From This Side of the Pond, asks the questions and bloggers provide the answers on their own blogs. I'm not at all sure how this happened, but I haven't done a Hodgepodge post since sometime in July. Even though I really don't have time to write one today, I could quickly think of answers to these questions, so here goes:
1. What's your earliest memory?
Sitting in my Grandpa's lap eating one of the Canada mints he always kept in his chore coat pocket. He died when I was four, so I never really knew him.
2. What's something about you today that the old you would find surprising?
I can speak in front of a group without being immobilized by fear and self-consciousness.
3. Do you like to fish? Are you a fish eater? Favorite fish (to eat)? Favorite way to prepare fish?
I don't enjoy fishing, but I am a fish eater. My favorite fish to eat would be haddock and I like it fried. My favorite way to prepare fish at home would probably be my mother's fish chowder.
4. What's your biggest first world problem?
Most days, just trying to reheat coffee without a microwave.
5. What one word would you use to describe your year thus far?
6. Insert your own random thought here.
What a blessing it was to be able to travel to Maine for a celebration of life for our blog friend Vee this past weekend! My hubby and I were able to meet Deanna from Creekside Cottage, and Abby from Little Birdie Blessings, along with their husbands, and what a wonderful meeting that was! Vee's family welcomed us warmly. My hubby and I had previously met Vee's sister Kim, an incredibly kind and gracious lady. Now we got to meet Vee's daughter Laurel and her son Adam and his wife Michelle, as well as other family members. We were so thankful we could attend. The gathering was so enjoyable and a true celebration of our dear friend. Delicious food, beautiful flowers, wonderful memories, and many touches of yellow, her favorite color. I believe that only eternity will show how many lives Vee impacted for the Lord in a variety of ways.
And that's the Hodgepodge for this week!