January’s End Hodgepodge

 
1. Speaking of endings….at your wit’s end, at loose ends, a dead end, burn the candle at both ends, all’s well that end’s well, or no end in sight…which ‘end’ phrase might best be applied to your life lately? Explain.
I’m going with…no end in sight. Miles to go before we move. So many obstacles to work around. One of those obstacles is finding the best moving company option for our stuff. We were disappointed to find that no Pod companies deliver to the zip code we are moving to. We are now thinking seriously of getting rid of a lot more stuff instead of paying to have it moved. We are in “getting the house ready to sell” mode.
 2. What was a must have accessory when you were growing up? Did you own one? If so tell us what you remember about it.

I don’t know how my brain brought this one up to the forefront. In junior high I had to have the latest fad/trend going around in southern California, suspenders. I nagged my mother relentlessly to be able to buy them. My family never had extra money and I’m sure this request seemed ridiculous to my parents. For me it was a “need to have”.

3. Something that made you smile yesterday?

The sun, the sun! The sun broke through and the rain stopped long enough for me to finish pruning the pear tree! Woohoo! And then I spotted my sweet Lenten Rose blooming!

4. January 30th is National Croissant Day. Do you like croissants? Sweet or savory? We’re having chicken salad for lunch…would you rather have yours served on a croissant, a wrap, a bagel, bread, or a roll of some sort?

Yes and yes, sweet and savory. We just had my “not your mamas chicken salad” on croissants last week. And we also had that filling on Belgium Endive as an appetizer for Josh’s birthday dinner.

5. Sum up your January in fifteen words or less.

From the first to the last we enjoyed celebrations of birth and marriage with thanks.

6.  Insert your own random thought here.

Besides birthdays, rain was a constant theme for the month of January. It was so nice to have a spell without that blessing from the sky on Tuesday. I want to remember to stay up and gaze on that Blue moon tonight.

Our little Addy is walking like a champ and next week I’ll have fresh photos to share of her because I get to fly to California with her parents and her to spend a few days with my extended family. This Baba is excited to see her face to face after more then a month. She’ll be meeting her only great grandfather who is alive, my dear old Pop while we are there, too.

Linking up with Joyce From This Side of the Pond for Wednesday Hodgepodge. She asks the questions and we answer them. Thank you for reading my answers.

19 thoughts on “January’s End Hodgepodge

  1. I’ve been away from blogging way too much since October of last year. I knew you were doing a lot of work to your home but didn’t realize it was because you were getting it ready to sell. I’m guessing that sweet Addy may have something to do with this? I loved it that your “need” in junior high was to have suspenders! I think we must have missed that one on the eastern side of the U.S. or surely I would have had to have some. 🙂 I always enjoy your answers to the hodgepodge questions, Ellen. Enjoy that time you will soon have in CA!

  2. glad you got your pear tree pruned. We have to do ours too and the many apple trees we have. Are you really moving?? Where?
    My Hellebores are blooming too. I have several white ones and two pink ones called Pink Frost.
    MB

    • Yes, Tom. Our real estate agent feels the yield we will enjoy will be worth our efforts. Dear is retired so this is good work for him instead of paying trades people.

  3. Ellen – although we did not have much ‘updating’ to do to our current house to get it ready to sell, I can relate to the process – especially getting it ‘show ready’. We just met with the agent today to finalize the listing. Now the fun of keeping the house super tidy and clean! Enjoy your trip!

  4. A handyman/husband is worth his weight in gold, isn’t he? Your “Dear” will have earned a good amount of time for propping up his feet when you are settled into your new home!

    I am sure you’re over the moon excited about seeing Addy again! Safe and happy travels to you!

  5. Hello, have you check-out the Uhaul pods? I thought they went everywhere. The chicken salad looks delicious. Enjoy your trip to California with the family. Sounds like a fun time!

  6. I missed that you were doing all that work to your house and then will be moving. After all that work you won’t want to leave. : )
    We are getting closer and closer to our moving day too. I like moving though and think it’s fun.

  7. I’m sure you feel the move can’t happen quickly enough but you are both doing a great job of preparing for the sale & we all know how important preparation is!
    Enjoy your time in CA with your dear father & precious Addy!

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