Wednesday, September 7, 2022

On The Street Where You Hodgepodge

Monday holidays always mess with me, but here we are rolling in to Wednesday without too much trouble. If you've answered the questions to this week's Wednesday Hodgepodge add your link at the end of my post. And remember good neighbors leave a comment for the blogger before them! Now here we go-

From this Side of the Pond

1. Tell us a little bit about the best birthday you've ever had. 

This is a toughie. I'm sure I had some really great birthdays as a child, but I can't recall specifics. My mama made occasions special and birthdays were no exception. 

I guess I'll say either my 40th or my 50th which I wrote about in posts here (In The Words of Gomer Pyle) and here (Let Them Eat Cake) The best thing about these two particular birthday celebrations was the forethought and planning that went into them and the surprise. 

2.  In what way(s) have you changed in the last five years? 

I started to say many, but I'm still me so maybe not as much as I initially thought. Obviously my hair is less 'natural' and my eyesight needs greater correction and I can't jump up from a seat on the floor without planning ahead, but none of those are a big deal in the grand scheme of things. Probably the biggest thing would be I'm a Nana now and my heart has grown in ways I couldn't have imagined prior to grandchildren joining our family. 

On the inside though, I'm not that different. I have less patience for all the judgement and assumptions people throw down these days, but I still trust my life to the Maker of it all.

3. What's your favorite thing about the street on which you live? 

We have really nice neighbors and this in the backyard-

4. The Hodgepodge lands on National Beer Day...are you a beer drinker? What's a recipe you make that lists beer as one of the ingredients? If not beer, how about yeast?

I am not a beer drinker. We make brats and add beer to the cooking water which makes them extra delicious.

5. As I grow older I would like to be a woman (or man, if there are any men in the HP today) who points people to Jesus.

6. Insert your own random thought here. 

My girls and their boys...

Labor Day 2022

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  1. Hi Joyce, such provocative questions this week! I'll certainly get to answering them later this afternoon. May I point out that there's no linky button at the end of your post?

    1. Thank you for letting me know! I don't know what happened but I think I've got it fixed and is there now.

  2. Grandchildren!! who could have imagined the love we have for them! Your backyard view is so peaceful and just glorifies the wonders of God.

  3. I think our goals in life are very much alike. Maybe you decided that nap was called for between questions 5 and 6? LOL I admire you for even asking the questions after your busy weekend, much less answering them. Have a great rest of your week.

  4. So good to read your answers. What a special gift from God being able to become grandparents is. Sweet photos of your girls and their boys and the fact that a little girl is on her way, too. Blessings!

  5. Love that picture of your girls and their boys. Grandchildren are the best and I get to see mine today for the first time in over a year.

  6. That view is spectacular! I also love your goal of pointing people to Jesus!!

  7. I would never leave my backyard if that was the view . :) Have a wonderful week. :)

  8. I like how you answered question 2.
    I love that last photo. :-)

  9. That last picture says it all, Joyce!! Thank you for another fun Hodgepodge. Your view over the lake is one of the most beautiful I've seen. Wow! xo

  10. Your view defies words! Your grandboys are precious; and did I just read, a little girl's on the way? Sweet!

  11. That certainly is a beautiful backyard view!! I'll have to go read about your special birthdays!

  12. Enjoyed reading your answers. Amen to your answer "I still trust my life to the Maker of it all" along with your answer to #5 as a woman who " points people to Jesus." Take care Joyce and enjoy the rest of our week.