Wednesday, February 22, 2023

No lyin'! It's 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, then leave a comment for the blogger before you. Here we go-

From this Side of the Pond

1. What do you find is the most boring part of your life at the moment? 

Well our tax organizer arrived in the mail last week so there's that. 

2. February 22nd is George Washington's birthday. You'll find his face on the US $1 bill. What's the last thing you bought for roughly $1.00? (.94 €/ .83 £)

I had to really wrack my brain to come up with an answer for this one. It's hard to spend just $1, plus I rarely have cash. We dropped a dollar in a musicians tip cup recently so maybe that? 

3. Is it ever okay to tell a 'little white lie'? Explain. 

This feels like a trick question because lying is lying. BUT! there are times when a 'white lie' feels like a kindness, when someone is asking more for reassurance than facts. Most of us don't want to cause someone unnecessary hurt. The thing about lying though, is that one small lie often leads to another, then another, and before you know it you've lost sight of the truth, or you're having to tell more and possibly bigger lies to keep up. 

For the record my kids grew up with 'Santa' filling stockings and the tooth fairy leaving money under their pillows so I'm definitely not guiltless when it comes to telling 'white lies'. 

4. What's the last thing you 'chopped'? Cherry pie, chocolate covered cherries, a bowl of cherries, cherry vanilla ice cream, maraschino cherries, a cherry lifesaver...your favorite cherry flavored something? 

The last thing I chopped would be onion, peppers, and mushrooms for a baked spaghetti recipe I made to take to my daughter's house. She had minor eye surgery and hubs and I spent a couple of days there to help with sweet baby J. I love Joanna Gaines recipe linked here (Baked Spaghetti)

Also, as I re-read the recipe just now I realized I accidentally omitted the cream cheese this time, and it was still delish. And I never use Velveeta, I just throw in some extra cheddar and that works well too. 

Of the cherry treats listed a bowl of cherries would be my first choice, with cherry pie a close second. 

5. Describe yourself with three words using your first, middle, and last initials. 

This wasn't as easy as I thought it would be when I wrote the questions. I'm going with-

Jesus follower~adaptable~determined. 

6. Insert your own random thought here. 

We took the little guy to his swimming class on Tuesday morning and hubs got in the pool with him since his momma was still recovering from her procedure. This was his fourth week in the class and he enjoys it more each time. 

Week one he cried the entire class, week two off and on for most of the class, week three not at all, and today he floated on his back like he didn't have a care in the world lol. 

Happy Wednesday everyone! 

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  1. A big agree to a bowl of fresh cherries and to how adorable your little swimmer is. I so admire your daughter for introducing her little guy to the water at such an early age. Smart!

  2. I said a very similar answer about lying. Agree!

  3. That is the sweetest pic of Hubs and baby boy. I was so glad to be back with the HP today. It's been way to long.

  4. Interesting questions and I enjoyed your answers! We just got our tax organizer too. That describing oneself with words beginning with one's initials took some thought. Thanks for coming up with these questions each week!

  5. I thought the initial thing was a little hard too, but fun. Your little guy is so adorable. He has the biggest beautiful blue eyes.

  6. Yes, that's how I felt about a little white lie when it comes to a child. Those are innocent and it doesn't hurt them. Your recipe sounds delicious. I love how you described yourself. Love the swim class photo. James has been going for well over a year now every week and it's what every parent needs to do. Although I still have issues with them taking off the protective cover on their pool because anyone could be knocked in by the big dogs, hit their head and not be able to swim. Sorry for my rank but that's how my mind thinks. I'm always in the worse case scenario. Have a wonderful day Joyce.

  7. Love that little face! So cute. Great description for yourself. Preparing for the tax man always took a lot of consternation on my part. It's pretty much over for us these days. Hope February ends well for you and yours and daughter's eyes heal up well!

  8. Sending Get Well Wishes to your daughter. It is great that you are able to help her out when she needs it. That was something my mom always felt bad about because they farmed at the time we had our babies (hard to get away) and the distance we lived from each other.
    I love the photo!!!! :-)

  9. How wonderful the littles are being introduced to swim lessons nowadays! What a cutie! I'm not a big fan of pasta, but Tom would love this spaghetti. Thanks so much for including the link!

  10. Grandson is so cute!! So great introducing little ones to the water. Hopefully daughter #2 is on the mend from her surgery.

  11. my answer about the white lies was similar, but I didn't think about Santa et al. The funny thing is we never did Santa at all, but my kids were completely convinced the tooth Fairy was real. haha. Your little swimmer is adorable!!

  12. Last time I was in the States that was in 1995, at that time a dollar was still a dollar ! The picture with your little grandson is so cute ! In Amsterdam ALL kids have to learn swimming from 2 years old at the latest (by law) first like we do but then they have to be fully dressed with boots, coats etc because there are so many canals in Amsterdam, that a child can easily fall in. I think that's a good idea !

  13. So glad the swimming lessons are going well! I am not a fan of anything cherry flavored or anything made with cherries; but I do enjoy fresh ones.