Wednesday, April 2, 2014

All About April!

1. Since these questions are posting on the first day of April it seems only right to ask-when was the last time you did something foolish? If you can't answer that one, try this one-when was the last time someone fooled you?

I am going to have to plead the 5th on this one.
2. What's the last biography or non-fiction book you've read? Was it any good?

"To Marry an English Lord" by MacColl & Wallace.  Yes, I really enjoyed reading this book as it was a tale of "Wealth and Marriage, Sex and Snobbery" in the early 1800's to the early 1900's in America and EnglandThe dynamics played out in Downton Abby certainly make more sense now.  I did learn that Princess Diana was a 3rd generation heiress of such an arrangement.  All in all it was a very interesting history lesson.

I am currently reading "Hearts West:  True Stories of Mail-Order Brides on the Frontier."  It's interesting enough, but not compelling.  Stories of Heiresses and Lords are much more captivating, I'm afraid.
3. Garlic-friend or foe? What's your favorite dish made with garlic?

Friend!  I love Garlic Bread, but also like a bit of garlic in most dishes.

4. Several Spring flower festivals happen in the US during the month of April. Of those listed, which would you most like to see in person...The Skagit Tulip Festival in Skagit Washington, The Dogwood Arts Festival in Knoxville Tennessee, The North Carolina Azalea Festival in Wilmington North Carolina or the Daffodil Festival Weekend on Nantucket Island, Massachussets?

Any and all of these would be wonderful to experience, but if we have to do just one, I think it would be The North Carolina Azalea Festival North Carolina is such a beautiful state and we just love our azaleas down in the south.  I am also thinking that either before or after enjoying the festival, I could do some sight-seeing through-out the state.

5. How do you choose which blogs to read?  What is something that will make you stop and read every time? Something that makes you say, 'eh, think I'll skip this one and move on to the next'?

I enjoy reading blogs that pertain to interests that we might have in common, such as decorating, fashion, art and of course favorite memes such as this one.  I also will read those who write devotional thoughts.  I usually pass on the ones that require more time to read than I have time to spend, or if it involves doing some crafty project.  I enjoy browsing all the blogs I have marked as favorites as time allows.
6. April is National Mathematics Education Month so tell us, when did you last use math?

A few minutes ago when a Mary Kay customer called for some products.  Yes Ma'am, I like doing that kind of math.  Ching, ching!
7. In honor of the A-Z challenge kicking off on April 1...choose one word beginning with the letter A to describe your yesterday.

Alertness!  Tuesdays are our Handbell Choir practice days.  As we will be playing for the church services the next two weeks, I needed all the alertness I could muster this morning.  I do enjoy playing handbells not only for the musical aspect, but it keeps my mind and eye/hand coordination  actively involved.

8. Insert your own random thought here.
This past weekend I attended the Mary Kay Career Conference in Dallas.  We had a great time hearing inspirational speakers and seeing new products soon to be introduced.  It is always fun to re-unite with these beautiful Houston ladies.  Thanks Cele for being such a great hostess.
 On Sunday after attending church at Wilshire Baptist Church, we ate at a Mexican restaurant and because the day was so gorgeous, we ate outside in the courtyard.
I decided to try something new and ordered Sopas from the Brunch Menu.
Let's just say "Delicious!"
 Sunday afternoon, I got to spend a little while visiting with our daughter, Christy and granddaughter Ava Grace.  AG was practicing for an up-coming Children's Musical at Prestonwood Baptist Church.
It was so good to visit with them for a few minutes.
 And let me leave you with this thought:
Elizabeth "Libby" Day
Elizabeth "Libby" Day

Hello, My name is Libby. I enjoy reading good books, painting, blogging, spending time with friends and whatever my "Heart" leads me to do. Welcome to Beauty Without Within.


  1. I've heard of the book, but haven't read it myself. I like all things related to England and its history so will have to look for that one.

    The Mexican food looks delish!

  2., I'm craving Mexican food like crazy! Your daughter and granddaughter are just as beautiful as you! Glad you enjoyed a visit with them for just a bit.

  3. Oh those Sopas look delish!
    Wow, i am always so impressed with the hand bells and that is awesome that you know how to play them. Your granddaughter is too cute.

  4. Perfect way to start the day. Your blog is always interesting, insightful and fun!

    Beautiful day in the Carolinas!

  5. Perfect way to start the day. Your blog is always interesting, insightful and fun!

    Beautiful day in the Carolinas!

  6. I have never read Hearts West. I used to really enjoy mailorder bride books, and since this is true I'll have to see if our library has it when I go in later this week.

  7. I'm a friend of garlic too and garlic bread is so yummy! We have azaleas here in CA so I picked the tulips. Conferences are always so inspiring and your brunch looks yummy!

  8. Yes, Garlic BRead is always a winner with me too!

    I saw some azalea's blooming here today but not ours, they will probably burst forth a little closer to Easter.

    Oh, nothing like a MK event. They know how to do it right!

    Christy and Ava Grace, so cute!!

  9. I read a book about a missionary bride however I can't remember the name. It was fiction but based on a true story.


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