Wednesday, February 15, 2017

A Sweet Hodgepodge

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1. What do/did you call your grandparents? If it's something unusual tell us the story behind the name. If you're a grandparent what do your grands call you? Who chose your moniker?

I called both of my grandmothers Grandma and both of my grandfathers Grandpa. 

2. Ever taken a road trip along the California Coast? If so what was the highlight of your trek? If not, any desire to do so? If you were to take a trip along the California Coast what's one attraction you'd have on your must-see list?

No, I've never been to California.  I do not have a desire to do so, I am more of an East Coast girl :)  If I did go I'd want to see the beach towns.

3. What are three things you don't know how to do?

I don't know how to change a tire, use my pressure cooker, and edit videos on my phone.  I'd like to learn how to do the last two.  At this point I don't want to learn how to change a tire.  It is a good skill to have but since I have roadside assistance and a cell phone I don't think it is absolutely necessary. 

4. Tom Peters is quoted as saying, 'Celebrate what you want to see more of.' If that's true what will you celebrate and more importantly, how will you celebrate?

I'd like to see more kindness.  How do you celebrate kindness?  I guess I can start by recognizing and appreciating kindness when I see it and by practicing it more.

5. Thursday (February 16) is National Almond Day. Do you like almonds? Which would you prefer-an Almond Joy or a macaron? What's something you make that calls for almonds?

Yes, I like almonds.  I'd chose an Almond Joy, although it's been years since I've had one.  I use almond flour to make chocolate chip cookies. 

6. What does Saturday morning look like at your house?

Saturday mornings are usually lazy mornings at my house.  We usually stay in our lounge clothes and don't move too fast. 

7. Share with us a favorite book you've read this winter.

I'm in the process of reading "The Discipline of Grace" by Jerry Bridges. 

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

I hope you all had a wonderful Valentine's Day.  My daughter made me these chocolate covered strawberries and they were so delicious! 


  1. We bought and learned how to use a pressure cooker back in 2012. I know the process, but choose to let Ed do the canning in it. That huge pot is intimidating!
    Those chocolate covered strawberries look delicious!
    Kathy (Reflections)

  2. I was hesitant to use a pressure cooker/canner because my mom's was a little dangerous and I was always scared it might blow! But I did can with it anyway, and now I have a new pressure canner, so no fears, plus it has a pressure release valve (that I ordered separately) and that makes all the difference! Enjoyed your Hodgepodge this morning. Hope you have a beautiful Wednesday. xo

  3. I'm a little bit afraid of a pressure cooker. Maybe if I could learn alongside someone experienced I'd like to try. Those strawberries look so good!

  4. I used a pressure canner long ago when I still lived at home but was always a bit afraid of it. The new instant pots look interesting. My daughter loves hers, but I'm not sure I want to add another appliance to my kitchen at this time.

    Those strawberries look absolutely wonderful and I am loving your snowy blog background!

  5. Those strawberries look delicious! I eat a few almonds almost every day right now. Love them, along with other nuts like cashews.

  6. I like your answer to #4. Yum on the strawberries! Enjoy the rest of your week.

  7. Lazy Saturday mornings are the best. The chocolate-covered strawberries look amazing.

  8. Who's your sweet Baboo? For some reason, that cracks me up. And for some reason, my iPad won't let me spell it right. It wants to say baboon. The strawberries look so delicious. I would probably have eaten them all up by now. I'm with you on tire changing. The last time I attempted that was 30 years ago with my sister in law and we could not get those nuts off the wheel. I've never wanted a pressure cooker. I remember my mother using one when I was a little girl and remember it being scary.

  9. Enjoyed reading your answers. Just visiting from the HP blog list.

  10. Jerry Bridges is one of the BEST! Bet that's a great book. I'm with you on the tire changing, no need to really know. Blessings!

  11. Pressure cookers were used on a regular basis back in the 70's and 80's and now all of sudden they are back. I have no desire to use one again, but find it interesting how things like that are so cyclical. The chocolate covered strawberries are so pretty and sound delicious. Such a thoughtful gift.

  12. Those strawberries look positively delish. I don't need to know tire changing either.Have a great weekend.

  13. Those chocolate covered strawberries look so delicious and it was very kind of your daughter to make them for you! I hope you have a wonderful week!

  14. It's me, again. I take back what I said in my earlier comment. I've now read about 7-10 Hodgepodge posts today and to my surprise, the majority of these gals are sunrise people! We are not alone.


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