Happy Thursday, ladybugs, and welcome to 10 on the 10th 03.2022. For today’s edition we are sharing the answers to 10 questions about spring. This month I came up with these questions. But I wrote them a month ago so had forgotten the questions I’d made up!! Marsha from Marsha in the Middle and I are co-hosting the 10 on the 10th series this year. It’s so nice to have some help with this series.
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10 on the 10th 03.2022
Here are this month’s questions.
And here are my answers.
Favorite Spring Thing
List your favorite thing about spring. Which is your favorite season? The hopefulness of spring is what I like best. The hopefulness of new life, new opportunities, fresh starts. But fall is probably my favorite season. The weather, the colors.
What puts spring in your step? What does your favorite pair of shoes look like? When do you wear them? Getting exercise puts a spring in my step. I grumble about doing it but ALWAYS feel peppier afterward.
My favorite pair of shoes to look at would be different from my favorite pair of shoes to wear. This paisley pair of pumps dates back to the ’90s!! I frequently wore them with an olive tweed midi skirt and twin sweater set. Paisley is one of my favorite patterns and these are the colors I navigate toward most.
The shoes I like to wear most are these L’Artiste booties that PC gave me for Christmas. They are comfortable and unique. Not shoes you see often. I wear them most in the winter. One of my favorite looks is the red Buffalo plaid wrap I featured here paired with these booties.
Around St. Patrick’s Day we see invitations to ‘kiss me, I’m Irish’ on graphic tees and images everywhere. Are you Irish? If not, what would your graphic tee read? ‘Kiss me, I’m…” I am a wee bit Irish but more English and Scottish. Even tinier bit French-German as some of our family lived in the border region of Alsace-Lorraine.
What flowers would make up your perfect spring bouquet? What is your favorite floral fragrance? I would probably pick a combination of wildflowers. Maybe if it wasn’t illegal to pick them here in Texas, some bluebonnets, mixed with some violets, lilies of the valley (which I think is not a wildflower) and baby’s breath.
My favorite floral fragrance is lilac. We had a large lilac tree outside our duplex in Boston. In the spring, my mom would open the windows to my parents’ master bedroom and the fragrance would fill our entire apartment. I just bought a ‘fresh cut lilacs’ wallflower plugin from Bath and Body Works. Going to put it in our bedroom when I finish spring cleaning (need to start first).
Spring cleaning? A necessary evil or overrated? What’s your favorite cleaning tip? Cleaning product? Sadly, I used to really, really look forward to spring cleaning. I did it over spring break. And went at it like I was killing snakes. My poor daughters. They dreaded spring break for the cleaning it brought with it. In the last few years, my enthusiasm and energy level have wavered, and spring cleaning isn’t the highlight of the season like it used to be.
My favorite cleaning tip – only touch it once. Put things where they go when you pick them up the first time. Rather than putting a dirty dish from the table to the kitchen sink. And then later having to put it in the dishwasher. Touch that dish once. Rinse and put it in the dishwasher immediately. I apply this to sorting mail, too. Rather than bringing all the mail into the house and setting it aside until I can go through it later, I sort it straight out of the mailbox. And stop at the garbage can to pitch all of the junk mail and advertisements into the recycling bin.
Favorite cleaning product – Dawn Platinum Powerwash Dish Spray. This stuff works like dynamite removing tough baked-on food.
Joys of Toys
Slinkies are coiled spring toys. Did you ever have a Slinky? Silly Putty? What was your favorite toy as a child? I had more than one Slinky, I am sure. Got a big kick out of watching it go down the stairs. Although it did so much better in the commercials than on the staircase in my house. Loved Silly Putty, too. The way it would pick up images from the Sunday funny papers and transfer them onto paper. Cool beans!! My favorite toys, though, were my Barbies. Played with them much longer than most girls. Always wanted a Ken but never got one. Guess my Barbies were all single mothers.
When we ‘spring forward’ on March 13, what do you hope to do in that extra daylight? Hoping that with the extra hour of daylight, we can begin walking after dinner again. And get back to waking up earlier to exercise before PC goes to work.
The following colors will be trending for spring soft lilac, canary yellow, hot pink, salted caramel, scarlet, sky blue. Will you be styling any of these? Is there a color you will avoid? Hmmm. PC’s favorite color is purple and it is one of the colors I wear best. But I think I look better in a deeper shade than a soft lilac. I like canary yellow, salted caramel, too. But of all of these choices, hot pink probably sounds like the most fun. Really, really contemplating buying this great Walmart blazer my friend Kellyann at This Blonde’s Shopping Bag has been sharing. See it on KellyAnn, here. Dang it, looks like the pink blazer is sold out. Boo!!
What will you be reading this spring? Do you have a favorite devotional or quiet time routine? Need to be more faithful about getting up in the morning for quiet time. To remember that on the days when I don’t get up early, I can still find time during the day to do it. Even before bed. What better activity to do before I go to sleep?
My book club is reading 2 books this month. I just finished the first, I Must Betray You by Ruta Sepetys. Talk about a powerful book. And timely. Highly recommend. Have just begun reading The Stranger in the Lifeboat by Mitch Albom. Can’t tell what I think about it but it has received glowing reviews.
I just received A Book That Takes Its Time: An Unhurried Adventure in Creative Mindfulness (Flow) by
Food for Thought
Share an inspirational thought or spring quote. Why does this speak to you? This quote is attributed to author Louis L’Amour. It speaks to me right now as I am trying to write more this year. Doesn’t have a thing to do with spring but I have put this quote on my message board and it inspires me.
How would you respond to these questions? Hope you will put together a 10 on the 10th post to do just that!! Then link it up with us below. Or answer the questions in a comment. Thanks for playing along!!
Back to house cleaning. Brennyn arrives early, early on Friday morning. Looking forward to a wonderful visit with her, Cady and Declan. What do you have planned?
Hugs and kisses,