And the Blog Goes On Hodgepodge

Joyce From This Side of the Pond asks the questions for us to answer and get our brains engaged with Wednesday Hodgepodge. Thank you, Joyce.

Camarillo is where I started blogging. We were close to the Pacific Ocean and enjoyed many hikes along the coast. The photo above is from Sycamore Canyon just south of Point Mugu and north of Malibu in California. This was in the Santa Monica mountain range.

1.Why do you blog? Have your reasons changed over time? 

I started blogging in March of 2007 when we lived in a very small condo in California for a couple of years and I had lots of time on my hands. I enjoyed the weekly challenges like Blue Monday, Ruby Tuesday, ABC Wednesday, Tablescape Thursday, Friday Fave Five and many others. It was also good to journal the events going on in our lives and our family life. Through blogging I’ve met so many good friends over the years. Some I’ve been privileged to meet in person and others I cherish without ever meeting them face to face. Through blogging I became one of the Mennonite Girls Can Cook. What a joy that has been. It’s a creative outlet for me and lately has turned out to be a great tool for recall in my lapses of memory.

2. What’s a typical Friday night look like at your house?

Typically it is pretty boring unless we have our local kids over for dinner or if it’s a weekend that our Westside kids drive over.

3. Do you like donuts? Yes.

Your favorite kind? Cinnamon twist or maple bar or Jelly or Glazed or….

How often do you treat yourself to a donut? Not often but every time I step into Super 1 (one of our local grocery stores) and the donut aroma hits me I’m tempted.

Have you ever made homemade donuts? No

4. How do you feel about shopping? I like to shop when I have something in particular that I’m looking for.

Are you an online shopper? Only because I have to, not because I enjoy it.

Catalog shopper? Rarely

Brick and mortar shopper? Yes, because I like to see something and hold it in my hands before I buy it.

Do you order groceries online or prefer to select items with your own two hands? No online grocery shopping. I like to check dates on the products and make sure I’m getting the freshest loaf of bread, etc.

5. Next week’s Hodgepodge finds us somehow in the month of April, which just so happens to be National Poetry Month. Sum up (or tell us something about) your month of March in the form of a limerick. You can do it!! 

We celebrate March with cake
Not too early or late we bake
One young, one old
With joy behold
We celebrate March with Cake

6. Insert your own random thought here. 

Our two family birthdays in March are 6 days apart, one in Winter and one in Spring. I’m the old one and the oldest one in our family of ten. Addy is the young one but not the youngest in our family. So thankful that we can celebrate each other. So much joy to behold. We’ll celebrate two more in April, the youngest of the males in our family. Birthdays celebrated four days apart and birthyears 30 years apart.

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.

17 thoughts on “And the Blog Goes On Hodgepodge

  1. Hello,
    Pretty view of the ocean and a cute shot of the birthday girl with her cake.
    The online shopping is great for those who are housebound.
    Take care, enjoy your day!

  2. Fun limerick! Love the ocean view at the beginning. I’m very surprised that one of the Mennonite girls who can cook has never made homemade donuts!

  3. That’s a fun cake! I like your limerick. That was a fun challenge for us today on the hodgepodge. I enjoyed the daily posts back in the early days of blogging and “meeting” other ladies like that and reading about their lives.

  4. You met the challenge with your birthday limerick! What fun! Happiest of (belated) birthdays to you and to Addy!

    I count you as one of my dear blogging friends (even though I have been MIA of late)! Wasn’t it a neat surprise to find such comradery as a result of blogging?

  5. As Cheryl just said – “a neat surprise to find such comradery as a result of blogging” AND I even got to meet you in person!!! Love your birthday limerick. Here’s to April especially when March seems to be insisting on going out like a Lion over here!

  6. I used to enjoy all those blog challenge things as well, then got away from them, and now I find I’m doing them again with the link-ups! It’s been so fun getting to know other bloggers from so many different places and with different backgrounds and interests! Visiting from the hodgepodge today!

  7. I enjoyed reading your answers. I know blogging helped me at a time when I needed it. I shop online most of the time. I am in need of a warm jacket and have had bad luck ordering online so I need to get into a store to find one. Sweet birthday pictures. It is wonderful that you can celebrate.

  8. How fun. I’ve heard of the Mennonite girls can cook. I started following about 4 mennonite gals and they’re fun to watch. my FIL grew up mennonite. I enjoyed your liimerick

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