Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Wednesday HodgePodge

From this Side of the Pond

I had planned to write this post last night but I just ran out of steam. Join us by copying the questions into your blog and answering the questions  (or you can answer in the comments or on facebook!). Thanks to Joyce at From This Side of the Pond for writing the Wednesday HodgePodge each week!

1. What's a word that describes your life? A word you wish described your life?
Spinning out of control (I know that is four words!) -- Not really, but sort of -- it is Holy Week and I work on a church staff. This is like Super Bowl week for us. We have just finished a major capital campaign and are getting ready to do construction. It is Easter and I haven't made Easter baskets yet. (yes, I know my "children" are 31 but it is Easter!!)  We are having our wonderful supper club friends over on Saturday night for dinner - yay!! Our daughter is getting married in just a few weeks and we have a couple of parties to attend - another big YAY! -- so much fun!!. We will be starting a new series on Tuesday nights with the young adults and I have to find something new to teach in our Sunday School class (won't work to teach the same thing in both places this time). ALL. OF. THIS. -- EVERY. SINGLE. THING. is wonderful and fun and good but if I'm not careful, I can allow myself to feel overwhelmed. I want to enjoy each thing.
Yes, I realize that I typed way more than one word on that thought.
What is a word you wish described your life?
To be honest, I don't think I would want it to be any different than it is now. It would be so sad not to have things to do, places to go, people to love.

2. Back in my day we___________________________________?

Back in my day we played outside until dark and caught lightning bugs in a jar. I know that is totally random but that was what popped into my head!

3. When it comes to takeout are you more likely to opt for Italian, Mexican, or Chinese food? Does a typical week at your house include takeout?

If you asked me this question last year, my response would have been Chinese but dear sweet hubby has developed an allergy to MSG and Sulphites, etc. so we don't eat Chinese take outs anymore. We get take-outs every week or so but it usually a chick-fil-a salad for me. Mexican food is at the TOP of my list but we would probably eat it in the restaurant.

4. Think about the people you most respect. What is it about them that earned your respect?

They show up when they are supposed to show up. They do what they say they are going to do. They do more than they agreed upon. They do it all with love and grace. I answered that question so quickly that I will probably think of something else later.

5. What's something your friends might see and say is 'so you'?

I don't know. I need someone to tell me. Something from Talbots, perhaps? Something crafty?

6.  Insert your own random thought here.

Last night, our young professionals stuffed care packages for Children's Harbor. The sound of happy conversation, laughter, someone's play list from their phone is such a good sound.

Since I haven't followed any of the rules today, random thought #2 is:
I attended (helped host) a wedding tea on Sunday for the daughter of a dear friend - it is spring in the south! I won't use any pictures showing the bride, etc. in case she wants to write her own blog post, etc. but I took a couple of cool pictures and wanted to share. I blogged about the tea for my daughter a few days ago and you can read about my daughter's tea here. Different house; different group of hostesses; different food; different flowers; different bride - but you can see that we love to shower our brides!

We work hard to make our parties beautiful. Another talented friend made this flower arrangement and there was lots of good food!

I mentioned in a previous blog how we display the gifts at a tea - see above and below.


  1. Your table looks positively gorgeous. The flowers are breathtaking. Hope you have a wonderful Easter!

  2. "It would be so sad not to have things do, places to go, people to love." Amen! Well expressed!

  3. I love a fancy tea and a beautiful table. This one looks like it was lovely. I just ordered a top from Talbots a minute ago as I had some deals expiring and can't waste those : ) Happy Easter to you and your family! Enjoy all the fun things coming your way!

  4. Nice to meet you! I understand! I too am feeling very overwhelmed today as I prepare for the weekend. I have family coming in...I'm a church organist so that means getting to the church to, cleaning, extra church services etc. Trying to get it all done. I do baskets for my children too...ages 34, 31 and 26. Actually this year they just get a boxed chocolate bunny as I'm very short on funds. I saved doing a basket with all the trimmings for my 17 month old granddaughter! YUP! I'm going all out for that one! :D

  5. Thanks so much for visiting today!! I love reading your comments. When I receive an email showing the comment, I always try to respond because it is so fun to make new friends!!