Springing Ahead Hodgepodge

Hodgepodge lands on St. Patrick’s Day this week so Jo From This Side of the Pond has come up with questions surrounding that theme. Thank you Jo for your creative questions!

1. This week’s Hodgepodge lands on St. Patrick’s Day.

Will you wear green?

Yes! (If I remember)

Eat corned beef and cabbage?

We enjoyed corned beef and cabbage last evening at our son and DIL’s home.

Drink green beer?

No to drinking green beer but I have used a Guinness pint glass as a flower vase coloring the water green.

Have you ever been to Ireland? Is it on your travel ‘bucket list’? 

No never been but would love to!

2. Something you think is ‘worth its weight in gold’? 

My riding lawn mower. And very soon it will be time to start riding it again.

3. Something that makes you ‘green around the gills’? 

When someone else ‘tosses their cookies’.

4. What puts a ‘spring in your step’ these days? 

Whenever I know our family will be gathering like this coming weekend!

5. Write a limerick using one of the following as your theme….March, St. Patrick’s Day, Covid, 2020 and/or 2021, the color green, or life lately. Yes, you can do it. 

I’ll admit up front that hubby helped came up with this.

There was a nice gal from Seattle

Who rarely engaged verbal battle

She blogged with her friends

Entertained to no end

And tried to avoid empty prattle!

6. Insert your own random thought here. 

My kids have planned the following for this Friday. Our DIL Laura created this gif. It will be good to be together! My actual birthday was March 14th but our kids are flying over to celebrate two birthdays in one trip. My family dinner party is Friday night and Addy’s 4th birthday will be celebrated on her day, March 20th.

St. Patrick’s Prayer

May the Strength of God pilot us.
May the Power of God preserve us.
May the Wisdom of God instruct us.
May the Hand of God protect us.

May the Way of God direct us.
May the Shield of God defend us.

May the Host of God guard us
Against the snares of the evil ones,
Against temptations of the world.

May Christ be with us!
May Christ be before us!
May Christ be in us,
Christ be over all!

May Thy Salvation, Lord,
Always be ours,
This day, O Lord, and evermore. Amen.

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.

17 thoughts on “Springing Ahead Hodgepodge

  1. How fun to have your kids together for family birthday celebrations! Enjoy yours! I love the Guiness vase and may have to steal that idea here. We do have the glasses to make it work. Enjoy a fun weekend!

  2. Happy Birthday!
    We have birthdays coming up too, late March, April and May. I am so excited to celebrate and see our boys.
    Enjoy the weekend!!!

  3. So much fun to look forward to a weekend of celebrating! That invitation is beautiful! I can imagine Addy can hardly wait for her party right after yours!

  4. Ellen – we had Reubens for dinner yesterday – so yummy. Tell your hubby that his limerick is fabulous! I have been to Ireland and I know you would love it as much as you love the UK! Enjoy your ongoing birthday celebration!

  5. You are not 70! Seriously? Here all this time I thought we were the same age. 🙂 Well, Happy Belated Birthday and have a wonderful celebration with your family!

    Loved your husband’s limerick. Very clever! I also like the vase with green water! It’s a great contrast with the flowers. Chuck makes corned beef and cabbage almost every year and every year I hate it. But this year?? It was SO good! I don’t know what changed but I ate everything, the corned beef, the veggies, even the cabbage!

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