Too much stuff! Just a few things: pictures, list of concerts attending for the year (about 12), FF calendar to know LT shift, and lots of magnets.

7. Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana made her royal entrance on Saturday, May 2nd. On a scale of 1-10, how much attention did you give to all the news coverage? 1=Who's Charlotte? 10=sat glued to the telly, cuppa in hand.

I would say about a 3. I noticed the postings on Facebook, but didn't take the time or energy to look anything up.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

I really need to win the mega lottery! 
I have too much on my plate this month.
Grief is very individual and she is a sneak bitch. (sorry for language)
Mother's Day is gonna be hard. I wish I didn't even know it was happening.
Proud of my Texas police both in Garland (stopped a terrorist attempt) and my local PD (apprehending an escape prisoner today).
LT is pretty amazing man and does so much for me like coming to take my car to get oil changed.


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