Rolling On Hodgepodge

1. Can you believe we’re rolling in to the Labor Day weekend? What’s a project you’ll labor over this fall?

Our fall projects will include continuing sorting through and getting rid of stuff we really don’t need. We will also prune trees and clean out planters. Baking in the Fall is always a great project, too.

2. Tell us about the best perks you ever had in a job?

I really never worked at a job with perks except for when I was an elementary school teacher and enjoyed summer vacation and other holidays even though I wasn’t  paid extra. I enjoyed traveling with my husband with his job responsibilities but had to pay my way. I thought that was a great perk regardless. I traveled to places I’d never have planned on like Milan, Chicago, Washington D.C., Orlando, Atlanta and San Antonio.

Then with the Mennonite Girls for book launches and signings and play openings we traveled to Winnipeg, Steinbach, Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Vancouver, Fresno, Indiana Amish Country and Ohio Amish Country. We had to pay our way for the most part but the perks were meeting lots of great people, funding our missions, and being with the “girls”.

3. August 31st is National South Carolina Day. Have you ever been to SC?

I have been to SC to go to our son-in-law’s graduation from MCRD and his successful entry into the Marine Corps. Our daughter and I stayed in Beaufort. The Marine Corps graduation was an amazing experience. We did enjoy our time there although my hair does not agree with the weather. Beaufort is a small southern town with great architecture and other southern charm to enjoy. All my photos from Beaufort are being held hostage at Photobucket. I do have the photos saved on CD’s and Memory cards that I’ll need to upload onto this computer.

Any desire to go? According to Southern Living, these are the top ten things to do in South Carolina…

Explore Charleston, bike, golf or relax on Hilton Head Island, see the beach and the boardwalk at Myrtle Beach, visit the state museum in the capital city Columbia, observe the wildlife and natural beauty of the Ace Basin, take a walk or hop on a trolley and check out Greenville’s charming main street, visit Fort Sumter where the Civil War began, stroll through Pearl Fryar’s Topiary Garden in Bishopville leaving time to check out The Button Museum, also in Bishopville, see Morgan Island (also known as Monkey Island)-home to nearly 4000 Rhesus monkeys. 

Which is most appealing to you today? If you’re a SC native, resident, or frequent visitor what would you add to the list?

Charleston is the most appealing to me but not in the summer!

4. Beef, pork, country-style, barbecued, baby back, spare or short…your favorite kind of rib? What’s a dish you enjoy that really ‘sticks to your ribs‘?

Barbecued Ribs please.

I love food and unfortunately it sticks to my mid section. But to answer your question I enjoy dishes like Stroganoff or Prime Rib with potatoes and Yorkshire Pudding. So I’m more of a beefy girl. Fish is rarely my choice unless it’s Fish and Chips or fish tacos.

5. What’s one important skill you think every person should have? Why?

I think everyone should be able to cook meals for themselves, that includes men and women. My dear old pop almost starved himself to death after my mom passed away. Dear and all of our sons and daughters can cook and I’m grateful for that. I’m sorry Home Economics is dwindling out in schools or completely eliminated. And Dear says if you drive a car you need to know how to change a tire!

6.  Insert your own random thought here.

This little one is always in our thoughts. Our Labor Day weekend will be filled with extended time with Addy and her parents. We are also going to be able to enjoy a wedding reception barbecue half way to our kids home. Our hairdresser was married last weekend in Seattle and she and her new husband will host a country barbecue reception on their 270 acres in the Okanagon area of Washington State.

Linking up with Joyce From This Side of the Pond for Wednesday Hodgepodge. She asks the questions and the answers are up to us. Do you have Labor Day plans.

We continue to follow what’s happening in Texas and we pray for all the displaced people and for relief of the suffering that everyone is enduring.

About Ellen am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

10 thoughts on “Rolling On Hodgepodge

  1. Sounds like fun weekend plans!! I forgot about my hubs job : ) I was able to accompany him on some amazing trips through work that I’d likely never have done otherwise. Enjoy time with your grandgirl!

  2. #1 hopefully selling my business
    #2 for 50 years I’ve worked in the landscape/nursery business, working outside is a perk for me
    #3 yes, enough said
    #4 I have a serious addition to food
    #5 …every person should be able to laugh at themselves
    #6 she melts me

  3. I’m sure I have said this more times than I can remember, but the year is just zipping along. I love the school photo you shared. I expect you often wonder where are those children now? It is a beautiful picture and you have traveled a whole lot since it was taken. How neat to publish these books and traveling with your friends. A great experience to see your son-in-law graduate and he and your daughter make a very sweet couple. I would love to explore the Carolinas more than I have, especially Charleston. Oh yum, those dishes look incredibly yummy. I grew up on my mother’s Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding and this is what we have every Christmas now. I always think of Mum’s Sunday’s Roasts growing up. Mine will never be as good as hers. I know how to change a tire but I’m glad I haven’t had to as I have never put it into practice! Hubby cooks and likes to get in the kitchen. It is one of the fun things we do together and it makes it more enjoyable to put a meal on the table. Addy is pure joy to you I know. She is such a little darling. I wish you and your family a very happy Labor Day. Also have fun at the wedding reception. Thank you for all your wonderful posts and popping in to see mine. I really appreciate it.

    • Thank you dear Denise, we’ve embraced Prime Rib with Yorkshire pudding for our Christmas tradition for several years now. Happy Labor Day weekend to you and your hubby cook!

  4. Hello, great answers. I am not sure where summer went, it did go by too quickly. My hubby and I take turns cooking meals. I love BBQ ribs, yum! The wedding reception sounds like fun! Have a happy day!

  5. I had to pop in here and see what that sweet Addy May has been up to! Look at her…sitting up all by herself so pretty! Oh…and I’m with you…beef and Yorkshire pudding can’t be beat!

  6. I am a fellow Hodgepodger visiting those sites listed either side of my site on Joyce’s blog list. I love the bbq ribs photo. It made my mouth water. I agree with your answer to Number 5. We ought to teach our children how to be self sufficient. Your little one is charming with his big beautiful brown eyes.
    I hope you have a wonderful Labor Day weekend.

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