A Mother’s Hodgepodge

A Mother’s Hodgepodge

Hello there friends!  I’m so glad you’re here.  It’s been a busy week around here.  I am happy to be just one more day away from the weekend.  Do you have plans?  My youngest is celebrating a birthday on Saturday and we’ll be visiting Mr. LouiseMarie’s mom to celebrate Mothers Day with her.  Youngest son has requested that we go out to dinner for a “nice” dinner.  When we asked him where he might like to go he said, just not fast food.  Some place where you sit down and they wait on you.  Clearly he has not set the bar high.  Have I taught him nothing?  Anyway, it should be a fun weekend.  Today I’m linking up with Joyce at From This Side of the Pond for this week’s Hodgepodge questions.


1. Share a favorite memory of your mother or share a favorite something from your own life as a mother. If you’re a mother (or stepmom) tell us how your experience as a mom differs from your own mother’s experience.

Well, I honestly could not love my mom or spending time with her more.  It is incredibly hard to pick one favorite.  However, I can say that my mom, my sister, and I go away for a girls weekend to Round Top every year (mostly) for the last ten years.  We catch up with non-stop talking on the four-hour road trip.  We giggle all day and then laugh ourselves to sleep.  The memory of those trips is something I will always treasure.

Especially the following:  Wait~ let me set the stage here.  My mom, one of the best people I know, full of faith, an example to everyone, a truly good person, walks up to this vendor’s booth.  This vendor had t-shirts representing multiple college teams.   The one my mom picked up said, “You had me at Hook’Em.”  However, as my mom reads the shirt out loud she says “You had me at suck ’em?”  (read in bewildered voice as if you just don’t get the joke)  My sister and I laughed the rest of the day.  Needless to say, it’s still an ongoing joke.

2. In May we celebrate teachers (May 9) and nurses (May 6) both. Most every family has at least one in their midst, so tell us something (or a few things) you appreciate about the teacher or nurse on your family tree.

In my family, I am the teacher. 🙂  However, I want to talk about nurses.  I recently had the opportunity to really appreciate nurses.  My father was in the hospital and the nurses were the ones who showed great compassion to him and treated him with dignity.  They gave great care to him and to the family who was there with him.  They are the heroes at the hospital.  Of course we need doctors.  However, it is the nurses who spend the most time with you and get to know the patients.  I cannot sing their praises enough.  If you are a nurse, THANK YOU for your service.

3. Chicken salad, egg salad, tuna salad…which would you go for if all three were on the menu? On bread or a bed of lettuce? If you answered bread, what kind of bread would make it the perfect sandwich?

I’m kind of picky so it would depend on what was in it.  I don’t like pickles, onions, nuts, or grapes in my tuna or chicken.  SO, if those ingredients were in it, I’d chose egg salad.  I would have it on a be of lettuce IF I could have crackers with it.  Otherwise, I’d love it on sourdough bread – toasted, please.

4. Do you have a desk? Is it organized? If so, share your secret to keeping it that way. If you don’t have a desk, where in your home do you take care of family paperwork and business? Where do you normally sit to blog?

Yes and yes.  I am a total type A personality.  I do not function well in chaos or clutter.  So, my desk is very organized.  My love of all organizational supplies doesn’t hurt in my endeavors.

I usually sit on my couch to blog or at my bar with a cup of coffee. 🙂  Sorry, nothing interesting there….


5. When I was nine years old….

I had to get glasses.  My mom thought she would make this easier for me by having them tinted.  She told me we could get tinted glasses and then a blush to match.   I guess the makeup was supposed to make the whole idea more palatable.    Didn’t work.

Like these, but WAY less cool

6. Insert your own random thought here.

Swimsuit season…I dread it.  I want to feel good about lounging pool side in a swimsuit.  After all, here in Texas if you’re outside in the summer, you better hope you’re in water.  It’s HOT.  However, each year, I feel like I’d rather crawl under a rock than parade in a swimsuit.  Does anyone else feel this way?  It’s getting so close…


Tragic, right?

Until next time~


  1. Nice to meet you. Dropping in as your Hodgepodge neighbour. I am so glad I don’t live somewhere that would provide the swimsuit dilemma. The only time I worry about that is when on holiday. Enjoy the birthday celebrations.

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      Hi Wendy. You are lucky to not have to worry about the swimsuit situation. It is a source of major angst. Congrats on your new grandson. Thanks for stopping by.

  2. My eyes will never be the same after that last pic!!

    After describing your fabulous desk and the organizational supplies that help you stay clutter-free, you must share a pic of it with us!

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      ha ha! I know what you mean Susan. I will definitely snap a pic and share it soon. So glad you stopped by.

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