Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Hickory Dickory Dock Hodgepodge

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1. This is the last Hodgepodge in April. Share something you learned this month.

Contractor time is different from standard time.  We've had various workers here the past couple of weeks and they all are on their own time schedule. 

2.  It's National Poetry Month, and we all know you can't escape an April Hodgepodge without a little poetry. Keeping the first line as is, change the rest of the wording in this familiar rhyme to make it your own - 'Hickory Dickory Dock...
please let me wake before the clock!
I do not like waking up to an alarm clock, especially when it is an annoying beeping sound.

3. What were one or two rules in the home you grew up in? Growing up, did you feel your parents were strict? Looking back do you still see it that way? 

Clean up after yourself and don't bring food into the house unless you are willing to share.  My parents were not strict.  Yes, looking back I still see it that way.  I am way stricter!

4. Tell us about a kitchen or cooking disaster or mishap you've experienced. Do you have many from which to choose? 

Thankfully, I can't think of too many.  I remember putting the waffle iron in the oven once when unexpected company was on the way.  I forgot I put it there and later turned the oven on.  I caught it in time so the waffle iron wasn't ruined.  That should teach me to not hide things in the oven. 

5. Plant a kiss, plant doubt, plant a tree, plant yourself somewhere...which on the list have you most recently planted? 

Plant doubt.  With many house projects planned it is easy to doubt they will get done. 

6. What's your most worn item of clothing this time of year? Are you tired of it? 

Capris.  I have them in a few different colors and denim and wear them every day that I don't have to be dressed up.  I am not tired of them.  I actually found super comfortable ones at Kohls a few weeks ago and couldn't wait to wear them. 

7. I'm wrapping up the A-Z Blog Challenge this month and our Hodgepodge lands on letter W. What's one word beginning with W that describes you in some way? How about a word to describe your home, also beginning with W?

Warm.  I like to think that I am a warm person and not cold and standoffish.  I would describe my home as welcoming.  I like everyone who enters to feel comfortable and at home.  I try to let everyone who comes over know they are welcome. 

8. Insert your own random thought here. 

With the arrival of Spring, many birds have been visiting our backyard.  Usually I see bluejays and an occasional cardinal.  The other day I saw this little bright yellow bird in the tree.  It didn't look like a bird you'd see in nature, more of a bird you'd see in a cage as someone's pet.  When our roofer was here he told me it was a finch.  I've seen several since and they are the cutest little birds.  My favorite spot in the Spring is out on the deck listening to the birds and drinking a cup of tea.  If I was better at taking pictures and always having my camera ready I would have a picture, but I'll have to work on that ;)


  1. The dishwasher is my hiding place of choice when unexpected guests drop in. : ) I definitely understand the contractor thing! We've had mostly positive experiences so far. Hoping that continues!

  2. Oh my goodness! Waffle iron in the oven. That's pretty funny. It always annoys me when my husband leaves a pan or cookie sheet in the oven. Especially one that has parchment paper on it!
    I have seen some cute little birds in our yard too. I'm still waiting for the hummingbirds.

  3. Bless you, and may the Lord give you much patience while dealing with contractors :)
    I enjoy watching the birds, this time of year, too.
    Kathy (Reflections)

  4. Ha!! I love your kitchen story. I might have to use the oven as a hiding place. I just have to remember when I do. Ha! Still laughing about your waffle iron.
    Have a great week,

  5. I don't like the alarm clocks either. Although since in hard of hearing my dog wakes me up when he hears the alarm. I used to have a vibrating one but that really bothered me and didn't work half the time. Hope you have a good week!

  6. I love to wear capris, too!
    I once put waffles in the oven to keep warm. Didn't realize one was left in the back of the oven and the next time I turned it on, the waffle burned and left quite a smell!

  7. Okay, I see that many are mentioning their capris today. I'm sitting here at my desk with jeans, t-shirt, and polar fleece jacket! I'll be glad when I can wear capris, and I'm going to go look at Kohls now and see if I can find the ones you're telling about. :-)

  8. I've learned my lesson on not putting something in the oven for storage. I love capri pants and usually buy them at Kohl's. Sounds like a perfect setting for that cup of tea!


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