Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Green Around the Gills: The Weekly Hodgepodge

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Share a favorite song, book, or movie title containing the word green?

Early Morning Blues and Greens by the Monkees
Ralph Waldo Emerson is quoted as saying, "Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect." Would you agree? Are you a believer in luck?
No, I am not a believer in luck.  That would mean that everyone doesn't have a chance at success or happiness.  Believing in luck gives one the excuse to be lazy and not even try.
Spring water, Hot Springs, handspring, spring fling, spring break, spring fever, offspring...which 'spring' word best applies to something in your day, week, or life right now?
I'm not sure.  We've had fabulous spring weather the past few days, and I've tried get out in it as often as I can.  I'm really enjoying the sights, sounds, and smells from being out on the Ladiga Trail.  We're supposed to get a couple of days of rain, then right back to sunny skies, so I'll relish every outside moment I can get.
What's something you do to make yourself look or feel more confident?
I feel more confident when I can infuse humor into a situation.  For example, I go through spells every once in a while where my musicianship is "off" to the point where I want to quit playing and go in a corner and cuss.  If I can bring in humor and laugh it off and get others to do the same, I feel more confident that the storm will pass and I'll be able to play with some semblance of  precision again.
It's National Celery Month...are you a fan? If so, what's a snack or dish you enjoy that calls for celery?
The only time I care about celery is when I see my mom chop it up to make cornbread dressing at Thanksgiving and Christmas.  I've never been a big fan of celery, but I do need to try to eat more of it.
What's one thing you wish you'd learned sooner?
How much time have you got?  I definitely wish I'd learned money management sooner.  The Dave Ramsey Show started in 1992; two years AFTER I started doing my own stupid stuff with money and creating my own big pile of financial doo-doo.
Would you like to own a second home? If so where would you want that home to be?
I would like to own a first home.  Owning my own house is one of my ultimate dreams.  I've fantasized about it.  I've blogged about it.  I've even got a board on Pinterest with some of the things I want in my dream house.  The task of getting there seems daunting, but hopefully it will happen someday.
Insert your own random thought here.
I really need to get back to pampering myself like I used to.


  1. Herb dressing with celery and onion is the best use of celery. I love turkey dressing.

  2. I hope your dream of owning a home comes to pass. We have spring 'snow' in our forecast-ugh!