Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Blueberry Waffles With A Side Of Hodgepodge

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

From this Side of the Pond
1. August 24th is National Waffle Day...what's something you've 'waffled' on recently? 

Booking hotels for an upcoming trip. I spent so much time reading reviews and comparing prices vs. value vs. convenience and yadda yadda yadda that it was hard to hit the reserve button. But I did and it's done and that's that. I'm not a huge waffler, unless you ask me where I want to eat. 

2. Do you like waffles? Make your own or 'leggo my Eggo? Any favorite toppings or add-ins? Waffles or pancakes-which do you prefer? 

I like a home made waffle and I definitely prefer waffles over pancakes. Pancakes are usually too heavy for me.  The only time I have frozen waffles in the house is when the grandboys are visiting because they like waffles of all kinds. As far as toppings go, there must be butter and a little maple syrup. Blueberry waffles are my favorite and I like mine with a side of bacon to help cut the sweetness.  

3. Do you have any momentos from this summer (or past summers)? What do you do with them? 

Do words count? Yes they count and I put them here-ha! I do have seashells from past trips to Marco Island which is where we used to go when our girls were young (er). They're in a jar in one of the guest room baths. Occasionally we'll buy a t-shirt or ball cap but we haven't done any of that this summer. 

When we traveled around Europe we bought furniture and prints and my favorite-pottery. I enjoy it all still today. 

4. One thing you'd like to do before summer ends? 

A sunset boat cruise. We just need to put it on the calendar and then the weather needs to cooperate, but I'm pretty sure we can make it happen. Plus, PSA- even though we're all sliding in to autumn mode, summer doesn't officially end for another month.  I get it though, because fall is my favorite and for some reason feels like a shorter season than all the rest. 

5. Life is too short to argue on the Internet.  

6. Insert your own random thought here. 

Speaking of booking hotels, I did something stupid recently. We are doing a little road trip in September where we'll be making several stops en route to a wedding. I spent a lot of time trying to figure out where those stops would be and where we should stay once we decided. About a week later hubs asked me about a charge on the credit card for a hotel we had considered but hadn't booked. I shrugged and said maybe I'd booked using one of those deals where you pay in advance. 

Oops. That wasn't it. 

Apparently I did book it only I booked it for July not September. Bother. The hotel even tried to call me late one night while I was at my daughters and when hubs asked who it was I said SPAM. It was 11:30 PM and because I didn't recognize the number I didn't pick up. 

Bother. Bother. Bother. 

Life is too short to beat yourself up about stupid stuff  Right? 

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  1. Totally agree with your answer on #5!!! Hopefully the hotel you booked for the wrong month wasn't too expensive.

  2. Yes on what life is too short for - both arguing on the internet and beating yourself about mistakes. :)

    My son is a huge waffle lover too!

  3. LOVED your answers...yes, life is too short for arguing on the internet. I "waffle" too sometimes when making decisions.

  4. Your random thought goes right along with my Life is too short comment - don't worry about things you can't change. Thanks for the fun link up! :)

  5. These were some fun questions again Joyce. I enjoyed reading your answers and I really hope you can make that sunset cruise happen. Have a great day.

  6. Oh darn about your hotel booking! It's a bother but not something to feel too badly about. It happens!

  7. Those kind of happenings are soooo aggravating but, as you said, no need fretting over something we can't change. Sounds like more adventures in your near future. You must have to look at your calendar everyday to see what you are doing and where you are going. :0))

  8. Yes I always "waffle" on where to eat.
    The sunset boat cruise sounds relaxing. I'll look forward to pictures.

  9. Hi Joyce,
    Count me on that boat for the sunset cruise. ;-)
    I have to remind myself not to beat myself up about making mistakes. Thank you for the reminder today.
    xx oo

  10. My kids love frozen waffles. Me? Not so much. Yes, I can see myself doing that thing with the hotel, but that's because I don't book hotels very often!

  11. Glad you got that done! Yes, Adam and Gabby keep frozen waffles in the house for James. Sounds like nice momentos. Hope you get that sunset cruise. Sorry about that booking. Take care.

  12. Oh boy, sorry about that hotel room mishap. Sounds like life has been full at your place. And yes, life is too short for beating yourself up and for arguing on the internet. A sunset boat cruise sounds lovely. Hope the rest of your week goes smoothly!

  13. Yes, bacon is perfect with waffles to cut the sweetness. Homemade sausage patties do the same.

    And you are so right. Life is way too short to beat yourself up over making mistakes. We all make them.

  14. Your answer to #5 should be compulsory for everyone! So much nonsense on social media at times. Sorry about your hotel booking but yes no point in getting upset about something you can't change. Hope you get our sunset cruise - and remember to take pictures.

  15. Definitely "yes" to your number 5. I enjoyed today's Hodgepodge, Joyce. Sorry about the charge on your card. I think we have all done something similar at least once... Facebook deals that are too good to be true, just sayin'. Hope you get to do the sunset cruise soon. Cooler temps are coming!! xo