1. The season of Lent begins on March 9th this year...do you participate and if so, in what way?
We'll start off the Lenten season by going to Ash Wednesday Service. In the past I've given something up, but the past couple of years I've tried to do a little something extra instead of giving something up.
When OS was about 4 or 5, we went up to get ashes on our forehead. But, he was having none of it. He wouldn't let the priest put the ashes on his forehead. Seems like there was some yelling involved. I don't know if he thought they were hot or what.
2. Traditionally pancakes are eaten on the day known as Shrove Tuesday which is the last day before Lent (March 8th this year). So....butter and syrup? Blueberry? Chocolate chip? ewww, no thanks!! What's your pleasure when it comes to eating pancakes?
Danish pancakes are the favorite in our house. It's really a crepe that we put peanut butter, nutella, and sometimes mashed bananas down the middle, roll it up, and put syrup over it.
3. Spring is coming. (It is coming, right?) What's your favorite springtime flower and do you suffer from seasonal allergies? Two questions I know, but they're lightweights.
Jonquils are my favorite, since they're the first flowers that pop up. It's really neat to be driving down the road and just see a little clump out in the middle of a field.
I don't have allergies; yep, I know I'm one of the lucky ones.
4. "Our opinion of people depends less upon what we see in them than upon what they make us see in ourselves." Author unknown. Agree or Disagree? Why?
Ah, that's a really deep question. I can see how it would make sense, but honestly, I'm too tired to really think about it right now!
5. Since it's "March" and also the season of Mardi Gras....have you ever been in a parade? What's the best parade you've seen?
Oh, my. How I hate parades. Unless it's the parade at Epcot. Or something professionally done, not the little hometown parades. It drives me crazy how they'll let anybody in who will pay a fee, and it's all about them advertising for their business. Oh...the answer to the question: I was in the band, so I've been in quite a few parades.
6. You would jump up and down and shout for joy right now if someone told you___________?
I've won the lottery. Or, Bravo called and asked me to guest star on the Real Housewives. (I'm kidding, people!)
7. How clean is your car on the outside? Inside? Is there junk in your trunk?
It's not too bad on the inside. It needs to be dusted, and I tend to throw things in the backseat and then not take them out, but it's really not too bad. But, we're not going to discuss the dish towels, dish rags, and the pump lids that have been in the trunk of my car since November. They're clean, but haven't made their way back to the concession stand.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
I got this e-mail from a friend a couple of days ago:
Someone has said that if Christians really understood the full extent of the power we have available through prayer, we might be speechless. Did you know that during WWII there was an advisor to Churchill who organized a group of people who dropped what they were doing every day at a prescribed hour for one minute to collectively pray for the safety of England , its people and peace? There is now a group of people organizing the same thing here in America . If you would like to participate: Every evening at 9:00 PM Eastern Time (8:00 PM Central) (7:00 PM Mountain) (6:00 PM Pacific), stop whatever you are doing and spend one minute praying for the safety of the United States, our troops, our citizens, and for a return to a Godly nation. If you know anyone else who would like to participate, please pass this along. Our prayers are the most powerful asset we have. Please forward this to your praying friends.