Wednesday, November 18, 2020

The Happiest Hodgepodge On Earth

Welcome to another edition of the Wednesday Hodgepodge. If you've answered this week's questions add your link at the end of my post, then go say howdy to your neighbor. Here we go-

1. It's Mickey Mouse's birthday (November 18)...happy birthday Mickey! He reads here, right? Have you ever been to Disney, any of the parks at all? Are you a Disney superfan or something less than that? They're open right now so tell us, would you go if you had the time/money/a free trip?

I've been to Disney World and Disneyland Paris, but never Disneyland California. It's been a number of years since I've been to any of the parks, but hopefully when my grandsons are a bit older I'll have a chance to see the magic again through their eyes. I shared some of our Disney memories in a post linked here, and reading it back just now made me wish the world was normal, my grandkids weren't an ocean away, and a trip to Disney World was on the calendar. 

I enjoy the parks, but am not a superfan. I'm not someone who wants to go every year, but for sure wouldn't turn down a free trip either. And I soak it all up when I'm there. 

2. Your favorite place to go when you want to be quiet as a church mouse? Would those who know you well describe you as more churchmouse or perhaps more like mighty mouse? 

When I'm looking for quiet I head to one of our porches. This time of year especially the lake is quiet and I love the view, a fire in the fireplace or in the fire table, a blanket on my lap, and a good book. Or a good nap. Or both. 

As far as which mouse? I think I'm a bit of both. 

3. The day before Mickey's birthday happens to be National Homemade Bread Day. Did/will you celebrate? Do you bake your own bread? Last time you had hot out-of-the-oven homemade bread? What's your favorite kind of bread? 

I used to bake bread on a pretty regular basis, but not so much these days. I try not to eat a lot of bread. I had homemade hot-out-of-the-oven bread a little over a week ago. My neighbor brought me a loaf of her sourdough and it was scrumptious. I took half the loaf to my sister and brother-in-law because momma of the bride does not need to eat an entire loaf of homemade bread. ahem. 

My neighbor is going to bring me some starter and I'm excited to make my own sourdough loaves. I plan to wrap them up and share with friends and neighbors though because see paragraph above.  

It's hard to choose a favorite bread, but I do love a sandwich on rye. I might say my absolute favorite bread is homemade cinnamon, lightly toasted please.   

4. What's something you might say is 'the greatest thing since sliced bread'? 

Not to be a broken record here, but Facetime is pretty much the greatest thing since sliced bread. Maybe even better than sliced bread. 

5. Let's keep the gratitude theme we started last week rolling on through November. Share with us five little things you're grateful for today. Small blessings. One catch-they all must start with the letter T. Gotta keep us thinking, right? 

turning leaves
Thanksgiving memories
tiny handprints
afternoon tea 
a warning instead of a ticket

6. Insert your own random thought here. 

Who's watching the newest season of The Crown? Your thoughts so far? I think the program is so well done, but I do wonder if the royals watch? And I wonder how accurate some of the Diana storyline is? If it's even close to accurate it's awfully sad. 

Also I miss England. 
Carry on.


  1. My MIL made the best sourdough bread. I, too, wishing for normal.

  2. Really enjoyed reading your hodgepodge...I need to link up one of these days. We got rid of Netflix recently, and I have to admit I miss the Crown. I have heard from many news sources that the Charles/Diana storyline is very fictionalized. Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. Yes, yes, Facetime is "all that and a bag of chips!" I struggled with the 5 T's but yours are awesome. I think I over thought that one. Hope you and yours will have a grand Thanksgiving!

  4. I like your answer about Disney and I wish things were different too. I'm coming back to read your link later today. Your porches sound like the perfect place to go. I try not to eat bread either but Mark is such a fan that I get sucked in easily. That is awesome about the starter. Let us know how that goes. I like you five things to be thankful for. I haven't seen the new season yet but plan on watching with my sister in laws in Arizona over Thanksgiving weekend.

  5. Glad to participate this week!
    I'm going to be hungry from fresh bread now.

  6. I've only seen one of the new episodes of the Crown. I do miss England, too, or even the thought of planning a trip again. Also the thought of taking our grands to Disneyland in Anaheim Maskless! I'm hoping to be able to do that before too many years pass. I enjoyed your answers and your T gratefuls! Have a great Wednesday.

  7. I too greatly miss England right now. I might be scrolling daily through my photos of my four trips there...
    I don't watch The Crown, but we are watching Morse.
    My friend brought us fresh sourdough bread recently, too. It was SO yummy!

  8. Hi Joyce,
    I liked your Thankful T's. I caught the warning instead of a ticket. ;-) Is there more of a story here. Hee Hee.
    Happy Thanksgiving,

  9. Do I ever wish the world was normal again! I'm sorry your grands are far away Joyce. Thanks so much for hosting Wednesday Hodgepodge!

  10. I am watching The Crown and also hoping things were not as dire and contentious as portrayed. That would be so sad. Also, could they not make her hair look better? :)

  11. Thank you for another fun Hodgepodge, Joyce! We watched the first season of The Crown and I enjoyed it. Joe got tired of it when we started season 2. I may have to peak at the Diana season. Loved her.

  12. enjoyed the questions and answers this week! I'm the last person posting almost every week -- so sorry!

  13. We make freshly baked bread all the time; in fact we just made a few loaves last week.

  14. I used to enjoy using a sour dough starter and also making a Friendship Cake with a starter. Those days are long gone. I don't need the calories. But it was fun at the time.

  15. We have lived in FL for 3 years and still have not been back to Disney World. I have been many times, but am not really a Disney lover, so too many other places to go right now. I’m sure when the grandchildren come it will become a regular visit and it’s not going anywhere lol