Wednesday, September 06, 2017

September 6 Hodgepodge

Beautiful ... the thought and the photo.  From Baptist Bible Hour
Wednesday again!  Time 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!

Here are this week's questions:

1. When you think about your future what do you fear most? Hope for the most?

Honestly, I try not to fear.

"For God hath not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind." 
(2 Timothy 1:7)

Or how about, "Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for Thou art with me."  (from Psalm 23)
Beautiful graphic from Abby at Little Birdie Blessings

As for hope, I know this isn't the sort of hope the question is asking about, but this verse sprang to my mind: "Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior, Jesus Christ."  (Titus 2:13)

2. September is National Chicken Month. How often is chicken on the menu at your house? 

Very, very often.  Usually our choices are chicken or turkey, meatless, and seafood.

What's a favorite dish made with chicken? 

We love chicken salad.  I cook chicken breasts in the slow cooker, then chop or shred the meat.  I usually add some chopped celery and some chopped dried cranberries in addition to mayo, seasonings, etc.   Seasoning will always include a generous dash of poultry seasoning. This is on my mind because I just made sandwiches to take to a couple of occasions -- and chicken salad was the filling of choice.

What's something you're a 'chicken' about doing or trying?

Parallel parking and city driving.

3. What are three things you don't own but wish you did?

Hmm...  I think a Cricut machine would be fun to have, but I have no idea when I would ever find time to use it.  A smart phone might be rather fun also, but I can do almost as much with my tablet and I almost never use the cell phone I do have. So truthfully, I can't think of anything I don't own that I wish I did.
From a vintage booklet
4. Would you rather be a jack of all trades or a master of one? Elaborate.  If you answered one, which one?

I would rather be a jack of all trades.  I enjoy doing a lot of different things fairly well, though I must admit I am a master of none.
Crocheting dishcloths
Making felt food
Stamped cross stitch
Sewing coasters
Appliquing felt candle mats
Sewing pillowcase grocery totes
Embroidering pillow cases
Back in the day, crewel embroidery
Crocheting hot mats
And I also like to cook, bake, write, do counted cross stitch,  and more -- just a non-perfectionist jack of all trades and I like it that way!  I think being a master of one thing might be somewhat dull.

5. Ketchup or mustard? 

Mustard. I like any mustard, but enjoy trying different and interesting varieties of this condiment.
Photo from Pixabay
On what?

Ham sandwiches, hot dogs, fried egg sandwiches ... mostly things that I seldom eat any more.  Occasionally I will put ketchup on french fries, but seldom use that. 

6.  Insert your own random thought here. 

We're experiencing a rip-roaring thunderstorm as I write this on Tuesday night.  Torrential rain, too.  Last week was unseasonably cold, today warm and humid.  One just never knows with New England weather.
Photo from Photos Public Domain
And so ends another Hodgepodge.  Happy Wednesday, everyone!


  1. I'll say last night's storms were rip-snorters. I considered going to bed and hiding under the covers, but it was only 7 pm. We had hail and everything. These weeks have not been stellar weather weeks for the U.S. So much to pray about.

  2. Your chicken salad sounds delicious! I saw the weather reports for the Northeast - we have friends in Rhode Island so they keep us posted on how things are going.

  3. I am a jack of all trades too but every now and then I wish I had one thing where I was a true master!

  4. Great answer on trying not to fear anything! We must trust in God's plan for us but our minds can really get us going sometimes. Your chicken salad sounds yummy. Parallel parking, I never mastered it either. Your crafts are lovely. Love the little pie slices. I think our whole country has been having strange weather for several years now. Take care....

  5. I can't say I enjoy parallel parking, but I lived in the UK and if you couldn't parallel park it would be tough to ever find a spot. I got pretty good at it, not by choice : ) I've lived outside of lots of large cities and don't mind driving in them. I do think once you get used to country driving like I have now the city driving becomes a lot more aggravating. Hope you're having a nice weekend!


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