Heavenly Hodgepodge

1. Did you watch the solar eclipse? Your thoughts? Sun Chips, Moon Pies, Starburst candies, a Blue Moon beer, a Sunkist orange, or a Milky Way candy bar…what’s your favorite eclipse related snack on this list?

Yes we did watch the solar eclipse. We did not have the full deal but it was cool. I had a post up yesterday on the great eclipse shadows we enjoyed. A Sunkist orange is the favorite from that list.

2. What are you ‘over the moon‘ about these days? What’s something you enjoy doing every ‘once in a blue moon‘?

This little one is what I’m over the moon about these days, sweet little Addy May!

Once in a blue moon I will try a craft project. I find crafts and sewing frustrating and generally I don’t get a great result.

See these cute little Matryoshka dolls my sister Lana, daughters Katie, Laura and I created in 2011. Mine is the angry one on the right side. Just wanted to show y’all proof that crafting isn’t my gift.

3. Tell us about something in the realm of science that interests you. How do you feed that interest?

Tides and the ebb and flow of water. Whenever I’m close to the ocean I’ll make sure to have a walk along the water or to the end of the pier.

4. What are a few things you remember about going back to school as a child?

I was always very excited to go back to school. My mom made sure I had a new dress which I was proud to wear. I’m olden and girls were required to wear dresses or skirts and blouses to school all my schooling years from K-12 except for physical education in junior high and high school where we had gym uniforms issued to us.

The photo above is of my niece Hope walking to school a few years ago with the Matryoshka back pack I bought her in Poulsbo where I was visiting and shopping with my friend Beth. (Hi Beth!)

I’m on the top row on the left. Looks like I’m the happiest kid in kindergarten!

5. I’ve seen several versions of this around the net so let’s make one of our own…share with us five words that touch your soul and briefly tell us why.

Grace: Greater than all my sin.

Forgiveness: Undeserved but so grateful for it.

Peace: With God through Jesus.

Joy: Down in my heart.

Family: Accepted, loved and appreciated.

6.  Insert your own random thought here.

Addy’s mommy and daddy surprised us with a special overnight stop at our house last Friday even though it took them well out of their way on their way home from vacation on the Oregon Coast. We were so surprised and overjoyed to enjoy them and our other kids who live close by. They made sure to hang out for as many hours as they could. We ate meals together, took a walk and had turns holding and entertaining Addy. It was Christmas in August for all of us!

Linking up with Joyce From This Side of the Pond for Hodgepodge Wednesday. Joyce provides the questions and we answer them.

15 thoughts on “Heavenly Hodgepodge

  1. You’re lucky to have seen the solar eclipse – amazing! Love that school shot – and you certainly look happy – what a lovely smile! So pretty. Your teacher, on the other hand, looks as though she’s sucking a lemon. And most of the other children would obviously rather be somewhere else!

  2. Hello, I love your sweet Addy collage. She is adorable. Cute school photo of you. You did look happy. I am with you, checking out the ocean and tides. Happy Wednesday, enjoy your day!

  3. Ellen – I had not seen a link to Hodgepodge Wednesday before, and I really like the format, so I have put it on my list for linking. Thanks so much for sharing. The part about unfortunate outcomes with craft projects had me laughing out loud and I shared it with my husband ’cause he wanted to know what made me burst out. We appreciate the good belly laugh this morning. And what a gorgeous baby!!!!

  4. I was in kindergarten in 1956 too. : )
    Nice to see you with that nice big smile.
    I think the little craft dolls are cute.

  5. You made me laugh out loud with your angry little doll. Too funny! And I found you right away in the class picture because you look just like Katie!

  6. i’m glad you got to see the eclipse — enjoyed this and the previous post about it. very much. Your answers on this challenge are always interesting.This time I especially loved the back to school part — of course I remember dresses (only) and long ugly brown stockings when it was freezing cold out. You really were the happiest (maybe the only happy) person in Kindergarten (including the teacher)…. and that’s really a nice thing to remember!

  7. Loved all your hodgepodge photos and words Ellen! I too always looked forward to going back to school in the fall and even enjoyed all my school days! Your Addy has certainly captured your heart! Aren’t grandchildren one of the best gifts from our heavenly Father!
    Blessings,
    Sue

  8. Addy is growing fast – she’ll be in school in no time! I wish dresses were still required at school, but I’m afraid those days are gone. I remember my first day of kindergarten. I was so excited to be starting school that I woke up at 4am and had so much time I did things, such as brushing my teeth, over and over again. Had to quit, though, when my toothbrush fell in the toilet! 😀

  9. i just love that Kindergarten photo… all the girls wearing dresses and boys wearing their best. Some would fit right in today… I was checking out the little guy’s jeans on the bottom left… they should fit for a few years.

  10. Loved the Kindergarten picture and was able to find you (always that beautiful smile). I giggled at your craft comments – so cute! Your solar eclipse selfie is so great. Have a wonderful weekend.

  11. For some reason when I read Sunkist Orange I was thinking of soda so I didn’t pick that one. I would be over the moon with Addy May too! Our daughter collects Matryoshka dolls. Your’s are so cute. Great answer with the tides. Love your five words.

  12. I’d love for my daughter to turn up at my door for a surprise visit! How wonderful! I am crafty in my head, but somehow my finished projects never look quite like I envisioned : )

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