Wednesday Hodgepodge

1.  This week's Hodgepodge is Volume 123.  What's something you've done recently that was as easy as 1-2-3? 
As I was thinking about this answer, I remembered the jello that was called "1-2-3".  Do you remember it?  It was jello that was in layers, and I think it had some kind of cool whip layer in it.  I did have that for my First Communion Dinner!  (I'm avoiding answering the question because I really can't think of anything!)

2.  The Wednesday Hodgepodge also happens to fall on the first day of May ...what is something you may do this month? 
I may see my youngest graduate from high school, followed by a flute choir concert the next day, a Graduation Mass the day after that, followed by the last day of school (which includes a teacher luncheon since it's technically a half-day for students), and then a little trip across the ocean will begin.

3. The Englishman Horace Walpole is credited as saying, "The world is a tragedy to those who feel, but a comedy to those who think"  How do you see it?
I'm not much of a thinker, but I definitely don't think the world is a tragedy.

4.  May is National Hamburger often do you eat a burger? What are your must-haves when it comes to burgers?  I assume you vegetarians won't be celebrating so tell us what you'd like instead? 
I may eat a burger once or twice a month.  Definites are mustard, ketchup, onions, tomatoes, lettuce, but hold the pickles!

5. Pansies, petunias, geraniums, impatiens...of the four mentioned, which is your favorite in a patio pot? Will there be pots on your patio this spring? (Or whenever spring comes to your part of the globe?) Who does the gardening at your house?
Out of the four, geraniums would be my pick in a pot.  In the yard, though, I'll take impatiens.  Pots on the patio will have to wait until late June.  CH used to do quite a bit of gardening, but not so much now.  I'm definitely not a gardener!

6. When did you last (literally or figuratively) shout "Mayday, Mayday!"
I have no idea.  I don't remember a recent time when I've felt so overwhelmed that I've had to shout "Mayday"!

7.  Say farewell to your April in ten words or less. 
Oh, April.  You sure did go by quickly!

8.  Insert your own random thought here.
Last night was YS' last band banquet.  He's been in the high school band since 8th grade, so the past 5 years have been filled with concession stands and lots of music.  I've made some friends through the drama that's happened in the Boosters; we've banded together for the kids.  I'm going to miss those ties that I have, but I told the concession manager that all she has to do is give me a call & I'll come runnin'!


  1. You must be getting super excited for your big trip! It's soon! I'm jealous : ) Take lots of pictures!

  2. Those 'lasts' are bittersweet sometimes. I do find I miss the other parents I used to see on a regular basis for the activities of our children. Those school days are a sweet season. Have a great Wednesday!

  3. I'm a geranium fan, too.

    Wow, your youngest is graduating! What a milestone for you.

    Sounds like May is going to be busy for you :)

  4. Congratulations to your graduating son! It is both a happy and sad occasion. Enjoy!

  5. Is it time for YS to graduate? I can't believe it. Am so looking forward to the end of the school year. I want to put this one to bed.

  6. When my oldest daughter ran track and cross country in high school, I used to work the concessions a lot and help out with all sorts of fundraisers. You do form some really tight relationships with the other parents...and you miss it so much when it comes to an end. Enjoy these bittersweet 'lasts'.

  7. May finally means flowers here, loving the color. Congrats on completing the challenge.

  8. I don't know that I do anything 1-2-3! I'm a pretty slow worker--especially when it comes to editing and writing which is what I do every day!

  9. I don't remember 1-2-3 jello but instant pudding is sure easy as 1-2-3. ;)
    I like the answer to #3, the world may have tragedies but our world isn't tragic. I always view things as positive as possible like if my dog was being bad, he's not a bad dog what he's doing is bad. Hope that makes sense! :) Have a great week!

  10. Sounds like a good May and I bet the last day of school is something you are excited to see. Of course seeing your youngest graduate would be top of that list! I am a huge fan of geraniums.

  11. the youngest graduating? that's always a tear jerker moment!

  12. I'm no pickle lover either. I always pick them out of my burger LOL.

  13. Such a busy May! Congratulations to your "baby." And a trip across the ocean? Fantastic way to kick of the empty nest period. :)

  14. I loved being a band mom! I was even the Boosters president one year. Music is such a wonderful gift - and something the kids will use all their lives. Great memories!

  15. I was a band mom for many years and I loved it and still miss it. May is a busy time-enjoy your trip across the ocean!!

  16. I couldn't think of anything for the 1-2-3 question either. But I do remember 1-2-3 jello.

  17. I'll take your pickles then, 'cause I always ask for extras on my burger.


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