My parents, sister and nieces were some of the first visitors we had in Washington State after our move in 1988.
Thank you to Jo From This Side of the Pond for coming up with the Wednesday Hodgepodge questions each week.
1. Something you’ve seen recently that’s ‘cuter than a June bug’?
Our little grands wrapped up like burritos.
2. Tell us something about where you were and what you were doing in June of 1988? If you weren’t born yet, June of 1998. Or if that doesn’t work, June of 2008.
In June of 1988 we were getting ready for a major move from Ventura, California to Bothell, Washington. A huge life change for all of us. We were packing up our stuff and all of my mother-in-law’s stuff as she was moving up with us. Dear was accepted to the University of Washington to study and pursue a new career as a Pharmacist. Our kids were 9, 7 and 2-1/2. Dear had been working as a Frontend Loader operator in a quarry before he was encouraged to pursue this new career. We are thankful to God for all this decision afforded our family. It was a wonderful choice all around and we never regretted it. Our kids got a whole new education in moving from Southern California to a state with 4 distinct seasons! Experiencing snow right in our front yard was such a treat for these three!
3. A place in your home or outdoor space where you feel ‘snug as a bug in a rug’?
Inside it has to be my bed and especially when there are no big plans for the following day. Outside my snug as a bug in a rug spot is on my riding lawnmower with my headphones listening to my favorite preacher.
4. June is National Fresh Fruits and Vegetable Month.
Do you normally get your 4-5 servings each day?
To get 4-5 servings per day we’d need to buy those green and red bottles of processed vegetables and fruits.
What’s a favorite summer dish you make/serve/like to be served-ha! made with one of your favorite summer fruits.
My favorite summer fruit are nectarines and I like them just as they are. I’d like to be served a fresh peach pie with flaky crust please.
A favorite summer dish made with a favorite summer veg?
Corn on the Cob!
How do you feel about cooking in the summer months?
I feel Dear should do the majority of cooking outside on his Traeger in the summer months.
5. Do you have a summer reading list? If so share a title or two we can add to our own.
I do not have a summer reading list. I read the Bible everyday and some of Spurgeon’s writings, too. If I was going to have a summer reading list I’d re-read some books by Elizabeth Goudge like The Dean’s Watch.
6. Insert your own random thought here.
I had my initial appointment with the surgeon for my cataract surgery and I’ll know some dates as soon as the surgery scheduling people call me. The decision I need to make is whether I want the monofocal fix, that Medicare covers, or the multiple corrective zones. We’d have to put up some big bucks for the full meal deal but we are leaning that way after talking with people who didn’t make that choice and regret it.
11 thoughts on “Moving Up Hodgepodge”
…on this hot day your winter scene is refreshing.
Your grandchildren are adorable. I do not mind cooking inside the house during the summer, the AC is on.
Take care, enjoy your day!
4 seasons are good…that’s exactly why I love living in East TN. 🙂
Nectarines: YYYYUUUUUUMMMM, especially with the juice running down your chin!
Mary, we’ll be driving through East Tennessee on our way to a wedding in North Carolina in the fall. Thanks for stopping by my ‘podge’.
Elizabeth Goudge, YES! The Scent of Water is my favorite, but they are all good!
Your little burrito grands are adorable.
This was a good read and I love the pics you shared today. God bless as you make your decision re the cataract surgery.
June of 1988 was when I first started taking a morning walk!! 33 years ago!
I try to get the 4 to 5 servings in but just don’t make it every day.
I grew up in North Bend Washington and my mom loved to go to Bothell and shop at Bothell Landing, which I now hear isn’t there anymore. I love corn on the cob too.
If you haven’t been to Bothell lately you won’t recognize the downtown area. A lot of building and redeveloping has gone on there. Country Village is also gone. Thanks for stopping by Kirstin.
Those “burritos” certainly look “as snug as a bug in a rug” and much cuter! I love corn on the cob in the summertime too. Mmmmm . . .
Saying a prayer with you for direction about your cataract surgery.
Hope all goes well with your cataract surgery and decision about the lens.