Wednesday, July 15, 2020

A Hodgepodge Sweetness

From this Side of the Pond
Thank you Joyce for these questions.  If you would like to join the HP, hop on.

1. The sweetness of summer...where have you found it recently? If you're in the Southern hemisphere, feel free to tell us about the sweetness you're finding in winter.

Finally found the sweetness of summer

Twins were born March 9th and on July 3rd I was able to hold them for the FIRST TIME!

2. Take your sweet time, sweet tooth, home sweet home, short but sweet, the sweet smell of success, sweet talk...choose a sweet idiom and tell us how it fits your life currently?

The only one that applies to me currently,   Sweet Tooth.  I am trying not to indulge in sweets but it is so darn hard.

I love M & Ms with a cold beverage (beer on ice).  With the virus, I didn't want to go to the store so I posted this picture.  Within an hour or so I had bags of M & Ms on my outside table.  I even had some mailed to me!
Ask and you shall receive, right?

3. Sweet as honey, sweet as sugar, or sweet as pie, which phrase do you use when a sweet phrase is called for? What's the last sweet treat you indulged in?

I don't use any of these phrases.  I might call someone Sweetie or say Hello there Sweet  __________ insert name. 
My last sweet treat...M & Ms of course!  The mint flavor M & Ms and the English Toffee are my absolute favorite.

4. First thing that comes to mind when you hear the word fidget?

Fidgeting: Why do I fidget?

Me!!  I have difficulty not fidgeting.

5. Share with us one of your favorite childhood travel memories.

My parents moved back to Saltville, Virginia from Baltimore, Maryland.  Every summer I would go to Baltimore to spend the summer with my grandmother.  My aunt, who wasn't married at the time, was a secretary at the VA Hospital in Sparrows Point, Maryland. I have so many fond memories of this.  On some days, my grandmother and I would visit my aunt at work...taking the bus of course, and I was able to see what she did all day at work.  My aunt would always curl her hair at night with those big curlers and I would try to do the same. Some days my grandmother and I would bake goodies to send to my uncle who was in Vietnam at the time.  We would go crabbing in the Chesapeake Bay, cook the crabs, and have a crab feast.  Spreading the newspapers all over the picnic tables and eating crabs...Love, love, love!  Many times we would travel to Daytona Beach, Florida for a short mini vacation.  Such wonderful memories with my grandmother.

6. Insert your own random thought here.

Everyone stay hydrated...the temps are on the rise here this week and next week.  With pools being closed hard to stay cool.
On another note, starting school is going to be difficult.  Our county is planning on going 4 days.  Half of the students alternating with in person and remote learning on Monday/Thursday and Tuesday/Friday.  Wednesday will be used for deep cleaning and planning.  I have also heard no AC in the classrooms (don't know if this is true) but I can't imagine with the heat and no AC how will the students feel especially when I know of classrooms without windows.
Prayers for all students, teachers, administrator, and school staff.

So until next time...
Keep on Keepin On and Enjoy Life!


  1. I can’t imagine no ac. Ugh! I’m glad kids are returning to the classroom and think that needs to happen. I loved your travel story. And I love a crab feast too!!

  2. Glad you got your supply of M&Ms. I just did a seafood boil this week, so yummy. I am so concerned about schools reopening, seems like pouring gas on a fire. I hope I'm wrong!

  3. Awwwweee such a sweet picture of you with your grandbabies. My first grandchild was born March 3rd.


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