Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Strawberry Wednesday Medley

Happy Hump Day ya'll!!!!! Every time I say this I think of that Geico commercial and start laughing inside!!!! "Happier than a camel on Wednesday!"
 
 
Terri has come up with another great Medley for us!!  
 
If you want to join in on the fun go get the questions here, answer, post and link up on Terri's blog!

1.  Given all that information on this National Strawberry Day🍓, do you have a favorite recipe for strawberries? 
I do not have a recipe at all. I wash my berries, slice them and sprinkle them with a little sugar if necessary...that is it! I love strawberries just as they are!!
2.  Some people think the smaller, northern varieties are sweeter than the larger berries that grow in the south and in California.  What are your thoughts on that? 
I grow them in hanging pots on my patio and they are awesome. The smaller ones are definitely sweeter!
3.  There is a Strawberry Festival right here in Plant City, Florida (next town over from Lakeland) and it is a huge event that lasts 11 days with headliner acts each day.  Have you ever been to a Strawberry Festival? Sadly never :-(
4.  Strawberries are grown in every US state.  Have you ever grown them in your garden? 
Absolutely! I get a hanging pot every year and get to enjoy approximately one berry a day all summer - ha!!!

5.  Strawberry is the only fruit that has seeds on the outside, and technically it is not a berry but rather a fruit, and would you be surprised to learn that strawberries belong to the rose family?  Do you have any strawberry trivia to share with us?
No but thank you for sharing yours.
6.  Tell us something random about your week!! 
It's been a very long week. Things in my office are getting so sad with the looming shutdown and everyone is just kind of "existing". It is like a bunch of zombies waiting to get "the ax". We are offered 2 weeks severance for every year of service if we stick around to the end.  It is not a fun place to be anymore. It is like everyone is sitting around waiting for a hatchet...I may have to find something else sooner rather than later because it is a hard working environment right now. UGH and UGH! 
On a happy note...I have my cats, my family and my friends and life itself is still an awesome blessing!! Only 14 days until my Florida trip and 44 days until my Aruba trip! WHOOP!
How has your week been? Have you ever faced losing your job when you knew if was coming but did not know when? Do you have any vacation plans for this year yet?


42 comments:

  1. I once did a project on strawberry farming in school and I had to interview the owner of a local strawberry farm. I didn't retain much of my knowledge on the subject, but I do remember her telling me that one cup of strawberries contains more vitamin C than an orange. There's a strawberry fun fact for you! :)

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    1. That's a fantastic fact! Who knew?!?! I would love to eat strawberries for a cold rather than an orange!!! This is great news!!!! Sounds like a fun project - hope you got an A!!!! Have a great week! Thanks for stopping by!! Hugs

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  2. How sad that you are facing upheaval. I do not do well with change....but I think you should look at it as an opportunity for new horizons! With you talents I am sure you will find another job quickly. Good Luck!

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    1. Thank you Arlene! I am trying to stay focused on the positive. I agree that it is an opportunity for change and any change is usually good change. Just some days it is stressful thinking about where I may end up...thanks for the positive words though!! Hugs

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  3. I understand about the workplace...I was at AIG during the bailout in 2008. Try not to let the glum atmosphere get to you.

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    1. Ahhhh yes! I remember that! I hope you made it through fairly unscathed...
      I am staying very positive on most days :-)
      Hugs - have a great night!

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  4. Thinking of you, dear Ann. I cannot imagine what you're feeling right now as you face uncertainties with your job. I truly hope everything works out perfectly. I hope you have a most beautiful day!

    Hugs!

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    1. Aw thank you Stephanie! I will be fine - it is simply that fear of change and the unknown. Walking through it with positivity and faith! Hugs - have a great week!

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  5. THanks so much ofr the visit... and I wanted to tell you if you do have noticeable sun damage.. you know some splotchy skin.. please ask your dermatologist about it.. THis chemotherapy cream is great. I know lots of people using it and it doesnt hurt.. Believe me,,Im a baby...the thing is if you have what could turn into a cancer ..mine were sqyamous cancers which grow and can affect other parts of body.. unlying which at your tender age it prob will when youre older.. see Im almost 70.. the cream brings it to surface and over two weeks of applying it at bedtime it will leave some red spots that heal in a few weeks.. nothing drastic looking at least in all the folks Ive seen.. just s bit of redness that then sort of sloughs off in a bit of time... My husband has some on his forehead and he is getting ready to use my med next... Skin grafts are NOT fun!!! God bless you sweetie!!

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    1. Ah thank you for the advice! I will definitely ask about this. I get a yearly skin check due to my meds I am on for psoriatic arthritis and I will definitely ask then. I hope everything works out for you - Lord knows cancer in any form is scary!!! Prayers and hugs!!!! Have a great week!

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  6. No,have never known I was going to lose my job and just wait around....must be terribly uncomfortable, am so sorry you are having to go through that. Hope something comes up for you soon.

