Wednesday, February 10, 2021

I Heart The Hodgepodge

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 leave some comment love for the blogger before you. 'Tis the week for it!

Here we go-

Fro  1. Something little you are loving right now?</p><p>2. Red roses or pink peonies? Red wine or pink lemonade? Red lipstick or pink polish? A cotton candy colored sky or a fiery red sunset? A book-movie-or song you love with pink or rd in it's title? </p><p>3. What's something you currently have your heart set on doing-going-seeing-experiencing? </p><p>4. Who would you most love a heart to heart with right now? Is that possible? </p><p>5. Write and acrostic for the word L-O-V-E.</p><p>6. Insert your own random thought here. </p><p style=

1. Something little you are loving right now? 

This little punkin' for one...

I haven't had him on my lap since he was three weeks old and y'all that is just too too long. On the bright side, he's at the age now where he'll engage with us on the phone and it's completely precious. My daughter and her family are supposed to relocate sometime this summer and I'm hopeful they'll be close enough to hang with Nana on a more regular basis. 

There are a lot of ifs and maybes in that sentence but we are definitely hopeful. 

Her other little man is not so little anymore, but can still turn me to mush in an instant. When that Facetime screen lights up he launches into something important he needs to tell me or ask me or show me and there is honestly nothing better in the whole wide world.  

p.s. his mama is little and I love her great big. She counts too. 

2. Red roses or pink peonies? Red wine or pink lemonade? Red lipstick or pink polish? A cotton candy colored sky or a fiery red sunset? A book-movie-song you love with the word red or pink in it's title? 

All of the above? If I have to choose I'll have the pink peonies please, a glass of red, pink polish on my nails, and a cotton candy colored sky. Although I think you know I love a fiery red sunset equally as much. 

A book, movie, or song I love with red or pink in the title? 

Where The Red Fern Grows is one of my all time favorite books, but I also thought of Redwall which my whole family enjoyed. We listened to it on a long road trip once upon a time and discovered my hubs does a great Cluny the Scourge voice. I know when my girls read my answer they'll smile because they'll hear that voice in their head. 

Reading together is good for us in so many ways. 

As far as movies go I think I have to say The Hunt For Red October (although I liked the book too). This flick is one of hubs favorites and if he spies it while scrolling the tv guide (back when my tv service allowed scrolling-ugh) this is one he always stops on. 

Finally, Brooks and Dunn Red Dirt Road would make my list of top 100 songs ever, with or without the word red in the title. 

3. What's something you currently have your heart set on doing-going-seeing-or experiencing?

Seeing is mom! I haven't seen my mom in person in over a year. It is looking like that will finally happen this month and I've got my heart set on it.  

4. Who would you most like to have a heart to heart with right now? Is that possible? 

One or both of my girls. Technically it's possible, but logistics make relaxed heart to hearts with my oldest rare. Our day is their night, and while she Facetimes us pretty regularly when the boys get up those calls are more about what they have to show and tell me. Which I love, but I miss talking to my girl who is wise beyond her years. 

I talk to daughter2 more often, and of course I love those conversations very much. When I think heart to heart though I picture the three of us together on my porch with a cuppa and nowhere we have to be except right there. 

5. Write an acrostic for the word L-O-V-E. 

Love is patient and kind 

nOt easily angered

it perseVeres

and nEver fails

6. Insert your own random thought here. 

My book club is meeting in person today (Tuesday). We've been on Zoom the past few months but it's going to be a sunny 64 degrees so we'll bring our camp chairs and sit outside. I am so ready for a warm sunny day. This month we read Hieroglyphics by Jill McCorkle which I thought had potential, but in the end was just eh. It didn't seem to have much of a plot.  

I recently won a copy of the book Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy by Eric Metaxas in a Goodreads giveaway, and let me tell you it's excellent. I'm reading it slowly because it's not light, but it's  fascinating. 


  1. I hope you are able to see all the loved ones soon! :)

  2. Red Fern Grows was a novel I taught and the boys really interacted with it. My heart is happy that you are able to see your mom soon.

  3. I sure hope your daughter and her family move closer this summer. I know it has been hard to be so far apart especially with all the restrictions. The Bonhoeffer book sounds great. I may have to get that one.

  4. Joyce,

    Grandkids are super precious! I hope your daughter and her family relocate closer to you all, too. That would be awesome! The Hunt For Red October is an excellent thriller. I had forgotten it. I love your acrostic! Another good one would to use is John 3:16. Shoot, I wished I had thought of this!! Thanks for hosting the mid-week fun, my dear. Have a blessed day!

  5. That's great you're seeing your group in person!

  6. That is an excellent book by Metaxas. He has a new one out called Fish Out of Water that sounds interesting and is his own biography. I limited myself too much on #5 and felt like I could only use one word per letter...oye. I'm praying right now that God will allow your kids to be relocated somewhere in the States so visiting in person is possible!! Happy to hear a plan is afoot to visit your dear mama! Blessings...

  7. I will look up that book you are currently reading. Praying for a closer (and safer) location for those little guys come summer!! Great photos! Thanks for another fun Hodgepodge, Joyce. xo

  8. Cute grands! Facetime is such a good way to connect with them. Love the LOVE!

  9. I forgot to put this on my blog so I'll answer here -- book -- The Red Tent. I loved that book!

  10. I'm glad you can connect via FaceTime. Hope they can be closer when they relocate.

    Happy Valentine's Day!

  11. Your grandsons are adorable and I know you must miss giving them hugs. I hope you can get to visit with your Mum and that D1 relocates to somewhere closer to home.

  12. Beautiful post, Miss Joyce. One of the heroes of the faith I want to study sometime this year is Bonhoeffer. The library at the university where I work has Metaxas's book and I plan to read it.

  13. You are in the same case as me ! My grandson lives in Amsterdam and I haven't seen him since June ! I mean life ! We chat on Whatsapp. Fortunately it exists ! I am so fed up of the lockdown, it's just too long

  14. Your grandkids are adorable! Your mom, I can't believe it's been so long since you've seen her! I hope you get to see her this month.

  15. I pray they will be closer to you and how wonderful that you will be seeing your mom. Hope your book club went well last week.