Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Saving Daylight In The Wednesday Hodgepodge

Welcome to November and another edition of The Wednesday Hodgepodge. If you've answered today's questions add your link at the end of my post, then before you run off leave a comment for the blogger linking before you. Here we go-  

1. Three things you're grateful for this first week of November? 

a daughter mid-move which puts her seven hours closer to 'home', the staggering beauty of fall around the lake, friendly neighbors who invite you over for dinner on a Monday night-such a treat! 

2. Is Daylight Savings Time a thing where you live? Do you think we should continue setting the clocks forward and back? Why or why not? If you could add an extra hour to your day would you want it added morning-noon-night? Do you think it likely you'd be more productive or more likely that you'd just waste more time? 

It is a thing here in our state although I think there is talk/legislation to end it.  I don't really mind either way. If I could add an extra hour to my day I'd like late morning please. Adding an hour at the end of the day wouldn't make me any more productive. 

3. Who is  your favorite author? Your favorite book by your favorite author? 

A tough question so let's go with one of my favorites-Pat Conroy, The Prince of Tides

4. It's National Sandwich Day...will you celebrate? How often do you eat a sandwich? What's your favorite? 

We eat sandwiches sometimes if we're at home for lunch. Not daily but at least a couple of times a week. My favorite is ham and cheese on rye but we mostly do turkey on wheat here, which somehow feels healthier. 

5. Have you started your Christmas shopping? If so when did you start? If not when will you start? Do you give more or fewer gifts than you did five years ago? 

I have started my shopping which is somewhat unusual for me. I'm more of a December shopper so feeling pretty proud of myself for doing the little bit that I've done. In terms of how many gifts we give I think it's probably about the same as five years ago. I buy less for adults but have grandchildren now so I think it all evens out in the end. 

6. Insert your own random thought here. 

My baby sister celebrates a big birthday this week. That's her on the left and me on the right in this photo, wearing super cute dresses our mom made for us. Those were the days....

We are one year apart and every year I send her a bag of sugared orange slices on her special day. For the curious, ten years ago I wrote about why in a post here-Orange Slices And Life Lessons

Happy birthday Sissy! Sharing is caring lol. 

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  1. Really enjoyed the questions and your answers today!

  2. Oh my, at first glance I thought those were your girls in the picture. I would love to see a side-by-side comparison. Having both your girls fairly close by will be so much fun for all of you, and no doubt bring you a sense of peace just knowing that. Happy Time Change!

  3. Happy Birthday to your sister! How wonderful that your girls will both be closer to you this year. So exciting for you all. Happy November to you and thank you for the podge. :)

  4. Those were the days! My sister and I had cardigans and knitted tanks after our Mum got her knitting machine.

  5. Oh, my goodness, Shannon and Maggie look so much like you and your sister. And, those dresses, sooooo cute! My Mom every thing I wore when I was growing up. Yes, those were the days!

  6. Great answers. Yay for your daughter moving closer.

  7. Oh my goodness, your girls look so much like you and your sister! For a minute, I thought it was them. Thanks for another fun Hodgepodge, Joyce! Always fun and so is reading your answers! xo

  8. So glad your daughter has moved closer, and definitely October has been absolutely gorgeous!
    Happy Birthday to your sister.

  9. I usually try to get my shopping finished by Thanksgiving... doesn't always happen but I try. We do have daylight savings and from what I've read the only two states that don't are Arizona and Hawaii. I'd love extra time in the morning when I'm most productive otherwise that time would just be wasted.

  10. I love your list of three. We are trying to convince Amber and Dylan to move closer. Eighteen hours is too far. We have even offered to help with a mortgage on a house! They won't come back to CA but I'd like something 8 or 10 hours away. We had proposition several years back for daylight savings time and it passed yet they never put it into effect. We do sandwiches too and Mark like ham. I stay away from it but I do like it. Good for you starting your shopping. Happy Birthday to your sister.

  11. I thought the same thing .. that the photo was of your daughters, rather than you and your sister. The resemblance is startling! Love the dresses. As I've been selling vintage sewing patterns in my Etsy shop, I've come upon several for dresses very similar to these. So much fun!