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    1. Aw thank you. It is a strange feeling waiting on the hatchet but at least they are giving us severance...have a great night! Hugs

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  7. My son's company shut down their office in the city but offered him a job about 20 miles away from where he lives. A nasty traffic commute even though his hours can start early...he sometimes is forced to work late!

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    1. Oh no - that stinks! We don;t have the relocation as an option due to the fact that there are no sites nearby and the company we bought is so large; they simply do not need us anymore. Have a great day!

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  8. Hang in there and get the severance!
    I have never grown strawberries in a pot. I may have to look into that since I eat so many of them.
    What day is it Mike? :-)That stupid commercial always makes me laugh.

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    1. Well Margaret - You will need a lot of pots if you eat a lot. HA HA! My hanging plant gave me just about one a day! HA! It was so fun to pick it and eat it though!!!! I know....I love that commercial!!! HA HA~ Hugs

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  9. Strawberries always remind me of my youth. My mother loved strawberry shortcake. It was a delight we enjoyed during the strawberry season. She would make the shortcake and then fix the strawberries with a bit of sugar. There was always whipped cream. Delicious.

    Have a fabulous day. ♥

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    1. Oh yum - you are making me want strawberry shortcake - my Mom did the same thing!!!! So yummy!!! Have a great week Sandee!

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  10. I had a good friend who had a wild area on her property. Wild strawberries grew there and were so tasty! Mmmemories!
    Your work situation does sound draining, I hope it balances out soon. Keep counting those blessings!

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    1. Absolutely Abby!!!! Staying focused on the gratitude and blessings which are many! Have a wonderful week! Hugs!

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  11. You're so close - hope you hang in there to get that extra 2 weeks pay - that'd be nice!!!

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    1. Definitely! Thanks for coming by Rebecca Jo!!! Hugs

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  12. Sorry about your company. It must be awful. I am glad you have some trips to look forward to and hope you find another job quickly.

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    1. Thank you Ann!!! It will all be fine - it is just the waiting....
      The trips are making everything bearable right now! It is always nice to have something to look forward to! Hugs!

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  13. This was a fun post about strawberries. I am sorry about your job situation. I do hope that something good comes along for you. You seem to have some nice trips you will be taking!

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    1. Yes Julie! I have a few planned with my family which will be a nice break. Everything will work out like it is supposed to...thanks for the kind words! Have a great night!

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  14. So sorry about the job stress! And you may have inspired me - I never realized I could grow my own strawberries so easily. Hanging baskets are my gardening specialty. LOL

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    1. Awesome Becki! I can not wait to hear how it goes!!!! Me too though! I live in a condo and my patio is OVERFLOWING every year because my space is limited! HA! You wont be sorry - one plant will give you about one berry a day...yum! Have a great day!

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  15. Man that sucks at work. I hope you find something that makes you happy!

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    1. Thank you Julie! Me too! Time will tell but until then I am grateful for my job everyday! Hugs to you!

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  16. I am so sorry about your work situation. Transition can be hard in the best of circumstances, gut wrenching in this one. When is the “end”?

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    1. It is Linda and I think the hardest part is we don't know the end. The site will be closed as of June next year but we will all be released sometime between now and then...it is the epitome of the unknown! HA! Hope things are well with you! HUGS

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  17. "I grow them in hanging pots..."

    Wow! How easy is it to do this?

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    1. Very easy! They actually sell them here in PA at the Home Depot and Lowes that way. You don't even have to put them in the planter - they come that way! HA! Try it Sandi...they need lots of water and sun and that is it! Have a great day!

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  18. Yummy strawberries. I've never grown them but my dad always did in his garden.
    Sorry to hear that things are so rough at work. I imagine it would make it very stressful knowing the end is near

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    1. That's exactly it...waiting for the hatchet - HA! But it is better than them coming in one day and saying goodbye without giving severance or anything so there is that to be thankful! I hope you have a great day Ann!

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  19. Okay... where will you be in Florida? I love meeting blogging friends in person whenever there are only a few miles to travel! Thanks for joining the Medley today!! Tough times at work. Prayers lifted!!

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    1. Thanks for hosting the medley every week!!! I will be visiting my parents for a week. They rent a house every year in March in The Villages and I will be visiting there. I believe it is near Orlando? It is always a fun time! Are you near there? Have a great week Terri!

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  20. Hello!
    Thank you for the visit!
    I am sorry about your job.
    Pittsburgh is my favorite city. : )
    Have a cozy evening!

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    1. Thank you for your kind words about my job and thank for coming by!!! I love Pittsburgh too - have you lived here or visited before? All will be well I am fine...have a great evening! Hugs

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  21. Sorry about your job situation and I wish all the best with finding one that suits you and you enjoy. I love strawberries plain in or on desserts. That camel on the Gieco commercial makes me laugh out loud. Hugs

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    1. Thanks for the well wished Mags! I hope you have a wonderful week!

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