Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Hodgepodge For Nineteen Points

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. That's how the Hodgepodge rolls. Here we go-

From this Side of the Pond

1. April 13th is National Scrabble Day...are you a fan? Do you enjoy word games in general? What's an eight letter word that tells us something about your life currently? 

I love words games, Scrabble included. An eight letter word that tells you something about my life currently-abundant, which is only 10 points at face value but more than 30 if I can play it on a triple word score. 

Some of you have no idea lol. 

2.  Do you have a junk drawer? Is it full? Do you know what's in it? What's in it? 

Doesn't everyone have a junk drawer? It's not jam packed but it's got a nice collection of miscellaneous items in there that you need when you need. Keys, a tape measure, a lighter, scotch tape, hand lotion and gum. 

3. When does time pass quickly for you? When does it pass slowly? 

Quickly-when my girls are in the house

Slowly-sitting in the dental chair

4. These eight vegetables are in season during spring-asparagus, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, celery, collard greens, garlic, herbs. What's your favorite? Any on the list you refuse to eat? Last one on the list you ate? 

There's nothing on the list I won't eat, but my favorite is probably garlic. The last thing on this list I ate would be carrots in a pot pie Monday night. 

5. What's the oldest thing you own? Tell us about it. 

We have several antiques but I'm not sure which one's the oldest. Probably our clock. We bought it in a small village near our home when we lived in England and it's a sweet reminder of the time we spent there. 

6. Insert your own random thought here. 

My mom is here for the week so daughter2 trekked over with sweet baby J so they could spend some time together.

Love across the generations is such a gift. 

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  1. Fun questions today. The photo of great-grandma and baby is precious. And I too find time passes slowly in the dental chair. Far too much dental work coming up this month and next!

  2. Abundant! What a great 8 letter word. Hooray for time with your mom and that she could have some cuddles with sweet baby J! A clock from England is a fun keepsake. Have a great Wednesday!

  3. I am so happy that your life is abundant. Your junk drawer sounds perfect. I love your answer about the clock you bought in England. So happy your mom got to spend time with baby J. Enjoy the rest of your week.

  4. That seems like a perfect 8 letter word for you.

    Enjoy the time with your family!

  5. We chose the same 8-letter word ... yay, us! Your mother's expression is priceless, Joyce. So happy for you all.

  6. Of course I have a junk drawer and yeah I know what's in it more or less
    I have a red toy horse that was given to me for Christmas when I was 2yrs old

  7. Great pic of your mom and great-grandbaby! My junk drawer probably has a lot of things I didn't mention. Enjoy your family time.

  8. I love that photo of your mom and her gr-grandson!! Such joy in her face!! Thank you for another fun Hodgepodge, Joyce!! Love & hugs!

  9. Oh I didn't think of scoring my eight-letter word! I'd have to play it on a triple and/or use all seven tiles to get a decent score though. Sweet picture of your mom and the baby! What a blessing to bring the generations together! Thanks for a fun hodgepodge again this week!

  10. I love that picture of your mom with your grandbaby -- it is a "framer."

  11. We actually do not have a junk drawer in our house! I emptied it out several years ago and we now have another full (much needed) kitchen drawer. I'll eat just about any vegetable; though I don't think I've had collard greens before. We eat salad each night with dinner so the last thing I ate from that list would be carrots, celery, and broccoli with some garlic and herbs in the dressing!

  12. Lovely photo of your Mum and grandson. We did not have a junk drawer in our old house - only had 2 drawers in the kitchen. (Plenty of junk boxes in the cellar though lol) We inherited a junk drawer when we moved here - the previous owners had overlooked emptying it. It has remained the drawer where anything without a home goes plus a few essential items like a tape measure! One day it will get sorted......

  13. Regarding the 8 vegetables (question #4): I like them all. I hear broccoli is the most nutrient-dense veggie, so I try to eat that whenever I can. Happily, more restaurants are offering a side of broccoli in the place of French fries. I do that when I can.