Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Boo! It's The Hodgepodge

Welcome to the Wednesday Hodgepodge, our last one in the month of October. Somehow time is flying while also standing still. Anyone else feel the same? Let's move on...if you've answered this week's questions add your link at the end of my post. And before you run off leave a comment for the blogger linking before you because comments are a treat and this is the week for them. 

From this Side of the Pond

1. Boo, boo-hoo, make a boo-boo, boo(ze)...pick one and tell us how it relates to life lately. 

I'll say boo-boo. A couple of weeks ago the registration and sticker for hubs little red car came in the mail. He keeps the car covered because he doesn't drive it all that often so I took the paperwork down to the office to put with the insurance card. I thought I was being helpful putting the two items together so he could just grab them next time he went out to the car. 

My desk was a mess though and I went into a bit of a cleaning/shredding frenzy and oops, somehow I shredded the registration and sticker. Bother. Turns out when you misplace/lose/shred your documents you have to turn up in person at the DMV for a replacement. Double bother. 

2. Do you like the color orange? Would we find this color in your home? Your wardrobe? Peach-pumpkin-tangerine...your favorite shade of the three listed? 

I love the color orange. I live in Clemson Tiger country so there's a lot of it around, plus we're Tennessee Vol fans so orange pretty much rules the day in terms of our sports teams. I do wear orange, more tangerine than peach or pumpkin and that's probably my favorite of the shades listed. 

Would you find it in my home?

Um, yes. 

This is in the bar, but I also have some orange throw pillows in various shades on my sofas. Our cabinet maker crafted the giant T for us, and we even tracked down the authentic Tennessee orange to make it legit. 

Also, hubs has a smallish bourbon collection. ahem. 

3. October 28th is National Chocolate Day. What's the last chocolate something you tasted? On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being out of this world delicious, how would you rate it? 

Conveniently I just had a small bite of a chocolate cookie Daughter2 brought home from her girls weekend. They came from a bakery called Crumbl which I think is a chain although we don't have one in tiny town. It was a 10. 

4. Life is like a box of chocolates or so says Forrest Gump's mama. Would you agree? Aside from the pandemic fallout tell us one way this saying has played out in your life. 

You never know what you're gonna get...I think that's mostly true. Growing up we'd sometimes have a box of chocolates in the house and I remember poking the bottoms to see what was inside. Hey, I like what I like and some fillings are better than others.  

I guess we can look at a day as the box and while we know it's full of chocolate we don't know exactly what those chocolates hold. We make plans to eat a caramel and bite into a nut instead. 

Anyone else feel like they're working the simile a little too hard?

5. As October winds down tell us three things you loved about the month we're bidding adieu. 

The weather has been glorious

Daughter2 was home for a week and we had all kinds of fun together including a wedding dress fitting (swoon!), a bridal shower, a rehearsal dinner tasting, cups and cups of hot tea sipped on the porch, new episodes of The Great British Bakeoff to binge, umpteen games of cards played, plans made, meals cooked side by each, and a million conversations shared. 

The cutest little almost one-year old I know officially turns one before the month is out. 

6.  Insert your own random thought here. 

My Daughter1 sent us a box of South Korean goodies to try-

This one was particularly intriguing...a bag of Kit Kats-

Sweet potato Kit Kats.

I wouldn't say it tasted like a sweet potato or the traditional Kit Kat either, although it was shaped like one.  It was definitely sweet and the taste was very good. 

Know what's even sweeter than a sweet potato Kit Kat? 

This little canvas that was in the box too. My favorite sweet thing of all the sweet things. 

Happy Wednesday everyone! 


  1. I would like to try the sweet potato Kit Kats. I have to limit my salt but I do enjoy salty things. Oh wow on the shredding, but at least you could get a replacement!

  2. I feel like time is flying and standing still at the same time too! Poking a hole in the bottom of the chocolates is better than biting it and putting it back...I may have done that but in my defense it was my box of chocolates ;) Caramel and maple cream are my favorite fillings.
    Thanks for another week of Hodgepodge questions :)

  3. Sorry to hear about your little mishap with the registration and sticker but all is well that ends well!
    The Korean goodies I was admiring the honey almond and Kit Kat. Happy early birthday to youngest grandson!

  4. October has been a busy month for you! Sounds like a wonderful time with your daughter. And happy birthday to the wee grand. What a clever card. I remember when a little grand gave us a bouquet of paper flowers where every petal was a fingerprint. We grandparents love this stuff!

  5. Sweet Potato Kit no thank you. lol

  6. Oh my, that's really a shame about the title and sticker. Love the bar, the "T" and that's a lovely collection of bourbon. Love your answer on the box of chocolates. Sounds like a fun week with your daughter. I keep forgetting to go to Netflix to watch The Great British Bakeoff. I used to DVR it regularly when it was on. Of course it's football season now and it's harder to get some programs watched. Hooray for the birthday boy! I don't know what to say about the candy. Certainly different! Love the canvas...too cute!

  7. I enjoyed your Hodgepodge questions and answers.
    Have a good Wednesday my friend.

  8. That was a very sweet thing for sure. Cute idea! How nice to have future bride around for a whole week and to enjoy all those special events. My hubby will be over for the next Bourbon tasting and he'll bring a couple to share, too. Happy end of October to you!

  9. I enjoyed reading your answers. I'm particularly intrigued by the Korean version of Kit Kats, you'd think they were the same everywhere!

  10. What a great gift from South Korea. That fruit looks familiar...
    Your week with your girl is something to treasure.
    Enjoy the end of this 'orange' month!

  11. What a beautiful bar, orange and all! Enjoyed being back with the HP today. Thanks for hosting us each week!

  12. Well, that spooky spider canvas is just THE BEST gift ever!! Glad D2 is celebrating and getting ready for the big day! Love your bar and that bourbon collection! Thanks for another fun Hodgepodge, Joyce!!

  13. Come to think of it, we do embrace orange more than I said in my Hodgepodge answers. We are Denver Bronco fans. Beloved wears orange for their games while I prefer to focus on their other color: navy blue.

  14. What fun to receive a box of treats and the canvas is the cutest!! My hubs has a bourbon collection, too. A year or so ago I actually won a bottle of Pappy for my husband!

  15. You certainly had a lot of fun to prepare the wedding !

  16. Well I'm not sure about those KitKats lol. Double drat on the car paperwork. I once lost a passport in a similar way and had to get a replacement. A costly mistake. But hey if I did that now I don't think I'd bother. When am I going to need a passport? Enjoy your treats.