Monthly Archives: February 2022

Wednesday Hodgepodge


Hi guys, I’m joining you from sunny Florida today! The Mitten is expecting up to 20 inches of snow between today and tomorrow. Clearly happy to dodge that wintry bullet 😊 Thanks as always to Joyce for keeping us writing!

From this Side of the Pond

1. The Wednesday Hodgepodge landing on Groundhog’s Day sounds about right. Besides the Hodgepodge what else lands on your calendar just once a week? Is it as much fun as the Hodgepodge-ha!? 

At the moment, the only thing set in stone thing on my calendar is Thursday morning Zoom BSF (Bible Study Fellowship). At home I am on the administrative team, so that requires a Wednesday morning leaders meeting as well. When in The Sunshine State, I slide into my friend Rae Babe’s online discussion group. It is fun! I know a lot if the gals from our class over the years, and Rae Babe is a wonderful group leader! 💗

2. The Winter Olympics begin on Friday, surrounded by much controversy. Will you be watching? Why or why not? Have you ever been to China?

We lost both of our television sets down here in a power surge last summer, so up until last night, we were not seeing any advertising. Honey ordered the right part and got one up and running and I did see an ice skating commercial last evening. I had actually kind of forgotten about it! We might watch some if we are around, but since we don’t have a DVR here, it will just be what we happen to catch. I know there is a lot of controversy because of it being hosted in China, and I completely understand and would not question anyone who chose to boycott. I also have sympathy for the athletes, who train for 4 years to excel at their sport, and have zero input to where the event is hosted. All that to say that I have no firm opinion, and no, I have never been to China.

3. Something in your life lately that has felt a bit like an ‘olympic event’? 

We had known that we were heading south ”sometime in January”. I was basically ready, but you know you can just keep adding stuff to the pile until you are walking out the door! A friend posted online about an ice storm in her state of Georgia, on the very night that we would be driving through. Well, we wanted to avoid that at ALL costs, so we left a day early, a little rushed, and endlessly going over our mental notes to try and not forget anything! We did forget some things, or decided we would like to have them in any case, so my Dad went over this afternoon and picked up a few things to throw in his truck before he comes down. Sometimes getting out of your own house feels like an Olympic event!

4. Do you like fondue? Sweet or savory? Restaurant only or do you own your own fondue set?

We love fondue! We own a couple sets and probably have one 2+ times a year! We first experienced it in a restaurant, but when it closed we looked into buying our own electric ones. Since we celebrated traditional Thanksgiving early this year, before my aunt and uncle left for their winter home, the kids wanted to try something different and suggested a fondue. It was our grandchildren’s first time and they seemed to like it a lot! We like ALL fondue, but long ago learned that the three courses was too much for us, and because we love the dessert SO much, we skip the beginning cheese. That would be a fun course to do on it’s own sometime though! One of my favorite parts of fondue is there is a lot of time to visit while cooking, and I do like the visiting part 🥰

5. Give us five short (2-3 word) phrases to sum up your January. 

Going to Florida, icestorm in Georgia, leaving early!, Florida chilly 🥶, company coming! ❤️

6. Insert your own random thought here. 

Mousey is coming for a visit this weekend, and then my Dad, and then my brother’s family! Also in the mix, Jip the Farmdog and her husband Jaw have rented a place nearby and we are hoping to visit with them as well! We are looking forward to a fun month! Glad it is warming up down here, I had to get my puffy coat out of the suitcase last weekend!!

Thanks for stopping by!