Wednesday, July 12, 2023

Wednesday Hodgepodge


From this Side of the Pond

1. Is your life simple? Elaborate. 

I feel like my life is pretty simple, right now. (school starts in about three weeks).  I get up when I want to, eat what I want, and go places that I want to go.  There isn't a dead line that needs meeting or a certain place that I need to go to.  Pretty simple, but yet, sometimes lonely and boring.

2. What simple pleasure are you are currently enjoying?  

I am enjoying harvesting my garden!  It is a lot of work, but therapeutic for me.  My cucumbers are running over, squash is plenty, and my beans are ready for picking!  

I also have been taking the grandsons to the library on Thursdays.  They have been enjoying the programs and checking out their books (I limit them to one book each, if not then I have loads and loads of books!

3. Travel by plane or go on a cruise? walk or ride a bike? swim or ski? ocean or mountains? 

Yesterday, daughter and I were talking about taking a cruise.  I have never been on a cruise. so this is something I would like to do.  Definitely walk...riding a bike would be too much work!  I love to ski especially cross country skiing.  In the summer the ocean, but in the fall the mountains with the gorgeous color.

4. What's the last thing you bought online that you really loved? 

18 month Reminder Binder.  I love it.  It contains the month plus daily dates AND it has stickers...birthday, anniversary, forget me not, etc.  I love putting stickers on my daily dates.

5. What’s your 'back in my day we__________' story? 

'Back in my day we completed our chores (without much complaining or else), played outside till it was dark, and helped our neighbors.  

Like I have mentioned, I planted a garden this year.  There is so much...way too much for me.  I have an elderly neighbor and yesterday I took her some onions, squash, cucumbers, and potatoes.  You would have thought I had given her the moon!  She was so appreciative. 

6. Insert your own random thought here. 

I celebrated a birthday a couple of weeks ago.  I was almost a firecracker baby!

I am not much of a cake person.  Em said the boys said "No cake for Mamaw."  So I had a cookie cake.

The country boil was delicious!

Celebrating my birthday with these little men...made me so happy.

Daughter lives on the lake and it is so gratifying!

Have a great rest of the week and Enjoy Life!


  1. Helping our neighbors - or just knowing our neighbors! - is something that used to be far more common! Looks like you had a great birthday celebration! Have a great week!

  2. Love the pictures of your grands and how they seem to love the Library and books. Happy Birthday to you and those are great pictures with your grands! Can you tell, I really love grandkids. I have one and I get to see him in two weeks. I can't wait.

  3. Your birthday celebration looked so nice. That 'boil' looks great. Sweet to bless your neighbor with your bounty. Love the photos of your grands enjoying the library. Handsome young boys! Enjoy the rest of the week.

  4. Looks like a fun birthday celebration and I'm so glad you got to spend it with family. The low country boil looks good. My son-in-law sometimes makes that for us when we visit and I love it. Have.a nice rest of the week!

  5. Fun answers. Happy belated birthday. I love cake. I need to take my grandkids to the library sometime.


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