A Grand Ol’ Hodgepodge

A Grand Ol’ Hodgepodge

Hello & happy Thursday!  I am so happy you’ve decided to visit my little corner of the world here.  If you’re a regular visitor, you will have noticed a ‘slacking off’ around here.  I will admit I have been a tad lazy with my posts lately.  It is summer and the beauty of down time has been more than I can resist. However,  I am working on some new ideas to share soon.  In the meantime,  I am joining up with From This Side of the Pond for this week’s Hodgepodge questions.  Enjoy!

1. The Hodgepodge lands on June 14th this week, Flag Day in the US of A. Do you fly your country’s flag at home? Sometimes, often, or every single day? Have you ever visited the city of Brotherly Love (Philadelphia)? Did you make a point of seeing The Betsy Ross House? Have you ever made a trip to Baltimore? If so, was Fort McHenry on your itinerary? (where Francis Scott Key was inspired to write The Star Spangled Banner)

Sadly, my answer is no to all of these.  It’s not that we aren’t patriotic – I’ve just never had a flag or a place to fly it.  Unless a layover at the Baltimore Airport counts, I’ve never been to Baltimore either.  If it makes you feel better, I did love visiting D.C. and Virginia.

2. Red flag or white flag? Which have you encountered most recently? Explain.

Definitely white flag.  Seems I’ve been having to give up/give in on a lot of things and just accept things as they are.  On the one hand it’s nice to give up the struggle.  My motto of late has been “it is what it is.”  On the other hand, I also think sometimes there are things worth fighting for and not accepting.

I feel certain my family would not agree that I wave the white flag a lot.  But in my mind I do anyway.

3. Are you a stay in the car listen to the end of a song kind of person? What kind of person is that?

Not unless I really LOVE the song AND have the time to spare.  I guess the person who does would be a person who knows all the words. 🙂

4. What are some of the traits or qualities you think a good dad possesses? In other words, what makes a good dad? What’s an expression you associate with your father?

Well, here are a few words that are better than what I could come up with.Father's Day quote for Hodgepodge

quote about Father's Day for Hodgepodge

And just because I couldn’t agree more…

quote about Fathers for HOdgepodge


5. What’s one rule you always disagreed with while growing up? Is that rule somehow still part of your adult life? Is that a good or bad thing?

“Take care of your sister/brother.”  I did not make my oldest feel responsible or give him the job to be responsible for his younger brothers.  Look out for each other was about all that I asked.  It’s a good thing, I think because I felt the weight of too much responsibility growing up.  I want my kids to be responsible but not so much that they have no fun or get to be kids.

6. Insert your own random thought here.

US Navy emblem for HOdgepodge

My second born is wanting/getting ready to enlist in the U.S. Navy.  I have very mixed feelings about it.  Mixed in there somewhere is also a lot of pride.  Anyway, that is what’s on my mind a lot right now.


Until next time~

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