- Melanie asks "What kinds of seafood have you tried and liked? What is the most unique seafood you've eaten?
- Anne says, "An unforgettable holiday moment is_____________________. (She's on the other side of that BIG pond. I believe a holiday is a vacation on this side. )
- Arlene wants to know, "When was the last time you tried something new?"
- Becky asks, "Who or what inspires you?"
- Madonna wants to know," How did you chose the names of your children. Wendell adds,"If you don't have kids, how do you choose pet names?"
- I have tried shrimp, scallops-sea and bay, oysters, lobster, crab-king-stone and blue, squid, mussels, clams, salmon, tuna steaks and the canned stuff, trout, flounder, blue fish, mahi-mahi, tilefish, sea bass, grouper, whitefish, tilapia, and squid. The most unique was squid. It is actually called Calamari, when it is cut into rings and batter dipped. It's very good, especially if you have the right thing to dip it in.
- There were lots of unforgettable moments last January, when my sister took the girls and me to Orlando. A specific moment doesn't pop into my head right now.
- Last spring I drove the horse trailer for the first time. Last fall I tried henna for my hair. Yesterday, I tried driving somewhere that I always get lost. I didn't. My "big girl pants" fit well. If you don't understand that, I'll attempt to explain. There is a saying that you just "put on your big girl pants" and do it. It refers to those times when you'd rather not do something, but you just do what you need to. I have joked that I need suspenders for my "big girl pants". One of my kids thinks a strong glue would do. :)
- People who do incredible things when they have everything working against them. I'm also inspired by people who make the best of things and others who have humble beginnings yet go on to achieve amazing things. Not last, but I'm continually inspired by Jesus Christ.
- I had a dream when I was pregnant with my oldest, that I had quads. One of them had her name. I followed my hubby around for months before each child was born, reading names from a little yellow paperback book of baby names. I thought he was going to go out of his mind. I wasn't really that obnoxious. Had he just liked some of the early ones, he wouldn't have had to endure page after page. With my last child, I was watching a documentary on royalty. I found one there!My names are good old fashioned names. Nothing strange or difficult to pronounce. Hubby said that they had to have names that couldn't be shortened to nicknames. That's impossible! Everyone can do something to just about any name. My name is Patrice. I've had people shorten it to Patty, Pattie (sounds like a hamburger), Patti, Patsy (hate that one) and Pat. Pat sounds like someone with short hair and sensible shoes. Definitely not me. See? They can shorten anything!There have also been quite a number of people who cannot get it right. Even if it's right in front of them, they come up with Patricia. I ask you- Have you ever met a Patrice? I met one who was a checker in the grocery store. I also read that there was some African leader named Patrice(a guy). Wikipedia has some mentioned, but I've never heard of any of them. It said that the name Patrice was popular in 1958 and became popular again in 1995. Hmm? Interesting. I've had many people say that they have never met a Patrice. Even if they had, I bet she didn't have a Wendell! (ramble-ramble-ramble- ask a simple question...)
Have a great week and a blessed Easter!