Wednesday Hodgepodge #195

October is rolling along, which means it’s time for another edition of The Hodgepodge!  I hope you’ll enjoy Joyce’s questions, along with my answers, today.  You, too, can join the fun by clicking the button at the top of this post!

1. What’s your favorite time of day? Why?

I really had to think about this one!  For me, it was almost a toss up between nap time or bedtime. Ha!  I finally decided that early evening is my favorite time of the day.  I always look forward to relaxing at the end of the day by getting my bath, putting on something comfortable, then settling in for a little television watching with Ed.

2. Waffle iron, toaster, coffee maker, mixer, blender…which small appliance would you say most needs replacing in your house?

It’s not that old, but I think our toaster might need replacing.  Lately, it’s become unreliable. One piece of toast will pop up barely toasted, while the next will be almost burned.

3. It’s National Grouch Day (October 15)…what’s something that makes you feel grouchy?

I get very grouchy when I’m hungry!  I will go from happy to grouchy, quickly, if I can’t eat when I’m hungry.  Just ask my family!

4. Ever been to Canada? Is that a country you’d like to visit? According to Trip Advisor, the top ten best destinations in Canada are-Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Quebec City, Victoria, Calgary, Niagara on the Lake, Niagara Falls, Whistler, and Halifax. Which city would you most like to see?

I’ve never been to Canada, but I wouldn’t mind visiting.  I’ve always thought it would be neat to  see Niagara Falls.

5. What was your favorite food (or one of your favorites) when you were a child? Is that still a favorite?

I remember ravioli being one of my favorite foods, when I was a child.  No, it’s not still a favorite. It’s funny how our tastes change, isn’t it? (That change is not always a bad thing!)

6. Do you cry easily?

I don’t know if I’d say I cry easily, but I cry a lot easier than I used to.  I’ve become more sentimental and compassionate with age.

7. Have you started your (gasp!) Christmas shopping? If so when, and how much? If not, when will you even begin thinking about it?

Yes, I’ve actually started my Christmas shopping.  Last week, I ordered a doll that my granddaughter said she wanted.  It’s the only gift I’ve bought, so far.


I’m suffering from ’empty nest syndrome’, once again!  On Tuesday, the ‘baby girls’ (aka the chicks) went to live outside in their new chicken house.  I don’t know who was happier–me or them, although I must admit, the house is a little too quiet without their little chirping sounds! Story about the move coming soon…

In the meantime, here’s a peak at what the ‘older girls’ have recently been up to:

playing hide-and-seek among my Halloween decorations…

One of my older girls has been sick for a few days (with crop troubles), while another one is going through a difficult molt.  No eggs for fourteen days and counting….  Let me tell you, store bought eggs taste bland after eating farm-fresh eggs!

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  1. Hungry and tired=hangry : ) I got an American Girl Doll catalog in the mail the other day. I don’t know why I’m on their list still, but it did make me wish I had a little grandgirl to buy one for. Enjoy your Wednesday!

  2. Yeah, I forgot about being grouchy when I’m hungry. If I don’t get my 20 g. protein on time 3 times a day, I slide into a pit. Much easier to stay on top of it. And I too love evening when the day is winding down. For me, it’s always difficult to figure out what the grandkids would like for Christmas without piling on more junk they don’t need.

  3. You’re having a time with your girls, aren’t you? Hope everything settles down with them soon.

  4. Sorry you have to buy store eggs! Because of our allergies we probably wouldn’t know the difference.

  5. Yes, hungry = grumpy and that makes perfect sense to me. Sorry you have a Empty Nest at the moment but now you and Hubby can run around without clothes on.

  6. I never knew chickens could take so much care! I remember the hen house on my grandparents’ farm….lots of chickens, lots of eggs, and I’m sure they didn’t clean chicken bottoms or give them special attention. It is enlightening to realize the investment and care involved! Another fun Hodgepodge!!

  7. Is it really empty nest syndrome when the objects of your affection moved only a matter of feet away? Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment.

  8. I agree, I like the early evenings too and relaxing in front of the TV. I had the same answer for about Canada.

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