Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Hop To It-The Wednesday Hodgepodge

Welcome to the Wednesday sure to add your link before you hop around to the other players today. Also, a reminder that the Hodgepodge will be on Spring Break next Wednesday so our next HP will be Wednesday, April 10th.  

Wow.  Time just went into supersonic mode, didn't it?  Here are my answers to this week's questions-

1. What are your plans for Easter?  Are you cooking a big lunch or dinner?  Dyeing eggs?  Attending a sun rise service?  Eating too much chocolate?

Our plans for Easter are much the same as they were last Easter, and the one before that, and probably the one before that.  Holidays and tradition go together in my house and nobody likes me to mess with them too much.  

I still do baskets for my girls and I'll have them sitting in their usual spot for the girls to see when I wake them up they wake up. We'll take pictures and go to church, but not the sunrise service because it's outdoors and will be about 30 degrees at that time of day. 

Plus my girls don't do sunrise-ha!  

After church we'll enjoy lunch in the dining room on the fancy china-a green salad, baked ham, pineapple stuffing, deviled eggs, green beans with pancetta, and these cupcakes.  Daughter1 will have to catch the train back to her fair city in the early evening, so we'll just relax and maybe play some games after lunch.  

You wanted a minute by minute account, right?

2. What is something you feel too young to do?

Play bingo.  That's kind of a joke between the hubs and I because whenever we discuss retirement he always says, "I don't want to sit around and play bingo." Personally I like bingo, but I know what he means.

3. "Love is patient, love is kind.  It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs..."

Of the characteristics mentioned in the Biblical definition of love, which do you find most difficult to live out and why?

Keep no record of wrongs. 

Once words have been said they can never be unsaid. They can be forgiven, but they can't be un-heard or un-felt.  

4. What's a springtime flower you associate with your childhood?

The iris.  My mother has always had a green thumb, and when I was a young girl she used to plant a big iris bed at one corner of our yard. When they bloomed they were magnificent. 

5. Ever sung karaoke?  If so what's your go-to song?  If not, and given the opportunity, would you?

Have I ever sung karaoke? Only in the privacy of my own home. Actually it was my mom's home and you're welcome.  

I am not a singer.  

One year for Christmas my sister and brother in law bought my niece a karaoke machine. She was about 9 or 10 I think, and sadly my sister and I commandeered the microphone and sang (very, very loudly) every song on the disc that we recognized, plus a few we didn't. My niece was not happy, nor was anyone else within earshot, but my sister and I were having too much fun too care. 

6. What is something you keep in a basket?

I have a basket of snacks on a pantry shelf, and a basket of pastas on another. I also have a basket under my bathroom sink to hold lotion, hairspray and all the other bottles that magically multiply there. I have washcloths in a basket beside my tub. There's probably more...

7. When was the last time you felt foolish?

I can't recall a specific incident, but when you use as many words as I do you're gonna feel foolish now and then.  

I'm memorizing this verse at the moment-"Where words are many transgression is not lacking, but whoever restrains his lips is prudent."  Proverbs10:19

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

The A-Z blog challenge begins on Monday-ask me how many posts I've got ready to go.

How many posts do I have ready to go?

None. Zero. Zilch.

Have I at least settled on a theme?

um. eh. kinda?  

With a buildup like that I know you're dying to come back and read my entries, but come back anyway. I'm sure I'll come up with something, and it's always fun.  

On the bright side...I think my daughter1 is participating this year, and is planning to gather some of her travel memories as a theme.  

I need a trip.  

Happy Easter Hodgepodgers! 


  1. Sounds like a lovely Easter you'll have!

  2. Have a wonderful traditional Easter and enjoy the time with your daughter. Will miss not doing a hodgepodge next week.

  3. Linking up for the first time today.

    Happy "almost" Easter!

    I love playing Bingo. In our area they also have Drag Bingo which is a hoot!

