Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Home Is Where The Hodgepodge Is

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 your neighbor there. Here we go- 

From this Side of the Pond
1. Thursday is National Pi Day...are you good at math? What was the last thing you had to calculate? Did you use your head or technology? Last slice of pie you ate? 

I'm not bad at math, but I'm much better with words than numbers. The last thing I had to calculate was probably related to our tax organizer. I used my head for some of it and a calculator for the rest. 

As far as the last slice of pie I ate? I made an angel pie to take to my neighbors when we had dinner there recently. It was heavenly. 

2. What makes a house a home? 

The people I love are in it. 

3. Your current favorite green thing? 

I'm going with spring, in spite of the pollen that blows in with it! The leaves beginning to turn, the grass starting to green up, lots of leafy green bulbs popping up out of the brown earth, these are all things that lift my spirits. February tends to be gray and rainy in our neck of the woods so signs of spring are very welcome. 

4. How do you define achievement? How does your personal definition look similar to, or different than, society's definition? What's something you think is worth achieving in life? 

I guess I would define achievement as doing something successfully, and I think the world's definition is probably similar. Where we differ is in what that 'something' is, in defining the value of 'something'.  

I think raising a family is a worthwhile achievement. 

5. What song is a good soundtrack for your life right now? 

This one-Blessed by Martina McBride 

6. Insert your own random thought here. 

My mother-in-law celebrated her birthday on Monday, so hubs and I drove over to TN on Saturday to spend the weekend with her. We had a fun dinner out on Saturday night, then drove her to daughter2's house on Sunday to meet her newest great-granddaughter. 

These generational pictures are so very special. 

And this little punkin' grows more precious by the minute. Happy Wednesday everyone! 

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  1. What is an angel pie? I love that you said it tasted heavenly! Good play on words ;-). Great photos! I love your shirt in the last one! It is so cute and looks great on you!

  2. Hi Joyce! I'm back in the Hodgepodge seat. Is there nothing better in the world than holding a baby? Thanks for coming up with the questions.

  3. We have a similar feeling on achievements!

  4. Happy Birthday to your Mother-in-law. How sweet to spend more time with the newest member of your family. Spring is a great answer for the green question. It is looking greener everyday around here, too. Our Addy was born on the first day of Spring and JJ is a Spring baby, too, so Spring is special around here. Have a wonderful day!

  5. Great pics! I bet those babies make you so happy.

  6. It came as no surprise to me that we answered #2 quite similarly. That baby girl is coming into her own, but sure favors her big brother. Happy Birthday to your MIL.

  7. Yum on the pie. Yes, the people you love are in it "Home!" Love your answer for green. I never gave that a thought. Definitely raising a family is a worthwhile achievement. The photos are lovely. Happy Birthday to your mother in law and how sweet the children are. Have a beautiful day.

  8. New babies are to be celebrated! I think the green bulbs and signs of spring are a great green item! Thanks for hosting!

  9. That generations picture is just priceless. I agree about the achievements.

  10. These pictures are so sweet. A new family member is a great achievement. I lovely birthday..

  11. Such a fun post. I enjoyed your photos and answers. Congrats on the newest great-granddaughter! I wish our family had little babies in it. We're all still waiting for someone to get married and start adding to the gene pool ... lol
    Blessings. 💙

  12. I love that picture with the 4 generation of a family! I have not heard of an angel pie. Sounds heavenly!

  13. Your newest grand baby, such a precious little girl! I am happy for all of you. Your mother-in-law looks great. I'm sure she really enjoyed and appreciated the time you spent with her over the weekend. Great pictures!

  14. Great answers, some of mine would be as follows

    I am ok with basic math other then that not so much

    A family makes a house a home, and photos and clutter and a lived in feeling.

    The grass beautiful and green is wonderful.

    Friends are a rare treasure even those online, never forget that

  15. I like the photo of you and the tiny baby ! So cute

  16. Love the family photo and especially love the one of you and your granddaughter.

  17. Sorry I couldn't participate this week, such fun questions. And, the birthday celebration for your MIL, how very special. That baby girl is just adorable!

  18. What sweet pics! I look forward to that stage soon.

  19. Wonderful photos with the new grandbaby! I definitely agree that raising a family is a great and worthy achievement!

  20. Loved your answers and the sweet pics at the end@