Sometimes You Feel Like a Nut…

…sometimes you don’t! I usually choose Almond Joy over Mounds!

It’s time for a nutty Hodgepodge. Thank you to Joyce From This Side of the Pond for the questions!

1. February 16th is National Almond day…are you a fan? If so what’s your favorite food item or recipe that contains almonds? 

I am a fan of almonds and love the crunch and interest they add to a dish.

Favorite savory dish would be rice pilaf with butter sauteed raisins and slivered almonds.

On the sweet side of things Haagen Daz Vanilla Swiss Almond ice cream.

2. Something you are currently ‘nuts’ about? 

I think I’ll always be ‘nuts’ about these two…

3. Something currently driving you ‘nuts’? 

Okay…you asked and I’ll be truthful. It drives me nuts to see children in masks. Unmask our children! Stop the madness!

4. Something you recently bought for ‘peanuts’? 

Greeting cards at the Dollar store, which by the way is not the dollar store anymore but the $1.25 store! They still do sell some of their cards at two for a dollar. It’s hard for me to purchase a $4.95 card that will probably get thrown in the trash after opened and read.

5. Share a favorite quote uttered by any U.S. President ( if you’re not an American, a quote made by the leader of your own country). 

Since we used to celebrate Lincoln’s (12th of February) and Washington’s (22nd of February) with a day off for each of these birthdays way back when I was in school I found a quote I can stand behind from each of these Presidents.

If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter. 

~George Washington

So my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God’s side, for God is always right.

~Abraham Lincoln

The photo at the top of my post is a collage from the National Cathedral in Washington D.C. The statue of George Washington gets such great light reflection from the stained glass window during certain times of the day. I was happy to be able to capture it when we were there in May of 2011.

6. Insert your own random thought here. 

On Valentine’s Day we received about 3 more inches of snow. The forecasters underestimated the amount by 2-1/2 inches, so it was a surprise to see the large fluffy flakes keep falling, and falling until we accumulated three or more inches.

Happy Day to all of you!

About Ellen am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

17 thoughts on “Sometimes You Feel Like a Nut…

  1. Your savory dish sounds delicious. I agree on the grandchildren! I said the same thing about children in masks. Those are two great quotes you shared. The snow does looks pretty but certainly not fun to go out in.

  2. Love your quotes and your answer to #3. I couldn’t agree more. When I am in the grocery store I see far too many masks for my liking. It prevents me staying too long, at least!

    The ice cream sounds amazing, the grands are adorable and look at all that snow!

  3. I rarely eat ice cream at home (hubs cannot say the same lol), but you reminded me I like that flavor. I am 100% in agreement with you on kids in masks, anytime but especially when all the adults around them are unmasked. I was a speech pathologist once upon a time, and have been following some therapists stories on all sorts of problems they’re seeing. Sigh. Hope you’re having a nice day!

  4. I don’t think I should search for Haagen Daz Vanilla Swiss Almond ice cream . . .
    It’s easy to be nuts over our grandbabies, isn’t it? ♥
    More snow? Spring is coming . . .

  5. Definitely love those haagen daz ice creams with almonds. I agree about the masks and kids. My mother in law told me about the dollar store. Great quotes and beautiful snow.

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