Zee Hodgepodge

1. April showers bring May flowers or so the saying goes. Are you blooming where you're planted as we begin the month of May?
Ummm.... honestly that's a tough one for me. I feel like I'm basically in the process of unplanting myself from this spot and it's making feel rootless and restless. Also, a little unstable and like I have one foot out the door of my house, my job, my place.

2. On a scale of 1-10, with 1 being no big deal, and 10 being full scale panic, rank your fear of spiders.
Well, since my sister and my roommates all rank at an eleventy-twelve on the panic scale, I have been forced to be more of 7.  Until the day when I can live with T.J., I just have to man up, roll up a magazine, and kill all the bugs. And yes I might scream and freak out but I also simultaneously act quickly. The trick is to not think about it for too long or else you'll loose them in your house. And that is so much worse....
3. May is National Salad Month (who knew???)...besides lettuce, what are two must-have ingredients in your favorite salad?
Tomatoes and mimis which is what I called tomatoes when I was a kid. Basically I just love tomatoes.

4. Of the following sites in the Northwest, which would you most like to see in person-Crater Lake (Oregon), Seattle (Washington), Vancouver (British Columbia), San Juan Islands (Washington), Mt. Rainer (Washington) Oregon Coast (Oregon), Mt. St. Helens (Washington), or Olympic National Park (Washington). 
I am really looking forward to the chance to explore some of the wild wild west during our time out in Washington. Firstly, we are going to be living in plain sight of Mt. Rainier so I'm excited to do lots of hiking there and maybe even go camping which I haven't gotten to do in years.  TJ will also do some training rotations at a civilian hospital in Seattle and I actually know people there that I can visit! And then after that I'd like to just check off each of these sights one at a time. I feel so blessed that I get to experience a whole different part of the country with T.J. Yes he's going to be working long crazy hours at the hospital and truthfully he's not going to have a ton of free time. But I am going to make the most of what we get!
5. This coming weekend marks the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby...when did you last race to cross a finish line?
Yeah. I don't like to race. And I especially don't like to run.
6. What is something little you love?
Oh you know... just my new favorite thing that is mine.
7. Would you say you are more of a visual, auditory, or kinesthetic learner? Elaborate.
Visual. If the teacher didn't write on the board or use graphics, and if I didn't simultaneously write down notes and copy the illustrations myself... I was not going to remember anything that was said.

8. Insert your own random thought here.
So the day has arrived. I made it to the end of the A-Z challenge.
I wish it ended on a cooler letter or that I at least had something really big to share.
I tell you what, though, T.J. really timed his proposal perfectly. The past few posts just wrote themselves.

Alas, I am out of big updates for the time being so 'Z' is a bit of a cop out. But I just wanted to say thanks for following along this month. I feel like I've gotten into a more consistent blogging habit and I hope to keep it up during all these upcoming exciting months!


  1. Congrats to you and TJ! Exciting times ahead for sure. It sounds like TJ will have some long rotations at the hospital so you better continue to "man up" and kill the spiders! You can do it!

  2. tell us more about your ring. Did he have help picking it out? did you tell him the kind of ring you would like?

  3. I enjoyed your Hodgepodge!! I happy your mom pointed me to your blog. I've enjoyed getting to know you!

  4. I'm stopping by from the Hodgepodge to say "Congratulations!" You have a lot 'on your plate', at the moment, no wonder you're feeling a bit 'rootless'. Keep calm and carry on :)

  5. What an exciting time and we are all so excited to hear about all the plans of when, where and of course, how it will all play out. All the best!!!

  6. Love the something 'small' thing you love! I almost said you : )

  7. yes, please keep the habit up! :) you've encouraged me to keep it up, too!

  8. well done on completing the challenge. Best of luck in the move.

  9. Just catching up on my blog reading. The photos are perfect. What a beautiful keepsake from a special day. I also noticed that we have similar learning styles, and we don't run. Ever. :) Well, if I'm running, it's because something is chasing me. :) Thanks for sharing your excitement with us, and I look forward to hearing more details as you enjoy the fun of planning a wedding!


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