I’m finally back, y’all!  After nine months of not blogging, it only took Joyce reviving The Wednesday Hodgepodge to bring me out of retirement!  I’m ashamed to say, I’d almost forgotten how to post, but it’s all coming back to me, now.  So, here we go…

1. Howdy Hodgepodgers. It’s kind of fun to be back, isn’t it?  Last time we met was September, 2018. Tell me something big-important-happy-or sad that’s happened in your life since that date. Just one thing. We don’t know how long this current isolation situation is going to last and we might need to dole out our news bit by bit.

We had a serious fire at our house back in June of 2019.  Thankfully, the fire didn’t involve our house, but the fire did consume Ed’s lawnmower, his garden shed, and everything in it!  I wrote about it HERE, and that was the last post I’ve written in nine months.  Shame on me!

2. Might as well get this out of the way early on…COVID-19. On a scale of 1-5 how serious are you about keeping your distance? Explain. fyi-I didn’t create the scale but have seen it several places online. Also fyi-we won’t only have virus related questions each week, but for this first one it feels right.

1-Not at all, living normally
2-Cautious but still going out
3-Going out as needed, mostly home or working from home, still seeing friends/family
4-Extremely limited, only going out when unavoidable, minimal contact with people
5-Full lockdown, no one in or out
I am immune compromised and Ed has heart issues so we’re a strong 4.  I have not left the house in 13 days!  Ed’s only gone out a time or three.  Once for baby aspirin for himself, once to pick up his prescription refills, and once to pick up oil and a filter for his tractor (it’s gardening time, folks!)  Fortunately, we have family who are willing to shop for us when they are shopping for themselves.  We’re blessed!


3. Raise your hand if you think you might run out of steam in the cooking department before it’s all said and done? What’s something delcious you’ve cooked or eaten in your own kitchen in the past week?

My hand is raised!  I’m already tired of cooking!  It’s been fifteen days since we’re eaten out!  We’re being extra cautious and not eating any kind of take out.  When this pandemic is over, I’m eating out every day for a week!!!

As for something delicious I’ve cooked or eaten–EVERYTHING is delicious, these days!  I think it’s because I appreciate the food we’re eating more than I ever have.  (Food is hard to find and we have to depend on others to get it for us)  I’ll have to say, we especially enjoyed the cupcakes I baked on Tuesday, but Saturday night’s “crock pot bar-b-que” was delicious, too!

4. What’s a television show or movie you’ve seen recently (it could be an oldie) that you really liked?

I still enjoy watching “The Rookie”, “Chicago Med”, and “Chicago Fire” each week.

5. Share something funny you’ve seen or heard this week.

Since our assisted living facilities are on “lock down”, the activity directors have been using dry erase boards to write messages from the residents to their loved ones.  They take a picture of each resident holding the board with his/her message written on it, and post it on Facebook so their families can see them.  Some of the messages are hilarious!  Here are some of my favorites, so far:  (1) To my family:  I love and miss you.  Send honey buns!  (2) I love and miss you.  I need you to find me a woman!  (3) I miss you and I miss my hair dresser!  Send Mascot Pecans!  (4)  Dear Family, I love and miss you very much. Get me out of here!  

6. Insert your own random thought here

Especially in times like these, isn’t technology wonderful? Like so many others, during this time of ‘sheltering in place’, our church is now streaming services on Facebook.  We also have Sunday morning Bible Study via Zoom, which I’d never heard of.  Zoom is nice because we can actually see and talk with each other during the lesson.  Isn’t it great that we can hear God’s word preached, and stay connected, even while in isolation!

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  1. Hello Kathy, so nice to see you here! So sorry about the fire. I’m a #5, its been 15 days since I’ve been out. Right now we don’t need anything but Mark will do the run if we do. I enjoy Chicago Med. That’s a sweet idea from the assisted living facility. My dad is going crazy without visitors. We don’t eat out very often so it just seems pretty normal to us and we are still pretty well stocked with stuff in the pantry. Wouldn’t mind a few fresh items in the house. Yes the technology does help. Take care and stay well.

  2. Kathy I’m so happy to see you here! I didn’t know about the fire and am sure that was frightening. So glad things weren’t worse. Time has a way of flying, that’s for certain. Glad you are well and staying away from others just now. I am also looking forward to a meal out! Stay well!

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