Unfamiliar with this week's song? Hear it here
2) This song was in the top 10 in 1972, which is also the year HBO was introduced. Do you have any premium cable channels? No, but I do use Netflix and Hulu. And Amazon Prime for pay for view. DD2 put HBOgo on Roku for us but, it loads so slowly we haven't been interested or patient enough to watch anything.
3) Mother Winters taught Sam how to kill the lingering food smells in her microwave (take a bowl of water, add a few drops of vanilla extract, and heat it in the microwave). Do you have any useful household hints to pass along? I found this originally on a life hack tumblr.
4) The French word for "mother" is "mère." What other French words do you know? I took French a long time ago for several years....while I don't try to converse in it, I can read enough of it to get along very basically. If I were to go to France, practice would help me get around.
5) Flowers and plants are popular on Mother's Day. How is your yard or garden? Is it green and/or blooming? Well it is green and blooming in some spots thanks to Grandma for planting bulbs when she lived here.
6) Mother's Day is a big holiday for card shops. So are birthdays, weddings, and St. Patrick's Day. Hallmark sells greetings for everything from "Congratulations on Your New Job" to "Happy Retirement." Who received the most recent card you bought? I don't send a lot of cards so consequently I don't get many. I sent a e-card the last time I sent a card.
7) Have you put away your winter clothes yet? Yes, I hung all the coats and hanging stuff, in the closet, in the loft. The rest of the stuff is on the way.
They are in a basket on the landing of the stairs.
8) Mother Winters used to scold Sam for leaving her dirty dishes in the sink. Sam admits it: as a grown up, she's still a bit of a slob. Do lean toward "neat" or "messy?" More to messy clutter.
9) To celebrate Mother's Day, Sam is giving away candy bars. Would you prefer classic milk chocolate, dark chocolate or milk chocolate with almonds? I like dark chocolate with nuts.