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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Hodge Podge and Countdown To Walk MS

1. March is known as the windy month. Which of the following phrases best fits your March so far...'throw caution to the wind', 'three sheets to the wind', 'run like the wind', or 'see which way the wind blows'?

I think maybe I’m a “see which way the wind blows” kind of gal. I’m a good brainstormer in that when I get a group together on a project I don’t believe in a bad idea. I believe in throwing every thought into the mix to see what everyone thinks. Many great ideas come from throwing crazy ideas in the mix and see where they go from there.

2. Your favorite green food? Your favorite dish made with your favorite green food?

My favorite green food? Veggies! My favorite veggies include zucchini and green beans, but anything is better on a bed of lettuce.

3. Ever been locked out of your home-car-office-anywhere? Do tell!

Not in a very long time. Dave and I used to forget the key and be locked out of the house after school, yes, two kids and still no key, but we learned how to pick the lock to the garage where the spare key into the house was kept.

4. Yoda, Kermit, Shrek, The Wicked Witch of the West, Oscar the Grouch, The Grinch, or Mike Wasowski (Monsters Inc.)...of the green characters listed, which one's your favorite and why?

I didn’t know Yoda was green. I guess that means not Yoda. David reminded me that we don’t necessarily remember Oscar the Grouch as any color because when we watched Sesame Street as kids it wasn’t in color! He was gray on a black and white TV!

I guess today I’ll say Mike. It was a cute movie and Mike is the shape of monster that I can draw! He’s also my favorite shade of green!

5. "The first task of a leader is to keep hope alive."~Joe Batten Do you agree? Why or why not?

I absolutely agree! If you can’t keep the belief that your goal is reachable strong there is no reason for group members to give 100%. To get the best work from a team, you first have to sell the idea.

6. Share a favorite song with an emotion in its title.

Need You Now by Lady Antebellum. Yes, need is also a verb and a noun and some needs are beyond emotion but feeling need for another person to keep you from crying or drinking yourself silly is definitely emotional!

7. What's a road trip you'd like to take?

To Cincinnati to see The Reds on Opening Day with the parade and everything! Opening Day for the Tigers wouldn’t require enough travel to be called “road trip” and I’ve been to several Tigers Opening Day games. I’ve never seen Opening Day in Cincinnati.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

One last shameless plug for Walk MS! It’s Sunday! I’ll be doing the mile route in my power chair and David is going to walk beside me for support. I have under $100 to go in my fundraising and I’m asking for $5 donations. There’s no telling which dollar will be the one that funds the last piece of the cure and that dollar will only exist because of the ones under it so every dollar counts for someday ridding the world of multiple sclerosis.

Visit my Walk MS page for more information and to add your name to the list of awesome people who are supporting me on Sunday and will one day when there is a cure know you were part of that achievement!

Nani's Walk MS Page:  http://main.nationalmssociety.org/goto/davonna 



Joyce said...

It's nice to see you back in the Hodgepodge! I made a donation on your page : ) Hope you reach your goal, and the day is a big success!

A Joyful Chaos said...

I love vegetables too!


I too love zucchini, raw!!! I julienne mine and toss them in our salads often!! The texture the taste all blends so well in a salad. AND I love cooked zucchini in spaghetti sauce, and in breads/brownies!!

Anonymous said...

You're right, anything is better on a bed of lettuce :)

'Need You Now' is a great song choice. I love Lady Antebellum!

Edna B said...

I thought some of today's questions were a bit odd. And I wonder why the Grinch was not on the list of green characters. I would have chosen the Grinch.

Good luck with your walk this weekend. It would be so good to find a cure for this wicked MS.

You have a fabulous weekend. Hugs, Edna B.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I said Mike, I really enjoy him in the movies! I will have to check out that song by Lady Antebellum. I just went and made a donation.

Carla said...

I hope you have some fun today on your walk and I hope you have some great weather too. It's supposed to be in the 80's here in North Texas today.

Stay brave, strong and know many are praying and thinking of you.