Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Hickory Dickory Hodgepodge

Holy Cow! School is about to start winding down. We're in the throws of testing, UGH, and after that is all said and done, we'll have only a few days left! Get excited people! It's been a great year but we're ready for a nice, long break! And, by us, I mean everyone- teachers and students! There are some of us who are looking forward to this summer even more than previous summers. You know, those of us who will become grandmothers for the very first time! 

Only five more Hodgepodge posts until the school year ends! But let's just sit back and enjoy this one for now! 

1. This is the last Hodgepodge in April. Share something you learned this month. I learned that a gun salute, the playing of taps, and flag ceremony at a funeral is quite moving when you witness it in person. Our family lost a truly wonderful soul last week. He was retired highway patrol and the ceremony was beautiful.   

2.  It's National Poetry Month, and we all know you can't escape an April Hodgepodge without a little poetry. Keeping the first line as is, change the rest of the wording in this familiar rhyme to make it your own - 'Hickory Dickory Dock... 
Hickory Dickory Dock
So let's discuss this clock
The one that sounds
When the school year winds down
And I get to take care of my grand!

3. What were one or two rules in the home you grew up in? No talking back, no smacking your lips while eating. Growing up, did you feel your parents were strict? Kind of. Looking back do you still see it that way? Yes. 

4. Tell us about a kitchen or cooking disaster or mishap you've experienced. Do you have many from which to choose? Apparently not since I can't think of a single one. 

5. Plant a kiss, plant doubt, plant a tree, plant yourself somewhere...which on the list have you most recently planted? I don't think I've 'planted' any of those things. Not lately, anyway. 

6. What's your most worn item of clothing this time of year? I don't have anything like this for spring and summer. Are you tired of it? Since I don't have anything, no.

7. I'm wrapping up the A-Z Blog Challenge this month and our Hodgepodge lands on letter W. What's one word beginning with W that describes you in some way? Wide. How about a word to describe your home, also beginning with W? Warm. 

8. Insert your own random thought here. Just a few more weeks of school, five after this week is done. It's going to be a bittersweet ending this time around. Stay tuned for Monday's Grandma post and find out what the future holds for this first-time Nana (there's a hint in #2)! Here's this weeks Grandma post where I discussed the very large grandmother shoes I will have to fill when Baby M arrives. 

Have a great rest of the week, y'all! 


  1. Hmmmm. Something tells me taking care of the Grand is your new career! And a worthy one it is!! Enjoyed your HP today! The clock is ticking! :)

  2. No talking back - that was a very common rule. I think it still in most families. Where it can go wrong is if it changes into "do as I say, not as I do". Leading by example is the best way. Not the easy way.

    1. It was always 'do as I say not as I do' with my parents. I just told my girls if they didn't like my example, get a new one. LOL

  3. Very exciting time of waiting for Baby's arrival. Something tells me this grandma is going to spoil the kid rotten. LOL (and that's a good thing!) xoxo

    1. That poor baby is already spoiled. LOL I can't wait!

  4. I am so sorry for the loss that your family has suffered. You're all in my prayers for comfort during this time.

    My mama and daddy had the "no talking back rule", too. Somehow, I always messed up on that one, and mama's hand on my cheek was the reward. For the most part, we never had a backtalking problem with our own kids. Our kids weren't as bratty as their mama. :)

    Have a blessed day.

    1. Thank you. I talked back too. Into my pillow. LOL

  5. I'm sorry for your loss. My dad is buried in Arlington, and I understand the bundle of emotion and pride and sadness felt at the ceremony. I'm so excited for your next venture, and am sure you're counting down the days about now. I have a friend whose daughter had identical twin girls a month ago, and she is over the moon. I'm ready anytime my daughter and son-in-law are : )

    1. Thank you. It truly was quite moving. I'm excited about my next venture as well! We have 11 weeks to go and she'll be here! The principal at school just became a grandma for the third time. This time, the baby lives here! She's so excited!

  6. I am so sorry to hear about the loss you recently experienced. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Those next 5 weeks will fly by quickly. Are you not going back to school and becoming a full time grandmother????


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