No Foolin’…It’s The Wednesday Hodgepodge…

Can you believe it’s almost April already?  Me either!  However, my calendar says it’s Wednesday, and I know that means it’s time for The Wednesday Hodgepodge, so let’s get started!  As always, thanks to our wonderful hostess, Joyce, for another great set of questions.

1. What are two or three expectations you have of yourself?#1 To live my life in a respectful and pleasing way.  #2 To be the best wife, mother, grandmother, and homemaker I can be. #3 To enjoy each one of mine and Ed’s remaining days, together, as much as possible.

2. In what way does your outdoor space need sprucing up this spring?

Ed and I have already done some ‘sprucing up’, by cleaning out flower beds, scrubbing porches, fertilizing the grass, and planting some hanging baskets.  However, our front walkway needs some attention, and there are still several holes (where stumps have previously been ground off) that need more dirt added to them.  There’s always something that needs to be done!

3. According to this site (Roadtrippers), six of North America’s most wondrous waterfalls are-Webster’s Falls in Ontario, Upper Whitewater Falls in North Carolina, Havasu Falls in the Grand Canyon, Multnomah Falls in Oregon, The Lower Yellowstone Falls, and Niagara. Have you seen any on the list? Which one on the list would you most like to visit? Prettiest waterfall not on the list that you’ve seen in person?

Sadly, I haven’t seen any of the places on this list, but I’ve always thought it would be fun to visit Niagara Falls.  I’ve only seen two waterfalls, and both of them are small ones in Georgia.  Of the two, I’d say Anna Ruby Falls is the prettiest.

4. Looking back, what’s something you wish you’d done as a teenager?

I wish I’d gotten my driver’s license, at age 16, like everyone else did.  I didn’t get driver’s license until I was 26, but better late than never, like my mother and grandmother, before me.

5. Ham…yes please or no thank you? If you said yes please which of the following do you like best-baked ham with all the trimmings, a ham and cheese sandwich, prosciutto with melon, a ham biscuit, a bowl of split pea and ham soup, or a slice of pizza topped with ham and pineapple?

Yes, please!  I’ll take some baked ham with all the trimmings!

6. Are you typical of your generation? How so?

I’m not really sure anymore.  I used to think I was typical, but, as time goes by, I’m beginning to wonder.  So many of my generation seem to have turned liberal in their thinking.

7. April rolls in at the end of the week, and in keeping with that theme…’act the fool’, ‘nobody’s fool’, ‘a fool’s errand’, ‘could have fooled me’…which foolish idiom most recently applies to you? Explain.

I can’t say that any of these have applied to me, recently.  However, ‘could have fooled me’ would be most appropriate, in general.  I’ve always been an easy target for a practical joke to be played on.


Last week was a difficult one.  First of all, Ed and I worked hard to get the first half of our garden planted before the rain came. We stopped on row six, not because of the rain, but because I was exhausted.  We don’t want all of our vegetables getting ready at once, either.

Next, our old dog, who was blind and deaf, and had been ill for quite some time, finally crossed the rainbow bridge, on Thursday.  “Morris” was eleven, and was the last of my ‘shelter dogs’.  The following night, one of our older cats apparently had a heart attack and died, after eating supper, because we found him dead the following morning.  “Big Red” was one of my older ‘shelter cats’, who was also eleven.

One of our black hens got ‘egg bound’ and became ill, on Thursday, too.  I had to wait for Ed to bury the dog, so he could help me with the hen!  Ed managed to help her lay the egg, but she sat around and wouldn’t eat, so we’ve had to put her in isolation and treat her with medication. She’s doing better, but not quite out of the woods, yet.

Easter finally arrived, and the rains came pouring down about the time the church services got over.  This meant everyone had to brave the rain in their Sunday clothes, and we had to post-pone our annual family egg hunt!  If it hadn’t been such a stress filled week, this Mimi would have hidden some of the eggs in her house, but she just wasn’t up to it, this year.  On a scale of 1-10, I’d rate this Easter a 5.

I’ll be a bit late making my rounds to visit everyone’s blog.  Today is the day for my yearly exam at the gynecologist’s office.  See ya’ when I get back!



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  1. I’ve added your link so no worries. It does sound like a bit of a rough week. Sorry about the Easter rain. I know that was disappointing. I know the garden is a lot of work, but I do admire you having all those home grown veggies!

  2. Sorry to hear about the loss of your pets. Your garden must be beautiful!

  3. sorry about your pets.

  4. Sorry to hear about your rough week. I admire your home grown vegetables…which I know is a lot of work.

  5. Losing pets is never easy. My heart goes out to you and Ed. We didn’t have nice weather here for Easter, either…chilly and rainy.

  6. It may be comforting to think that Morris and his cat friend crossed over so close together. There are no coincidences.Morris was waiting to greet him on the the other side where his sight and hearing is more vibrant than it ever was. We had a sunny but chilly Easter here.

  7. Wow, that was a long time to wait to drive! So sorry to hear about the loss of your pets. Glad your hen is doing better. Sorry about all the rain on Easter Sunday. Hopefully this week is a better on!!!

  8. It has been a hard week for you, The loss of a pet is really hard.

  9. Oh gosh, I’m so sad to hear about your sweet dog and Big Red. Hope the hen gets better!! Sorry the rain ruined your Easter celebration, but Christ is risen and that’s all we really need!! I enjoyed reading your Hodgepodge!!

  10. I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your pets. Holding your hen in prayer. My Easter was full of earthly woes- (daughter leaving to go back to school, FIL in hospice and trying to figure out things for him), but to me Easter all about Jesus and God, so those earthly woes were left at the cross and lifted up. Have a super awesome week!

  11. A hard week for you and Ed. May tomorrow start April with blessings galore for you both. And your answer to the first question reflected how you live and give fully and abundantly. Your posts always uplift, enlighten and nudge me to be and do better.

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