Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Wednesday Hodgepodge


It’s Wednesday … and that can only mean that it’s time for some Hodgepodge!  Our gracious hostess Joyce comes up with 7 interesting questions … we provide our answers.  It’s a fun way of learning a little more about each other … so why not join in!  Just click on the button above.


1. July 24th is Amelia Earhart Day.  Earhart was the first female to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.  What's something you've recently accomplished solo?

Hmmmm … I’m drawing a blank on this one.  I’m sure I’ll read something someone else wrote and think to myself “I should have written that!”.     

2.  What's one product you use that never ever fails?

I love Invisible Glass glass cleaner.  It’s the only glass cleaner that I’ve found that never ever streaks.


3. Have you found your place in the world? Where is it?

Yes … Hilton Head Island.  I can literally feel any burdens or stress lifting when we cross the bridge to the island.  I know that DH and I had planned to move there when we retired, but when retirement arrived, there was no way that I could leave behind my DD and Ts.   

4.  Worst movie you ever saw?

I wish I could remember the name.  I remember getting together with friends for dinner and a movie … DH rented a movie with an all-star cast that we all were excited to watch.  What a disappointment … we were all in agreement that it was The. Worst. Movie. Ever.

5. What's the last fun thing you did?

We had the grands here on Monday.  And in spite of our sleep-deprived states, we had a wonderful time! 

6. The month of July is named for Roman Emperor Julius Caesar...ever been to Rome? What's your favorite Italian dish?

I’ve never been to Rome or to Italy.  While I would love to visit Europe (and Italy), I don’t expect that we’ll ever make that trip.  When it comes time to plan a trip, the beach (particularly Hilton Head – see #3) always wins out. 


My favorite Italian dish is probably Tutte Mare, and my favorite place for Tutte Mare is Zia’s, on The Hill.

7. What is one piece of advice you'd offer new mom Kate Middleton?

The same advice that I’d give any new mom:  Don’t rush time … savor every moment of your time with your baby.  He won’t be a baby for long, and you’ll never get this time back.  So don’t wish for that next stage (sleeping through the night, that first smile, that first step, etc.) … live and love in the now.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

DH picked our first zucchini yesterday … maybe a day or two sooner than I would have.  We prefer our zucchini small and tender … but not quite this small (4 1/2” long).  Winking smile

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And we have tomatoes that are ripening!  BLTs coming up!!



Have a wonderful Wednesday!


  1. Yay for those home-grown veggies :)

    Your baby advice for Kate is perfect, and I agree!

  2. Good advice! HHI is one of my favorite places...right up there with Charleston!
    I haven't gotten a call from my parents about excess veggies...I may need to pay them a call! :)

  3. I have never heard of tutte mare...what is that? So true about babies...good advice!

  4. Good advice for Kate! Your garden is doing well - I might have had to pick that first zucchini too! ~Jeanne

  5. Good morning! Well you've got me talked into the Hilton Head and the glass cleaner, haha. Never heard of your fav Italian food however, and who would have guessed there is any food I am not familiar with? haha Enjoy your day!

  6. I've been to Hilton Head once and it was a really neat place. I hope I can go back again someday.

  7. I just printed a recipe for parmesan zucchini strips.... enjoy that one lone piece of veggie :) More will surely come... if not, enjoy those tomatoes! :) YUM!!!

  8. Kathy,
    I'm cracking up as I just bought the invisible glass over at Lowe's and I wrote a blog post that my car was washed. What I didn't write is the smell of this stuff is potent, So I left the garage door open to circulate the air as he was cleaning the windows once we got back from the car wash. I can't wait to see what the windows look like when I'm out driving to see if there are no streaks.

    God bless your week.


  9. I haven't tried that glass cleaner. We use the canned glass cleaner from Costco and it's pretty amazing. Love your advice for Kate. My tomatoes are going crazy but they are all suddenly very small when they rippen :(

  10. Oh the tomatoes look wonderful!! Nothing like fresh homegrown tomatoes! I'd still grow them myself, if I had the property to do it! I used to love canning too!.. Got an extra seat at the table for when you make those BLTs? I'll be right over, if you do! (0; Have a great week! ~tina

  11. You're the 2nd one that mentioned Invisible Glass. Now I am gonna have to try it.

    I have a question for you, my dear quilting guru?!!! I am going to attempt [I said attempt!] making a little halloween coverlet with all my autumn colored scraps of material. Now, my question is, do the squares have to be EXACT! In other words, I have cut 4 corner squares already, and they measure 4 5/8 inches...but one is just a hair shorter?!! Maybe when I press it out, it may be exact. Like I said, they're gonna be the corner pieces - the corner squares off one HUGE block in the center...and I plan on cutting longer strips of different material to 'fill in' along the border of the LARGE panel.

  12. Good advise to Kate! Yummy fresh garden tomatoes!

  13. I've never been to Italy either, but I promised my grandson that if he graduates with really good grades, I'll take him. I hope I have to take him too!

    Good answer to Kate, I hope they'll be really hands on with the new baby. And your veggies look great! Good job getting them to grow with all the rain.

  14. I envy your fresh veggies! Zucchini is my favorite and the idea of a fresh BLT made me hungry!


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