Bustin' Out All Over Hodgepodge

Joyce asks the questions, and we provide the answers. See how others answered at From This Side of the Pond.

1. "A daughter's a daughter all her life, but a son's a son til he takes a wife." What say you? Elaborate.

Not having any DILs, I'm going purely on speculation here. I don't think that's accurate. I think your son is always your son. In fact, I think I saw and talked with my sons more when they had serious girlfriends than I do when they don't. 

2. Something you've seen recently that was 'cuter than a June bug'

My sister who is 18 months older than I sent me a video of her grandson who is just a few months old. She hasn't laid on him yet since he is in Europe, so videos have to do for now! He is just adorable and is very vocal, which is precisely what this Speech-Language Pathologist likes to hear!

3. 'You can't buy happiness, but you can buy ice cream and that's pretty much the same thing.' Agree or disagree? Last time you had a serving of happiness ice cream?  Dish-cone-milkshake-sundae...which one do you choose? 

Oh, how I love ice cream! When I eat it now, I can't eat a whole bowl and have to tone it down to just 1 scoop. If I didn't have any dietary restrictions, I would go for a big ol' milkshake! There was an ice cream place down the road from where we lived in SC that had the best shakes...the peanut butter & chocolate shakes were amazing!

4. What is one way/area in which you're currently 'swimming against the tide'? 

My motivation to do anything has completely left me this summer. Maybe my body just needs a break from the structure of the school year. I get up in the morning (right as the sun is coming up) and do my 30-minute walks and then go to morning mass, but other than that, I just don't feel like doing anything. 

5. Three things you're looking forward to this summer?

Summer is already here for me. I still hope that CH & I will go camping for a couple of days. 

6. Insert your own random thought here. 

Due to my lack of motivation, I've been binging on shows. I just finished The Last Kingdom. Oh my, that Uhtred is a beautiful man! I really enjoy shows that have historical significance, so I will google the people in the show and the places for information. If you've watched it, you may be interested to know that Beocca is a saint. There is a St. Hild and I thought it was the same Hild portrayed in the show, but Hild was born about 200 years after St. Hild passed away. 


  1. I hope you enjoy your down time this summer. I think when you have a busy school year some doing-nothing days are needed.

  2. We watched it all until this last season. We were both tired of the gore and mud, I think. So, we left the end hanging and I've not thought about it again until reading your blog today.

  3. I'm with you on the ice cream and I really enjoyed watching the Carousel video. Haven't seen that in years. Have a great day.

  4. It sounds like you need to listen to your body and do nothing for a few more days!!

  5. I hope your sister gets to meet her new grandson soon -- in person!

  6. That is so hard not to see grands. It's nice that technology allows for those glimpses with sound! Hope the rest of your week goes well!

  7. I agree with you answer for #1. That video sounds precious. I hope she gets to meet him in person soon. My motivation to do anything left me years ago. Hopefully the mood to do more will come to you. If not that's okay because you work hard during the year. Enjoyed reading your random and heading over to watch the video you shared. Enjoy your weekend. Hope you get some camping in soon.

  8. I enjoyed your answers. I usually have a small bowl of ice cream at home, or if we go somewhere I'll do kids scoop...lol. I love making homemade magic shell to put on it at home.


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