Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Memorial Days

Do you blog on the weekends?
How about holidays?
I normally don't read blogs or write on my own blog most weekends or holidays. Of course then I am left with the problem of too much to catch up on plus it's Tuesday and that's the day I always post the Hodgepodge questions sooo...
I think today I'll share just a few of the Memorial Day weekend highlights before tacking the Hodgepodge questions on at the end.
Like an afterthought.
Except they're not.
Those Hodgepodge questions require a lot of thought.

Back to the weekend... let me just say that the weather was fab-u-lous!
Saturday morning was clear and bright so we fired up the MG and took her for a spin.
Fired up is some sort of fancy car talk.
Basically it means hubs started the engine.
Fired up sounds more Top Gear though don't you think?
Does anybody watch Top Gear?
Does anybody think I'm a tad obsessed with all things British?

Sometimes people freak out a little when they glance over and see me rummaging thru my purse or looking behind me or talking with my hands when they think I should be driving.
It usually takes them a minute to realize I'm not the driver.
And that I have no steering wheel.

We bought breakfast to go from Paneras and sat by the lake to eat.

Hello sun.
It's been a long time since we've seen you around here on a weekend.
And do you know, it shone the whole weekend?
God Bless America!

Chipmunks were hunted.

flags were flown...

we even dined al fresco on our brand new patio.

We may have had a little company.

Memorial Day means a parade.
In towns large and small all across America.
In our small town.

Honoring those who gave everything in service to their country.
Our country.

So thankful to be born in a country that is free.
So thankful for those who have fought to make it so.
So grateful for those who continue to do just that.

And now, here are the questions for this week's Wednesday Hodgepodge. Come back tomorrow (that would be Wednesday even though it will feel like Tuesday) to link answers-

1. Have you ever been to the US capital-Washington DC? If so, what's your favorite site? If not, what would you most like to see on a visit to that city someday in the future? Is it even on your list of places to visit?

2. When did you last attend a wedding? Are there any weddings on your summer calendar? Were you a summer bride? If you're single, is summer the season of your dream wedding?

3. What is your favorite way to eat strawberries?

4. What is one thing you are especially looking forward to this summer?

5. Do you use/like the self checker at the grocery store?

6. Share a favorite piece of common sense advice.

7. Barefoot, flip flops, tennis shoes, sassy sandals-your first choice for summertime?

8. Insert your own random thought here.


  1. I love your MG! The only time I like the fact that we have that silly mini is when the weather is spectacular. :)

    Even though we only got a peak of your new patio, it looks great!

    Great Hodgepodge questions!

  2. I haven't done Wednesday Hodgepodge before now. Still in editing stages but am posting early Wednesday morning.

  3. Love the new patio, Joyce! Glad we had SUN this weekend, I think we deserved it. :)

  4. the patio looks beautiful! and i want your car :) happy memorial day! :)

  5. Your patio looks spectacular! From what you shared, it looks to me like it was worth the wait! Share more pictures please?

    Glad you got some sun! Hope you didn't have the HOT weather to go with it like we did here.

  6. Love your pictures! I find it very hard to blog after Thursdays--hubby is usually off on Fridays, then there's the weekend. We were gone to GA this past weekend and I'm way behind on my Reader and on commenting!

  7. You're totally correct about the hodgepodge questions requiring thought--on both your end and ours! But I LOVE it! Your pictures and commentary were wonderful! But then, they always are!

  8. It was a beautiful weekend here too. Love your pictures and hearing about your weekend. I would love to sit out on your back porch and watch the animals and read a good book. Looks like a lovely place.

    See you tomorrow at the Hodgepodge.

  9. Happy to share the sun with you! Love the car - you look marvelous :)

  10. Your patio looks gorgeous and after the winter you had you deserve every bit of that sun.

  11. Wow...that was some kind of Memorial Day you had! What I would give to have a lake close enough to enjoy! No better way to RE-LAX! That car is calling my name, Joyce...vroom, vroom!

  12. I LOVE Top Gear!

    See you tomorrow for Hodgepodge.

  13. So glad you are getting some sunshine! Sounds like a nice weekend. Awesome pictures. I do blog everyday but I am slowing learning not to make this my priority in life.