Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Wednesday Hodgepodge for April 15

It's Wednesday again, and the intrepid Joyce, at  From This Side of the Pond,  is again hosting the Hodgepodge for our blogging and reading pleasure.  She posted the questions from her phone on Tuesday due to a power outage.  If you'd like to jump in too, head on over to  From This Side of the Pond and get the questions, then answer them on your own blog.  It's a wonderful diversion in these crazy times.  Here are Joyce's questions for this week:

1. In Monday’s post I mentioned I would incorporate the word I was given for letter K into this week’s questions. That word was karaoke. On a scale of 1-10 how excited would you be to find out there was karaoke happening at your next gathering/outing with friends? 10=gimme that microphone!, and 1=I suddenly remembered there’s somewhere else I need to be. Have you ever actually done karaoke? If you had to perform karaoke what would be your ‘go-to’song?
My excitement level would be at a "0".  I have not ever actually done karaoke, nor do I intend to, so can't really think what my "go-to song" might be.  How about Make the World Go Away?
My hubby got this closeup of a crocus.  Isn't it gorgeous!
 2. How do you listen to music these days? Favorite app or do you listen the old fashioned way? Do you have music playing often in your home? Is there still a CD player in your car?
I often have music playing in our home, and more so during this current crisis. We have a Bose and I may play CDs on that, but more often I play music on my tablet --usually hymns and usually instrumental.  Lately I've been loving this one:
I've been listening free on Amazon, but you can also find it here: 4TheGospel.  No, my car does not have a CD player.  It's so old that it still has a cassette player!

3. The HP lands on US tax day this year. Or what used to be tax day before everything including filing your taxes was cancelled, delayed, postponed or extended. FYI- filing your taxes has not been cancelled, only delayed for a bit.

Besides staying away from anyone and everyone, what have you found taxing lately?
Life in general feels taxing these days.   Watching or listening to the news has become very taxing.  We need to manage the stress in our lives, so two days last week we drove a few minutes to a deserted state park and enjoyed a picnic and a hike. 
4. You’re without power so no oven, and you can’t open your frig or freezer in order to keep what’s in there from spoiling. And you don’t have access to take out. What will you make us for dinner?
Can I use my stovetop?  We have a gas stove so I could do so in a power outage.  Even so, the couple of ideas I thought of (waffles or pancakes, or boxed mac'n'cheese with tuna added) would require milk, so if I can't open the fridge door ...  I use natural peanut butter, so couldn't even make you a PB&J sandwich!  I guess we would be hungry until the power came back on, or we could just eat crackers or something.  The ones below, from RW Garcia, are some of my favorites currently.
5.  I’ve seen this exercise going around Facebook and thought it would be a good one to include in the HP...what are five things everybody seems to love and go crazy for that you personally don’t care for?
Hmmm ...  I could probably name five different TV shows.  Facebook is another thing I don't personally care for.  Llamas ... they're sort of cute but I don't see where the fascination came from.  Not seeing them as often these days but for awhile everything was llamas.
Another from last week at the state park.  Now there is something I do like.
6.  Insert your own random thought here.
All my thoughts are random these days.  I've been noticing that  although I can remember what day it is fairly well, I often feel unmotivated and aimless.  And yet I have plenty to do ... have probably even stated in the past that if I just didn't have to leave the house for anything, I could keep very busy.  Now I'm at home most of the time and still can't seem to get myself organized.  I am still spending a couple hours a day at my childhood home, and an hour or more walking each day, so something is getting done!  This afternoon I hope to spend some time brainstorming with myself about how to get more of a routine in place and how to prioritize the things that need doing.

So ends another Hodgepodge!  Happy Wednesday, all!


  1. Sign me up for the unmotivated and aimless club. Not an ounce of get up and go in this girl. Stay healthy!!

  2. Hi,
    I love that first photo you shared.
    Llamas, I agree. LOL

  3. Hello Mrs T and happy Wednesday to you! I hope that your week has been a lovely one thus far. Oh I agree, I would run a mile if I heard there would be karaoke!
    I am also enjoying listening to hymns and instrumental music...I find it so calming, especially in these crazy times.
    So glad you are still able to get out into nature and soak up loads of Vit D!
    Blessings to you!

  4. Happy Wednesday to you. We have resorted to a few drives just to get out of the house. Glad you enjoyed a picnic out. Random thoughts are taking over for sure!

  5. I nearly laughed out loud when I read your choice of song for karaoke..."Make the World Go Away"...LOL! Where do you buy your beet crackers? Oh they look so delicious and I am on a beet kick right now. It is hard to get motivated these days...I can relate! Have a blessed week!

  6. Remind me never to be at your house in a power outage. Beet crackers? No p'nut butter. ☺

    You and I have a similar opinion of karaoke. Why am I not surprised? Ha!

  7. (in reply to the comment you kindly left on my blog) While, like you, I don’t like nose piercings, I had to come to grips with that fashion statement recently in my study of Old Testament Abraham’s servant going in search of a bride for Isaac. Upon finding Rebekah, one of the many gifts the servant gave to her was a nose ring. (Genesis 24:22, 30, and 47)

    I have to say in all honesty that I don’t think a nose ring is a practical accessory (could even be a bother when one has the sniffles!) but I should probably heretofore keep that opinion to myself. 🙄


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