saturday 9



Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) Meghan Trainor's mom gets a vocal credit on this song ("featuring Kelli Trainor") because the audio of a mother/daughter phone call is included on the recording. Who is the last person you spoke to (not texted!) on the phone? I spoke to my dad

2) The earliest version of this song was a poem co-written by Meghan and her brother as a gift to their mom. Do you enjoy writing/crafting/baking or [insert your skill here] gifts for people? I enjoy knitting gifts

3) Meghan's mom ran Jewel of the Isle, a jewelry store in Nantucket, MA. Have you ever visited Massachusetts? If so, where have you gone? I've been all around Massachusetts

4) Mother's Day is a big holiday for card shops. So are birthdays, weddings, and dozens of other special occasions. Hallmark sells greetings for everything from "Congratulations on Your New Job" to "Happy Retirement." Who received the most recent card you bought? My dad

5) While Crazy Sam was growing up, her mother used to scold her for leaving dirty dishes in the sink. Sam admits it: as an adult she still puts off washing her dishes. Are you more like mother or daughter? Do you clean up after every meal, or do you let the dishes stack up? it depends on the meal--if I'm actually cooking a whole meal, I'll clean up but if I'm reheating, I'll let them stack up

6) Mother's Day is for grandmothers, too. Sam grew up calling her grandmother "Grandgran." What did you call your grandmother? she was Grammy

7) The German word for "mother" is "mutter." What other German words do you know? Gesundheit, kindergarten, danke 
schönbitte schön--I know a few niceties

8) In the United Kingdom, Mothering Sunday is celebrated. It's on the fourth Sunday in Lent (March 14 this year) and in addition to flowers and cards, mothers are treated to Simnel cake. Are you going to indulge in any sweets this weekend? I indulge in sweets whenever I want

9) To celebrate Mother's Day, Sam is giving away her mother's favorite: Hershey Bars! Would you prefer classic milk chocolate, dark chocolate, or milk chocolate with almonds?
today I will go with almonds


The Gal Herself said...

#8 -- a woman after my own heart.

songbird's crazy world said...

#8, I agree

Diana_CT said...

Whoa... more German words that I learned today.
I found an 1876 knitting pattern book for you...

Lori said...

#5...that is me too!
#8...same for me. I have a sweet tooth. Loved your answers! Have a nice weekend.


Me, Myself, and I said...

I'd love to hear about your Massachusetts travels sometime!

Susan said...

I wish I could eat all the sweet. But I am pre diabetic so I have to watch it. Nice that you have been all over MA.

CountryDew said...

Yay for #8! Be kind to yourself!