Wednesday, March 29, 2023

There Once Was A Hodgepodge On Wednesday

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.Why do you blog? Have your reasons changed over time? 

I've been blogging a little over 14 years now, which sounds like forever. So many world and life changes during that time, and I'm grateful to have recorded my thoughts on those changes, events, and then some, here on the blog. I still enjoy blogging, still enjoy writing, still enjoy interacting with other bloggers. I don't think my reasons for blogging have changed all that much. There are far fewer bloggers now than when I first got started, but my favorite to read are still the blogs that give a glimpse of the everyday ordinary lives people are living. 

2. What's a typical Friday night look like at your house?

It varies. When hubs and I were first 'empty nesters' my rule was no cooking on Friday nights. Now that we're retired and everyday is Saturday (sort of) I don't hold as tightly to that rule. We're very often out on Thursday evenings and if that's been the case then I like to be home on a Friday night. 

3. Do you like donuts? Your favorite kind? How often do you treat yourself to a donut? Have you ever made homemade donuts? 

I like donuts but they're kind of heavy so I have one very rarely. Hubs is something of a donut connoisseur and would happily indulge every week. My favorite is a sour cream donut with jelly being a close second. The kind with granulated sugar on top though, not powdered sugar. I can't handle the mess. 

4. How do you feel about shopping?Are you an online shopper? Catalog shopper? Brick and mortar shopper? Do you order groceries online or prefer to select items with your own two hands? 

We live in a rural area so not a lot of big name shopping out here. Some, but not a lot. If I'm shopping in person I prefer smaller boutique type venues. I get quite a few catalogs, but never order directly from there. If I see something I want in a catalog I always go to the website, read details and reviews, hunt for a coupon, and then order online if I'm ordering at all. 

We don't have grocery delivery here and I honestly prefer to select items with my own two hands. Literally. Hubs says I need to touch every pepper before deciding on just the right one lol. 

5. Next week's Hodgepodge finds us somehow in the month of April, which just so happens to be National Poetry Month. Sum up (or tell us something about) your month of March in the form of a limerick. You can do it!! 

There once was a Nana to four
These children she did so adore
The whole gang was here
Twas a spring break to cheer, 
Til the stomach flu knocked at her door. 

6. Insert your own random thought here. 

My sister was in town for a quick trip Tuesday, doing a college tour with her son, and also accompanying my mom to the Palmetto State so my mom can visit her Southern offspring for a couple of weeks. It was a beautiful day, sunny...perfect for catching up in person. 

We're still us. 

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  1. As always, compliments to the best question writer around!!

  2. There are definitely a lot fewer bloggers now! I began writing in something like 2002 on a site named Diary-x then transitioned to a few others until here on Wordpress in 2006. Things certainly have changed!

  3. Great limerick!! Glad your sister could visit. I don't like powdered sugar on donuts either, for the same reason.

  4. Great job on your limerick! Sweet then and now photo of you and your sister. Sounds like a wonderful visit. Ahh yes, when I look back I have to wonder about several bloggers that are gone now. I know a few that are with the Lord now. Thank you for the hodgepodge, Joyce. I appreciate you and your blogging...

  5. Fun questions today! I need to go back and see when I started blogging and add it to my post. The limerick was a fun little challenge today!

  6. Love your answer for #1. Your donut sounds yummy. Yes I do imagine deliveries would not be available for you. Like your limerick except for getting sick. Love the photos of you and your sister. Enjoy your day.

  7. Hey, you're limerick is too good! lol Love the pictures of you and your sister. Have a great day!

  8. Wow you are a good limerist! I know that is not a word but it works. I'm really enjoying these hodgepodges - makes me think. Thank You and God Bless.

  9. Love your limerick. And the photos of you and your sister. :-)
    If you and I meet up at the grocery store, we can hand each other the peppers. I do the same thing. Hee Hee!

  10. You are definitely the limerick queen! Our routine is also pre and post retirement. In the pre days on Friday nights we were "let's do something!" Now it's more, tell me we don't have do anything.

  11. I love that picture of you and your sister as little girls! You gave us another fun Hodgepodge, Joyce, and I thank you for that!! Always enjoyable. When I found your Hodgepodge I was actually a bit intimidated by the thought of answering the questions. It didn't take long for me to get into the groove of the Wednesday Hodgepodge. Love & hugs!!

  12. I left off a few details in my answer about blogging - like how long I've been doing it! I do agree about liking the blogs that are glimpses of everyday life. I feel like I could be good friends with those bloggers if they lived nearby. :-) I also avoid donuts that have powdered sugar on them - they tend to leave evidence that I've had one! ;-)

  13. I blog a little longer, and was amongst the first 2000 Bloggers ! I started in 2006 ! I prefer to buy fresh food to and not to have it delivered. Now I don't cook anymore, I am alone so it is a waste of time. I have discovered a shop where I can buy plates from all over the world, yesterday I had Lebanese, was very good !

  14. Oh gosh, I can not remember the last time I had a donut. I so rarely get them that I don't even know what a sour cream donut is... but out of the ones I've tried I really like the maple frosted or just a plain glazed donut. My blog has changed a lot through the years-- it started as a homeschooling blog and now I only have 1 lonely homeschooler left and his high school years would be much too boring to blog about daily!

  15. Thank you for hosting each week. I enjoy the Hodgepodge. I always wish I had more time to read more posts by people and hopefully someday I will, though usually when people link anothr post in their current post, I try to head over to read it. Love the photo of you and your sister.