Hello June Hodgepodge

It’s Wednesday and time for the Hodgepodge  Jo From This Side of the Pond has a set of questions for us to ponder.

1. Besides the flag, tell us about something red, something white and something blue from your weekend. 

I’m going to lump the red, white and blue all together. We had a weird Memorial Day Weekend. Dear and I facilitated the food for a rehearsal dinner on Friday night and wedding on Saturday for a family from church so we were in the church kitchen for several hours. We didn’t have anything else planned for the weekend into the holiday on Monday and we found it relaxing to work on my London jigsaw puzzle which is mostly red, white and blue and on a blue tablecloth.

2. June is here and it’s National Give A Bunch of Balloons Month. Who would you give a bunch to if you could? Tell us why. 

Dollar store has their helium tanks again so I’m excited to buy a bunch of balloons to have here for the grands to enjoy when they visit. I will also buy a few to put out at the street so my Tea guests know which driveway to pull into. Our driveway is easy to miss and since it’s on a 50mph road it’s nice to give ample warning! My Tea date is June 19th.

3. What are three adjectives you associate with the month of June? Something you’re looking forward to this month?

Growing up in southern California we associated June with gloom because of the weather, June gloom. June is also associated with blooms so bloom June. “June is bustin out all over” Honeymoon June since June is associated with weddings.

I’m looking forward to having a Tea for Eight guests in my home on June 19th. I don’t have to cook or serve. I will set the table.

4. Tell us about a time (besides the obvious Corona answer) when you felt stuck in second gear.

Lately I’m stuck in second gear as far as meal planning goes. I’m unmotivated to come up with a weeks worth of meals or even a couple days worth of meals.

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

A month filled with flowers, joy and sorrow, special hellos and unreasonable goodbyes for now.

6. Insert your own random thought here. 

Highlight of our Memorial Day Weekend was this little guy coming to play at our house. More to come.

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.

13 thoughts on “Hello June Hodgepodge

  1. Hello,
    Your London puzzle looks like fun. I like the cute photo of JJ.
    I hope people do not release balloons, they are so bad for the environment and wildlife.
    Take care, enjoy your day!

  2. Meal planning: UGH. I keep a file on my computer with meal plans pn a calendar (calendarsthatwork.com) & refer to previous years’ meals when planning. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t!

  3. Your tea sounds like so much fun. It’s inspiring me to host one sometime this year. I am thinking about having one at my house around my birthday, which would be a fun way to celebrate.

  4. Looks like a fun puzzle. I’m thinking about starting another one too.
    Never heard of give a bunch of balloon month.
    Oh I get so tired of figuring out what to eat at times. I am no good at planning because when the day comes I don’t feel like eating what I planned. Mostly I decided what to eat that day.

  5. Ohhh that puzzle looks fun. My grandson loves balloons, that’s who I said I’d buy them for. Though right now T-Rex and Motorcycles seem to take up his thoughts. Oh man. I think I could’ve added meal planning to my stuck in second gear list too. I’ve been feeling that way too. That little guy is a cutie. My grandson (2 1/2) came over Monday too. So much fun. Your yard looks pretty.

  6. Hi Ellen,

    I always enjoy reading your answers to the Hodge Podge questions. 😀 Your clematis is so pretty and I love the London puzzle. Do you have plans to go back anytime soon? Love the little cutie at the end of your post! 😀
    Your tea sounds like it will be very nice — you’ll have to take lots of pictures.

    Thanks so much for your visit yesterday, and I hope you have a terrific weekend my friend.



    • Denise, we’d love to go back to Great Britain and will wait and see how all travel restrictions pan out. Thank you for your visit here…

  7. Ellen – you have made wonderful progress on your London puzzle! So glad you are getting some play time with JJ! Good luck finding meal inspiration!

  8. If were ever to receive an unexpected inheritance from a long lost Uncle I think I would hire myself someone who loves to cook. Meal planning is one of the hardest things for me to stay on top of. I am so grateful my hubby is easy to please!

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