Trippin' on the Hodgepodge

1. Have you done more binge-watching this past year than in 'normal' years? Any plans to break that habit in 2021? Tell us one or two shows you binged last year that you really liked. 

I watch very little tv any more. I am a bit hooked on International House Hunters, but I don't binge-watch it.

2. January 26th is Australia Day. Have you ever visited or lived in Australia? Have you ever tasted Vegemite, and if so what did you think?  Is a trip down under on your bucket list? We answered a question about travel three months ago (the October 21st Hodgepodge), but let's revisit now...where are you when it comes to planning or even imagining travel this year? 
I've never been and it's not on my top places to go. CH & I are hoping to do a big trip this summer. I'll have been vaccinated by then but I'm not sure about CH. He's doing the planning. I'm not telling where we're hoping to go, but guesses are welcome! We will take a vehicle and we plan on being gone about 3 weeks. Any guesses?

3. Something that zaps your energy? Something that energizes you?
I'm going with cold rainy days. Those are the days I'd love to just stay in bed under the covers! Or people who just have to have drama. 
Being around people who share my faith energizes me. It might sound cliche, but there you have it!

4. On a scale of 1-10 what are your eating habits like these days? (1=all junk food all the time and 10= juicing every green thing in the frig) Healthiest meal you've eaten in the last week or so? 
Juicing??? EEEEWWWWW. Right now my eating habits are a 9. If Joyce hadn't mentioned the whole juicing thing it would've been a 10! I mentioned in this post that I've had to have a major diet change. So this was a good time to have that question asked!
I fixed chicken breasts in the air fryer and ate mine on a bed of salad Monday night. CH had mac & cheese...I skipped that and went healthy.

5. What's your most often 'Back in my day....' thing to say? 
That's not typically something I say so I'm drawing a blank on this one. I did think the other day about how most everything used to be closed on Sundays. I remember my daddy taking it easy on that day. After Mass, he'd sit in his chair with the big ol' Sunday paper. Sometimes he'd turn on the record player, but sometimes he just read without any background noise (except for us kids). Now people use it for a "catch up" day.

6. Insert your own random thought here. 
Last Sunday, OS & his girlfriend came over for brunch. They live about 15 minutes away from us so we see them every now and then. Since there were 6 of us (CH & I, OS & R, YS & N-his girlfriend) we ate at the bigger table in the dining room. We had a good time but missed MS being there. OS called later & thanked me for brunch; we need to do it more often for sure. I made the individual crustless quiche that I made for Christmas brunch, but I made them in the oven. They turned out pretty well. 
Just in case you missed it:
I posted another installment of our trip to the Canadian Maritimes on Monday. We saw so much that writing a post takes quite a bit of time! 


  1. I had a hard time answering #3 but your answer about people and drama - bingo! That zaps my energy, too! I, too, remember Sunday being a day of rest. I tend to have lots to do on Sundays after church (pre-covid) and after online church now.

  2. Good for you. We waste too much time watching TV. No guesses at this time. Healthy meals are the way to go and your dinner sounds like it was delicious. Glad you had a nice brunch.

  3. I love International House Hunters too!! Have a great week.

  4. I remember Sundays as church and then a big dinner. My parents always invited people over after church.
    Now we attend church on Saturdays nights so Sundays are fun/rest days.
    Cold, rainy days and cloudy days zap my energy too. Any time I can get out for a walk is energizing.

  5. I am surprised that you can invite so many people. I don't know in which country you live, only the mountains. Most of the countries are under lockdown and that's rather boring ! You can go shopping, 1 person for half an hour. And you are also allowed to invite one person not more. Restaurants and hairdressers are closed. I am really fed up ! it lasts too long ! nearly three months.

  6. I'm with you about cold dreary days zapping energy. And, we've had a lot of those lately. I'm ready for sun and more sun. Yes, we live in the Northeast section of Louisiana and for the first time in over 100 years we were hit by two hurricanes this year. It's been a tough year weatherwise for sure. Of course, our hit was nothing compared to when hurricanes hit South Louisiana. Ugh!

  7. I am not much for cold dreary days too.. zap the old energy right out of me.
    Happy February!


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