Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Wednesday Hodgepodge, End of March

Good morning!  It's Wednesday and the last day of March!  Here are my answers to the Wednesday Hodgepodge questions shared by Joyce at From This Side Of The Pond.  Follow the link!

From this Side of the Pond

1.  The Hodgepodge lands on the last day of ten words or less bid, the month adieu.

        March was shamrocks, birthdays, daffodils.
        Bye, 'til we meet again.

2.  March 31st is National Tater Day...your favorite way to have a potato?  Given a choice would you opt for sweet, white, or red?  How often are potatoes on your menu in one form or another?  Ever been to Idaho?  If not, is that a state you'd like to visit someday?

        I love my white potatoes mashed.  I do love sweet potatoes; they must be savory not sweet.  I would say that potatoes are most likely to be added to soups at our house, about once a month.
        Idaho is the state just east of my home state where I was born and raised, Oregon.  So yes, I've been to Idaho more times than I can count.  My memory is that the first time I crossed the Snake River into Idaho was when our high school choir met in Boise for a musicale with other Christian high school choirs from the Pacific Northwest.
        Recently, several friends have moved to Idaho from California, so I would always like to visit them.
3.  Last time someone or something 'rained on your parade'?  Explain.
        Currently, I am on a short road trip with The Professor, Older Daughter and Grandson.  Grandson, The New Boy, has been in charge of finding restaurants.  He chose the perfect one we all wanted to try and it was just a few blocks from our Air BnB.  What disappointment!  The restaurant is closed until Friday for renovations/construction work.  We were sad, especially New Boy.  But we found another wonderful place to have dinner.

4.  Put all your eggs in one basket, get cracking, nest egg, bad egg, good egg, egg on, have egg on your face, or walk on eggshells...choose a phrase from the list that applies to something in your life currently and tell us how or why.

        It's time for me to 'get cracking' on starting seeds for my garden!

5.  If I visited your home would I find a lot of baskets there?  Something you like to keep in a basket?

        I think I have maybe four baskets in my whole house.  Two are in my studio room, filled with yarn and knitted items (mostly hats).  In the family room, there is a basket filled with some of my handknitted blankets, folded and waiting for someone to grab and cuddle in if they are cold.  The fourth basket is empty and sitting on the landing at the top of the stairs.  When we moved in the house in October, I plopped it there, and it hasn't moved (but it is kinda cute).

6.  Inset your own random thought here.

        Have you ever heard of Longaberger Baskets?  The company built their headquarters to look like a huge basket.  It's in the county where I live now. 

 Yep.  It's a real place. (BTW, it's for sale, if you're interested...)


Claire S said...

I definitely didn't know that about the basket company but what a cool building!

Cathy said...

I have been by that basket building many times. Hubby and I toured the factory several years ago and in fact I have a basket signed by several of the family members. I have at least 5 or 6 of their baskets. My brother used to give them to us as Christmas gifts. I've always loved them.

songbird's crazy world said...

Everyone's been talking about the basket company. That building is wild.

Susan said...

I have heard of that company but have never seen anything like that building. Have a nice Easter!

Theresa said...

Wow, that is a huge basket! Hope you found a good restaurant. Happy Easter!

ellen b. said...

I have heard of that basket company and their nice and expensive baskets. What a hoot that building is. A road trip eh? Where you headed. Have y'all been to The Ark in Kentucky? We're thinking of stopping there on our road trip to North Carolina in late September. A joyous Easter to you and yours!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Love your goodbye to March. We don't have potatoes often but we do like them. Sorry about your plans that didn't happen. I have several Longaberger baskets. Their building is so unique. Happy Easter.

Terri D said...

Oh my gosh! I know that basket building so I know where you live. I am from Millersport, Ohio, just down the road from your county. I grew up on Buckeye Lake. Thanks for visiting my blog today. You can email me at if you want to 'talk' more! Your Friend From Florida, Terri

Faith said...

I actually use that kind of basket for some of my language lesson supplies for my precious preschool students!! I didn't know it was a building!!

We LOVE LOVE LOVE potatoes here although like you we tend to have them in various soups I make or as an extra veggie (usually sweet potato diced and sauteed in sesame oil) for my tofu scramble. We tend to do mashed potatoes (red) for Easter dinner if we don't go out and of course for Thanksgiving. I tend to roast potatoes (red and sweet) for the evenings we have quinoa or rice bowls....we put the roasted potatoes and roasted broccoli on top of the quinoa...along with whatever other fresh veggies we have in the house.

Only 4 baskets????? wow....I could never get away with that. I have 2 in my family room alone! (one for fleece blankets and our old quilt; one for magazines and hiking journals). I used to have Shaker baskets all along the top part of my kitchen on the wall......and then finally took them down and got rid of most to Goodwill. I still use a nice one for cloth napkins in the dining room and of course plastic baskets for holding cleaning items under all the sinks. I'm a huge basket fan. SOOOO handy. We have them for children's toys too that we are saving for (hopefully!!) future grandbabies.

Chy said...

That is the coolest basket building!

X Chy