Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Throwing The Hodgepodge At You Today

Welcome to the Wednesday Hodgepodge! If you've answered this week's questions add your link at the end of my post. And before you run off hop around and say hi to your neighbors, leaving lots of happy comments in your wake.

Also, a reminder there will not be a Hodgepodge next Wednesday (August 2nd). The HP will be back in action the week after (August 9th). Thanks!

1. We've reached edition number 315 here in the Wednesday Hodgepodge. So tell us, what were you doing at 3:15 yesterday? Is that typical? On a scale of 1-10 (with 1 being low and 10 being high) what's your energy level usually like at 3:15 PM?

At 3:15 yesterday afternoon I was in the kitchen putting together a blueberry/peach cobbler to take to a friend's house for dinner. Is that typical? Not really. Sometimes I get dinner prep started at that hour to make actually cooking dinner a little bit less crazy. 

My energy level hits a low about 3 PM every day, so most often you'll find me brewing a cup of tea at that hour. It gives me just that little oomph I need to finish out the day. It's been so hot here this week that I've opted for iced coffee instead, but normally 3 PM is tea time. 

On a scale of 1-10 I give myself a 3 at 3. 

2. A frisbee, a tantrum, a towel, a party, a punch, or a curveball...which have you most recently thrown or had thrown at/for you? Elaborate.

Well I haven't thrown a frisbee in a long time, so that's an easy one to eliminate. Same goes for a punch which, for the record, I've only ever thrown in the context of a workout. I don't think I'm one for throwing a tantrum, or at least I hope not! Since I am in and out of the water and on and off the boat pretty much every day I'm going with a towel. 

3. What are three things that would help you right now. Tell us how or why.
  • Baby boy's safe arrival
  • A cup of tea (I'm telling you it makes everything better) and
  • An uninterrupted night's sleep, something like ten or twelve hours ought to do it 

4. Do you think you're strong? Why or why not? What makes you strong?

Yes I think I'm pretty strong, more so mentally than physically. Placing my hope and trust in the Lord gives me the courage and fortitude to have peace amidst the chaos of life, to handle the curveballs and hard things we all face at one time or another. Not saying I get this right all the time, but He is the cornerstone I build my life upon.

"The Lord is my strength and my shield. My heart trusts in Him and He helps me." 
Ps. 28:7

5. Do you enjoy reading historical fiction? What's your favorite book set sometime in the past?

Yes I do. It's always hard to pick just one favorite anything, but it's especially tough to choose a favorite book. One of my very favorites set in the past is Pillars Of The Earth by Ken Follett. Not a quick read, but so so good. 

6. Insert your own random thought here.

Hubs and I saw the movie Dunkirk yesterday. When I see a picture like this one I'm always struck by the bravery of the men and women who are sent to war. We both really liked the film...have you seen it? 


  1. I have my energy lack just after lunch, at 3 I am ready to conquer the world, lol ! I don't like to see war films at all, I have seen enough as a child after war in Germany, all these ruins and the homecoming soldiers without a leg an arm or even worse. Everything concerning war I hate ! Ruins were my playground.

  2. Is your sweet daughter feeling anything yet? Is she ready to get that baby out? Mine is. You'd think she was dying. LOL I remember those end days of pregnancy though. I enjoyed being pregnant but was ready for it to be over with the last few weeks. I'm exhausted by the end of the day, too. I gave myself a 4 but some days it's lower. I have not seen the movie but I'm not really a movie watcher these days. I have heard it's worth the watch. Have a wonderful Wednesday!

  3. I did see Dunkirk and I am probably one of the few people who really disliked it. Well, Leonard Malten and me. Yes, the real Dunkirk was filled with so many brave men, but the movie felt quite disjointed to me and left me feeling unfulfilled. Ah well.
    Good questions this week.

  4. Tea! That's the ticket. I must remember that. Praying with you for a safe delivery for your daughter and her new baby boy.

  5. Hi,
    I am with you at 3pm. We can have our coffee together at that hour. ;-)
    We plan to go to Dunkirk.
    Sending prayers for baby, mom, safe travels for all of you. So excited for you Joyce.
    Lots of Love,

  6. The picture of your daughters yesterday was beautiful. I too get my strength from the Lord and your answer to that question was perfect. I will have to add your book to my list to read and I so want to see the movie Dunkirk. Looking forward to it.

  7. I have not seen Dunkirk yet but am sure it is one we will enjoy. I forgot about Pillars Of The Earth by Ken Follett!! Loved that book and have read it twice. Thanks for this week's fun Hodgepodge, Joyce! I am so looking forward to baby stories and new photos!

  8. First of all, thanks for another great Hodgepodge! You always do such a great job.
    I like the scripture you quoted concerning strength. I'm going to jot that one down for later reference.
    Last, I know you must be counting the days, hours, minutes until baby's arrival. Praying for safe arrival for him, and safe travels for y'all. Can't wait to hear the news that he's arrived!!! Your family is about to a most fabulous way.
    Kathy (Reflections)

  9. I haven't seen or even heard about the movie Dunkirk. I guess I've been way too busy partying. Oh those babes in wombland have a way of keeping everyone guessing. Hope all goes well. Amen to your #4.

  10. I have recently found myself liking a cup of coffee in the afternoon but I can only have decaf so it doesn't give me a boost but it feels good. Iced coffee sounds really refreshing, maybe I'll do that today. Hoping to see that movie with Mark.

  11. Have not seen Dunkirk, but would like to. I obviously didn't read all of question 1, but I also hit a low around 3:30. That's when I go straight for my cup of chia tea. I buy it by the case. Will miss you next week, but am hoping you will have lots to write about afterward.

  12. Great set of questions Joyce. I'm a 3 at 3 too and yes a good cup of tea is definitely a mood lifter. Dunkirk is out over here too but I'm giving it a miss. My Dad was one of the soldiers rescued from Dunkirk. He never spoke about it but of course it affected him although in those days PTSD wasn't dealt with in the way it is now. Hope your Grandson comes soon and all is well.

  13. Oh my, that blueberry-peach cobbler sounds yummy...and I just happen to have a large supply of blueberries.

  14. Haven't seen Dunkirk but will keep it in mind the next time we want to see a movie.

    Waiting here for the news of your grandson's arrival! You will rest better after he makes his appearance. So happy for you all!!

  15. We haven't seen Dunkirk, but war movies are almost always very interesting.

    I'm praying for a safe arrival of your grandson, too, for both mama and baby.

    Your answer to #4 reminded me of a song that I learned years ago in the teen choir "Jesus is the Cornerstone". Just thinking about it, remembering, brings a cool calmness to my soul. I can hear the music start up, the energy of the Spirit there as we sang...such a beautiful, peaceful feeling. Thank you.

    Have a blessed week!

  16. Hi Joyce! Thank you for the party! MMMMM reading about that cobbler is making my tummy rumble! I too enjoy war movies with my husband. There are some really good ones and Dunkirk is definately on our list of must sees,

    Best wishes on the grandson's arrival.

  17. Praying for a safe arrival of the little one. Have a great day.

  18. I loved Pillars of the Earth too, and I really want to see Dunkirk!
    I can't remember uninterrupted sleep. Must be the age 😩

  19. Thank you for another wonderful Wednesday Hodgepodge. I hope and pray that your first grandchild's gestation is going well. I love your answer to #4. I enjoy the same source of strength too. I also like your answer to #5. I haven't seen Dunkirk yet but plan to do so fairly soon. I did see Hacksaw Ridge recently and was very impressed by the exploits of Desmond Daws, the first conscientious objector to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.
    Enjoy your time away from the Hodgepodge. See you upon your return, Lord willing.