    1. Welcome to the Hodgepodge!! You'll love it here!

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  5. I also like a good basket, they are just so....useful!
    Have a wonderful Easter with your Girlies! And Hubs, of course!

  6. I would love having a basket filled with treats!! And....
    Happy Easter to you and YOUR family too.

  7. Enjoyed your answers and I'm sure I'll be back to see your A-Z. I hadn't planned to play along, but while reading your random about it, a theme popped into my mind. I may have to participate now. Can your A-Z be pictures?

  8. Ed and I played Bingo on Sunday...with our six-year-old granddaughter and her parents. She loves games. Things change when the grandchildren begin arriving :)

    Have a happy Easter, and enjoy your family time.

  9. I have my Hodgepodge up. I admit to being technically challenged right now. So many small fonts I cannot see with out glasses. Thank goodness I can see the TV to pass the time.

  10. Great questions this week Joyce and I love your answer to #3, what truth!!! Sounds like a Happy Easter will be going on at your house. Cherish these times because one day you will HAVE to share those daughters. :o) I'll see you on the 17th as we'll be in Savannah on the 10th. Happy rest of the week!

  11. Happy Easter to you. Will miss you next week. Loved the questions and your answers.

  12. Easter baskets are a must here too! I still make my husband one and then the kids want me to have one too. Enjoy your time with your daughters this weekend :)

  13. I love you still do baskets for your girls & do the Easter picture :)

    Have a great Easter!!!

    & have a great Spring Break!

  14. Good morning! I love your answers today ... so made me laugh out loud. My kiddo is still a believer and he is up at the crack of dawn and he is already planning how he is going to stay up very late and see the Easter Bunny. LOL I too do not sing in public and I promise to never ever! Have a great Easter. ~Sharon

  15. I am new here - Debby has been helping and encouraging me. I am following you now as well.

    So I am so with you on number three - words can be forgiven, but it is much harder to forget.

    You are not too old for Bingo!

    And as soon as I start you go on vacation , but I'll see you on the 10th.

    Have a very blessed Easter. Now I am going to be gone all day, but I will come back and check out the other blogs!


  16. we still do baskets too---your day sounds much like mine-----i would love to hear more about that pineapple stuffing!

  17. Enjoy the time spent with your family! Happy Easter!

  18. I've been following your blog/hodgepodge questions for awhile now but this is the first time I've participated. It was fun! Look forward to doing it again.

    Hope you and your family have a wonderful Easter! :)

  19. I am going to go over and check out that A to Z thing. I have been trying to restart my blog mojo, I need to motivation....

    I have some of my grandmothers iris in my landscape. Every time they bloom I think of her.


  20. Sounds like you'll have a wonderful Easter with your girls.

  21. Hope you have a great Easter - I did the A-Z last year but just didn't enjoy it as much as I thought I would. Good luck with it.

  22. Have a blessed Easter and spring break with your girlies! I will send warm sunshine thoughts your way! :-)

  23. Well, Joyce, thanks so much for reminding me that I have the very same number of posts ready to go for the A-Z challenge. Oh my. My girls don't like me messing with tradition either but we're just going to have to this year. DoodleBug is going up to Breezy and BestSonInLawEVER's house on Friday so I'll send baskets up with her. Birdie lives close by so her's will be easy. I'm not worried about leaving Deanie out since her birthday is Monday. She's my April Fool's baby. And I did get a package off to her in the wretched city--DC. I only call it wretched because she lives there and not here. LOL

  24. I play bingo on the computer...I wonder if that makes me old? I've got most of my first week of A-Z posts written and scheduled. No theme for me.

  25. Have a great Easter with your family all home.

  26. That's fun you make baskets still for your girls. Fun tradition!

  27. I don't do baskets anymore but I do give some gifts. We are alone this year. I want to go out to eat, have always, always cooked for the Holidays. Mark is upset, doesn't want to go out! Sounds like your day will be perfect. That's pretty funny about the Bingo. I do enjoy playing with my dad in Florida. I love using baskets around the house. I never do the A-Z's. Have a wonderful time with your girls and Happy Easter.

