Mother May I Hodgepodge


I completely missed last week! Tuesdays seem to be creeping up on me rather quickly. Head over to Joyce's to see how everyone else answered the questions and to link in!

1. It's like my mama always said, "_______________________________________." 

The good Lord willin' and the creek don't rise. That makes my mama sound like a backwoods country girl (which she wasn't)! 

2. May 11th is National Eat What You Want Day. What will you be having by way of celebration?

Well, that day is today & I had no idea until 3:45 pm. I did have some trail mix with little pieces of chocolate in it. Not exactly what I should be eating so I guess that can count. 

3. Describe your idea of a perfect spring day.

Sitting on the back porch with the wind blowing, the smell of honeysuckle in the air. And me with a book in my hand watching the birds.

4. Success, fulfillment, growth, achievement...pick one and tell us how it relates to your life in some way, either currently or in days gone by. 

Growth. When things aren't perfect I know they are put there so I can grow. 

5. I saw this going around on various social media sites and thought it would be fun to answer here. The last thing you bought on Amazon is your weapon in battle. How will you wield it?  (if you're not an Amazon shopper, then the last thing you bought online anywhere)

The last thing I bought was a book. All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel   I honestly don't know what it's about since I bought it for a summer book club that I"m participating in with some ladies from church. So I have no idea how I'd use it!

6. Insert your own random thought here. 

This is the last full week of the school year. Tuesday is our last day. I'm so looking forward to just relaxing and not giving another thought to school. This has been a rough year with COVID and not knowing from 1 week to the next if we would be in school. My school system did (in my opinion) a pretty good job of keeping things as "normal" as possible. We weren't virtual for any length of time and the teachers at my schools tried their hardest to keep the kids on track. I'm just hoping next year will be more like it should be.


  1. Great answer for #1! I remember hearing that when I was growing up.

  2. Mary,

    I grew up in rural West Virginia. Your mama's saying was one I heard many times from others, mostly those older than me. These days, I sometimes will utter those words. There's a lot of truth in them. I'm anxious for life to return to normal again. I am happy that our dentist is now leaving it up to the patients to wear or not wear masks. It didn't make sense when seeing a dentist to be masked but we went with the flow while mandated. Now to be able to go from store to store without them. Until such time, I really have no desire to go into retailers. Have a wonderful Wild Wednesday, my dear! I'm sorry for the difficulties and loss you've dealt with through this pandemic. God's blessings to you, my friend!

    Curious as a Cathy

  3. I enjoyed your answers, Mary. I hope you have a beautiful day.

  4. I guess you could conk someone over the head with that book. It's a good one btw! Enjoy your hard earned summer break. I'm sure everyone is ready!

  5. As a parent, I too am hoping next year looks a lot more normal. Though here in Florida we were as normal as we could be.

  6. It's been rough for everyone, but especially rough for schools. I hope next year will be better.

  7. I love the smell of Honeysuckle, and I read that book for a book club a few months ago. It's good.

  8. My comment disappeared before I was done!
    I love the sayings from your mom. Your perfect Spring day sounds lovely. I love your answer on growth. Enjoy your summer break.


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