Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Moving Into The Hodgepodge

Welcome to the Wednesday Hodgepodge! Yep, we're still at this nineteen weeks after I brought it out of retirement to carry us through the mostly at-home time we thought was temporary. Hmmm...not feeling so temporary is it? What a world!

If you've answered this week's questions add your link at the end of my post then jump over and leave a comment for the person linking before you on the list. Or everyone on the list if you've got the time. Here we go-

1. Last time you moved house? Something you've learned in moving house?

We moved into our current home a little less than four years ago. 

Something I've learned moving house? Well pull up a chair because I've done some moving and I've done some learning. I looked at my blog tags and found I've written somewhere in the neighborhood of 88 posts labeled moving house so obviously a topic close to my heart.

I think the post linked here sums it up quite nicely. 

2. Move mountains, move along, make a wrong move, moved to tears, get a move on, move up, move over, move out of the way, move the deck chairs on the Titanic, move it!...pick one and tell us how it fits your recent circumstances.

Make a wrong move? What is the right move to make in the age of information overload, misinformation, non-expert experts, biased reporting, and so much unknown. 

3. What have you been doing to make yourself move (aka stay fit-active) during these strange times?

Baking doesn't count, does it? 

Yeah. There was a bit too much of that sort of 'exercise' happening in the early days of Corona, but my daughter the bride has us on a plan now and we've been sweating for the wedding side by each on the screened-in porch for the past month. Surely working out in the heat and humidity counts double, doesn't it? It must count double. We're doing a 100 day meltdown via Beach Body and let me just tell you, melt down is an accurate descriptor. 

4. This week's calendar includes celebrations for the following foods-

National Coffee Milkshake Day (Sunday), National Creme Brûlée Day (Monday), National Milk Chocolate Day (Tuesday), National Chicken Wing Day (Wednesday), National Lasagne Day (Wednesday), National Cheesecake Day (Thursday), and National Avocado Day (Friday)

Which one on the list would you be most inclined to celebrate? Which would you be most inclined to skip?

The one I'd most like to celebrate would be National Creme Brûlée Day, but see question #3. If that's off the table I'm going with the avocado because I can make that work with my m.o.b. dress goal. 

I'm most inclined to skip the lasagne. Maybe if you asked me this question in the dead of winter I'd answer differently, but with temperatures near 90 and the humidity making it feel like something more than 90 a plate of lasagne is not at all appealing. 

5. Next week's Hodgepodge lands in August! I know!! Raise your hand if you feel like July flew by in the blink of an eye? Now bid farewell to your July acrostic style. If you don't know what that means click here.

No jetting anywhere, unusual times, loud voices, yearning for hugs and handshakes and in person connections with the people we love...

Y-this Yucky virus

6.  Insert your own random thought here.

I am loving this song-


  1. I eat a lot of avocado. I hope I can have a Creme Brulee for my birthday!
    That is nice that you and your daughter can work out together!

  2. You definitely are the expert on moving Joyce. Thanks for keeping this "temporary" blog hop going. We all need something to look forward to each week.

  3. Avocado has been my go to food. Working out with daughter and keeping each other in check...good for you both. I didn't go to Pound exercise class last night (something came up....the white elephant) but boy did I miss it. As a matter of fact, it was Amanda, my oldest daughter that got me going to Pound Class with her. We both enjoyed it so.

  4. How true about "make a wrong move." Tough days we are living in.
    Love that song! Life sure was simple and more fun back then.

  5. Oh, I've done so much baking since the virus it's unreal. I already enjoyed baking but I really enjoy it now. Well, didn't even think about it being too hot for Lasagne but, hey, it will be okay and my peeps won't know the difference. :o)) My daughter does the Beachbody workouts and loves them but they are tough. Have a great one Joyce!

  6. Love your answer for #2 and I agree about Lasagna. We usually only eat that at Christmastime.
    You are an expert at moving for sure! BeachBody... and outdoors, that counts more than double! You are going to be one fit mob.

  7. Working out in heat and humidity definitely counts double! Loved your acrostic! The word "yearning" was SO PERFECT for the times we're living in. Thanks, as always, for hosting the Hodgepodge.
    Laughter and Consistency

  8. After I have my cup of coffee I'll come back to read your post and comment. :)

  9. Hi Joyce,
    Beach Body is amazing. I have done a few workouts with Shaun T.
    That is fun that you get to workout with your daughter. xx oo

  10. Ah yes, I bake too. I'll have to add that to my "moving" list to go with walking to the mailbox lol. Thanks for hosting Joyce :)

  11. Hard to believe it's been 4 years. Hope the wedding plans are going well. Yes, way too much misinformation these days. I like your acrostic. I like the song you shared.

  12. We have a wedding in October and we should really be using that as a motivation to lose some weight along with our workout routines.

  13. Thanks for another fun Hodgepodge, Joyce. I'm all there for Creme Brulee day. It is my absolute favorite dessert! Wedding plans... so fun!!

  14. Great post on moving. :) Ahh, the things we can do even if we think we can't. This virus has made traveling a challenge for sure. Great acrostic. I might just become more of a rebel in the face of all the misinformation we are getting these days. I'll blame it on my old age. LOL! Hope the rest of your week goes well.

  15. Good for you on getting your exercise in; I am struggling to do anything with this heat and humidity. I hate sweating!