Wednesday, June 22, 2022

In The Heat Of The Hodgepodge

Welcome to this week's 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. Something you learned from your father? 

Hard work is it's own reward. 
Keep your elbows off the table.
Jesus loves me. 

2. Do you like onions? Raw or cooked? How about onion rings? What's something you love to eat that calls for onions? 

I do like onions, and cooked is my preference. While I like raw onions I avoid them, because when you're over the half century mark you can't eat whatever you want anymore. True story. 

I use onions in so many dishes but pasta sauce, baked rice, and enchiladas are a few favorites that wouldn't taste nearly as good without the onions added. 

3. It's officially summer (in the Northern hemisphere)...your favorite and least favorite things about the season?

Favorite? The longer daylight

Least favorite? The ridiculous humidity that smacks you in the face before the sun even rises

4. When you think about the summers of your childhood what are two or three things that come to mind? 

A sense of freedom...going barefoot, riding bikes to the pool, big neighborhood games of hide and seek or kick the can, ice cold watermelon, homemade ice cream, chasing fireflies, camp. 

5.  A hot mess, the heat of the moment, beat the heat, if you can't stand the heat, catch heat, in a dead heat...choose a 'hot 'phrase and tell us how it applies to your life right now.

America is a bit of a hot mess these days, but I'm going with beat the heat because it's too hot for deep. Feeling super grateful for air conditioning on these 100 degree days. 

6. Insert your own random thought here. 

Look who made his entry into the world on our 38th wedding anniversary last week-

He is absolutely precious and I want to tell you more and I will. Soon. Right now we are far too busy watching him sleep, admiring his full head of hair, and marveling at the absolute gift of new life. 

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  1. The heat/humidity takes my breath away. What a great anniversary present. He is PERFECT! and love the head full of hair!

  2. Your new grandson is just precious. :)

  3. Too funny - we have so many similar answers! Looks like we were both raised the same is why! LOL

  4. Praise the Lord for that precious little bundle of joy you are holding. He tucks in really good. Congratulations to everyone! Thanks for the hodgepodge! Happy Summer to you.

  5. I love what you learned from your father. Your onion dishes sound delicious. I love the longer daylight too! Yes, air conditioning is a wonderful thing. He is so precious. Enjoy each minute with him. One of the best Anniversary gifts to get.

  6. I do wish that we could recapture that childhood freedom feeling as an adult. Sadly, I just don't know if it is possible.

  7. Oooooh... he is just precious! Congratulations to everyone, what a wonderful anniversary gift!

  8. Oh my goodness, that little guy is beyond adorable... and that hair!! Thanks for this week's Hodgepodge, Joyce. I enjoyed your answers and enjoyed answering on my blog. Onions are a favorite of mine any way they are served!! xo

  9. He is beautiful! Congratulations!

  10. Aww congratulations on your new little one. He's gorgeous,

  11. It is so good to see the arrival of this precious new little grandson!!

  12. Congratulations. What a lovely anniversary gift!!

  13. I enjoyed your answers and congrats on new baby. What a cutie