Driving Like Nuts Hodgepodge


Time for Wednesday Hodgepodge where Jo From This Side of the Pond comes up with the questions and we accept the challenge to answer them.

1. Last time you drove more than 100 miles from your home? Where did you go? 

In May, we drove to Western Washington for a long weekend with our westside kids, 325 miles each way.

The photo at the top of my post is me on our lawnmower that I drive around our property every week from about May to October. I’ve logged 160 hours on it in the last 4 years.

2. Something that drives you batty? 

All the twisted reasoning given to justify evil.

3. Do you feel like you’re ‘on track‘? For what? 

We, the royal we, Dear and me, are on track with finishing the exterior painting on our country bungalow. Dear is doing the painting and I supply beverages when he needs them. Sometimes I hold the ladder. On Tuesday we made a trip to Spokane for the usual shopping and picking up one more gallon of paint. Soon I’ll be able to show the before and after shots on all sides of the house.

4. Your favorite car snack(s)? 

If I was going to snack in a car I would probably have nuts, or M&M’s. When we travel we don’t usually need a snack in the car. We just time our stops for a good meal when we drive a long way or all day. Bottled Water is something we like to have in the car all the time.

5. Something you’ve done recently ‘on the fly‘? 

We left our home at 5:45am on Sunday and walked the Rotary Trail (2.9 miles) and then came home for breakfast and showers with plenty of time to attend Sunday School and our Main Worship Service at Church.

6. Insert your own random thought here. 

I’m loving our July yard with all the green and other blooms that are thriving because of our early Summer rain this year.

Thank you for stopping by…

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.

36 thoughts on “Driving Like Nuts Hodgepodge

  1. The house and yard are looking great. All that hard work and ladder holding is working.

    Still lots of color in your yard.

    Lots of traveling in your world. Almost none in mine, though I hope to make it to Laurel’s place for the last time. Her little cabin on the river has been sold.

    Have a great week!


    • Vee, hope you can get out to Laurel’s for one last visit. Hopefully she’s moving closer to you and not too far away. Hope the rest of your week goes well, love, ellen

  2. Your yard is so pretty! I get fidgety in the car and as a result I eat for something to do. We listen to books and that definitely helps pass the time. Your front porch is pretty too with the patriotic decor…have a great day!

    • Listening to audio books has really made long trips so much easier for me. I’m happy for them. Thank you for stopping by and your kindness.

  3. Ellen, I am with you on Number 2! I like the team work you and your husband have when it comes to the house painting. And I enjoyed the pictures of your gardens. Beautiful colors!

  4. Way to go on riding the mower around! You are so right about your answer for #2. I can’t believe what people are getting away with. Nuts and M&M’s are on my list and of course we take water too. Way to go on your Sunday morning. Your yard looks amazing!

  5. Your yard is beautiful and the front porch looks so nice! I like your “on the fly” idea — never would have thought of hiking before Sunday School, but it would certainly be doable.

    And I’m with you on your answer to #2. We know things going to get worse and worse before they get better, but it’s very annoying to watch people justifying evil with such twisted reasoning.

    • That was a first for us to take a walk like that before church. The evil in the world is tough to see but not a surprise. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

  6. Lovely yard! And, I, too, agree with your #2. Always such fun to read everyone’s varying answers to Joyce’s questions. Have a wonderful week!

  7. I used to ride the lawn mower at our Farmhouse. It was my time to think and pray and I loved it! Your yard is looking beautiful! “The Royal You” have accomplished a lot! Can’t wait to see the befores and afters of that painting job!

  8. Your garden is lovely, Ellen! I like your new house color and am looking forward to the “before and after” photos. Our favorite car snack is fresh fruit–we have grapes or apples, etc, depending on the season.

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