Happy Happy Hodgepodge…

I don’t know how everyone else feels, but I’m tickled pink to have The Wednesday Hodgepodge back on-line!  Happy, happy, happy ! Our gracious hostess, Joyce, has been busy moving into her new house, but is taking a break to host The Hodgepodge, again.  Thanks, Joyce!

Here are the questions for this week:

1. Let’s all think happy thoughts…share one of yours here.

My happy thoughts always center around family.  One of my favorite happy memories [this time of the year] is all of us sitting around the Thanksgiving Day table,  listening to each other share what we are most thankful for.  This is a fairly new tradition for us, and it’s a good one.

2. There’s a Chinese proverb that says, “If you want happiness for an hour take a nap, if you want happiness for a day-go fishing….” What say you? If you want happiness for a day… go to St. Simon’s Island! (It always works for me.)

 3. Where do you go to decompress from the world around you?

Sometimes I’ll just go to my bedroom for a while, but if I get the chance, I’ll head for St. Simon’s Island.

4. What song never fails to make you happy?

There are too many to count, but this is one of the many:

5. Wednesday is National Fast Food Day. Should that be a thing? Apparently it is, so tell us what’s the last ‘fast food’ you consumed? If you were putting together your own version of a ‘happy meal’ what would you include?

The last ‘fast food’ I consumed was a Whopper, fries, and a coke from Burger King.  We rarely eat there, so I thoroughly enjoy it whenever we do.  My version of a ‘happy meal’ would probably be some Kentucky Fried Chicken, with mashed potatoes, cole slaw, and a biscuit.  I love it, but, again, we don’t eat it very often anymore.

6. In a few sentences tell us why you blog.

I began my blog as a way to record some of the past stories of my life.  In the process I began  meeting many interesting bloggers through ‘blog hops’.  In fact, I met our hostess, Joyce, through a blog hop, about eight years ago.  I really enjoy the interaction with other bloggers, and  I’ve learned so much, and ‘met’ some very nice people through blogging. I’ll be celebrating my 9th ‘blogiversary’ in April.

7. List seven things you’re feeling especially grateful for today.

(1) I’m grateful to be a Christian, and thankful my relationship with God is growing stronger. (2) I’m grateful God sent me a kind and loving husband, and has given us 44 happy years together.  (3) I’m grateful for three healthy children who’ve grown into productive adults that I’m very proud of.  (4) I’m grateful for four healthy, happy grandchildren, who have two loving parents in their homes. (6) I’m grateful for our home, that’s paid for. (7) I’m grateful for improved health, this year.  I’m currently off two [of four] prescription meds, and doing okay.


Below is a short video clip of Ed’s recent birthday celebration.  Three-year-old grandson, Evan, is leading the singing of “Happy Birthday”.  Notice how Evan tries to blow out the candles with his nose.  So funny!

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  1. Good morning! You have so much to be thankful for…how awesome! Love that song by Uncle Kracker…definitely makes you feel good! Have a wonderful day!

  2. I think I have been following you for almost as long as you have been writing. I enjoy reading about your family and their activities. There always so much love there.

  3. How wonderful for you to invite us into your kitchen and hear everyone’s voices. What a happy day you all are having !

    Also wow! 8 1/2 years a blogger!

  4. A belated happy birthday to Ed. It looks like it was a fun one. The grand-babies are adorable. 🙂

    I’m not surprised that Kentucky Fried Chicken would be your happy meal. I remember that great gift basket that they sent to you. I love Kentucky Fried Chicken, too.

    I agree with your #1…it is a wonderful tradition. 🙂

    Have a blessed day and a very Happy Thanksgiving!

  5. Three is such a fabulous age! Happy birthday to your hubs! I started blogging in 2009 so not far behind you. I still enjoy it, and as long as I don’t put too much pressure on myself to get something out there it’s fun. I love the record here.

  6. We don’t eat out much either. KFC sounds like a good happy meal. We love it, when we can find a good KFC. Ours was shut down due to violations. It went out of business after that.

  7. Now that is a cute video. Grandkids are the best!

  8. Great song, thanks for sharing the video. Sounds like you have a loving family around you, enjoy! Have a great week.
    Lori in Blue Ridge, GA

  9. Little Evan is just too cute!! Nice celebration (praise God!)!! I am happy Joyce is back this week with her Hodgepodge that we all look forward to! I enjoyed reading your answers, Kathy! Happy Wednesday!

  10. I loved the video. Little Evan is so cute. Yep, it’s the beach for me too.

  11. I enjoyed reading your Hodgepodge today, especially your random. Hope you have a wonderful evening!

  12. Happy Birthday to your husband. The grandkids are so cute! I like your fast food meal, that is what I’d pick too 🙂

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