First Hodgepodge of May

1. Can you tell I’m embracing a Cinco de Mayo theme here this week? Do you like Mexican food? What’s your favorite dish? How about on the side-black beans, pinto beans, refried beans, rice? What about heat-mild, medium, hot? Will you celebrate with Mexican food and drink on May 5th aka Cinco de Mayo?

We embrace Mexican food every week. Most Tuesdays you’ll find us at La Corona sitting at a table served by our favorite waitress, Liliana. When she sees us drive up she heads to the bar to make us our Cadillac Margaritas. We’ve become good friends sharing life experiences together with her. We enjoy medium hot. No plans so far for Cinco de Mayo as we already had our Tequila Tuesday this week. We enjoy Mexican food at home, too. Photo is from a couple years ago before I embraced a new hairdo and my grey. Growing up in Montebello, California in my elementary school days we would have special assemblies and dance the Mexican Hat Dance on Cinco de Mayo.

2. Ever been to Mexico? For work or holiday? Love it or no? If you haven’t been is this a place you’d like to visit? Can you speak Spanish?

Surprising that even though we grew up in Southern California Dear and I have only been to Mexico once to pick up Saltillo floor tiles (a type of terracotta tile) with my cousin and his wife who were building a home. It’s referred to as the perfectly imperfect tile. This was not a vacation in any stretch of the imagination. We are happy to have made it to Tecate and back alive to talk about it. Part of the story involves us getting a ride by the Tijuana police back to the border.

3. What’s one thing you may accomplish this month?

I know that this month I’ll be getting a large part of my quota in of visiting family. We will head east to visit Addy and her folks again and then I will fly south to see my dear old pop for his 94th birthday and see as many siblings and nieces and nephews that I can fit in and who have the time to visit with me.

4. If you were mayor of your village, city, or town, what’s one thing you’d like to see changed, done away with, revamped, or accomplished? Is serving in public office something you’ve ever seriously considered?

If I was mayor of my village I’d space out city projects so that every major street in town wasn’t torn up at the same time. No interest whatsoever in serving in public office, thank you.

5. What’s something that may be popular, but that you just don’t get?

Green “healthy” smoothies.

6. Can’t let this week slip by without mentioning Thursday May 4th is Star Wars Day. As in ‘May the 4th be with you’ ahem. Are you a fan of the Star Wars series? Exactly how much of a fan are you? On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being ‘I’ve seen every film, own the action figures, might have dressed as Darth Vader for Halloween one year’, and 1 being, ‘what’s a Vader?’ -where do you land?

Well we embraced the series back in the day.  Our middle son always had little figurines of Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker in his pocket. I still have those in one of my china cabinets to give back to him.  On the scale, I’ll say 3. And…just to name drop, we were in a small group with George Lucas’ sister in the late 70’s and early 80’s.

7. Scroll back through your blog posts and in three sentences or less tell us the general theme of your fourth blog post. Does it still ring true today? Is it a topic you re-visit on your blog from time to time?

My blog is about all the things I enjoy and wonder about. What I see in the world around me and who I see it with. It’s always been heavy with photos because I’m visual. My fourth post dated March 5, 2007 was a devotional about Trusting and Obeying. Yes, it still rings true and I post devotionals occasionally and Sunday Hymns every week. Jesus will always be a part of my blog since He has saved me and leads me on in my life.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

Today Dear and I enjoyed some time at Roozengaarde Gardens in Mt. Vernon enjoying the end of Tulip season there. My photo at the top of the post and this one above was taken at the gardens. I’ll be publishing a few posts of all the beautiful tulips we enjoyed soon.

Linking up with Joyce at From This Side of the Pond for Wednesday Hodgepodge.

14 thoughts on “First Hodgepodge of May

  1. Oh I hope so! Those tulips are amazing. You will have a full month and may it have plenty of sun. You are a long-time blogger!

  2. Fun! Enchiladas hands down with rice and pintos with the hottest salsa (habanero) for me and a margarita on the rocks! I’ve traveled to Mexico many times, and si…hablo Espanol! Mi ex-esposo es de El Salvador! I traveled to Mexico City with my Spanish Club in high school, then visited Tijuana numerous times back before passports and such became necessary. I brought back so much tequila, vanilla and liqueurs that I STILL have some on the shelf from late 1999!!!

    Looks like you continue to live life to the fullest! Enjoy your month of May!

  3. Looks like the Tulip fields of Holland. When I was in Mexico or the Southern States I loved Mexican food but it is not the same here nor could I eat the spicy stuff these days unfortunately.
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  4. I enjoy Mexican food too, though I don’t think I have a favorite, I like it all. : )
    Those tulips are gorgeous.

  5. What beautiful tulips! No tulips out here yet. Mostly daffodils and forsythia. I enjoyed reading your Hodgepodge today!

  6. Aww – I enjoyed all your hodgepodge answers Ellen! We love Mexican food too and I might just have to make some Tacos or something on Friday? Sounds like May will be another full and busy month for you. Glad you can get back to see Addy and your sweet Pop!!! Green smoothies are really good – just saying!

  7. I always enjoy reading these Hodgepodge Q&A but I never do them…one of these days I will. We have a favorite restaurant for fajitas…and we have eaten so many tacos here at home, I am almost amazed that we aren’t Mexican!

  8. Love your tulip pictures! A few people answering the HP encountered the police it seems while in Mexico. I adore your Old Rugged Cross sign. That is one of my favorite hymns.

  9. Kudos and happy birthday to your Pop on the occasion of his 94th birthday. I agree with your observation that municipalities should plan their road projects better to make them less troublesome to the tax paying and motoring public.
    Thank you for your visit to my blog page and for your kind words regarding my beloved SWMBO. Have a great week.

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