Oui, Oui...It's the Hodgepodge!


Joyce hosts most weeks and provides questions for us to ponder and then answer. Check out how others answered the questions at From This Side of the Pond.

1. Tell us about one small blessing you have counted in the past week? 

2 weeks post-op and I was able to walk my usual route without any stops!

2. Bastille Day is celebrated on July 14th...have you ever been to France? Any desire to visit there, and if so what would site or city would you most want to see? (pretend for a minute international travel isn't an issue) 

I've never been but I hope to go some time. I'd love to go to several places in France but these would top my list: Liseaux to see the home to St. Therese, Lourdes (where the Virgin Mary appeared to St. Bernadette and is still the site of miracles) & Nevers (to see St. Bernadette's incorrupt body), Chartres (because of the history), and of course, Normandy.

3. A food associated with France that you love? 

Beignet.  Or a souffle. Or quiche.

4. Something you recently purchased where a coupon was involved? Do you regularly shop with coupons? 

I rarely use coupons because I never remember that I have them. I use digital coupons for my trips to Publix (when I remember ahead of time to save them to my account). I can't remember what I bought last with a coupon.

5. You have to give something away this week...what will it be? 

Hmmmm...how about the hurt a parent feels when her "baby" is hurting? 

6. Insert your own random thought here.

Can you believe summer is all but over for me? I feel like I say this every year, but this year I'm not sad to see summer go. I'm ready to get out of the house and stay busy.


  1. Lot's of places to go and see in France. Hope you get to see them someday.

  2. Oh yes!!give away the hurt of our children!!

  3. I am not good about coupon usage either but the app ibotta does help me.

  4. I know whatr you mean about coupons. I try to remember to download them in the app every time I shop....

  5. I agree - I used to cut coupons out of the paper (back when there was such a thing as an actual newspaper) and then I would forget I had them and never use them! I'm visiting from Hodgepodge! Enjoyed your answers.

  6. I didn't know you had surgery. So glad to hear your recovery is going well. I'm sorry you have a hurt child. We feel their heartaches for sure. It feels like the absolute middle of summer here. I guess you opted not to retire just yet?

    1. Yep, got rid of some "lady parts"! :)
      I decided to try to stick it out 3 more years. At least after this year I have the option to retire if I want to!

  7. Glad you had a good post op and things are going well. Yum souffle, I didn't think of that! Happy Hodgepodge to you.

  8. I've been known to forget about coupons too. I have great intentions but always forget unless they're digital, which reminds me, today's the day my stores coupons come out so I better get them "clicked". Lol.

  9. So glad to hear that you are able to go for a walk. I forgot about quiche, that's a great answer. So sorry that your son is hurting. ((Hugs)) Summer has been passing by quickly. Hope you enjoy your weekend.

  10. Oh yes, I do love a spinach quiche! I do understand hurting when a child or grandchild hurts. When my grand daughter told me the girls at school were mean to her, I hurt for her.


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