Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. What are your ingredients for a perfect Saturday?

A perfect Saturday for me is one with lovely weather, and having my husband at home. The past however many Saturdays he has been doing maintenance on machinery for a business so that everything is in order come Monday and the workers return for another week.

It looks as if this will be the theme of many Saturdays to come.
2. What skill do you wish more people took the time to learn?

A skill I wish more people used is to keep right on scrolling when they see something they don't agree with on Facebook or elsewhere on the internet. It's really not that hard.

A practical life skill ... cooking.

3. What's something you ate as a child you can't stand now as an adult?

It's nothing that exciting or a weird combination of anything. It's simply ... oatmeal. The older I get the more I loathe it.

Our children on the other hand, will have a better answer to this once they're older. At least I hope they'll grow out of loving peanut butter, chocolate chip, and mustard sandwiches.

4. Something parenting has taught you? If you're not a parent tell us one important lesson you learned from your own parents.

Parenting has taught me a lot but especially that time is extremely short. I think I may have approached it with the mind set that their childhood will be as long as I thought mine had been. I've learned time is precious and to not push off the things I want to do "someday".

5. Share a favorite quote or saying about mothers or motherhood.

Your children don't want or need a perfect Mom, they want a happy one. 

This is a quote that has meant a lot to me over the years. I'm far from perfect, but I can be happy.

6. Insert your own random thought here.

Some of our favorite things to do on lovely spring afternoons is hiking or playing at the creek. Yesterday provided us with some time to do that before a rain shower popped up and chased us back to the house.


  1. You are so right about time being short. Enjoy every single moment, because it'll be gone before you know it!

    I really like your mom quote. So true!

    Love your picture of the children playing in the stream :)

    Kathy (Reflections)

  2. Yes, I wish they did the same on Facebook. I put manners. Perhaps it is the same thing. I feel that no one is allowed to have an opinion anymore. Sad but true.We used to have civil debates and conversations, but not anymore!

  3. Time is indeed short. Do those things you want to do now, not later.

    I'm not a fan of oatmeal either.

    Have a fabulous day. ♥

  4. Looks like a great creek to enjoy some pretty weather.

    I have never liked oatmeal! How it looks just grosses me out.

    God bless,

  5. The older you get the faster time seems to move. It's funny that way, because an hour is still an hour. Wishing you a happy Mother's Day!

  6. I love the picture of the kids playing in creek. I'd love to do that too.

    Happy Mother's Day

  7. Not an oatmeal fan unless it's in cookies. But now give me some peanut butter on a spoon and I am good to go. LOL! Hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  8. I do love me some oatmeal but don't eat it very often. We ate mostly Cream of Wheat when I was a kid. I agree with you about the social media thing. I have realized that there are actually folks out there that start arguments on purpose just to get folks riled up. They must lead very sad lives.

  9. I love oatmeal I actually had to stop making it because I'd make enough for two - and eat it all myself. Oatmeal and raisins - every morning since I was in the fourth grade. Sometimes the cooks would make something else - Farina or Wheatina, maybe? It came all apart in your mouth and stuck to your teeth in little brown spots. Yetch!


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