Tuesday, April 30, 2013


1.  This week's Hodgepodge is Volume 123.  What's something you've done recently that was as easy as 1-2-3?  I guess it would have to be the bibs I have been making for the new coming grandbabies.  They are soo quick and simple.  I can make 3 in about a half hour.  Just how I like to do things.  ; )

2.  The Wednesday Hodgepodge also happens to fall on the first day of May...what is something you may do this month.  Well, we will probably (so therefore we "may" I guess) be going to New Mexico for the birth of my daughter's second son.  She is technically not due until the first part of June, but she has some female issues that probably mean she won't go that far.  

3.  The Englishman Horace Walpole is credited as saying, "The world is a tragedy to those who feel, but a comedy to those who think"  How do you see it?  This may be too deep for me right now, and honestly I have never given this quote much thought (though I have of course heard it many times).  Just off the top of my head I guess I would say that yes the world is FULL of tragedy.  It is very simply just everywhere. And yes, and I feel it just like everyone else.  And yet, through the years I have honestly learned to LOOK for the humor, the "good", the silver lining I guess, as generally you can find that too.  Laughter to me is a gift from God, and I treasure it as it lightens my load, and brings healing to my soul.  Proverbs 17:12  A merry heart does good like medicine, but a broken spirit dries the bones.  Psalm 126:2  then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing.  Then they said among the nations, "The Lord has done great things for them."   

4.  May is National Hamburger Month....how often do you eat a burger?  What are your must-haves when it comes to burgers?  I assume you vegetarians won't be celebrating so tell us what you'd like instead?  Well, this is going to be a surprisingly involved answer to such an easy question I am afraid, haha.  I LOVE a good hamburger, but I am kind of fussy about them.  First I have to be in the mood.  Recently, I have been in the mood kind of a lot and I'd say we have burgers close to once a week.  But let's see....first they MUST be barbecued and particularly by my hubby.  He makes the best ones in the world.  (or maybe he just KNOWS how I like them!).  Then, I do not put mine in a bun...BUT! I must have ketchup, onion, pickles, avocado and  tomato to apply to every bite.  I also like corn on the cob with a good burger, and a fresh salad as well.  Yum....

5.  Pansies, petunias, geraniums, impatiens...of the four mentioned, which is your favorite in a patio pot?  Will there be pots on your patio this spring?  (or whenever spring comes to your part of the globe?)  Who does the gardening at your house?   Well I guess if we are talking PATIO flower, I would go with petunias.  And yes, my patio is already sporting a pot of them.  HOWEVER, I LOVE impatiens, and my front planter is FULL of them every year.   And the gardening is definitely a joint project over here ~ though it is ALWAYS initiated by me.  ; )


6.  When did you last (literally or figuratively) shout Mayday, Mayday!"  Well, I am pretty sure I have never said that, haha.  However maybe figuratively when I heard when Melody was due as I (like I already said) in early June....it will be a Mayday!!  haha

7.  Say farewell to your April in ten words or less....Good bye to you sweet April...I have enjoyed "most" every minute of you!  (a little over ten, but then I always am a little wordy!)

8.  Insert your own random thought here.  Well, as it turned out, I did NEED a root canal yesterday!  It was the first one of these I have ever needed and at 58 I think that is pretty good.  Actually, I have just been blessed with pretty good teeth, haha.  I have only had 4 fillings in my life, 1 crown (will be two now!) and both of those were from fractured teeth, AND (now here is a REALLY weird fact) I have 3 baby teeth still in my mouth!  There were simply no adult teeth under them.  They were all my 1 year molars!!  Sooo all three of those teeth have been in my mouth 57 years AND one of them has never even had a cavity!!  How weird is that?  So two of those four fillings were in baby teeth that didn't happen until I was in my 40's btw...My dentist said I could be in the Guinness World Book of Records, haha.  But I was pleasantly surprised on the root canal.  It was pretty much painless, and when I think how long I have been nursing a problem with this tooth (months!) I just wish now we had done it in the first place.  And that's all I have to say about that!

I soo enjoy both doing and reading the other Hodgepodge posts which you can find HERE.  And just for your information Joyce, @From this side of the pond  has become one of my very favorite places to visit as I am soo blessed by her style of writing.  You should check her out if you are not familiar with her, as I just know you'll love her!

Hope you all enjoy your day!  Debbie


  1. Your impatiens are gorgeous! Makes me want to plant a border of them somewhere here too. We have granite in the ground here so it is really challenging to plant anything. Plus, animals galore!

    Your grandson is too cute...best wishes to your daughter and her family as she welcomes another.

  2. The bibs are precious...your home looks wonderful, I love the flowers, my yard is bare this year...and I want your teeth!
    I can't believe it is time for baby...oh my, enjoy, enjoy, enjoy and blessings on this delivery also

  3. Your impatiens are beautiful! Probably my favorite for a bed border, but I have never been successful with them around our house. Enjoy!

  4. If you hadn't guessed, I was very eager to learn about the tooth so thank you for chatting about that. So glad that it all went well.

    Ever thought of going into the bib business? ; D

    Happy May to you...the flowers are amazing!

  5. Oh your impatiens are gorgeous!! I wish we had enough shade to plant some. We do get some shade along the front (north) side of the house, and the sun that we get there is late afternoon/early evening sun. I may try planting some impatiens in the landscaping bed there. It's worth a try.

  6. I agree with you about the quote - and I hope your root canal goes well and congrats on the new one that is almost here. sandie

  7. So interesting about the way you like your hamburgers. :o)

    The impatiens are gorgeous! I hope mine do that well.

    Happy rest of the week!

  8. Thanks for stopping by 'My Front Porch' and leaving a comment. It's always nice to meet a new-to-me blogger. I see you also have a front porch...and family on a dairy farm...and a bunch of good-looking grands! I'll be back.

  9. Grandson is adorable! Love the bibs!


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