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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  1. Poor Trouble!! I hope she survives her bad decisions, like where to nap! That winter weight is a bear to get off. Meat and salad seems to be a good formula as long as one can stay away from sugar. I can’t wait until our weather is nice enough to walk on the road. As long as it isn’t windy, I don’t mind 40 degrees for a walk. .

  2. Trouble must be on life number 10! She id lucky to have you and Ed, and I like to think she is there for a reason. At any rate, you will be blessed, I’m sure.

  3. Walking everyday is a very good thing. I don’t do it every day, but most days I get at least a short walk in with the puppy. When it warms up a little more, I hope to make it a mile walk everyday. It’s not my most favorite thing to do, but it does make me and the pup feel better. lol

    You’ve got a trip coming up? Hope you have an awesome time.

  4. I’ve fallen into some poor eating habits this winter too and am trying to regain the good ones I lost now. It’s hard. Our neighborhood is steep but I’m walking. I look forward to warmer weather when I can swim as it’s not as hard on my achilles.

  5. Good for you for walking regularly. Where is your trip taking you?
    Our answer to the color green is very similar and to saying yes as well. haha

  6. I need to get back to walking and I have to go with you on Amazon. Now why didn’t I think of that. I LOVE Amazon prime and it has saved me so much time and energy because I don’t like shopping. That’s so nice for you to be able to continue the gardening.

  7. Just like Trouble, I’m not good at learning lessons either. The hot glue gun gets me every time and I know it’s hot. LOL I enjoy Amazon Prime, too. I wish I had the motivation to get back into exercising but I just don’t.

  8. It is interesting that many of answered HOME as being the best place we have been. That says something! I enjoyed reading your answers! I am happy to hear that Trouble is still hanging in there!

  9. There really is no place like home, especially if you still like the person who you are living with. I still do! I am impressed with the size of your table. You are taking raised beds to a whole new level.
    By the way, SWMBO is blogging again. Her new blog is “A Retired Life Through Bifocals.” It is listed on Joyce’s blog list at #17. I am sure that she would appreciate a visit.
    Have a great week!

  10. Hubby and I tried a raised garden last year in very large tall pots but we didn’t keep it up and everything died. Since I’m feeling so much better this year I’m trying again – if we ever get rid of all the snow we have. 3 Nor’easter’s in 2 weeks with another once maybe coming next week!!

  11. I’m with you one the diet. We haven’t tried Prime yet but plan to soon. The garden table sounds like a great plan. Way to go on walking every morning!!


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