Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Overdoing The Hodgepodge

Welcome to your regularly scheduled weekly random aka the Wednesday Hodgepodge. If you've answered this week's questions add your link at the end of my post, then say hello to your neighbor there. Here we go- 

From this Side of the Pond

1. March 9th is National Get Over It Day...what's something you need to 'just get over already'? 

I'm so often frustrated at the ridiculous time difference between my daughter1 and I. It's almost impossible for the two of us to have a relaxed conversation right now, and I need to just get over it. 

She typically facetimes while I'm making dinner or we're eating dinner. She's just fed her boys breakfast and they are full of energy and chatter and of course we want to hear all the things they want to tell us so that's mostly what our phone calls are about. Not complaining about that, but I would so love to have a leisurely chat with my girl about all the problems of the world and how we'd solve them.  

2. Something you're currently 'over the moon' about? 

Is it lame to say the weather? I am loving longer daylight and 70 degree days. The pollen isn't crazy yet so it's pretty much perfect. 

3. What's something you're 'chewing over' these days? (meaning-thinking over carefully). 

My blog is a mostly politic-free space and I like it that way. I do however like to comment on signs of the times and how today's culture impacts my family, and these days the line between the two is really blurry. So I mull over what to say or not say and how best to say what needs to be said. I've landed on something like a theme for the A-Z challenge and am 'chewing over' when to stay on my side of the line and when to step aross. Stay tuned. 

4. The last thing you cooked or ate that was overdone? 

I always set a timer so I rarely overcook anything. The only thing that comes to mind would be toast. If I'm making sandwiches for our lunch we like the bread lightly toasted. My toaster has a mind of it's own and if I get distracted the bread is way too crispy for a sandwich. 

5. In celebration of hitting volume 411 in the weekly Hodgepodge, give us the 411 on something happening in your life in the next 30 days. 

We're going to make our first road trip to the newlyweds home in less than 30 days. I can't wait. And no, you haven't missed the wedding pics because we are still anxiously waiting for them to pop up in our inboxes. We know our photographer has the film scans in his possession and is currently editing so we should have them any day now. 

6. Insert your own random thought here. 

My favorite post this week right here....Its' Elementary


  1. It seems to be a lot of work to spring clean your house thoroughly. I hope you won't overwork. :-)

  2. Joyce,

    I don't generally talk politics on my blog, either. There are too many people divided out there and while I certainly can't be swayed from my conservative stance, I don't like the aggravation that comes with it. What I have to say won't change the minds of those on the other side of the fence, but I will offer encouragement or release my frustrations with those who share the same concerns. I say do as you please. This is your space in Blogosphere. Judging by your circle of blogging friends I don't think there will be much of a backlash with them as some see. I am doing the A to Z Challenge. That was something I was chewing on, too. :) Thanks for the thoughtful questions and for hosting the mid-week fun, my friend. Have a wonderful day!

  3. I also said weather for #2. And I hear ya on mulling over when to be more political. For the last 3-4 years I went more in the direction of stating my views because I felt I needed to. I didn't want to bother people who read my blog but at the same time, if they cannot handle it, it is on them, not me. That's their inability to listen to opposite opinions!

  4. Yes, definitely the time difference has to get frustrating. Glad you're enjoying your weather right now. Toast can be a tough one sometimes. I'm always popping it up to check it. Hooray for the road trip! Love the post you shared.

  5. That is a frustrating time difference. Hope the new orders put them in the same time zone as you. #3 such a conundrum...
    Yippee for your road trip coming up! Hope those photos pop up soon!

  6. I actually burned toast this morning, so I can sympathize with your toaster issues...

  7. Hi Joyce,
    I have always enjoyed how you balance what is going on in our nation and world. When you have taken on topics in the past, I am always shaking my head along with you. You put into words what I want to say, but in a better way then I can. ;-)
    I am looking forward to your A to Z.

    Enjoy your spring weather!

  8. Yep, it's definitely hard to know what to say and when to keep quiet!

  9. How great that you are going to see D2 and her hubby!! Can't wait to see some of the wedding photos!! Thanks for another very fun Hodgepodge, Joyce! xo

  10. I'm hoping to get out on a road trip soon too! I hope you have a wonderful time visiting the newlyweds.

  11. My youngest daughter lives on the east coast while we're on the west. Definitely not as drastic as yours but sometimes I'll get a text at 3:30 in the morning and realize, "She must be getting ready for work!" Thankfully she's willing to wait a few hours for a response. :)