Mama said, Hodgepodge

It’s time for Wednesday Hodgepodge where Jo asks the questions and we provide some answers. The first question is about mama so I’m sharing this photo of our mom from 2009 at a Mother’s Day gathering in Southern California. She escaped to heaven in 2013.

1. It’s like my mama always said, “____________________________________________.”

It’s a Russian saying that gets lost in translation. For scrapes and bruises and other things that we would get upset about the saying goes, “by the time of your wedding it will heal”.

2. May 11th is National Eat What You Want Day. What will you be having by way of celebration?

Everyday is eat what you want day around here. We hosted a card night on the 11th (last night) and I made a batch of my loaded Chocolate Chip cookies for the table while we played “Hand and Foot”. Everyone had their fill of cookies.

3. Describe your idea of a perfect spring day.

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75 degrees with a blue sky and puffy clouds enjoying a stroll in a garden or very old cemetery filled with a variety of Spring flowers and blossoming trees like Dogwood and Lilac.

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4. Success, fulfillment, growth, achievement…pick one and tell us how it relates to your life in some way, either currently or in days gone by.

I’m going with growth. I’m a strong believer of continued Biblical learning so that we can continue growing up in our Faith. Study to show thyself approved...

5. I saw this going around on various social media sites and thought it would be fun to answer here. The last thing you bought on Amazon is your weapon in battle. How will you wield it?  (if you’re not an Amazon shopper, then the last thing you bought online anywhere)

Well we have an order arriving on Friday of 3 items, Prince Lionheart Squish Booster Seat, a fluted tart pan and a book, With the Master on Our Knees: A Ladies Bible Study on Prayer, by Susan J. Heck.

I’ll fling the tart pan at my enemy injuring the villain and then squish him with my Prince Lionheart Squish Booster Seat all the while praying to my Lord and Master to give me the victory!

6. Insert your own random thought here.

On May 4th we had our Colville kids over for dinner and the weather was nice so we spent some time outside after dinner.

These Johnny Jumpups are taking over!

It’s time to get our soccer goal out on the grass again.

A little snack was in order after playing hard and before they headed home.

Hope May is flowering for you!

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.

20 thoughts on “Mama said, Hodgepodge

  1. Hello,

    Cute photos of the kiddies. Addy look adorable laying in the flowers. YUM, I have not made chocolate chip cookies in a long time. Take care, have a happy day!

  2. Oh I love #5 – it made me giggle! The devotional book sounds wonderful and I should look into that squishy booster. Beautiful photos of your dear mum, Spring blooms, and those darling little humans.

  3. I love Hand and Foot. I play with my neighbors on Wednesdays and my mom and I have adapted the rules a bit so she and I can play via Facetime. It has been so nice to do something fun with her during this crazy year. I’ve never heard the Russian saying : )

  4. I like your answer to #1. I have said similar things to my kids. For example, in elementary here they do these Wonders tests that are about reading comprehension and my oldest and youngest suck at them. But after my oldest was way past them (he’s 13 now), I told him that when he’s 35, a D on a Wonders test won’t matter!

  5. Thanks for sharing your personal treasures, Ellen… yes I remember reading about your wonderful mother. Great quote! Lovely flowers which we don’t have (not for a couple of months) and beautiful grandkids. 🙂

  6. Lovely post and photos. I so enjoyed reading about your Amazon weapons, your chocolate chip cookies and more. I picked growth for #4 also, and for the same reason.

  7. Oh my goodness, I just got that devotional yesterday and am already so grateful that I did. You are going to love it. And I have only read the introduction which I read twice

  8. Adorable photos of the grands.
    Your perfect spring day sounds like mine but I’d have it 10 degrees cooler.

  9. Love your answers. That dogwood is so pretty, i’ve always wanted one. My grandson was over yesterday and I was thinking I need to pull out or get some new toys, he’s growing up and many of what I have don’t work for him anymore.

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