Wednesday, March 31, 2021

It's Always Sunny In 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 a comment for the blogger before you. 

One item of business...I'm declaring next week Spring Break in the Hodgepodge. Between Easter weekend happenings, wrapping up the wedding recap, the A-Z Blog challenge starting, and life in general, I need a breather. So no HP on Wednesday April 7th, but back in action on April 14th. 

Okay, here we go-

From this Side of the Pond

1. The Hodgepodge lands on the last day of ten words or lest bid the month adieu. 

Were you really only 31 days? 

2. March 31st is National Tater Day...your favorite way to have a potato? Given a choice would you opt for sweet, white, or red? How often are potatoes on your menu in one form or another? Ever been to Idaho? If not, is that a state you'd like to visit someday?

I love potatoes pretty much any which way you want to serve them. The tiny red ones are my fave. That being said I try not to indulge too often and I steer clear of fries. Except when hubs orders and then it's okay if he wants to share. My favorite is for sure homemade mashed potatoes, reserved for holidays and special guest dinners only. 

I've never been to Idaho, but sure I'd love to visit. There's some beautiful scenery and Yellowstone creeps across the line there, so absolutely let's go. 

3. Last time someone or something 'rained on your parade'? Explain. 

Pretty sure we can all say Corona and the ensuing restrictions, lockdowns, and nonsense dumped buckets on everyone's parade. Specifically hubs and I wanted to a) spend my birthday in the UK and b) take another round the globe trip to visit our daughter and her family in South Korea. We were hoping to see a little bit more of Asia while they were there, but are so thankful we at least were able to meet baby Max in person. 

If you're new here, his name is not Max. That's just how he's referred to on the blog.  

4. Put all your eggs in one basket, get cracking, nest egg, bad egg, good egg, egg on, have egg on your face, or walk on eggshells...choose a phrase from the list that applies to something in your life currently and tell us how or why.

There is a fairly significant home project I need to get crackin' on. While there's no firm timetable for getting this particular job done, hubs is a 'git 'er done' kind of guy, so I need to 'get crackin'. 

5. If I visited your home would I find a lot of baskets there? Something you like to keep in a basket? 

Not a lot of baskets, but some yes. I used to have more but really pared down to just the ones I actually use. Something I keep in a basket...crackers? I don't really decorate with baskets anymore. 

6. Insert your own random thought here.  

I've been recapping my daughter's wedding in words and pictures and this seems like a good place to share one more. Her dress y'all...



  1. I was so confused at first...who's Max, then I read on :) Love all the beautiful wedding photos. Thanks for sharing them with us. March does seem like it was long but I feel that way about the entire winter too. Happy Easter! He is Risen, He is Risen Indeed!

  2. I just read an article that covid numbers are rising again in the US. I'm tired of "rain on our parade" and I'm ready to be able to travel, etc. Thanks for the questions! I'll be doing April A to Z, too, and look forward to reading yours!

  3. Her dress is gorgeous! I have loved seeing all the wedding pics and am so happy for her and ya'll. Slowly purging a lot of my baskets.
    Happy Easter.

  4. Your daughter has one of those dresses that you'll look back 20 years & she'll still look classic & beautiful

  5. Loved the wedding recap - great Hodgepodge!

  6. Your daughter's dress is beautiful and now our wedding is over and I'm back home and hopefully today I'll have time to go back and look at all the pictures in your wedding posts. How's that for a run-on sentence. ha

  7. I totally forgot about mashed potatoes, scalloped and fries. We rarely eat fries and we don't have potatoes very often but I am going to have to try the tiny red ones. That's the perfect answer for "raining on your parade." Mark digs in on projects and works so hard all the time. I've needed to get cracking on decluttering for years. Her dress is beautiful, that back is stunning. Take care and I will see you on the 14th.

  8. I always enjoy your questions and answers.
    Thank you for sharing the picture of your daughter's beautiful wedding dress.
    Have a good Wednesday.

  9. Your daughter photographs regally. Like Debby I also forgot about scalloped potatoes...yum. This is a great time of year to get cracking for sure. The light is later and so more projects can get done. Soon I'll be revving up the riding lawn mower. A very Happy Easter to you and yours!

  10. Maggie's dress is beautiful! I enjoyed the Hodgepodge (always do) and your answers are always fun. I do love potatoes and never turn them down... not even fries. That's why you are slim and I am not!! By the way, your MOB dress was absolutely gorgeous and was perfect for you. I love the color. xo

  11. What a pretty dress! Happy Easter!