Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Rolling The Dice In The Wednesday Hodgepodge

Welcome to the Hodgepodge! If you've answered this week's questions add your link at the end of my post, then leave a comment for the blogger linking before you. Don't forget to add a link back here in your post somewhere, so your readers can play along too. Here we go-

1. Ever played the game Farkle? Are you a risk taker? In games only or also in life?

For those who don't know, Farkle is a dice game and yes, I've played. My daughter2 also gave me a yard version of the game with giant wooden dice to throw onto the grass and it's a lot of fun. 

I will take risks while playing games, but am less of a risk taker in life. I guess it depends on the potential reward?

2. What's your favorite thing about your yard or whatever outdoor space you may have?

The view. I've posted a million pics but what's one more?

Or two?

It's a dog's life for sure!

3. Tell us about the most interesting building you've seen or been in.

Now this is hard, because I've been in so many interesting buildings. Countless castles, castle ruins, and cathedrals all across Europe, sky high towers in Asia, and closer to home NYC. A few favorites are The Houses of Parliament in London, The Guggenheim in NYC and The Colosseum in Rome. 

If I have to pick a 'most interesting' I'm going to say the Abbey at Mont-St.-Michel sitting high atop a tidal island in Normandy France. It was built in the 11th century and the notion of it's intricate and ornate construction on this piece of land in that time period is truly amazing. 

4. In this current season of social distancing, what's something you've come to realize you take for granted in more ordinary times? Do you think you'll make a conscious effort to appreciate whatever that 'it' is once normal life resumes?

A well stocked grocery store. Making plans for future travel, family gatherings, and events. Sitting beside someone in church, at a ball game, concert, restaurant. 

One reason I enjoy keeping up with my blog is it helps me remember things and how I felt about them at the time. When life resumes some sense of normalcy I think reading back will be a gentle reminder to feel gratitude for the ordinary everyday things we missed during this season of strangeness.  

5. Share a favorite song with a springtime flower in the lyrics somewhere.

I love Wildflowers by Tom Petty- 

6. Insert your own random thought here.

Hair salons are reopening in our state next week but sadly my appointment was for this week. Good news though! I was able to get an appt for later this month which felt like a real coup. It's the little things, right? 


  1. I am still leery about returning to my hair salon. So for now I have a Covid-19 hairstyle, gray roots and all.

  2. I agree, you do have a fabulous view! It looks like a great place to sit in peace. I saw on the news a barber who set up a chair in the back of his pickup truck. He was wearing a mask and cutting a man's hair. The police gave him a ticket. I think it was something about a health code violation.
    Thanks for the Hodgepodge, it helps to keep track of the days ;)

  3. Your view is beautiful and I always enjoy looking at your pictures of it.

  4. During this time, I have realized so many things I have taken for granted. Our church (seating capacity 500) will open the question should I or shouldn't I? With the twins (and one having some problems) I am debating on going but then I think I need to trust God more and go.
    I could never grow tired of your view!

  5. Yes Mont St Michel is up there on my list too - how did they get it built? lol. I don't think I'll be getting a hair appointment anytime soon :(

  6. You have a magnificent view. The Abbey looks amazing. My choice today was the Guggenheim.

  7. Oh my, you sure have been in some interesting buildings! I have been in many more than the ones I listed, but I was having a hard time thinking of them as I wrote the post. You, however, have really been in some fascinating ones.

    And your lake view! I would never, ever tire of that. Thanks for hosting!

  8. Hi Joyce,
    I liked how you answered #4. I use to wake up and sometimes forget about the virus. Ha.
    Our son is a 2020 graduate. He is/was in spring sports. I try to stay positive, but sometimes I get just a wee bit mad about the way his high school years of come to an end.

    Thank you for the Hodgepodge.

  9. Yes, our grocery stores have more empty shelves than full. Very frustrating but, then, there's a lot frustrating right now. Love your backyard view, water just adds so much! I have my hair app't next Tuesday, and that will make 13 weeks for me. Ugh!!!!

  10. I have seen pictures of this Abby and have always been fascinated by it. How did you ascend? Thank you for another interesting Hodgepodge this week. And yes, back porches are happy places; however, your view is a bit more expansive than mine and I’m sure equally loved and enjoyed.

  11. Oh I love your view!!! I could set forever in your yard and read a book and get sidetracked with the water. LOL

  12. You got me thinking about that potential reward when taking a risk. That would definitely be something to consider. Love your view! Amen to your answer to #4. Woohoo for being able to get an appointment for getting your hair looked after! More and more I think it's the little things that keep things normal...

  13. Oh, I'd love to walk inside that Abbey some day. It reminds me a little of Camelot. I wasn't familiar with that Tom Petty song, but certainly enjoyed it. As ever, thank you for resurrecting the Hodgepodge!

  14. Yes, the idea of not having travel plans and what will be safe this summer is something I've taken for granted. We always have a summer vacation.

  15. I always love the photos of your view. Thanks for the HP questions. I think one reason I revived my blog is so that I will remember some of what was happening during this strange time in our lives. Happy Wednesday to you!

  16. I haven't heard of the game or played it. I'll have to check it out! You have gorgeous view. The building is amazing. I haven't even been in a grocery store. I think Mark went once and since then we have done pickup or delivery. That's a lovely song choice.

  17. Your pictures are beautiful. How blessed you are to live in such an amazing neck of the woods.

  18. I'm sorry I missed this Hodgepodge! Always fun and I enjoyed your answers. Our salons opened this week. I'm letting my hair grow a bit so am not making an appointment right now but Joe has one for next week. I need to look up Farkle. Your view is so beautiful and I never get tired of seeing it here.