Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Wednesday Hodgepodge


Guess what!  It’s Wednesday again!  And you know what that means … it’s time for the Hodgepodge! 


1.  This week's Hodgepodge is Volume 123.  What's something you've done recently that was as easy as 1-2-3?

I made Sweet, Sticky and Spicy Chicken with stir fry veggies for dinner last night … easy peasy.  I wish I could say that the Ts enjoyed it as much as DH and I did.  Disappointed smile


2.  The Wednesday Hodgepodge also happens to fall on the first day of May ...what is something you may do this month?

We may get our garden planted before we leave next week … the ground has finally dried out enough to start working.  But the rains will return tomorrow.  It looks like the next 36 hours may very well be our only opportunity to get the garden planted before we leave.  Otherwise, we’ll be planting when we return (and praying that we don’t get an early summer like we did last year). 


3. The Englishman Horace Walpole is credited as saying, "The world is a tragedy to those who feel, but a comedy to those who think"  How do you see it?

I agree for the most part.  Those who feel are especially impacted by all the pain and sorrow of this world, thus to them this world is a tragedy.  There are those who are more impervious to this world’s trials … those who don’t feel.  I’m just not sure that I would classify them as those who think, and I’m not sure that I would say that those not pained by this world view it as a comedy.  Perhaps I’m overthinking this (ya think? Winking smile).


4.  May is National Hamburger often do you eat a burger? What are your must-haves when it comes to burgers?  I assume you vegetarians won't be celebrating so tell us what you'd like instead?

I don’t have burgers too often … and I’m not sure why.  I love a good burger.  I’m generally not too fussy about my burgers, but I do prefer them cooked at home out on the grill (and not too well done, which is why I prefer them at home). 


5. Pansies, petunias, geraniums, impatiens...of the four mentioned, which is your favorite in a patio pot? Will there be pots on your patio this spring? (Or whenever spring comes to your part of the globe?) Who does the gardening at your house?

My favorite is impatiens, but I won’t be having any on my deck this year as there’s not enough shade on our deck for impatiens.  And I certainly intend to have flowers on our deck, but it will be late spring when we get them.  I generally don’t put flowers out on the deck until after Mother’s Day … but this year we’ll be in Florida on Mother’s Day.  So mine won’t get out until Memorial Day … hope there are still flowers at the nursery.  I do the deck gardening … all other gardening is a joint project.

6. When did you last (literally or figuratively) shout "Mayday, Mayday!"

I cannot remember … I know I have, but I just cannot remember a specific time.

7.  Say farewell to your April in ten words or less.

April, you were a tease … and I won’t miss you!  (Whew! Just made the 10-word limit! Winking smile)

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

We had the Ts over yesterday.  Red heart  After dinner, mama and daddy came over … we did a little more trip planning and we watched the Blues game (they won in VERY exciting fashion in overtime).  Red heart 


  1. I put impatiens on my patio step pots because it's almost always shaded. Around here you can definitely get plants Memorial Day weekend. We really don't even get started until after Mother's Day. Enjoy your trip!

  2. Good morning! Just thought I'd let you know that I was VERY unsure how my impatiens would do at our house too. I never had much luck with them at our other house. Let's face it. California is usually hot and sunny, and they usually just don't like that. But this house does face north, and only gets the afternoon sun for a little while, and so I decided to give it a whirl. They have done well. Good luck with yours.

  3. Our yard gets so much sun, but I really wish I could put out impatiens. They're so pretty. I have a lot of day lilies and pansies. They seem to tolerate the sun pretty well. I don't think any of us will really miss the month of April. It was cold one day, warm the next. I'm so excited for you about your trip to Florida! That my be where we'll be headed this summer...fingers crossed!

  4. Hi there, Loved reading this as always. I love container plants-like impatience, pansies etc but we have no shade on the deck and patio either. All I know is that I've got a lot of clean up in the yard-got to figure out what makes Hunter sick. I can't believe you are going to Florida already-how fun!
    Have a great day my friend.It is snowing here so I might try sewing today.
    Hugs, Noreen

  5. I'm excited for you--about starting your garden and taking your trip to Florida! Have fun with both.

  6. I'm late starting my garden this year. Of course, our season is ridiculously long so it doesn't really matter. My flowers? I can't ever remember what I have planted out there. LOL All I know is none of them are the ones Joyce mentioned. My brain is officially fried. :)

  7. Planning for a trip is sooo exciting! I'm going to save that recipe and try it out...we love a good stir fry!

  8. That chicken looks yummy! Are they going with you on your next trip?

  9. I always enjoy your Hodgepodge posts! And I'm happy to see April gone too :*D

  10. I love impatiens, too and since we have so much shade, it's about the only flowers I can grow!

  11. I love you all take your baseball so seriously :)

  12. You know I was glad April was over too - a long month! sandie

  13. 1.That chicken dish looks yummy! I might have to give that a try.
    2. I hope you get your garden planted!
    3. Good thoughts on that quote.
    4. My dad used to make burgers with a piece of swiss cheese in the middle. Yum.
    5. I do love impatiens as well. We used to plant them by the front door of our previous house. They were so pretty.
    6. I think I should yell "Mayday, Mayday" today since it's snowing here. Yes. It is.
    7. I won't miss April either.
    8. Yay for trip planning!

  14. What nice answers. Your trip is just around the corner. I bet you are looking so forward to it.

  15. Getting the garden planted is always a pain here. Between our schedules and the rain we usually get our clay soil glumps up and stays soggy for a very long time. By the time it dries out we're often into June...pretty late to plant.

  16. Loved the way you just said goodbye to April! I've really enjoyed these last two days of weather - wonder what we'll get next..~Jeanne

  17. Great answers, especially #3. I was so lost on that one. I will try to post my Chicken Enchilada dish in the next few days.

    Know you are so looking forward to your upcoming trip. Do hope you'll get the garden planted beforehand.

    Happy rest of the week!

  18. I love impatiens, but I never seem to water them enough, even though they are in the shade. I'll probably try them again on our front porch in some small pots though. Planning Boston Ferns for the hanging baskets.

    I am so excited for you guys and your trip!


  19. April was a tease for me, also! I love impatiens. Have a great rest of the week.

  20. Yum, that chicken sounds great!

    My problem is I think AND feel, so it can be a funny tragedy for me and that sounds wrong but sometimes it's the way I deal with hard things!


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