Misty Moisty Hodgepodge

1. January 24th is National Compliment Day. Is it easy or not so easy for you to accept a compliment? Share a recent compliment you’ve given or received.

Verbal compliments are harder to accept then written ones. I complimented my husband on the fine job he did painting the ceiling of our kitchen.

This question reminds me of this nursery rhyme…

One misty moisty morning,
When cloudy was the weather,
I chanced to meet an old man,
Clothed all in leather.
He began to compliment
And I began to grin.
How do you do? And how do you do?
And how do you do again?


2. Ten little things you are loving right now.

Right now while I’m typing this or right now as in these days I’m living in? Here are some of both…

1. Soup on a cold rainy day. 2. Listening to sermons by John MacArthur from Grace to You. 3. Being home with my feet up from a rainy shopping trip to Fred Meyer and Costco. 4. Watching videos of little Addy May. 5. Having my own personal bartender. 6. Our weekly date to La Corona for lunch on Tuesdays. 7. Planning a belated birthday dinner for our son, Josh, on Saturday. 8. Coffee every morning made by my personal bartender. 9. The bread I picked up from a Persian bakery close enough to our home. 10. Comfy lounge wear.

3. Would people describe you as a positive person? Do you see yourself that way? I read here  a list/description of eight things positive people do differently

Positive people find something to look forward to every day, they celebrate the small stuff, they’re kind, they stay busy, accept responsibility for their actions, forgive themselves, know when to move on, and resist comparisons

Yes, I think I could be described as a positive person.

Which action on the list would you say you do regularly? Which action could you add to your life to give you a more positive outlook? If you’re a positive person, what’s something you do regularly that’s not on the list?

I like to celebrate the big and the small stuff. Something that is not on the list is asking God to help me forgive others quicker. I think praying and giving thanks to God should be on the list.

4. Homemade chicken soup, beef stew, or a bowl of chili…what’s your pleasure on a cold winter’s day?

I like all three of those even on a hot summer’s day. Here’s what I made just before I sat down to type up the hodgepodge.

Mexican Chicken Corn Soup. Recipe for this soup can be found here.

5. The best part of my day is….

Makes me think of the jingle, “the best part of waking up is Folgers in my cup”.

The best part of my day is knowing I’ve accomplished something or finished everything on my list and I’ll now feel free to just relax and fritter away an hour or two.

6.  Insert your own random thought here.

Many random and not so random thoughts settle on this little one who is growing so fast it makes me a little sad. This latest photo shows her self feeding skills. Hopefully some of the food ended up in her mouth, too. That bib got a work out! Our dear daughter in law has made a lot of her own food for Addy and she’s careful to introduce things gradually or one at a time.

Thank you to Joyce From This Side of the Pond for coming up with the Wednesday Hodgepodge Questions and to all of you who visit and take the time to read my answers.

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.

14 thoughts on “Misty Moisty Hodgepodge

  1. Hello, your soup looks yummy. I could eat soup and chili on a hot summer day too, YUM! I like your list of ten little things. Addy is a sweetie, cute photo. Have a great day!

  2. This was such an enjoyable read, Ellen, your list of ten things you love to do was so inspiring, and your darling Addy Mae is indeed growing! I think it is wonderful that your DIL makes most of her food, there are so many harmful additives in food today!
    Thank you for visiting and for your sweet comment.

  3. Ellen – I can really relate to this sentence from your post: “The best part of my day is knowing I’ve accomplished something or finished everything on my list and I’ll now feel free to just relax and fritter away an hour or two.” In 2018, I am using a simplified Franklin planner that only has room for 11 Daily Tasks. I am trying hard (not quite making it) to limit myself to listing only 11 things to do, and then giving myself permission to do what I want when those 11 things are done. Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday!

  4. My daughter has introduced a couple of vegetable purees she made and so far he is not a big fan of sweet potatoes but is liking the peas. I told him he needs a little butter and sugar on those sweet potatoes : ) Your soup looks so good! I have a recipe for a tortilla soup we love, and I made it a couple of weeks ago. I think it must be similar to this one. Enjoy your day!

  5. I love all the random thoughts here – You have good answers Ellen, and you know how to be grateful for the little things – your sweet Addy included, of course.

  6. I had to laugh as you reminded me of the coffee jingle, “The best part of waking up . . . ” My hubby preps our morning coffee the night before so that he only has to press the “brew” button in the morning. On more than one night, I have said, “I want to go to bed so that I can get up and drink that coffee!”

    As always, I love your random thought! 🙂

  7. I really like that list of things positive people do. I’ve pinned that soup recipe…it looks delicious! I had to smile at little Addy and her self feeding practice. They do grow so quickly don’t they? I see it in my dayhome kids too. Comparing pictures from now to 6 months ago always surprises me.

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