Wednesday, May 16, 2018

A Challenging Hodgepodge

It's been a long week since the last Hodgepodge, y'all. We lost Mother last Wednesday night. We thought she was going to rally back which she did twice but then I guess it just got to be too much. Anyway, it's nice to have the Hodgepodge for a bit of a diversion. 

From this Side of the Pond

1. What would you say is your biggest day to day challenge? After this past week, it's going to be learning how to get through each day for a while at least. 

2. May 16th is National Biographers Day. What's a biography you really enjoyed reading? There's not a biography I haven't enjoyed. They're one of my favorite genres.  Is this a genre you read regularly? Fairly regularly. I do enjoy biographies. 

3. How important is keeping a clean house? I much prefer a clean house but I don't go nuts over. Ok, not too nuts. Do you need to de-clutter your life? I've been doing this for quite some time. It's not easy to declutter 30 years worth of stuff. I could stand to declutter some people, too. 

4. You're the 8th dwarf. What's your name? Dubious.  

5. What's surprised you the most about your life or life in general? That I'm still living it as I am. 

6. Insert your own random thought here. Some of you already knew we had to say goodbye to Mother which y'all can read about HERE but don't worry, I kept it as positive as I could over the weekend which made Mother's Day not so much fun. The lovelies were all there and that certainly made the last week so much easier. 


Life is hard sometimes. 





18 comments:

  1. Pam, I'm so sorry about the loss of your mother. I know from experience, it is not an easy thing. Praying for you and your family.

    I love reading about people too. It's just so interesting to see how other people live and the choices they make.

    Hope you have a great day!

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    1. Your prayers are greatly appreciated. I agree about how interesting it is to read about people. Maybe that's why I love to read blogs. :)

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  2. Oh Pam, I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. I haven't been reading any blogs this week so just now heard your news. I know that's so hard and I will be thinking of you and keeping you in my prayers xo

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    1. Thank you for your prayers. It is hard but we are doing ok. How in the world do folks without faith handle these things?

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  3. You will continue to be in my prayers during this tough time!! On a humorous note, I love your dwarf name!

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    1. Thank you so much. Haha! Thanks. It fits. :)

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  4. I think (my experience) that losing your mom is just the worst loss. Mine has been gone since 1995 and I still want to pick up the phone and call her. It is hard but it gets easier. You and your family are in my prayers, Pam. I like your dwarf name too!

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    1. I'm thinking that's going to be the hardest part- I already have things I was going to call her and tell her. Thank you, Terri.

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  5. I'm so sorry to hear about your mother - you shared some beautiful photos and sentiments in your linked post. I can see that she was greatly loved and will always be with you in your memories. Some days will be tough, others will make you smile when you think "What would Mom have thought about this?"

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    1. No body loved us like she did. She was fierce and independent and opinionated and hilarious...:) Thank you.

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  6. Hi Ho Dubious.
    I've read a few biographies. They can be the more engrossing type of non-fiction. My favorite one (autobiography) from years ago was the one about Chuck Yeager.

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    1. You didn't tell me what your dwarf name would be...

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  7. One day at a time! Easier said then done. I use to go nuts over a clean house. I still like it clean but I don't stress over it anymore. It is not easy to declutter. I like what I have. My prayers are with you. ((Hugs))

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    1. That's what I'm doing...one day at a time. I don't stress as much over it these days either but that's because everyone is in their own living spaces. For now, anyway. Ha! Thank you!

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  8. It's so hard to be without our mom; it doesn't matter how old we get.

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    1. I'm finding that out pretty quickly. I keep thinking of things I should call and share with her. UGH.

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