  28. Sounds like the perfectEaster to me. Yeah, it's too cold up here for a sunrise service - maybe it will out of the teens by sunrise :) Happy Easter to you and yours.

  29. Haha... my kid don't 'do Sunrise' either.

    Here I thought you would have at least the first 5 A-Z posts ready to go!

    Happy Easter Joyce, enjoy your girls!

  30. I'm wondering just what kind of cupcakes you're making, because when I clicked on the link it took me to a blocked website! I'll have to check it out when I get home this afternoon!
    Somehow I doubt you & the hubs will be sitting around playing bingo when y'all retire!

    1. I just checked the link and it worked for me. It goes to pinterest first, then click the picture and it should take you there. Chocolate pound cake with a white chocolate cream cheese icing.

  31. Your girls don't do sunrise. Loved that. lol
    Have a wonderful Resurrection Sunday, Joyce!
    I'm going to hide a few eggs for the littlest grandkids, but probably in the house. No one wants to go egg hunting in snowbanks.

  32. Those cupcakes are the cutest! Don't you just love Pinterest! I laughed about your daughters not doing Sunrise... only because we don't do sunrise. We thought about it this year, now if our church did it we would but we don't. :( Have a wonderful time with your girls! Happy Easter!
    until next time...nel

  33. I enjoy bingo sometimes too :)

  34. Your karaoke story made me laugh. I think that's probably what happens whenever there's a machine like that around.

    Happy Easter!

  35. So happy for you getting to keep with our Easter traditions. Lea's right...someday you will HAVE to share your girls,and trust me, sharing kids at holidays is not a fun tradition to start. I'm just tickled my DIL wants to have us over this Easter. I'll take what I can get, selfish beast that I am. Irises! I forgot about them.
    I believe my husband has made the same statement about bingo and retirement, to which I say, "And what's not to like about bingo?" He says, "Nothing, if you're old."

  36. Hi! Thanks for letting me squeeze in at the end of a Wednesday! I always feel welcome. :D

  37. Ya know...the way you answered #3 didn't make it sound so bad. Hmmm. I really like the verse you provided. I might just have to print that out and keep it with me at all times!

  38. I posted my Wednesday Hodgepodge on Tuesday evening because I get up and go the gym so early, but I am just now getting around to joining the long list of participants. Gotta do better. The iris is my favorite flower and yes, it does say "Spring." Enjoy your time with your girls and family this weekend, and Happy Easter to you.

  39. Thank you for your Hodgepodge questions Joyce, as ever they are thought provoking, entertaining and funny. You have definitely earned your break!

    Happy Easter. May the Lord bless you and keep you.

    Pam x

  40. I found you checking out the blogs participating in the A to Z Challenge--and am your newest follower!

    God's blessings to you and your family at Easter!

    I'm blogging at and

  41. I'm with you. It is soooo hard sometimes to "keep no record of wrong" when you're in the heat of a disagreement.

    Finally linked up...I was in such a hurry this morning that I forgot to do it. lol

  42. Enjoyed reading the questions you choose this week and your responses to each of them.
    Sounds like you will be having a very good Easter with your girls and I hope you enjoy your Spring Break time too!
    I agree fully with your answer to #3, you can't un-hear words once they are spoken. You may forgive but the hurt remains.
    I haven't blogged much lately and missed participating in the Hodgepodge. Maybe soon I will be able to join in again.

  43. Have a blessed Easter with your family. I am hoping that spring is finally almost here!

  44. Hi, Joyce Just stopping by real quick to wish you and yours a BLESSED Easter! My girl is coming home today and I'm beyond excited! :))

  45. Well, I was just thinking of making a BINGO game for my boys to review some sight words. But now I fear that would be too "old" of me. ;)

    Hey, Joyce. How many posts do you have ready for the A to Z challenge this year?