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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Pass the Celery Please ... it is the Hodgepodge!

The Wishbone from the Thanksgiving turkey!
We save the wishbone and in a week or two the boys will snap the wishbone. Who ever has the longest end of the wishbone, makes a wish!

Welcome to the Hodgepodge!
Joyce asks the questions.
We answer the questions.

 1. Give us three rhyming words that say something about your Thanksgiving holiday (or your most recent holiday gathering if you didn't celebrate Thanksgiving). 

 Driving in the fog
Cutting down our log
Eating like a hog

 We had to drive in dense fog for the first half hour of our trip.
We always cut down our Christmas tree at my parents farm.
My mom made a wonderful feast!

2. When did you last say, 'the more the merrier'? Did you mean it?
For a party we are planning December 18th.

Yep, I mean it. 

 3. What's one piece of advice you'd give someone who is your same age?

Slow down .... we just seem so busy. Our kids are busy, we are busy, slow down and enjoy.

 4. You're ordering a veggie plate, what four veggies are on it?

Celery, carrots, radish and green onions. 

 5. Shop til you drop! Did you? Have you ever? Will you between now and Christmas?

My sister and I would shop till we dropped when we were in high school and college. 
We had so much fun. 

I ordered most of my Christmas gifts online this year.
I will need to head to the market for my Christmas treats and party food! 

 6. What's your favorite chair in your house, and why is it a favorite?

My grandpa and I were best of buddies. When I would visit him, I would sit in a big wicker rocker, sip root beer and we would solve all the words problems.
When my husband and I got married, my grandparents passed on that wicker rocker to us.
It is still my favorite chair! During the winter months, I have it in front of our South patio door. I can sit and soak up the sun!

  7. Share an early memory of faith, religion, or spirituality.

My dad sharing his stories about the nuns at his Catholic school.
I am not sure if he used the stories for bedtime, but my sister and I were fascinated with the nuns.
We would talk about them after, imagine life of nuns and create our own stories.

 8. Insert your own random thought here. 

"Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows; it empties today of its strength."
Corrie Ten Boom


  1. Love these hodge-podge things, Carla. Sounds like you are having a great time prepping for Christmas. I did a lot of my stuff on-line this year, too. xo Diana

  2. I bought the majority of our Christmas present online during the Cyber Monday sales. I'm almost totally done so I can relax and truly enjoy the season like my Buddy Carla! Your rhyme has made me giggle....
    And I truly LOVE the Corrie Ten Boom quote. Truly inspirational!


  3. Fun questions today. And that quote at the end is one of my favorites - so true and so difficult to live by.

  4. Love the idea of the big wicker chair. I used to have a special rocker that belonged to my first husband's grandfather. Sadly he took it with him when he left!! We used to break the wishbone at our house. The one with the smallest side got to help with the dishes. I'm your neighbor on the link!!

  5. What a wonderful post, full of memories and wisdom. I love your little poem of your Thanksgiving experiences. I am so old that I had forgotten about pulling the wishbone! We need to do that. I love your quote at the end.

  6. I'm also doing our shopping online this year, so much less stress doing it from the comfort of my dining room table. I'm not good with large crowds of people. Have a good week.
    Lori in Blue Ridge, GA

  7. I'm late to the party today but always love reading your hodgepodge! By the way, we save the wishbone too!

  8. Wow, isn't that a great quotation from Corrie Ten Boom! It's so true, isn't it. When I saw celery in your title, I was afraid that we were all going to be put on a diet. Sounds like you had a good Thanksgiving complete with STUFFING. Hope you all have a wonderful rest of the week. Love your rhyming words! xo Oh, and yes, I'm so very happy about Audrey and Fraidy. It was truly an answer to prayer. And now the conversation with Mr. C. about kittens is DONE. No more kittens are leaving, no matter what. :-)

  9. How sweet about your grandpa's chair. I always enjoy reading your hodgepodges!

  10. I like celery too. Hubs cannot handle the smell, although he likes the taste and enjoys it in certain foods. He just doesn't like to be in the kitchen when I'm cutting it. My sister and I loved breaking the wishbone as kids. Your rhyme was a good one. I relate to that last line especially : )

  11. My sister and I used to snap the wishbone too. Love your last quote. How true. Have a great week, Carla!

  12. I enjoyed your good memories and the Corrie ten Boom quote

  13. Oh how I adored my grandparents. I miss them every day and they've been gone for decades. Slowing down is a good idea. Perhaps you could mention that to time since it will not slow down one bit. :) Great Hodgepodge answers!

  14. Really enjoyed reading your post and your random thought is very apt. We all need to remember that at times.

  15. We really do have a lot in common. What a treasure that chair is! Wish I could come to your party :) Have a great rest of the week.

  16. Have you ever seen the movie The Trouble With Angels? If not you would love it...a really good taste of what it was like to be schooled by nuns back in the sixties. I think I still have the bruises on my knuckles from the rap of the ruler!!


  17. So wonderfully positive, Carla! Glad Thanksgiving was good.

  18. So fun Carla. Sounds like you are having a great time getting ready for the holidays. Glad your Thanksgiving was great and now onto Christmas.

  19. That is so neat that you cut your tree down at your parents farm. Lovely tradition!

  20. How amazing that you get to cut down a tree from your parents' farm!

  21. We just did our wishbone a few days ago. My daughter won! Love your rhyme. Sorry about the fog but what a great tradition with the tree. I shop online too. Sweet story on the rocker. Love the quote. Enjoy your weekend.


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