Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Getting Schooled In The Hodgepodge

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To say there has been a lot going on here would be an understatement. So much to blog about, but for now let's just go with the Hodgepodge. If you've answered this week's questions add your link at the end of my post then kindly leave a comment for the blogger before you. The world needs more kindness right about now, don't you think? Here we go- 

From this Side of the Pond

1. Is school back in session where you live? Is everyone in person or does your system still offer a virtual option? Are kids wearing masks? 

Schools are in session and in person where we live. Masks are optional, encouraged but not required. I think the system here does have some additional precautions in place including no field trips and limiting building access to anyone considered non-essential. I'm glad students have returned to school. 

2. Something you still do 'old school'? 

Keep a paper calendar. I do add appointments to my phone calendar when I make them, but day to day I operate from the pretty planner on my desk. 

3. One lesson you've learned in the 'school of life'?

Travel broadens your horizons, your perspective, your sense of gratitude and wonder. 

4. When you were in school did you pack a lunch or buy a lunch? Your favorite thing to see on the lunch menu or inside your lunchbox back in the day? 

In elementary school I walked home for lunch, but in Junior High and High School I generally brought my lunch from home. My favorite thing to see when I opened my brown bag was an egg salad sandwich and a Drakes Ring Ding. 
5. August is National Family Fun Month. Tell me something fun you’ve done this month. 

Y'all. This will take more than a sentence. It has been a fun full month of family comings-goings-doings but for the sake of brevity and an answer to this question here's a snapshot-

6. Insert your own random thought here.

My favorite teacher met her new students today-

And for students everywhere, taken from The Book of Common Prayer-

you see your children growing up
in an unsteady and confusing world;
Show them that your ways
give more life than the ways of the world,
and that following you is better
than chasing after selfish goals.
Help them to take failure, 
not as a measure of their worth, 
but as a chance for a new start.
Give them strength to hold their faith in you,
and to keep alive their joy in your creation;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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  1. What a wonderful picture of fun times. Love that prayer!

  2. Love the prayer and I'll be sharing it. God bless your daughter's new school year. Thank you for the questions.

  3. love the prayer! As always, thanks for asking the questions each week!!

  4. Cute picture and fun memory feeding the ducks!

  5. Yes, that photo about summarizes some of your most precious memories from the month. That and a lot more, I'm sure. Thank you for the prayer. We never get too old for this verse: "Help them to take failure, not as a measure of their worth, but as a chance for a new start." Amen!

  6. Glad to know someone else keeps a paper calendar. I'm going to share that prayer with my daughter and DIL. Fun Hodgepodge!

  7. A lovely prayer, Joyce! Thank you for sharing that with us! Fun picture of the girls and boys in the lake! Another fun Hodgepodge! Thank you!! xo

  8. I have several wall calendars. I am thinking of using a planner again. I love that picture and I love ducks!

  9. Yes, I am glad they are returning to school too. I have a calendar on the wall and a pocket size one in my purse. I like your answer for #3, I was talking to Mark yesterday about how much I love the fact that we went to New York, London, Paris and Italy. I will never forget it. That's a cute photo with the ducks. What a great day for your daughter.

  10. When I went to school everything was different and I certainly didn't have a favorite teacher ! If you read my post you will understand. I was an after war child in Germany.

  11. Like you, I keep a paper calendar. My ABSOLUTELY MUST REMEMBER!! appointments are on my computer calendar, too, since I benefit from the programmed reminders that provides.

    The prayer for students is excellent. I prayed it as I read it. Thanks for sharing.

    I'm so glad your Daughter#1 and family are back stateside now. Your pictures of their visit have been wonderful.