Joy in the Hodgepodge


Joyce asks the questions; we provide the answers. Check out what others said at From This Side of the Pond.

1. It's National Popcorn Day-my favorite! Are you a fan? Sweet or salty? A good or great movie you've seen recently (at home or in a theater, either one)? 

I'm definitely a salty popcorn person. I don't watch very many movies; I'm more of a series kind of girl. The last movie we watched was "Don't Look Up". A little weird, a little funny. Definitely not my favorite.

2. What's something you didn't realize was going to take so much of your time as an adult? 

Working. Although CH would say I don't have to do much of it since I work for a school system. The actual working isn't what takes up the time, it's the prepping for work that takes time.

3. Your favorite yellow something? 

4. Why do you write? 

Writing is therapeutic for me. It helps me get things off my chest. Whether or not anyone cares is another thing!

5. Share a favorite memory associated with snow.

I grew up across the street from the park where I walk every day. There's a hill directly across the street, and when it snowed we were allowed to go there (unsupervised) to sled. I don't know if this happened every time it snowed, but Mama would have hot chocolate (the real kind...heating milk on the stove) ready for us when we came in. We'd kick our snow boots off in the basement hallway & come up for a mug of hot chocolate.
I found a few pictures of this snow and some of my siblings sledding. I'm between both of these brothers in age, but I couldn't find a picture of me sledding so I wonder where I was. I did find these other 2 adorable pictures:
These are my 2 younger brothers.
This is my sister who is 18 months older than me. I wonder where I was! 

6. Insert your own random thought here. 

Since I live in the Tennessee Valley, we didn't get as much snow as some other places in the area did. It was still pretty. This is the 2nd snow we've had this year when the snow has stayed on the trees. Here are some pictures from my walk:

Magnolias in the snow. {sigh} Does it get more southern than that?

My breakfast view the day after the snow. It's rare when snow sticks around for more than 1 day. 


  1. Your childhood snow memory is so similar to mine! Complete with hot cocoa, and kicking off one's boots in the basement! In the 1950s we wore boots that went on over shoes and buckled with metal buckles. Every one of those buckles would become packed with snow!

    Your recent snow pictures are pretty also. We only got about 6 in. in that storm ... less than many places in the south! Of course, we had snow on the ground to start with up here.

  2. I love how the snow stays on the magnolia leaves!!

  3. There is something about snow that thrills me, and I am enjoying reading about other's memories. You had a beautiful snow and evidently not enough to cause damage. My mother used to make her own chocolate sauce which we put into heated milk as well. Nothing quite like it.

  4. The snow pictures are so pretty!

  5. Fun snow stories and pics! I understand your answer as to why you write. Happy Hodgepodge to you!

  6. That movie was strange but it did entertain us somewhat. Love the yellow car. Yellow is my favorite color. I do pretty well at making lists! Love your memories of sledding and hot chocolate. I love your snow photos. So beautiful. Snow is always calming to me.

  7. Losing comments, but I was here!

  8. Beautiful snow pics. We're having very cold temps but, thankfully, no snow. Thanks for stopping by.


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