The Hodgepodge may have a ‘slow’ theme this week, but there’s certainly nothing slow about the way time is passing! When you blink, you could miss an entire week, or so it seems. Anyway, thanks to our hostess, Joyce, for another great Hodgepodge. Next week we’ll be celebrating our 300th edition!!! Way to go, Joyce!
Here are this week’s questions:
1. ‘Slow and steady wins the race’…tell us about a time this was true in your own life.
The first thing that comes to mind is when Ed built the house we’re currently living in. He’d come home from an eight-hour work day, plus a two-hour commute, then work on the house until bedtime, every single day. He worked on it from dawn till dark on weekends, too. It took Ed a total of six long months to finish the inside of the house, so we could move into it. Then, it took several more months to get the outside finished, but it was definitely worth all of the slow and steady work involved. We have a home, designed and built by us, and it’s paid for.
home sweet home
2. ‘As slow as molasses’…Do you like molasses? How about maple syrup? Caramel? Butterscotch? What’s your favorite of the slow-moving treats mentioned here, and what’s your favorite food made with that sweet treat?
I’m not a huge fan of any of these except for caramel. My favorite food made with caramel would be some kind of candy bar.
3. Your favorite slow song?
I’m going to name the first song that comes to my mind…My Girl by the Temptations. I loved this song over 45 years ago, and I still love it today. ( How about the choreography in this video?)
4. Your favorite thing to make in a slow cooker or crock pot?
It’s either crock pot macaroni and cheese or pulled pork.
5. ‘You may delay, but time will not.’ ~Benjamin Franklin Are you more a hurrier or a delayer when it comes to unpleasant tasks that need doing? What are you currently either delaying or hurrying to get through this week or month?
These days, I’m a delayer. Lately, the task I’ve come to dread the most is changing out the decorations in our house each month. This involves dragging out several large plastic storage containers, packing up one set of seasonal decor, then replacing them with a different set. It also involves decorating our ‘year round tree’ each month. Now that my back is ‘bad’, I need Ed’s help with those boxes. This week the Valentine’s decor was packed up and replaced with St. Patrick’s Day decor. It took me two days to accomplish this.
6. Tell us three things you encounter regularly or even just occasionally that you find to be annoyingly slow.
Waiting for seeds to sprout and grow large enough to transplant, crocheting any large project (like an afghan), waiting in the doctor’s office.
waiting, waiting, waiting…
7. March is National Craft Month. Are you crafty? Tell us about something crafty you’ll try in the next thirty-one days. Or something crafty you’d like to try or wish you had the skill to make happen.
I used to do all kinds of crafts– from latch hook to embroidery. I made rag dolls [and sold them], and even used to sew most of my own clothes. I eventually learned how to crochet, using my right hand, even though I’m left-handed. That was one of my proudest accomplishments! These days, I’m not so crafty. Recently, I did re-learn how to crochet, and I’m currently crocheting some new covers for some throw pillows. I’d like to get those pillow covers finished, then I’d like to make another scrapbook. Maybe this will happen in March, we’ll see.
Can you see the life-sized metal rooster in the picture above? His name is “Chicken William Bacon”, dubbed so by our youngest grandson, Evan, who’s three.
This rooster was one of my recent Christmas gifts from Ed. I love my handsome rooster, “Chicken William”, but “my girls” weren’t quite sure what to make of him when I finally placed him outside, earlier this week. I fear we may need a ‘real’ rooster, though. Just last week I saw [and heard] one of “the girls” trying to flap her wings and crow! How strange.