Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. Way back when (the Hodgepodge bicentennial to be precise) several of you submitted questions as part of a giveaway Joyce was hosting. She went back to that list for inspiration today and found a question  submitted by Marla, who blogs over at Marla's Musings. Thanks Marla!

She asks-At what age did you feel like a 'grown-up'? What keeps you young now?   

I'm not sure when I started feeling grown-up. Probably some time after Sailor was born.

I still don't feel like I used to imagine being a grown-up would feel.

Our children do equal parts of keeping me young, and making me feel old.

2. When did you last buy a vehicle? Was this by design or because you had no other option? Was the car/truck purchased for your own personal use or was it bought for someone else to drive? On a scale of 1-10 (with 10 being delightful and 1 being 'pass the Excedrin') how would you rate the experience?

The last time we bought a vehicle was three years ago. We needed one that would fit our entire family since Buddy had come along. It was an older vehicle, but has served us well. The experience of getting it was pretty much a 10.

3. Corn bread, corn chips, corn pudding, corn on the cob, cornflakes, corn chowder-your favorite of the corn-y foods listed? What needs to be served alongside your selection?

Corn on the cob is one of my favorite foods, ever. I don't need much of anything to be served alongside. Some fresh tomatoes from the garden might be nice, but not necessary.

When I was growing up meals used to be simple when sweetcorn season rolled around. All we needed was 80-100 cobs of corn and we were good to go. It sounds like a lot, but it was all we served, and with a family of hungry boys it took a lot.

4. What's something in your life that regularly requires you to 'put your thinking cap on'?

School. I'm creating our own curriculum for state studies this year. I had wanted to get most of it done before we start back, but instead I'm still doing a lot as we go. It has been interesting so far, and much more fun than the usual capital, state flower, bird, tree, etc. that most state studies seem to stop at when there are so many other fascinating facts and history to dig up if you take the time to do so.

5. Share a favorite movie set in a school or classroom, or whose theme relates to school days in some way.

The only thing that comes to mind is Little House on the Prairie. Not exactly a movie, but they did include a lot of school scenes.

6. Reading, writing, and 'rithmatic' are commonly referred to as the three R's. What are the three R's in your life right now?

This one is simple. Reading, writing, and arithmetic. It's what our days consist of. Even Buddy is getting into the fun and doing an hour or so of school every day.

7. What's something you've learned or tried recently you can say was as 'easy as ABC'?

Creating some things in WORD. It took me a few minutes to get it figured out, but it's easy as ABC since I understand how the program works.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

It's a good idea to not inhale too strongly before trying to blow a puff of dandelion seeds. They tickle dreadfully if you happen to inhale them.

How's that for a random thought?


  1. Wow, I agree, that our children 'do equal parts of keeping me young and making me feel old.! So true! :-)

  2. Our grandkids keep us active, so I guess that helps to stay young. I loved Little House on the Prairie and the scenes at school.

  3. Kids continue to keep you young and make you feel old, even when they're grown themselves. : ) Have a great school year. I'd enjoy the states study!

  4. I sympathize with your random thought. I have too, inhaled to deeply. I think that's enough said.

  5. Love your random thought! And Word is an amazing program, it is amazing what you can do with that program. I use it every week when I put our church bulletin together. Have a great week!

  6. Good answer, children will make us grow up. I like Word on my computer. My computer didn't come with a lot of things because I don't use them but I do use Word. Oh no, that was not fun and never even knew that could happen with a dandelion.

  7. I love Little House on the Prairie, too. I watch reruns on Hallmark Channel! Reading about the dandelion episode made me cough! haha One of my children inhaled instead of blowing one time I choked so badly!

  8. 80-100 ears of corn!! That sounds awesome! Ryder could eat that himself to fill those hollow legs! Butter and salt and he is set! Haha!

  9. That's a lot of corn. My husband loves corn but I could never imagine making that much at one time! My random thought would be my prayers all day today, which have been that the Lord would send heavy, heavy rain to Washington State. It's so bad up here right now we can't go outside because of the smoke.

  10. Corn on the cob and fresh sliced tomatoes! You're absolutely correct - a perfect summer dinner. Yellow corn was hard to find around here for a while - everybody seemed to be selling white corn - but it is SO good. Not something we ever ate in the UK; maize was for animals. We didn't know what we were missing.

  11. I you study different states, maybe readers would send you postcards or emails talking about that state, whether they live there or have visited. It might give you and your children other perspectives....also, I don't know if you use technology as you teach, but many places have included virtual tours of important sites in the state. :)


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