Falling for the Hodgepodge

I'm pretty sure I've already used the Post Title before, but, eh....who cares?
Joyce has come up with some thought-provoking questions this week (as always), so put your thinking cap on and get started!

1. What have you 'fallen for' recently?
This isn't a new thing, but anything pumpkin. I had my first pumpkin spice latte of the season last weekend...I asked for 1 less pump of pumpkin, and it was perfect.

2. What's something you're 'squirreling away' for later?
If "squirreling away" can also mean procrastinating, then I'd have to say cleaning the house.

3. How do you like your apples? Sweet? Tart? Crisp? Cooked? Apples are one of the superfoods for fall...how often do you eat an apple either plain or as part of a favorite recipe? What's your favorite variety?
Sweet. I usually eat an apple by itself, but I'm definitely okay with eating them within a recipe. Like my MIL's Apple Pound Cake or an apple crisp.

4. According to Fodor's the ten best fall foliage trips in the US of A are-Aspen ColoradoThe Catskills New York, The Berkshires Massachusetts, Columbia River Gorge Oregon, Green Mountain Byway Vermont, Enchanted Circle Scenic Byway New Mexico, Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina and Tennessee, Upper Peninsula Michigan, Lake of the Ozarks Missouri, and Glacier National Park Montana. Which would you most like to visit this fall and why?
I'm very fortunate to be able to call the Great Smoky Mountains "home". Going into New England during the fall is definitely on my bucket list, so I'd say The Berkshires & Green Mountain Byway.

5. The topic of legalizing marijuana was raised in the most recent televised political debate so let's wade in too. Twenty-three states and the District of Columbia currently have laws legalizing marijuana in some form. Four states have legalize marijuana for recreational use. Your thoughts?

Honestly, I could pretty much care less. I'm not going to use it either way. I could definitely see the medicinal purposes, but not really for recreational use. But, like I said, I don't really care 1 way or the other.

6. Are you okay to watch a movie already in progress or do you need to always see it from the beginning? How about jumping into a TV series somewhere in the middle? Is that okay? 
 Oh, no! I definitely have to watch a movie and series from the beginning!

7. Thursday (September 24) is National Punctuation Day. What rule of punctuation trips you up most often? What rule of punctuation, when broken by someone else, bugs you the most?

When to use a semi-colon & colon. I also really have to think when I write "it's" vs. "its".  I can pretty much overlook punctuation; it's the whole using 'loose' for 'lose' or there for 'their' that gets me!

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

I finished this season of Longmire last weekend. I even watched a few episodes twice. Now I can't believe I have to wait another year for the cliffhangers to get resolved!!! 


  1. I'm bad. I don't even know what Longmire is! ha Enjoy your fall colors...

  2. We're just about to start watching Longmire on Netflix. I've heard so many good things about the show, but I also heard it had been canceled after season 3. Did another channel pick it up?

    Lucky you, living in those Great Smokey Mountains :)

    Kathy (Reflections by Kathy)

  3. Longmire is on our list of shows to watch. We're slow : ) My sisters and brother all love it. I saw pumpkin gum the other day. EWWWW! I am not on the pumpkin bandwagon, unless it's baked into a pie, bread, or muffins. Enjoy fall in the Smokies!! We're not far from the mtns now, so I'm definitely looking forward to fall color.

  4. I may need to try it with one less pump of pumpkin as well.

    I have friends that medical marijuana has literally saved their daughters life... & sadly, they had to move from all friends & family in order to save their daughters life. Shouldn't have had to happen that way.

  5. I had the same thought as you about the title. Mine is very close to yours.

  6. I've been pinning a lot of pumpkin recipes lately. I think my husband is watching Longmire. I do kind of like looking forward to my favorite shows each week in the Fall.

  7. Living in the Great Smokies would be great any time of the year! Have a good week!

  8. Yep colons and semi colons get me too! ;)

  9. We like Longmire too!! It's always hard to wait for new seasons to begin! I enjoyed your Hodgepodge answers!

  10. Yes, the three "there" varietals are really something I see my students struggle with. I try so hard to let them slide but it's one thing I can actually do right; lol.


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