Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Hodgepodge for November 10


So it's Wednesday again, and time for the Hodgepodge, where Joyce asks the questions and bloggers provide the answers on their own blogs.  Today Joyce reminds us that it was this very week in 2010 when she began the Wednesday Hodgepodge, and she is using some of the very same questions from that first Hodgepodge post.  Here goes:

1. How did you name your blog and do you now wish you had thought about it maybe another five minutes before hitting publish? Would you change your blog title if it were not a huge pain in the derriere? 

I chose the name Across My Kitchen Table because I wanted to use my blog to share the sorts of things that friends would share across a kitchen table: memories and stories, good recipes, craft ideas, even Bible studies, testimonies and devotional thoughts.  I have never wished for a different blog title and wouldn't change it even though I know of at least one other blog with the same name.  I also have a Christmas blog called Mrs. T's Christmas Kitchen, and I still like that name as well.  It says it all.

2. What bill do you least like to pay? 

Hmmm ... good question.  Probably the property tax bill which comes twice a year.  We live in a university town and much of the town is university property so ... tax free.  And every time the college takes another house down and puts a parking lot there, that's another house off the tax rolls.  You know what that means, I'm sure, for property owners in our town.   We take up the slack, so taxes are high.

3. What is your favorite word? Okay okay, calm down. How about one of your favorite words? 

One of my favorite words: grace. 

I scanned this image from a church bulletin a dozen or more years ago.  Now I wish I knew who the artist is so I could give credit where it's due!

4. Is the glass half full or half empty? Elaborate. 

I don't see it as either half full or half empty.  My cup actually runs over!  I just feel so incredibly blessed by every day of life. 

Image from The Graphics Fairy

5. Were you here for that very first Hodgepodge post? If so, were your answers then similar to what they are today? Tell us what was happening in your life in November of 2010? 

I wasn't there for the very first Hodgepodge post.  I had to look up the November 2010 archives on my blog to see what we were doing.  According to my blog post for November 11 in 2010, we were enjoying a comforting autumn meal of soup and bread.  Read about it at the link -- it was cream of lentil soup and herbed oatmeal pan bread -- links to recipes were included in the post.

6. Insert your own random thought here. 

I'm writing this on November 9 -- it's this little girl's 7th birthday!    In the photo below she is holding two matching pieces of broken pottery she found in the old cellar hole at our little camp.  What a pretty dish it must have been!  And what a delightful little girl she is, too.

And that's the Hodgepodge for this week!  (Wouldn't you like to join in on the Hodgepodge, too?  To get the questions and link up, head over to From This Side of the Pond.)


  1. I wasn't here for the first Hodgepodge either. Ten years ago I was getting ready for a major surgery that I almost didn't make it through. Wow! What a lot has happened since. I love the bulletin cover. God's grace. How would we survive without it? We wouldn't. I'm going to go now and look at those recipes. They sound so good!

  2. I love your blog name. That's how I feel about blogging, friends old and new around a kitchen table sharing the ups and downs of life. Have a great day!

  3. She found quite a treasure. Happy Birthday to her 🎈

    Love your cup runneth over response. Perfect!

    (I finally accepted that invitation you often extend to Joyce's party. ☺️)

  4. I love your blog is perfect. I feel as if I know so many of my blogging friends.

  5. I love your blog name and the story behind it.
    Oh goodness, that cutie, Happy Birthday to her!

  6. I know you are enjoying that little camp. You are making great memories for those grands too. I love your blog name. I had thought of the cable bill which I wish my husband would let go, but he likes sports and wants the convenience of that, BUT yes, I hate that property tax bill. In Florida, it is a big bill and makes me cringe every year when I have to cough that one up.

  7. Love the name and meaning behind your blog name. That's interesting about your property taxes. Yikes. Happy Birthday to your sweet girl.

  8. I love the name of your blog and your thought behind it. I need to also check out your christmas blog. That sounds fun. Love your other answers too


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