Goodbye February, Hello Hodgepodge…


It’s time to say goodbye to another month, and there’s no better way to say goodbye than with a Wednesday Hodgepodge!  As always, thanks to our gracious hostess, Joyce, for her fun questions and dedication.

Here are this week’s questions:

1. Are you currently operating at 100% capacity? If not, what % are you? What’s keeping you there?

No. I’m currently operating at 60%-70% capacity.  As for what’s keeping me there–it’s dealing with chronic illness and getting old.  It now takes me twice as long to do half as much!

2. Have you done your taxes?  They’re currently being prepared at the accountant’s office.

Planned/booked a summer holiday? We haven’t planned a summer holiday, but we’re taking a spring trip, in April.

Thought about or started your ‘spring cleaning’?  Yes, I’m slowly working on it.

Besides what’s listed here, tell us one task that needs doing before spring rolls around.

We need to get some potatoes planted, in the garden, next week.  They’re an early crop.

3. What’s a favorite food from your part of the country?

Southern fried chicken, but shhh don’t tell “the girls” (my hens) that I said that!

4. This isn’t a leap year, but let’s run with it anyway…look before you leap, a leap of faith, grow by leaps and bounds, leap to conclusions, leap at the opportunity…which phrase might best be applied to your life currently (or recently)? Explain.

I’ll say “a leap of faith”  since we recently joined a new church.

5. As the month draws to a close list five fun and/or fabulous things (large or small) you noticed or experienced in February.

(1) Unusually warm, sunny days, (2) the return of the robins and blue birds, (3)  blossoms on our fruit trees, (4) early morning walks with my hubby, (5) watching our newly planted seeds sprouting in cups.


I never cease to be amazed by my sweet husband.  Last February, at my request, Ed transplanted some daffodil bulbs from his parents’ vacant ‘home place’ to our yard.  Ed’s mama loved her yellow daffodils, and I wanted some of them to remember her by.  I’m happy to report the transplanted daffodils are healthy and doing great, but not yet blooming.  This brings me to the next part of my story…

Baby, hiding among the daffodils…

Many years ago, while I was still in high school, I once worked with a lady named “Miss Edith”.  “Miss Edith” and her husband died a long, long time ago, but, recently, their old home was removed from the spot where it sat for as long as I can remember.  It made me a bit sad to see the empty lot where their house had once stood. Then I looked and saw some clusters of white daffodils still blooming in the yard.

I mentioned to Ed how I’d love to have a few of “Miss Edith’s” daffodils to remember her by, then promptly forgot all about it.  Ed, however, did not!

Ed asked around, and found out who owns the property, now.  Then he called and asked “Miss Edith’s” son if he’d mind sharing a few of the daffodils! Last week, Ed drove over to the property, brought home some of “Miss Edith’s” daffodils, then planted them for me.  Thanks to my loving and thoughtful husband, now I have some little reminders of “Miss Edith” growing in our yard.  Thank you, Lord, for Your many blessings, like pretty daffodils growing in the yard, and the thoughtful, loving man who planted them there for me.


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  1. That Ed is just the sweetest, isn’t he? So sweet. We’re had those above normal temps and I’m over it. I feel like we will go into spring and summer without having much winter again this year. I think I could appreciate those seasons more if they weren’t here most of the year. Ha! Have a wonderful day!

  2. I bet Miss Edith would be delighted to know that you took some of her daffodils! Your Ed is a wonder. Let me know if he ever teaches classes.
    I will sign the Mister up for one. Enjoy your week.

  3. How sweet of your husband. I hope you get some beautiful flowers to enjoy and I love the picture with the kitten in the middle. Hope you get your potatoes planted soon. I don’t grow a garden, but I so enjoy hearing about yours and seeing your pictures. Have a great day!

  4. You are indeed blessed to have such a kind and thoughtful man as your companion through life. But then I am sure you know that.

  5. I think you have a real keeper there in your husband. I love it. Very thoughtful. I guess I’m not operating at as high a percentage as I thought. Planting potatoes sounds like hard work.

  6. Daffodils, such a bright welcome to spring! Your husband is a dear to transplant bulbs for you so you can remember both Miss Edith and your mother-in-law.

    I’m visiting you today from the Hodgepodge, Sweet Tea & Sandals (although if you click my name it may come up with the WordPress blog, which I’m leaving dormant for the time being). Blessings to you!

  7. I love the daffodill story! Ours are beginning to pop open and they definitely make me smile. Happy Wednesday!

  8. I love your heart AND your hubby’s heart. I also love seeing your cat hiding among the flowers!! A fun post!!

  9. Yes Leap of Faith is perfect for you with joining the new church. I find my jokes usually from friends on Facebook. I love your random, Ed is so sweet.

  10. Oh what a sweet story about the daffodils and such a lovely reminder for you. Sounds like you have definitely moved into spring. We thought we had then winter returned with a vengeance this week.

  11. I am so with you on the aches and pains associated with aging. My attitude is one day at a time and doing as much as I can despite the pain of the day.
    Your Miss Edith story is touching. Ed is a wonderful man to have remembered the Daffodils.
    Thank you for your visit and kind words. Have a wonderful week. See you in two weeks.

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