Wednesday, July 3, 2013

All Hail to the Red, White and Hodgepodge

It's a hot, humid rainy summer around here. We're supposed to get a break in the rain tomorrow. Not that I'm complaining. I do enjoy rainy days. And so does the garden. But it will be  a challenge to cook out tomorrow should the rain keep falling. 

And now, on to the Hodgepodge!

1. What's one simple small pleasure on your summer 'to-do' list? Simple? Small? Are we even allowed to have those on our summer to-dos? My summer to-dos are big and not the least bit simple....WAIT! How about picking blueberries and freezing them? I did that. It was simple and pleasurable. And, comparatively speaking, small. :)

2. Do you have strong feelings or opinions regarding the immigration debate in your home country? Feel free to share your thoughts, but please play nice. I have strong feelings towards some powers that be who spout off about the immigration debate. I have strong feelings about the despicable way immigrants are treated in our area. But, in the spirit of playing nice, I'm going to let it go at that. 

3.  What's something in your home or wardrobe that could be described as 'star spangled'? Nothing. Except maybe these flip flops I made from something on Pinterest (I found the flip flops at Target--POLKA DOTS!-- and then tied the ribbons on them):

4.  Is your house set up for a party? Well, it seems to work just fine for our annual Christmas oyster roasts and all other gatherings we host around here. We use the deck and backyard. The main part of our house is open and allows for flow. We have a tiny house but we usually have 30-40 for our oyster roasts and it works fine. 

5. What one never-before-visited city in America, would you most like to see? Any one located in Alaska or Maine. 

6. Your favorite red food? White food? Blue food? Red = watermelon; white = raw milk cheddar; blue = blueberries. I can't wait to read what y'all chose for blue food---I can't even think of anything else edible that's blue.

7. What freedom do you value the most, and why? I value each and every one of our freedoms and I have very specific reasons for each one of them as well. But it would take way too much time to outline that here. 

8.  Insert your own random thought here. Love me some John Prine!

 Whatever it is y'all are doing tomorrow, I hope you have a most wonderful and safe celebration!
Happy  4th, y'all!


  1. I've only seen 1 answer for blue that wasn't blueberries.
    Have a happy 4th! :)

  2. Really???? I'm going to have to read everybody's until I find it! :)

  3. Happy 4th of July! I enjoy the cooler days of summer and so far we haven't watered the garden since mother nature is taking care of it.

  4. Love the flip-flops! I wouldn't mind seeing those cities either. Have a wonderful 4th of July.

  5. What a lovely idea!!!! Might have to borrow and do for today/tomorrow! :) Will give you credit! Those flip flops are GREAT!!

  6. retired- Same to you! We haven't had to water the garden either. It's so much better when Mother Nature takes care of it!

    Debby- Thanks! I thought they were so cute on Pinterest so I made them. I like mine better though because of the polka dots. LOL

    CLR- Do it! But get the polka dot flops from Target. Polka dots make everything so much cuter. LOL

  7. Blue?...frosting on cupcakes! Easy! Enjoy...:)JP

  8. I LOVE the flip flops! How do you improve on polka dots? Great craft!

    As not a fan of blueberries, I go the bottle of blue food color makes blue food. :)

  9. Oh I love John Prine too! My brother was a big fan when I was a teenager, and got me hooked.

    I wish I'd said blue crabs or blue cheese, but I do love blueberries, and got stuck on that one. Happy 4th!

  10. Happy 4th and good answers! Love those flip flops, a friend of mine made similar ones a few years ago.....wonder where they are?

    Sometimes, they have blue jello at the retirement home. Mama loves it, but blue jello? Not for this old girl!

  11. I'm a retired empty nester too, loved the Q&A session! I'm dressing for a 4th of July dinner with family and am quite dismayed to see that I have nothing star spangled, red white and blue or even remotely patriotic. How did this happen?


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