‘May I’ Interest You In A Wednesday Hodgepodge?

Wow, it’s a new week and a new month!  Can you believe it?  It’s also time for The Hodgepodge, again.  As always, thanks to Joyce for providing another great set of questions. Time’s a wastin’, so let’s get started:

1. Can you tell I’m embracing a Cinco de Mayo theme here this week? Yes, I can 🙂

Do you like Mexican food?  I can take it or leave it.  I usually choose to leave it.

What’s your favorite dish? Tacos

How about on the side-black beans, pinto beans, refried beans, rice?  I don’t really care for any of them.  I’ll eat pinto beans or black beans, but only in taco soup.  I don’t eat refried beans at all.

What about heat-mild, medium, hot?  Mild.

Will you celebrate with Mexican food and drink on May 5th aka Cinco de Mayo?  No.

2. Ever been to Mexico?  No.

For work or holiday? Neither

Love it or no?  Don’t know.

If you haven’t been is this a place you’d like to visit?  No, I don’t care to visit, even though the beaches do look beautiful in pictures.

Can you speak Spanish? I can only remember a few words that I learned in high school.

3. What’s one thing you may accomplish this month?

Hopefully, we’ll be canning green beans by the end of May.

4. If you were mayor of your village, city, or town, what’s one thing you’d like to see changed, done away with, revamped, or accomplished?  I’d really like to see a store like Wal-mart come to our little town! There’s nowhere to shop here, other than a couple of small dollar stores.  Other random stores (and there aren’t many of those) charge ‘an arm and a leg’ for anything they sell.  Ed and I travel 35 miles, one way, to do our shopping every week!

Is serving in public office something you’ve ever seriously considered? Um, no.

5. What’s something that may be popular, but that you just don’t get?  This may not still be popular, but I’m going to say the “whip and nae nae” song and dance.  To me, it’s just ridiculous!

6. Can’t let this week slip by without mentioning Thursday May 4th is Star Wars Day. As in ‘May the 4th be with you’ ahem. Are you a fan of the Star Wars series?   I watched all of the original movies, but never considered myself a die-hard fan.  I waited until the movies were released on video before watching them.

Exactly how much of a fan are you? On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being ‘I’ve seen every film, own the action figures, might have dressed as Darth Vader for Halloween one year’, and 1 being, ‘what’s a Vader?’ -where do you land?  I’d say I’m a 3/4. I enjoyed the movies, and remember the original characters, but that’s about as far as my interest goes.  I don’t have any desire to watch the newer versions of Star Wars.

7. Scroll back through your blog posts and in three sentences or less tell us the general theme of your fourth blog post.  My fourth blog post was entitled Did I Tell You? and it was a collection of tales of incidents that happened to me when I was a teenager.  Tales I hadn’t previously mentioned in the first three posts I’d written, and what I learned.  In the beginning, the underlying theme of my blog was “If only I’d known, then, what I know now”.

Does it still ring true today?  No, not so much.  Eventually, I ran out of past stories to write about.  I’ve been blogging for eight years.

Is it a topic you re-visit on your blog from time to time?  Perhaps I will revisit this theme, at some point.  As I mentioned, I’ve been blogging since April of 2009.  Perhaps I should reflect a bit, and discover what I’ve learned from life during the past eight years.  A lot of things have certainly changed–I became a grandmother three more times, we learned how to grow a garden, Ed retired, Ed had a heart attack and recovered, I had back surgery and recovered (sort of), we changed churches three times…  I could go on and on!


Ed and I both had our six month check ups, yesterday.  I’m happy to report that we both got good reports.  Both of us had been dreading the day, fearing our test results might show something amiss.  I also received my coveted letter, this week, telling me my mammogram results are normal.  If you’ve ever had a “questionable” mammogram, then you understand how excruciating the wait for results can be. Praise the Lord for all of the good news!

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  1. That’s amazing that you are already starting to think about canning green beans. Our beans aren’t even in the ground yet. Not safe to plant until mid-May. That’s quite a distance you and Ed have to go shopping. Congratulations on getting good reports from the doctors! What a relief that must be…especially with the mammogram.

  2. That is wonderful that you and Ed got such good news regarding your health! Now, you can finally breathe, right? Yes, I had a questionable mammogram once and it rattled me to the core. I completely understand.

  3. Yay for the good check-ups! I have seen all the Star Wars movies and they actually did a good job on the later ones. I loved the earlier ones. Because of Harrison Ford. LOL

  4. I’ve had many a questionable mammogram, but two years in a row now with no call back. I kinda want to dance at the mailbox when I get that letter : ) Hmmm…your answer to # 4 got me thinking. We could use a Target here. Can a mayor make that happen?

  5. Oh yes, I certainly know about questionable mammograms and what follows when you get the bad report. I’m happy that you both received good reports. I feel so old when I read about popular things that I know nothing about. SnapChat and whip and nae nae. I enjoy writing about memories. So you and your husband taught yourself to garden. That’s cool. Your pictures of your garden are amazing.

  6. WONDERFUL news about the tests all coming back well! Enjoyed your answers today! Have a great evening!

  7. Enjoyed your answers today! Have a great evening!

  8. It is always good to get a good report from your doctor! I do fasting labs on Friday for my 4-month check up. It’s always good to get it over with. I enjoyed reading your Hodgepodge!

  9. Oh Kathy! I’m so thankful for the good reports you received. God is so good! Green beans in May…that’s awesome. I don’t think they are even planted around here yet.

  10. We have our doctor appointments in common. So glad all of yours had good results. I’m also expecting the same for me, but these routine twice a year check-ups are important at my age.

  11. Living off the beaten path has it’s advantages. The down side is you’re far away from everything. We have to dive a few miles to do shopping, etc, but no where near 35 miles. I am glad to hear that you and Ed received good reports on the health front. I pray that that continues. I am so with you on waiting for the results of medical tests. Glad for the clean bill of health there as well.
    Have a great rest of the week. Until next time…

  12. I’ve never done any canning. You go girl! Yes a Walmart would really help you a lot. Way to go on good health reports.

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