The Snowball Effect Hodgepodge

A new month of Wednesday Hodgepodge. Thank you to Jo From This Side of the Pond for coming up with the questions for us to answer.
1. Feb 2nd is Groundhog Day in the US of A. Tell us about one day you wouldn’t mind living over again, and why you chose that day. 
 I’ll pick July 9th, 2014.  This was a day Dear and I spent in Oxford, England. I chose this day because it’s impossible for us to visit Oxford at this time in virus history and it is something we dream to be able to do again. Here’s a link to part of our day in Oxford in 2014.
 2. Something you know beyond a ‘shadow of a doubt’?
God created me a woman and he created my husband (Dear) a man. Those are the only two genders that God has created. 
3. Give us an example of history repeating itself in some way, in your own life or the lives of your children.
It’s fun to see our little grandson doing some of the things our son did when he was little. 
4. Snowed under, snow job, not a snowball’s chance, snowbird, on thin ice, snug as a bug in a rug, tip of the iceberg, snowball effect, run hot and cold….choose a wintry idiom and tell us how it best applies to your life right now. 
I’ll choose snowball effect. Building a shop on our property has had it’s own snowball effect. Once I think the hard part is over and done with another hard part presents itself. One thing leads to another. I think I should plan a huge completion party to celebrate once it is all done and all our stuff from our son’s shop finds it’s way into Dear’s shop. 
5. Your favorite sign of spring? 
It’s hard to choose just one. 
There is Easter and all that it means. Easter is my favorite holiday to celebrate. So much promise, so much hope because of Jesus’ resurrection. He is Risen, He is Risen Indeed! 
Our very first grandchild was born on the first day of Spring four years ago. We get to celebrate her at the beginning of Spring every year!
Our grandson was born in Spring, too, in April of 2019. We have so much to celebrate in Spring! 
6. Insert your own random thought here.
All this talk of Spring makes me want to go out and find a bunch of daffodils to bring in for cheer and the good promise that Spring is on it’s way!
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.

13 thoughts on “The Snowball Effect Hodgepodge

  1. Love the pictures of you holding your grandbabies when they were fresh like spring!! How wonderful to celebrate their sweet lives at the time of the celebration of the Resurrection of our Lord! Yes, spring does give us much hope…life is renewed and we know that this old, dying body will one day be raised incorruptible! What a glorious day that will be. I understand the “snowball effect”, especially when building something, or, for us, when we bought our house, we didn’t think it needed many repairs, but one thing lead to another, and another, and another…Thankfully God provided all we needed as we needed it. So thankful. Praying that even though the groundhog said we will have 6 more weeks of winter, I pray they will be mild… and spring will be here before we know it. Of course, I live in Florida, so it’s no big deal, but we do look forward to spring here too! Have a blessed week!

  2. Hi,
    Easter is my favorite to celebrate as well. I have two spring babies. Our Sam was born in April and our Atticus in May.
    Daffodils are my favorite flower. 😉

    Amen to your answer to number two!!

  3. I agree that building projects always snowball – although I think remodeling is always worse. Making things nicer seems to spiral beyond the boundaries set.

    Now, you’ve made me want to see daffodils also!

  4. I’m with you on fresh flowers in the house. My hubs worked in Oxford when we lived in the UK and I would be happy for another day (or month) there as well. Such a fabulous mix of old and new in this charming city. Amen to #2. I just listened to the most ridiculous confirmation hearing testimony for the likely new Secy of Education as he danced around the topic of men competing with women. I don’t understand why we’re even talking about this, yet here we are. Insanity!

  5. Your spring certainly has many wonderful celebrations! It is a joyous time of year! I know you’ll be happy when the shop is completed. Some projects take on a life of their own, don’t they?

    (Isn’t it crazy that your “shadow of a doubt” is not a given?)

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