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A Hunting We Will Go…for the Hodgepodge!

I’m thinking Joyce has gotten up close and personal with nature lately, given the bird theme for this week’s Hodgepodge.  If you’ve seen some of her lovely photos of recent outings, you might agree!  Who wouldn’t be, though, with the slight dip in temperatures as the promise of a break from the heat looms ever nearer.  For now, though, let’s get on to the questions for this week!  Thanks, Joyce!

1.  My hubs spent last weekend pheasant hunting. Are there hunters in your family? If so, what do they hunt? Which of the following have you tasted-pheasant, rabbit, venison, duck, goose? Which of those would you most like to taste, or be most willing to taste?

Vegetarians keep calm and Hodgepodge on.

The Mr. grew up hunting doves and quail with his grandfather and cousins.  He hasn’t been in some time, though.  I think that I’ve tasted venison and duck…once, perhaps…way back in my meat-eating days.  Nowadays, I’m a vegan and would not be willing to try any of them.

2.  What high spot have you visited that gave you a wonderful ‘bird’s eye view’ of something below?

In 2009, the entire family took a Caribbean cruise that stopped in St. Thomas.  What a gorgeous island, let me tell you!  I’m so excited because we’ll be headed back there in the very near future.  The view from the top of the island is breathtaking!

3.  Do you have any birds in your home? These could be either real live pets or decorative, as in bird prints, knickknacks, fabric or pottery.

There aren’t any birds of any sort in this house.  That’s not to say that I’ve never been called flighty or anything.


4.  Tell about a time you ‘killed two birds with one stone’?

Let’s see…yesterday, I pulled context clues questions from an online resource.  I wound up making two tests from the batch of questions!  Work smarter, not harder, I’ve always heard!  Woo hoo!

5.  Your favorite song with a bird in it’s title?

I think that Rockin’ Robin is one of my favorites.  Sure, it’s an oldie, but I cannot help but want to dance every time I hear i.  I play it sometimes for my classes when I want students to mingle and then pair up to discuss things.  They inevitably start be-bopping too, much to my amusement.

6.  What most recently gave you goose bumps?

Brief flashes of chilly weather has recently given me goose bumps.  I’m very cold-natured, so shivering is what I do from November until March.

7.  Halloween is this Friday…any plans? Did you trick or treat as a child? Carve pumpkins? Share your most memorable costume.

I will be cheering on my high school as the football team takes on its biggest cross-town rival.  I’ve got a young man who I’m a football mama to, and I just love cheering him on!  He’s a fabulous player and an all-around fantastic young man.  I’ve taught quite a few of the players, so it’s fun to hear their names called out when they make plays.

As a child, I did trick-or-treat, and as a mom, I took my children as well.  I don’t remember carving pumpkins when I was a child, but we carved a couple when my children were little.  I honestly cannot remember any of my costumes.  Back in the 70’s, we wore the plastic kind with those horrid masks.

8.  My Random Thought

Every time I get paid, I just can’t stop myself…

From buying books for my students.

The latest round included several for my male students who, I fear, often get overlooked, accidentally, by the girlie books.

Paul Volponi’s books resonate with my guys.  His stories weave in sports and other drama relevant to issues that males deal with.  I can’t wait to do book previews of the ones you see pictured above!  I can guarantee that the books will not stay on my shelves.

5 Responses

  1. Wow, that St. Thomas pic is making me rethink England plans. How beautiful, and what a welcome sight in February or March! Good idea to find books you know will encourage your male students to read. I just bought copies of The Giver to give to a few young people. Good luck to your footballer and his team this weekend!

  2. I’ve been to St. Thomas a couple of times and love it. I like pretty much anywhere with the beautiful turquoise Caribbean water : ) We spent one Thanksgiving there and that was fabulous. We even had a turkey dinner in the hotel dining room.

  3. We love St Thomas too! Enjoy your football game.

  4. It’s important to find good reading material for boys! Way to go teacher!

  5. I like `Rockin Robin`
    Another song I haven’t heard in ages.

    When I worked for a daycare I was in charge of the afterschool children.
    We always had a blast!
    Sounds like you are enjoying your kids as well.

    Have a great weekend!

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