Wednesday Hodgepodge #1

Just for the fun of it, this summer I'll be joining in on the Wednesday Hodgepodge blog hop hosted by This Side of the Pond. Looking forward to a  good time!

1. Have you learned more from success or failure? Explain.

I've probably learned more from failure. It hurts more so I remember it more vividly.

2.  What did you call your grandparents when you were growing up? If you have children, what do they call your parents? If you have grandchildren, what do they call you?
I called my grandparents Grandma and Grandpa, my kids have done the same. No grandchildren yet, but maybe I'd like to be called Grandmama.

3.  You're invited to a luau.  In keeping with that theme, what dish will you bring to share?
Why, something with pineapples of course!

4. Besides Jesus, what one person's life story do you think everyone should know about?

Winston Churchill. His life was full of ups and downs, great successes and great failures, but he just kept moving forward.

5. "Don't sweat the small stuff." Agree or Disagree? Why?

Totally agree. Life is full of small stuff and we could get buried under it all if we let it get us down.

6.  June is National Rivers Month. When were you last on a river? What's the prettiest
river you've ever seen? What's a river you'd like to see?

I was last on a river last summer. The prettiest one I've ever seen was the Colorado River and I would love to see the Thames.

7.  Speaking of rivers-paddling, fishing, swimming, or bird watching safely from the shore? Which activity would you choose? Yes-you have to choose.

Paddling - undoubtedly. Kayak or canoe, doesn't matter which.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

Summer is my favorite season, so even though the calendar says it's still spring, I am in a summer state of mind.


  1. This looks like an interesting hop! I'll be following along with your posts.

    1. Thanks Elaine. I enjoy both your blogs very much.

  2. I don't have kids, but I'm especially close to my nieces. If/when one day there is a next generation, they'll be grandnieces and grandnephews to me and they'll likely call me Nana like their moms do, except I'll look age-appropriate for the name as far as the rest of the world is concerned. LOL

    I totally agree about summer and in the old days Memorial Day marked the beginning of summer. I'm cool with that!

    1. As soon as it becomes warm out, it is summer in my definition!

  3. The Thames is definitely one of my favorites, but not the prettiest. Course, the scenery along the Thames is pretty hard to beat : ) Glad you joined the party today!

    1. I think even if the Thames is not beautiful, it will look that way to me since it is my dream to see it.

  4. All I can say is that we are going to have a lot of fruit at this Luau! sandie

  5. I'm in a summer state of mind, too, and loving it. Time to work in the garden, pull weeds, and pare down the house. Time to goof around with the guys and do fun outings like frisbee golf, the local zoo, get together with family. Good days. Fun to read your answers!

  6. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!! Great answers to the hodgepodge questions. I have a soft spot in my heart for the rivers of Western Washington State - the Puyallup, Carbonado, Nisqually, White, Stuck, Skagit, etc.