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I am married to the love of my life and am finally able to shower him with all of the attention he deserves. I am now retired and living the life here in Europe. I am an American, he is an Australian, and this is our second overseas address. The first was Shanghai, China and now Munich, Germany. Come along and live the life with us as we continue our adventure of discovering all Europe has to offer.

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011


It seems like just yesterday that I completed this mime and it is already Wednesday again! Where does the time go?  This week just disappeared.  Well here we go again.  Wednesday's Hodgepodge with Joyce.  It's her Springtime edition! And we all are excited for that to happen!

1. Sunday was the first day of spring. So they say. Ahem.
What is your favorite outdoor springtime activity?
Without question golf!  Can't wait to get the clubs out.

2. Who would you want to come into your kitchen to cook dinner for you?
My daughter-in-law who is Jordanian and who is the best cook I know.  I would love to taste her dishes right now.  But more importantly, I would love her company.  She and I always have so much fun together.  I miss her smile.  She is truly my daughter from another mother, *wink, wink.*

3. When did you last fly a kite?
Despite many requests from others to do so, it has been at least ten years ago.  

4. What topic puts you to sleep faster than anything?
Quantum physics and string theory which my husband finds fascinating.  Zzzzzzzzzzz....

5. Which flowers do you associate with specific people, places, or events?
My ex-mother-in-law Lucille, who is now deceased, always had violets on her kitchen window sill and I always think of her when I see them.  From what I understand, they are very hard to grow.

6. What significant historical events took place during your elementary school days?
Desert Storm........only kidding.  I date way back to JFK's assassination! 

7. Do you swear? Do you pseudo-swear? (You know crap, shoot, friggin'?)
Having been a teacher of high school students for over 27 years, I have enormous control over my swearing.  But I would be lying if I said I never swore.  It just takes a lot to get me started.   But when I do, look out!

8. Insert your own random thought here
If you have been reading my posts, you know that Joyce just happens to be a friend of a gal I have met here in Munich.  Let's just say it is quite a coincidence.  Today, another friend of mine who I play bridge with every Monday, emailed me to say that she had visited my Flickr site on the internet.  She said it dawned on her as she was looking at the photos that she had seen my photos of Germany before, way before.  In fact, over two years ago before she moved to Germany she Googled Munich and my photos came up.  What are the chances of all of the people in Munich, we would meet and become friends?  I love coincidence, especially when it brings good people and friends my way!


April said...

Quantum physics would make me snooze, too! My hubby loves to golf...sure wish I did!

Joyce said...

I wish I'd thought of that Desert Storm answer : ) That was good!

Love those small world coincidences!

Coggie said...

My husband loves Golf too. With my knitting and his golf, our friends tell us we are old before our years.

Cathy said...

It's a small world, isn't it! Love it when that kind of stuff happens.

Catherine said...

Quantum physics is definitely a snooze-fest!

I hope you get the opportunity to see your daughter-in-law soon!

Paula said...

I visited from your link to HodgePodge...your pictures from the heading and previous posts are VERY interesting.

All of my family has violets in their kitchen window. I can't make them grow anyplace else so it's gotta be something about all the love and laughter that happens while we cook.

blueviolet said...

Oh geez, I couldn't listen to that science stuff either!

I heart that you love your DIL so much!