An “Egg-stra” Special Hodgepodge…

 

As usual, another week has flown by.  Can you believe it’s almost time to celebrate Easter?  Actually, we’ve already been doing some early celebrating, but I’m getting ahead of myself!

As always, thanks to Joyce, for another great Hodgepodge.  Here are this week’s questions:

1. What’s a word that describes your life?  In a nutshell, I’m retired!

A word you wish described your life?  Younger, but I guess you can’t be retired and young at the same time, or can you?

2. Back in my day we had a lot less, but we appreciated whatever we had a whole lot more!

3. When it comes to takeout are you more likely to opt for Italian, Mexican, or Chinese food?  I’ll say Italian because sometimes we order pizza.

Does a typical week at your house include takeout?  Sometimes, but not always.

4. Think about the people you most respect. What is it about them that earned your respect?  Their dependability.

5. What’s something your friends might see and say is ‘so you’?  That’s a tough one, but I’ll say “a black PT Cruiser” because I’ve had mine for seventeen years, and I still love it!  I think I’m the only one in town who [still] owns one.

Random:

Ed and I will be leaving on our trip [to visit the replica of Noah’s Ark] bright and early, the day after Easter.  Because of this, our family got together to do a little early celebrating, last weekend.  The weather was ‘picture perfect’ and we were able to spend the entire afternoon outside!  The grandchildren played, dyed eggs, then made an attempt to find 350 plastic eggs.  As usual, they didn’t find them all! (Would you believe, a few days ago, Ed just found an egg from last year?)

Ed and I followed Saturday’s festivities with two wonderful [Palm Sunday] services at church, on Sunday.  I almost feel like Easter is already over, but, thankfully, it’s not!  I’m looking forward to Sunday’s Easter services, followed by a fantastic meal at our oldest son’s house, followed by a four-day church trip!

Here are a few pictures from last Saturday:

 dying eggs 

hunting eggs

finding eggs

Easter 2018

From our family to yours: Have a happy and blessed Easter, everyone!

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‘Springing’ Into Another Hodgepodge…

 

Welcome spring, and welcome Wednesday Hodgepodge!  I can’t believe it’s already Wednesday again, and I can’t believe it’s spring!  As always, thank you to our hostess, Joyce, for hosting this fun meme for us.  Here are today’s questions:

1. On this first official day of spring tell us something (besides the weather) you’re looking forward to in this season of the year.

Spring is my favorite time of the year, so I’m looking forward to several things (besides the weather).  First of all, I’m looking forward to our annual egg coloring/egg hunting Saturday with our grandchildren.  Then, of course, there’s the Easter Sunday services followed by the delicious meal.  After Easter, I’m looking forward to hopping on a chartered bus and heading to Kentucky [along with Ed and many of our fellow church members] to see the replica of Noah’s Ark and the Creation Museum.  Last, but certainly least, I’m looking forward to spending some time under my favorite oak tree at St. Simon’s Island, again.

2. When it comes to spring cleaning would you rather wash windows or wash baseboards?  I’d rather wash baseboards.

Clean out closets or clean out the garage?  I’d rather clean out closets.

Dust ceiling fans or dust bookcases?  I’d rather dust bookcases.

Wipe down the patio furniture outside or wipe down the light fixtures inside?  Neither one, but if I have to choose one I’ll wipe down patio furniture.

Any of these tasks recently completed?  No, but I’m working on a couple of them.

3. Your favorite thing to make/eat that calls for cream cheese?  Chocolate Delight

Sour cream?  Pound cake

Whipped cream?  Strawberry Pie

4. I read here a list of commonly mispronounced words. What is a word that gives you trouble when it comes to pronunciation? I’ve been guilty of adding an extra “i” at the ending of mischievous.  However, my youngest son might tell you I misprounce the word “Pontiac”.

5. What’s a song you love with the word ‘rain’ in the title or lyrics?  I’m still partial to “Rainy Night in Georgia” by Brook Benton.  Hearing that song can take me right back to Ed’s days of army basic training, and the special times we spent together.  Ah, young love…

Random:

The sun was a little bright in this picture, but, as you can see, the azaleas are in full bloom!  Happy Spring!

Spring 2018

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A ‘Lucky’ Wednesday Hodgepodge…

Last week there wasn’t a Hodgepodge, and I thought I’d write a post anyway.  I did write the post, but never got around to publishing it!  That’s terrible, isn’t it?  Anyway, I’m joining in the fun, today, and I’d like to thank our hostess, Joyce, for another set of great questions.  Here they are:

1. Best place you’ve been lately?

I’m always saying there’s no place like home, but next to home, I’ll say church is the best place to go.  I was there last night, for a ladies circle meeting.

2. What’s something you should say yes to today? Or this week? Or even this year?

I should say “yes” to watching my diet and getting more exercise.  I’m thinking I’m going to need more salads and more walking to shed this ‘winter weight’.

3. Do you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in any way, shape, or form? If so tell us how.

There’s a big parade and all kinds of St. Patrick’s Day festivities in nearby Savannah, Georgia, but we never participate in any of that.  (Too many intoxicated people.)  Sometimes, if I think about it, I’ll wear green though.

St. Patrick’s Day is special to Ed and me for an entirely different reason.  It’s the day, forty-one years ago, when we moved onto our “little slice of heaven”   here on Ed’s family’s farm.  It was one of the best decisions we ever made!  Happy “moving day” anniversary to us on March 17th!

In Western cultures the color green is typically associated with jealousy, nature, good luck, and growth. What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word ‘green’?  When I hear the word ‘green’ I think of money!

4. What’s a product or service you love so much you’d happily be their spokesperson? Tell us what makes you such a fan.

I can’t think of a single product or service that I love enough to be their spokesperson!  However, Amazon Prime is a pretty good service for $99 per year.  I can usually find whatever I’m looking for on Amazon, and receive it [with free shipping] within two days.  Then, of course, there’s free books, magazines and movies/shows I can read/watch, too.  Oh, and there’s free music to listen to, as well.

5. March 14th is Pi Day. How are your math skills?

My math skills are a bit rusty, thanks to my age and relying on calculators too much.

What’s the last thing you did that required math of any kind?

The last time I used math was to either balance the checkbook or check the total of my receipt at a store.

And most importantly do you like pie?

Oh, yes, I love pie!

What’s your favorite kind?

I hate to choose a favorite kind of pie because I like so many, but I’ll choose pecan as my favorite because Ed makes such a great pecan pie.

With ice cream, whipped cream, or please hold the cream?

Sometimes I like ice cream on top of my apple pie, but other than that, I say “hold the cream.”

Random:

Lately, Ed’s been in the process of building a garden table–for those times when our backs will no longer permit us to garden the regular way!  It’s rather large–5′ x 12′.  For now, we’ll be using the table to grow tomatoes and peppers.  Later on, I guess we can plant a little of whatever we feel like growing–the key words being “a little”.  We’re trying to scale back [a little] on our gardening, but it’s not working, so far.

Ed and I have started walking [for exercise] every morning.  We’re trying to get in better shape before our upcoming trip.  We walk the quarter of a mile trek down to our son’s house to feed “Trouble”, the cat [of The Man With the Can stories].  On most mornings “Trouble” is anxiously awaiting our arrival, and actually meets us part of the way!  (She’s learned that I’ll pick her up and rub her all the way back.)  I’m happy that “Trouble’s” hip/pelvis has healed well enough that she can walk again. There were days when I wondered if she would. However, “Trouble” has not learned a single thing from being ‘run over’, and continues to get up under our son’s car. May God continue to watch over her is my prayer!

 

 

 

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