No Risks Hodgepodge!


1. Ever played the game Farkle? Are you a risk taker? In games only or also in life?

When I asked Dear if we had ever played Farkle, he said no, he paused and then said, “Sounds like a fairy fart.” Chuckle, chuckle.

In games I’m not afraid of taking a risk but in real life I tend to cling to the sure thing. I do like an adventure but even with an adventure I need to have some control. I think that’s one of the reasons I’m not enamored with the idea of a cruise. Too much is out of my control…

2. What’s your favorite thing about your yard or whatever outdoor space you may have?

I like the fact that whatever window we look out of, we see yard, trees, plants, birds, bugs. One of my desires when we moved from our city home was to purchase a property where I wouldn’t be staring into someone’s carport when I was outside or when I was looking out a window. I wanted nice views and I’m thankful for those nice views.

3. Tell us about the most interesting building you’ve seen or been in.

Old cathedrals and churches fascinate me more than anything modern. We’ve been in several amazing Cathedrals in Great Britain. Today I’ll choose Gloucester Cathedral in England to share. Amazing architecture and details that I could take hundreds of photos of. The Cloisters in this building boggle the mind. Questions pop up like, “How did they do that?”, “How long did it take to build this?” “How has it survived all these years?” Here’s only six of those hundreds of photos!

4. In this current season of social distancing, what’s something you’ve come to realize you take for granted in more ordinary times? Do you think you’ll make a conscious effort to appreciate whatever that ‘it’ is once normal life resumes?

There is so much that we take for granted. That’s a lesson all in itself. What a carefree life we’ve been afforded for so many years! I could list many things that I hope to take a conscious effort to appreciate. Going to church and worshiping with others is one for sure. Making traveling plans with ease instead of wondering about restrictions is another. Jumping in the car and heading to a restaurant to enjoy a meal out is another.

5. Share a favorite song with a springtime flower in the lyrics somewhere. 

Drew a blank with any springtime flower in the lyrics but here is Springtime from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons!

And then I came across this one which will work, too.

6. Insert your own random thought here.

Our little family here in the northeastern corner of Washington State where we’ve had very few cases of COVID-19 felt that we could be together again.

This right here is the best feeling in the world. A sweet hug and cuddle!

Thank you to Joyce for providing the questions for Wednesday Hodgepodge.

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.

12 thoughts on “No Risks Hodgepodge!

  1. I love that last photo too and I am so thankful that you can hug your grands again. We hope to see our grandkids out west next month, Lord willing. We have been able to see (and hug) the local ones.

    It always boggles my mind that those huge old cathedrals and other ornate buildings were obviously made using only hand tools. What incredible craftsmanship!

    Your answer to #4 also completely resonated with me. How blessed we have been! What is so scary is how all of that could be turned upside down so quickly. If we did not know that God is in full control, it would be terrifying. But thankfully, we do know that.

  2. So glad you are able to be with your family and hugging the littles again. Our area won’t be opening up anytime soon. Such beautiful scenery and trees. Have a great rest of the week 🙂

  3. Those photos from Gloucester are stunning. The ceilings almost look like a pizelle! I can only imagine how amazing it must have felt seeing it in person. LOVE your hubby’s comment about Farkle. (*giggling*)

  4. LOL on the fairy fart! Sounds like a lovely view all around. The cathedral is stunning. Two nice song choices. I need one of those hugs.

  5. I’ve never heard of farkle.
    Wow that sure is an amazing cathedral – impressive.
    I feel the same about where we live!!!

  6. What a beautiful cathedral! As for cruises, try one you might like it. I never wanted to go on one then friends asked us to go along on one last summer to celebrate their 50th anniversary and our 35th. It was a 10-day cruise up the coast of New England and to Nova Scotia. It was a smaller ship and there were children, but it wasn’t overrun by them. My friend and I felt safe going out at night by ourselves if the husbands pooped out on us. The staff was incredible, very efficient, friendly, and nice. I still don’t want to ever go on one of the huge ships that goes to the islands.

  7. We certainly do have some lovely buildings here and I also wonder at how they managed to build them at the time without all the equipment that’s available these days!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s