Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Everybody's Workin' For The Hodgepodge

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. Before you run off be sure to leave a comment for the blogger before you, because that's how the Hodgepodge rolls. Here we go-

From this Side of the Pond
1. Something you've labored over recently? 

Hmmm...I can't think of anything recently that involved true labor.  I guess I'll say planning a trip. Not physically laborious but it's been a bit of a brain drain getting all the bits and pieces to come together. 

2. How will you rest on Labor Day? 

Ha! We'll have a houseful here, including all three of my grandsons, so I'm not sure rest will be on the agenda. We're all looking forward to being together though, and there will be plenty of time to rest next week. In the meantime I plan to embrace all the noisy fun. 

3. Margaret Mead is quoted as saying, "I learned the value of hard work by working hard." Would you agree? Where and how did you learn the value of hard work? 

I agree with the saying. 

I learned the value of hard work from my parents. Growing up we were expected to work hard- try hard- do our best-whether that meant in school or in a household chore we were assigned. My parents worked hard too. They lived within their means, saved for a rainy day, and were generous with their time and resources with those less fortunate. That was the example I had and the one I have tried to emulate. 

4. It's National Eat Outside Day (August 31st). Will you? Do you enjoy dining 'al fresco' or do you prefer indoor seating? 

Hubs and I love dining al fresco and we eat outside every chance we get. If the humidity is ridiculous then we opt for indoor seating, otherwise we're all about eating outside. We have a table on our screened porch and love to eat out there in the autumn months especially. 

5. Somehow it's the end of August. What was the best day of the month for you and tell us what made it so?

We've had a lot of 'best days' this month so it's nearly impossible to choose just one. My best day would definitely be one where grandchildren were part of the equation. A day at the beach with Daughter1 and her family or a morning spent sitting on the porch with the cutest little nugget I know.  

6. Insert your own random thought here.

Speaking of the littlest man, here's the cutest thing you'll see today. This month. Maybe ever-

Be still my heart. 

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  1. As I wrote, family times are always the best. Yes, your little nugget is absolute perfection, and that is the cutest picture. Of course, you know I also have a couple little perfect nuggets of my own and there is nothing sweeter. I'm so glad you are close enough to both your girls to enjoy them and their little ones. What a joy that must be. Enjoy your busy, wonderful Labor Day.

  2. Ahh...he is the cutest little guy. They grow up so fast. Sigh... Woohoo for all your guys being together on Labor Day. Wonderful. Grands make you a good kind of tired. Enjoy!

  3. Aw what a sweetie!!!

    We also love to eat outside whenever we can!

  4. Love the newest photo of your littlest one... he is just adorable! Enjoy having all your peeps together for Labor Day!

  5. He is such a cutie. I'm so glad you get to be with all your grands this weekend. If all goes as planned I'll be seeing my grandson next week. Can't wait! I think it's been over a year since I've seen him and his mom in person!

  6. Weren't we blessed to have the sort of parents who taught by example? Your little nugget is adorable!

  7. I hate to say that all too often these days, I see kids who are not being taught to work or even try hard. I've caught my son making fun of his friends saying they're a "try-hard" and I asked, why is that a bad thing? I know what he means, but still. I'd love to sit outside but Florida is too hot right now!

  8. I am so excited for you having everyone at your house. That is going to be so wonderful and the littlest man is absolutely adorable and as precious as can be. Having the screened in porch is nice for eating outside. I agree with the grandchildren being your best part of August. Enjoy!

  9. He is so cute in that big hat!!

  10. Oh my, Joyce!! What a great holiday weekend you have in store with all of the kiddos there!! It is so wonderful to have both families within visiting distance now!! Hope you will have pictures to share with us!! Enjoy every minute!! xo

  11. Little nugget is precious! Yes, it can get very noisy when all our Grans are here or maybe rowdy would be more the word. Those Oklahoma boys are something else! Enjoy your Labor Day, noise and all.

  12. He looks like a doll, so cute ! I will never have a full house as my only son has one child too and as they got him very late, there is no other grandchildren possible !

  13. Aww, what a cute picture.
    I learned about hard work from my parents too. I'm not much of a fan of eating outside as I feel the cold too much.
    Hope you enjoy the family time!

  14. Awww, that big hat! Enjoy your time with the grandsons this weekend!