If Only I Knew Hodgepodge

Happy New Year from Seattle! The Space Needle is getting a face lift/renovation. They are saying there will be a glass see through observation floor. too. Here are this weeks questions for Wednesday Hodgepodge.

1. It’s that time of year again…time for Lake Superior University to present a list of words (or phrases) they’d like to see banished (for over-use, mis-use, or genera uselessness) in 2018. You can read more about the decision making process and word meaning here, but this year’s top vote getters are-

unpack, dish (as in dish out the latest rumor), pre-owned, onboarding/offboarding, nothingburger, let that sink in, let me ask you this, impactful, Cofefe, drill down, fake news, hot water heater (hot water doesn’t need to be heated), and gig economy

Which of these words/phrases would you most like to see banished from everyday speech and why? Is there a word not on the list you’d like to add

I’ve not heard some of these words or phrases. I’m not tired of any of these…yet. I’ve not been following a lot of news these days. I had to look up some of them to see what they mean.

2. What’s something you need to get rid of in the new year?

Stuff…lots of stuff. But what stuff? What stuff will I miss when I move if I get rid of it? What stuff will just be a bother to move? What stuff is junk and what stuff is keepsake worthy?

3. Where do you feel stuck?

See question #2.

4. January is National Soup Month. When did you last have a bowl of soup? Was it made from scratch or from a can? Your favorite canned soup? Your favorite soup to make from scratch on a cold winter’s day?

I had a delicious bowl of Dear’s Tomato Rice Soup on Christmas Eve, made from scratch. Dear makes that soup. The soup I like to make from scratch is Borsch (Borscht) or Spinach Borsch or Lopsha (all soups from my Russian Heritage). The photo above is of my Borsch. My favorite canned soup is Cream of Mushroom to use it as an addition in other recipes.

When someone has a sore throat or a cold at this old house we like to get Hot and Sour Soup from a local Chinese take-out. It a nice spicy burn going down and clears the sinuses!

5. Tell us one thing you’re looking forward to in 2018.

Knowing what property we will be moving into would be very helpful to my dilemma in question #2.

6. Insert your own random thought here.

My favorite word for 2017 is Grandmother/Baba. This little one awarded me that title by being formed by God and born to our son and daughter-in-law. Thank you God and Father for this sweet gift.

I’ll be linking up to Wednesday Hodgepodge with Joyce From This Side of the Pond. She asks the questions and we provide the answers.

Hope 2018 is starting off well for you!

About Ellenhttps://happywonderer.com/I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

19 thoughts on “If Only I Knew Hodgepodge

  1. First of all…let me say here that I loved all the pic’s you shared from ‘the year that was’. Made me smile!

    It must be a little scary stepping into this new year, knowing you face so many unknowns this year. Wishing you many blessings in 2018!

  2. Thank you for sharing your insight and wisdom. I so enjoy/need thoughts that get me out of my own mindset. Obviously you have lots of adventures ahead. What a great time to experience God’s provisions and promises.

  3. Hello, I like the collage of you and Addy. So cute! A glass floor could make me feel ill, not sure if I could visit the Space Needle without getting dizzy. The Tomato Rice soup sounds yummy.
    Good luck with your house hunting. Have a happy day and week ahead!

  4. I’ve never made Borscht, but yours looks yummy! Your favorite word is much like my favorite word : ) Happy New Year and good luck with the property hunt!

  5. Aw yes #2!!!! Not moving in 2018 but I know it will come one of these years and that I should start working to this end! I love your favourite word and Addy is just so precious!

  6. That is exciting news about the Space Needle! Now I’ll have to make a return trip to see it after its renovations.

    My saddest disposal when we moved was books, and next was plants. I had to dispose of so many books, as yes, I do miss many of them. Books are heavy and fill up boxes quickly, so we had to limit them. I love live plants and the moving van would not take them and we did not have much room in our car to take them all, so I had to give many of them away to friends and family. Some of those plants I had kept alive for over 30 years, so I did miss them.

    I’m beginning to start over with my plants and books menagerie, however, so it’s all good.

    Love your grandma/granddaughter collage. The best feeling in the world! Happy New Year!

    PS: Love your Samovar!

  7. Your collage of you and Miss Addy sums up a glorious year, Ellen, as a grandmother I can say it just gets better and better! We are soup eaters around here, and like you cream of mushroom is a favorite of mine to savor and to use in my cooking.
    Wishing you a most blessed, joyous and Happy New Year as you begin this new journey of a new home, 18 years ago we took a step of faith and built our home on the farm we love so much, God has and remains so faithful in all our endeavors, just as He will with you.
    I can also relate with the “stuff” thing, and am making plans to do something about mine,but for some reason I seem to always be adding. ~wink~.
    Thank you for all your visits and sweet comments.

  8. I guess it’s okay to comment twice on a blog post, I just finished trying to catch up on all your previous posts that I missed. Two words come to mind “perfect,” and “precious” You have a beautiful family and like me so blessed to have a parent with you, my Mom will be celebrating her 90th birthday this month. i wish you many more happy years with your “Pop”.

  9. I find it is very difficult to get rid of my possessions, however I am determined to do that this year! That is true about downsizing, it would help to know where you are going. We will most likely move in 2019 and I haven’t got a clue where we are going. You are so blessed with your grandchild…..

  10. 2017 has been a good year for your family!! What a blessing that little one is!!

    Stuff. It is a continuing battle, isn’t it? When we moved a year and a half ago, we went from putting our house on the market to moving into our new house in about two months. Our sorting of stuff had to be done quickly! I’m still not sure we did it right, but we didn’t have a lot of time to ponder. Good luck with your sorting . . .

  11. I love those sweet baby photos!! What a joy! And actually I’m with you on #2 and#3, but try not to think about it. Lol. I know that when we do sell our farm (at some point in the next few years), I’ll be forced to go through everything. I’ve thought about getting a headstart, but there are always far more interesting things to occupy my time! And yes, in your case, knowing which property you’ll move into would really help! Happy New year to you, Ellen.

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