Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Wednesday Hodgepodge - Volume 257

Haven't done the Hodgepodge in ages but this one looked like fun. Click on the photo to join us.

1. February ended with an extra 24 hours in 2016. What did you do with your bonus day?

Worked all day, came home, fixed dinner, watched Netflix, and went to bed. Not terribly exciting.

2. What's something in your life that's grown by leaps and bounds in recent days, weeks, months, or years? I'm giving you lots of room to come up with an answer here, so no fair passing on this one.

A deep appreciation for my military spouse network. We live a unique lifestyle and no-one really understands unless they are living it too. Facebook has expanded the network matter where you are going, there is a group for you, new friends to meet, and resources in abundance. I am grateful to my military spouse friends who are always there for me.

3. Do you read reviews about a film before deciding if you'll see it? Did you watch The Oscars this year, and if so your thoughts on the program? How many of the Best Picture nominees had you seen prior to the broadcast? (Spotlight, The Martian, The Big Short, The Revenant, Mad Max: Fury Road, Room, and Brooklyn) If you watched The Oscars who gets your award for 'best dressed'? 

Occasionally I will read the reviews but I usually decide to watch a movie if the trailer grabs me. I didn't watch the Oscars this year and I have not seen any of the movies nominated for Oscars, haven't been to the movies in a couple of months. My best dressed award goes to Sofia Vergara; I love everything about this dress, wish I could say the same about her hair.

4. When did you last have overnight houseguests? Give us your top three tips on being a good houseguest.

Sophia brought a fellow counselor from Girl Scout camp home for the weekend last summer; she was a lovely girl and I thoroughly enjoyed having her stay with us. Top three tips? Be tidy, don't expect your hosts to fund activities for your entire stay, and don't overstay your welcome. Unfortunately, we had guests a couple of years ago who were guilty of all three - a truly dreadful visit.

5. March 2nd is Peanut Butter Lover's Day. Will you be celebrating? If so, would you prefer a home made peanut butter cookie, a Reese's peanut butter cup, an old fashioned peanut butter and jelly sandwich, or shall I just hand you a jar and a tablespoon?

No, sorry, I'm on the Whole 30 healthy eating plan so peanuts and peanut products are out. If I wasn't, I'd pick the PBJ sandwich, I love a good PBJ sandwich.

6. Why is failure important? Or isn't it?

I think it's important, how else would we learn lessons about right and wrong or good choices versus bad.

7. Share with us one fun thing on your March calendar.

I'm going to the first meeting of a new book club and I'm really looking forward to it.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

It's pouring with rain and it's time to go to bed. I love to fall asleep to the sound of the rain falling outside my window.


  1. My daughter appreciates the support of fellow 'living the military life' groups too. It's nice to know when you're relocated somewhere new there are people ready and willing to help you acclimated. Enjoy your day!

  2. I love the sound of pouring rain, too. Throw in some lightning and I'm one happy camper.

  3. How lovely...a book club! You'll have to share what you're reading.

  4. Enjoy your new book club! And it's so fun to find another Anglophile. Too bad our avid Anglophiledness can't get us free airfare to London! LOL