Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Good bye June...Hello Hodgepodge


From this Side of the Pond
Thank you Joyce for helping us keep our sanity through all this going on in our country.  I look forward so much to your weekly Hodgepodge. 
If others would like to join our little party...hop on over.


1. Are you currently making plans of any kind? What kind? What emotions are associated with the planning process? Tell us about one plan you had to cancel due to the current situation which shall remain nameless. Ha!
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Making plans to celebrate my birthday on Friday..Woo hoo!!  We will be having a crab boil with family.  
I am not overly excited or anything.  
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The big Fourth of July plans have been cancelled.  Usually, I go listen to music (the band plays 70s &; 80s songs), eat, and watch the fireworks.  It really is hard living by yourself and being alone when all events are cancelled.  

2. Last time you saw stars, either literally or figuratively?

With the rainy and cloudy weather there  has been a few starless nights.   I like looking at the stars at night and imagining another universe.

3. Blueberries yay or nay? Blueberry pie, blueberry muffins, blueberry yogurt, blueberries by the handful...what's your pleasure?
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Love blueberries!!  I am not a fan of blueberry muffins because I don't really like muffins of any kind.
Lately, I have been putting blueberries in my smoothies....so refreshing after a long day of doing yard work.

4. swim against the tide, swimming upstream, in the swim, sink or swim, makes your head swim...choose one of the 'swim' idioms listed and tell us how/why you relate?
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All this chaos in the world today and now affecting my little neck of the woods in my small community makes my head swim.  What is wrong with being kind, being respectful, and being able to agree to disagree?  Each morning I do my devotions and pray for our world, country, and my community. Each of us go through heartaches that is unexplainable and is out of our control and this chaos we are all experiencing (riots/fighting,  COVID, wear a mask/not wear a mask, lashing out to others on Facebook, the anger towards others) makes my head swim.
Can one imagine living in a world where we smile and are kind to one another?   I use to live in this kind of world.

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5. Sum up your June in a single sentence.

Pounding my way through June.
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How I release the stress of the day and the negativity in the world.

6.  Insert your own random thought here.

I have been dealing with blind issues for two weeks.  Blinds were purchased and picked up.  A fellow came to install them BUT one of the blinds was  missing some parts.  Two days later another fellow came AND the parts were wrong.  I called to check on the status today and was told someone would be calling me soon (my definition of soon is N OW) and letting me know when he would be back to finish installing the blinds.  
I need to take a page from my book...just be kind BUT when I have already paid for them I would just like to have this job finished.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Wednesday Hodgepodge


From this Side of the Pond


1. This time last year where were you?

This time last year, I was still home babysitting my grandson, Blake, BUT I was planning my trip to Hawaii.  Oh what a fun time we had.


2. In honor of National Pink Day (June 23rd) tell us your favorite pink food or beverage. Was it on the menu at your house yesterday? Do you like to wear the color pink? If we came to visit would we find this color in your home decor? Blush-fuschia-salmon-raspberry-your favorite shade of pink?


I can't think of any pink foods!!  I have been drinking ...
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I have not been a fan of the color pink.  However, my late hub was.  He loved the color pink and even had a pink high school class ring.

My favorite shade of pink would have to be blush fuschia.

3. Stop and smell the roses, looking through rose colored glasses, a rose by any other name, not all moonlight and roses, no rose without a thorn...which rosy saying currently fits your life in some way? Explain.

I have a hard time of slowing down.  I am always in a rush, what for?  I will never know.  I can't stand having nothing to do.  Even now, being quarantined and not going anywhere, I get so bored.  Taking walks along the park, my mind is rushing thinking of things to do and being by myself there is nothing to do!!
Even as a young girl, I remember my dad saying to me, "Stop Tammy and smell the roses."
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I would reply to my dad, "When I stop the world stops!"





4. Are you a 'reader'? Do you tend to read lighter books in the summer months? Do you have a summer reading list? If so, give us a title or two.

I am reader!  Thankful that is something I enjoy doing.  I don't have a summer reading list, but the ones I have loved so far is Far from the Tree  by Robin Benway, The Guest Book by Sarah Blake and I am currently reading We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter.
Can't wait to see what others are reading to add to my list.

5. Share with us one rose and one thorn from your weekend.

Being able to attend Sunday School this week was a blessing.  My church had opened back up but not the Sunday School Classes.  Meeting in small groups for our lesson was a blessing for me.

Thorn....don't get me started but dealing with people when having cell phone problems and you can't understand what the person is saying and what the person is telling you to do isn't working..UGH!

6. Insert your own random thought here.

Getting some much needed outside work done around the house!  One step at a time is what I have been telling myself.

Good bye June...Hello Hodgepodge

Thank you Joyce for helping us keep our sanity through all this going on in our country.  I look forward so much to your weekly Hodgepodge...