From This Side of the Pond, is again hosting the Hodgepodge for our blogging and reading pleasure. Wouldn't you like to join in? Just head on over to From This Side of the Pond and get the questions, then answer them on your own blog. You'll find it a wonderful diversion in these crazy times we are all living in. Here are Joyce's questions for this week:
1. What's something you resolved to do this year? Have you done it?
One thing I purposed to do (I wouldn't call it a resolution, but a goal) was to consume less of foods that contribute to inflammation, especially sugar. That's actually been a goal of mine for quite some time, but I've been inconsistent about it. This year, my hubby and I did a 40-day sugar fast, starting near the end of February and ending in early April. It was such a blessing to realize that we could find victory over sugar to that extent! Our goal is to continue fasting from sugar on a regular basis, allowing for occasional "cheats" on birthdays and the like. I'm working on a post about our experiences with the sugar fast, so stay tuned.
2. Where do you go to find quietude?
The outdoors. Preferably beside water. My very favorite place for this is Back Lake way up in Pittsburg, NH, but really anyplace by a lake, pond, river or stream surrounded by woods will do.
3. A friend asked this question on her Facebook page and said I could borrow it for the Hodgepodge...you're only allowed to buy 5 things at the grocery store, and all must start with the first letter of your first name. Whatcha' buying?
Spinach, spaghetti, sourdough bread, string cheese, strawberries.
|I could make a strawberry spinach salad!|
Now this is a thought-provoking question -- and one that I have no idea how to answer. I have never thought the television show Survivor was a good idea. (Sort of like that question from last week's Hodgepodge about something everyone seems to love that we just don't see the point to.) Human nature is ugly; why encourage it?
Probably best for me right now not to discuss survival mode and survival of the fittest.
5. Share a favorite quote or saying about strength.
"Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength." (Isaiah 26:4)
|And this one, too, by Abby at Little Birdie Blessings|
Coming down to what may be the homestretch on the cleaning out at my childhood home. When I look at the number of cards, books and other small items I plan to list on Etsy, it makes me feel quite faint. Scanning and listing these is a project I really need to work on every day.
|This unused note card is one of my most recent listings.|