Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Hey Peeps! It's Hodgepodge Time

Welcome to this week's edition of the Wednesday Hodgepodge. If you've answered today's questions add your link at the end of my post, then hop over and leave a comment for your neighbor there. Here we go-

From this Side of the Pond

1. Do you celebrate Easter? If so what are your plans this year? Did you have egg hunts as a kid? 

Yes we celebrate Easter, or as my grandson says, 'good news'! The events of Easter are what give me hope in a world gone mad. We don't have any big plans this year. Both girls will be here in early May for a baby shower and it's a bit of haul for Daughter1 to make the trip twice with toddlers in a short span of time. Daughter2 has been in clean up mode from a water leak so they need some time to regroup and relax. 

We'll attend church. I'd love to talk hubs into the sunrise service and the weather looks like it might cooperate, but he may prefer to stick with our usual later morning service, and that's okay too. A church friend who is also a neighbor invited us for lunch with two other couples and we'll all bring a dish and share a meal. Afterwards I'm thinking a nap. Sunday afternoons are made for naps. 

We did have Easter baskets and egg hunts when I was a kid. I don't remember ever going to any huge egg hunts, but the living room was still a lot of fun. 

2. What's your favorite bread to find in a bread basket? 

Not too particular about the type of bread but make whatever kind it is warm and the butter soft. 

3. Your favorite chick flick? 

It's hard to pick just one, but a few favorites are Under the Tuscan Sun, Sweet Home Alabama, 27 Dresses and My Big Fat Greek Wedding, 

4.Tax day is rapidly approaching in the US of A...what's something you currently find 'taxing'?

Besides taxes you mean? Because I still find those taxing. We just had a dead tree removed and have quite a few other outdoorsy projects that need doing and paying for and prioritizing and I find just thinking about it all somewhat taxing. I prefer sitting on the porch with my iced coffee and a good book. 

5. Have you ever ridden in a taxi? Do you have a funny-scary-crazy-interesting taxi story to share? Do you use any of the newer taxi-like services such as Uber? 

I have ridden in many a taxi and have had more than a few scary-crazy rides. London cabs are the best by the way. Don't even try to convince me otherwise. 

We use Uber when we're in a place that has Uber. Not really an option out here in the country. 

One of the 'scarier' taxi rides I experienced was in the Bahamas. I was meeting hubs at the end of a work thing there and another woman was supposed to be on my same flight but missed her connection. We were going to share a cab but it ended up just me and the cab driver in the dark of night and this was back in the olden days of no cell phones. 

We were driving along when he suddenly pulled into a small apartment complex, told me he'd be right back, took a paper bag from under the front seat and dropped it on someone's doorstep. He then carried on driving me to the hotel as if nothing had happened. I lived to tell the tale so maybe it was simply take out for his momma as opposed to something nefarious? Right. 

6. Insert your own random thought here. 

Using this space for today's letter of the day in the A-Z April Blog Challenge. My theme this year is 'these are a few of my favorite things'...

Day 11-K is for Promises Kept

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  1. Under the Tuscan Sun & Sweeet Home Alabama: 2 of my faves any time of the year! Happy Easter!

  2. That would be a scary ride. I did like 27 dresses too. The others I haven't seen. Have a great and relaxing Easter.

  3. Sorry to hear about their water leak. That is nice that you will be going to the neighbors. Yes, soft butter is nice! Awesome movie choices. Definitely all favorites of mine. Sounds like the taxi driver had some drugs to drop off but it could have been for his mama. "He has rise indeed!"

  4. It's always good to go with the flow when it comes to holiday gatherings and family. Love the choice of K for kept and kept promises! All will happen just like he has said. I read a quote today from J.Vernon McGee on a section of Isaiah "Prophecy is the mold into which history is poured." Happy Easter to you and yours. He is risen indeed!

  5. Wow - the story about the taxi ride - I would have been totally unnerved!

  6. We always did egg hunts around the house too; we tried them in the yard a few times but it always depended on the weather. I'm happy with any sort of fresh bread-- yum! I have ridden in cabs a few times when we were in Vegas with my in-laws but I tried not to pay attention to HOW he was driving. We have never used Uber. In fact we were somewhere just a couple years ago (maybe Boston?) and my husband and I were saying that maybe we should try to Uber but had zero ideas how to do that! Lol.

  7. My Big Fat Greek Wedding was one I picked too. Love your Promises Kept. What would we do without that? I hate to even think. I'm so glad He keeps all His promises.

  8. Enjoyable questions! Have a wonderful Easter, ours will be rather quiet as well.

  9. Seeing as how I am a bit hungry right now, the idea of warm bread and soft butter is rather tantalizing!

  10. Fun questions! That taxi ride would have unnerved me.

    Loved your Promises Kept. So thankful!

  11. Yikes! That cab ride does sound a bit shady. I would have been more than a little nervous about it. Those are all great chic flicks and among my top 10, anyway. Thank you, by the way, for the prayers for my son-in-law, my daughter, and their niece as they figure out living without a brother and father.

  12. That is the best promise of all!! Another fun HP, Joyce. I love all the movies you mentioned, too!! I am sorry I always forget to link up. :(

  13. Easter is what gives us HOPE in the crazy world. That taxi ride...geez I would have been so unnerved! Happy Easter!