Wednesday, September 20, 2017

September 20 Hodgepodge

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 Another Wednesday!  Truly, the weeks fly by so fast.  So it's time again for the Hodgepodge with Joyce and friends at From This Side of the Pond.  Head on over and get the questions, answer them on your own blog and then on back over to Joyce's to link up!

Yesterday was a crazy busy day and I was out of the house for most of it, so my hodgepodge answers are likely to be short and sweet this week!

1. What's something you'd rate a 10/10? Tell us why.

Hmmm.   In the interest of quickness, I'll say the Italian cream sodas at Cool Beans, the coffee shop at The Wilds of New England.  I had two this weekend -- a pineapple/coconut one on Friday evening and a peach/pineapple one on Saturday afternoon.  So refreshing!

2. What job would you be terrible at? What makes you think so?

I could never be a taxi driver!  I detest city driving, parallel parking, curbside parking/parking garages at airports and hotels.  Plus they have to drive in all kinds of weather and make conversation with all kinds of people.  Not a job I would ever even attempt, and for that the traveling public ought to be grateful.

3. When did you last take a fall

 About a year ago I had a scary fall down our cellar stairs.  No broken bones, but a severely bruised leg that still isn't back to normal, and a banged-up elbow that thankfully healed very quickly.

What's something you're falling for (in a good way) these days?

 I've been having a great time embroidering a fall themed dishtowel, using this embroidery pattern: Pumpkin Spice Latte, found at an Etsy shop.  It's an instant pdf download and such fun to make.  Other cute designs in the shop as well, so check it out!

4. According to the Travel Channel here are some of America's best fall festivals-

National Apple Harvest Festival (near Arendtsville PA, close to Gettysburg), Harvest on the Harbor (Portland Maine), German Village Festival (Columbus Ohio), Wellfleet Oyster Fest (Cape Cod), and Wine and Chile Fiesta (Santa Fe NM)

Have you ever been to any of the festivals listed? Which one appeals to you most? Does your hometown have any sort of fall celebration, and if so will you make it a point to attend?

I haven't  been to any of these.  Looking at them, the one which appeals to me most is the National Apple Harvest Festival.  That would be interesting to attend sometime.

5. What is your goodbye message to summer?

"Come again when you can stay longer."

6. Insert your own random thought here. 

Fall retreats are so refreshing! So thankful I can take advantage of the ones at The Wilds of New England!  If you live in New England and have never been to TWNE, you owe it to yourself to check out their fall retreats.  Beautiful surroundings, wonderful music, excellent Bible teaching and just unlimited opportunities to relax and be refreshed.
Taken at last year's couples' retreat
And so ends this simple Hodgepodge.  Enjoy the rest of your week!


  1. One of my friends recently visited the Southwest, her favorite part of the USA. I told her that New England is my favorite place. I have only been there once but I hope to go back. Sorry to hear about that fall. Falls are my big fear as I get older. I try to always hold onto the stair rail and take my time. ( Which is totally not me as I rush from place to place!)

  2. Mrs. T,

    I'm happy to meet you through the "hodgepodge" meme. I do not live in the New England area but we've visited a few times over the years. It's truly beautiful in your neck of the woods, too.

    I love your fall photo share in your last question! We were in Maine late fall 1997 and the colors were gorgeous. Everyone kept saying it's past peak but it was still breath taking to us! We'd love to return someday, now it's just the two of us. Have a blessed day!

  3. The New England area in the Fall is definitely on my bucket list....sooo beautiful! Going to pop over and check out those embroidery sights now. Enjoy the rest of your week!

    1. Hope you can visit some time, Debbie! Hope you enjoyed the embroidery sites as well. They are inspiring!

  4. I would so love to visit, New England especially in the fall, Enjoy your festival! I also enjoyed reading your Hodgepodge thoughts.

    1. Hope you can visit here sometime, Sue! It's a beautiful place.

  5. Come again when you can arrive on time, behave yourself, act normal, and stay awhile would be my answer to # 5. Ha!

    Wow, that really was a nasty fall down the cellar stairs. I remember your taking a tumble, but not that your leg is still troubling.

    I'd like the PA trip myself. (I try to stay as far away from Portland as possible.)

    I do love Wednesday's Hodpe Podge and now must go looking for more favs!

    1. That is a GREAT answer to #5! Wish I had thought of it!

      Yes, still troubling. Good way to put it. I think there was probably some nerve damage.

      That Portland festival did not look fun to me. Too trendy and too crowded. The PA apple festival was much more my speed.

      Hope your week has gone well!

  6. I have always wanted to visit New England in the fall. I have only been to Boston and on to Cape Cod for the day but would love to plan a road trip to see the gorgeous colors...on my bucket list!

    1. Oh, I hope you can make that trip, Debby! Be sure and let me know if you ever do ... we will be sure to meet up!

  7. Your cream soda sounds yummy. The Fall retreats would be awesome.

    1. Oh, Fall retreats ARE awesome, Debby. And the cream sodas ... delicious and refreshing. The weather has been so warm, they are just the ticket.


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