Tuesday, March 12, 2024

The Wednesday Hodgepodge on a Tuesday Afternoon

Got a little time on my hands this afternoon, so I'm answering Joyce's Hodgepodge questions. Here's the link to the questions if you want to join in on your blog: http://www.fromthissideofthepond.com

 1. Thursday is National Pi Day...are you good at math? What was the last thing you had to calculate? Did you use your head or technology? Last slice of pie you ate? 

.The last slice of pie I had was Banana Cream. Any flavor of cream pie is Gary’s favorite. Me, I like any pie placed in front of me, with cherry being my favorite. 

As for calculating: most of the time, I use the calculator on my phone when dealing with my checkbook. Arithmetic was not my strong point in school.

2. What makes a house a home? 

.Living with someone I love who loves me and treats me with kindness, respect, and lots of affection. Comfy furniture and a full refrigerator help, too!

3. Your current favorite green thing? 

.I love being able to look out the windows of this house to see a lot of palm trees, grass, pine trees, bushes that flower.

4. How do you define achievement? .I define achievement as completing a job to the best of my abilities (even if not perfect) and in a timely manner, preferably in ways that don’t offend the innocent or make life harder for others. How does your personal definition look similar to, or different than, society's definition? .There’s a lot of anger and downright rudeness in today’s world, so consideration of others is lacking much of the time.  What's something you think is worth achieving in life? .People need to consider if it's better to be right or kind. In my opinion, the legalists press to be right while those who are more loving choose to be kind. Kindness wins people over while insistence on being right creates chasms.

5. What song is a good soundtrack for your life right now? 

.A chorus from my youth choir days, “My Lord Knows the Way Through the Wilderness.” Here’s a quick Youtube version of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9w-n6D_im0 

I sing this to myself often and couple that with the prayer, “Spirit of the Living God, fall afresh on me.”!!!

6. Insert your own random thought here. 

.This is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24

Until next time, grace and peace.


  1. We love Pickles in this house and often say that the writer is eavesdropping on us. :)
    In our house Bob would agree with you on cherry pie, and I'd be with Gary on the cream pie.
    Good verses and songs you shared today.
    And kindness goes a long way!

  2. Showing kindness to one another is more important than ever in this fractured world, Barbara. May we all show more of that to others . . . and share the ice cream!

  3. Banana cream [drool] ... sorry, I faded there for a moment. [lol]
    Pickles is on of my favorite in the "funny papers", as my Old Man woulda said.
    I like your soundtrack for life. Good choice.
    Such a fun post. I enjoyed your answers.
    Blessings. 💙


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