Can it really be Wednesday again, and time for another Hodgepodge? It must be, for Joyce has new questions. Why not go on over and snag them for yourself at From This Side of the Pond, post the answers on your own blog, and then go back there to link up? So here we go with this week's questions:
1. Growing up, were you close to your grandparents? Tell us one or two specific things you remember about them.
My paternal grandfather died long before I was born, and my dad's mother, who lived several hours away, was busy earning a living as a practical nurse. So I didn't see her much at all. I appreciated and enjoyed her, but wasn't close to her.
My maternal grandfather died when I was four. I have very few memories of him, other than he stopped by to see me often (they lived next door) and he always had candy in his pockets.
2. What's an item you were attached to as a child? What happened to it?
Evidently Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer was just becoming famous, for I'm told I had a Rudolph toy. I don't remember if it was a stuffed animal or some sort of soft plastic, but apparently I did love it. No idea what happened to it, but I expect it's probably still at my parents' home.
|No Rudolph here ... looks like a baby doll.|
I see the forest, literally. We are surrounded by woods here. I think (if I understand the saying correctly) that I also see the forest, figuratively. I think that I tend to be more of a big-picture type person -- and for me, that's a good thing because it's important to remember that God sees the big picture and He wants us to look at things that way too. Of course, God is also a God of detail, and so it's good to look at individual trees as well. We need to take time to notice the details and thank God for how He works in them. But we never want to get so caught up in the details of a situation that we fail to step back and consider the big picture.
4. Do you like sour candies? Which of the 'sour' foods listed below would you say is your favorite?
grapefruit, Greek yogurt, tart cherries, lemons, limes, sauerkraut, buttermilk, or kumquats
Have you ever eaten a kumquat? What's your favorite dish containing one of the sour foods on the list?
I don't particularly like sour candies, other than a lemon drop occasionally.
Of the foods listed, I guess my favorite would probably be grapefruit, but I also love lemon.
I have never eaten a kumquat.
Here's a great lemon recipe:Lemon Trifle.
|Photo from Taste of Home|
5. July 1st marked the mid point of 2017. In fifteen words or less, tell us how it's going so far.
It's become a very challenging year with much time spent out of my comfort zone.
|Now this is IN my comfort zone -- at a favorite ice cream place.|
Too many thoughts going through my head to choose one, so I'll add a verse that's all about random thoughts: "In the multitude of my thoughts within me, Thy comforts delight my soul." (Psalm 94:19)
|Beautiful graphic by Abby at Little Birdie Blessings|