Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Hiking Through 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 blog, then leave a comment for the blogger before you. Here we go- 

From this Side of the Pond
1. If your life had a theme song for this past year what would it be? 

Goodness of God by Bethel can listen to it here

2. Chocolate cake, chocolate milkshake, chocolate ice cream, chocolate truffle, chocolate mousse, chocolate candy bar or a fudgy chocolate brownie...of the chocolate treats listed, which one is your favorite? Which one have you tasted most recently? Or maybe you don't like chocolate???

Oh my how do you choose? A well baked, slightly chewy, fudgy brownie is probably my favorite chocolate dessert. It's not too heavy and I could eat a brownie every day and not get tired of it. That being said, I do love a fabulous chocolate cake and hubs always gets me a fabulous chocolate cake (with a raspberry filling-gotta have the raspberry filling!) for my birthday, and this year was no exception (see random thought). 

3. What has surprised you recently? 

That it's somehow the middle of September. 

4. September 19th is National Voter Registration Day in the US. Are you registered to vote in whatever state or country you happen to live in right now? If not, why not? Not counting a political race, what's something you've had to vote on recently? 

I am registered to vote and yes, I do vote in every election I'm eligible to vote in. 

Besides a political race something I've voted on recently? favorite chocolate treat lol? We voted on an HOA decision in our neighborhood a few weeks ago so that's probably it. Technically hubs voted but it's one vote per household so that counts. 

5. Do you like to hike? If so, when's the last time you went hiking and where'd ya go? If you're not a hiker are you a walker? Is walking (for exercise, etc.) part of your daily/weekly routine? 

I do like to hike and it's something hubs and I enjoy doing together. The little brown dog too of course. He never wants to be left behind when he hears there's a hike on the agenda. 

There are a lot of waterfalls an easy drive from us, and we're trying to see them all. Most recently we hiked to one 70 feet high in the middle of a thick forest.  It was gorgeous and we pretty much had the place to ourselves. I posted pics in my Monday entry linked here. 

I like walking as a form of exercise, but our neighborhood roads and trails are steep and my achilles hates that. 

6. Insert your own random thought here. 

Like I said... 

How do you choose? 

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  1. Good morning, Joyce. So glad I am back in the Hodgepodge seat. I don't know how you come up with such great questions. That chocolate cake is to die for! Happy birthday and may you have many happy, healthy years ahead!

  2. I actually do keep getting surprised by how late in September it is.

  3. Your brownie sounds delicious. True, where has the year gone? I love that you go for hikes. The waterfall is beautiful. Yum, the cake looks delicious. Enjoy the rest of your week.

  4. #3 ... yessss, I'd better get a move on! Happy belated birthday ... happy "new year"!

  5. What a beautiful cake! We picked the same theme song! But as Christians I think it's the theme song for our life. Thanks for the questions and I hope you have a great day!

  6. Happy birthday!
    Yes September is zooming right along. The waterfall pictures are so pretty!

  7. Happy Belated Birthday, your cake looks delicious! Our neighborhood has quite steep ups and downs so when my knees are ready for walking, I'll head elsewhere.

  8. That cakes is so pretty! You are lucky you have places that you can hike nearby. We live in the city, and my hubby does not like to hike because he has bad knees.

  9. Wow!! What a beautiful chocolate cake! Hope you had a great birthday.

  10. Love chocolate anything. And yes September is cruszing along.

  11. Yes! chocolate cake with raspberry filling is the best. We just went hiking over the weekend. This is the perfect time of year to hike; it's windy enough that the bugs aren't bothering me and it's cool enough that I don't get all sweaty.

  12. That cake looks AMAZING!! Oh. My. Goodness!! I love that song, Joyce. We sing it in church often. Beautiful. xo

  13. Excellent choice for a theme song - that one is a favorite of mine! That cake looks heavenly, and I agree that raspberry filling takes chocolate to the next level of delicious! Hope your birthday was amazing!

  14. It seems that I am the only one who is not a fan of sweet things ! You love to hike with your husband, mine was even more lazy than me, he would have taken the car to go to the restroom !

  15. I gained 5 pounds just looking at the chocolate birthday cake.

    I absolutely love the song, Goodness of God. Can’t sing it enough to our wonderful Lord!

  16. I love a good brownie, can't be dry though, and I'll take a middle piece please. I'm thankful we aren't in an HOA. I absoutely love waterfalls.That cake looks amazing!!!