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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

wednesday hodgepodge

My friend and I had a great time over the weekend
and there's lots to share. But today I am participating
in the Hodgepodge. I appreciate Joyce's commitment
to this fun meme every week!

1. Share something you appreciate (or something you appreciated as you
 were growing up) about your mother.

She was my best friend and my biggest supporter. She was always there to sew
the new outfit, help with the school project, applaud me in my big moments and
love me like no one else. She died when I was 28. She met our oldest child,
but passed away while I was expecting our second. She would have been the
best grandmother. I miss her every day!

2.  A quote most commonly ascribed to Plato reads "Necessity is the mother
 of invention." When did this last play out in your own experience?

I've already talked about this here, but when I crocheted the blanket
(in a ripple pattern) for our grandson due in a couple of weeks. I realized,
after I had done about 8-10 inches, that it wasn't as wide as I thought it would be.
I wasn't willing to start over...and decided I would figure out a solution when I was
done. So, when I had reached the length I wanted, I decided to try crocheting
a few rows on single crochets on the sides and make a border. Praise the Lord,
it worked and I really liked the way it looked. I might even make another
one like it...on purpose!! ha! ha!

3. Share one of the earliest memories you have from childhood.

When I was 5, I had eye surgery. They failed to tell me that my eyes would
be bandaged when I woke up. I remember being scared when I woke up
and couldn't see. I cried out for my mom and she was there to
comfort me...like she always was.

4. When did you last 'hit the mother lode'? What was it?

Not sure if it was the "mother lode', but my friend and I did find some
real bargains at a sidewalk sale in Senoia (a little village with antique shops,
gift shops and cafes) this past Saturday. They had bins full of jewelry, scarves
and other accessories, regularly priced $10-$20, for 25 cents and $2!
We both spent some time digging in those bins!!!

5. What is/was your favorite dish mom made? Do you make that dish
 for your family/friends now that you're all grown up?

Spaghetti...she made her sauce from scratch and it took her all afternoon
to do it. We did not have it often because it was a lot of work, so it was special
when we did. Many times, I asked for it as my birthday meal. I make spaghetti
regularly, but not like that. Ragu and Prego works for me!! She also made a
German Chocolate Cake for me every year for my birthday, too...my favorite!
After she died and I made one for the first time, I realized what a gift that cake was!
It seemed every pot and bowl in my kitchen was dirty! :-)

6. Mother May I? was at one time a popular children's game.
It required no equipment or parts to play. What was your favorite childhood game
where you could just turn up and play-no gear needed?

I liked hide and seek...outside. But my favorite was hopscotch...you did need a rock,
but those were easy to find!

7. Which TV mom (past or present) is your favorite, and why?

I would say Olivia, the mom on the Walton's. She was real...kind and loving,
loyal and hard working, strong and capable, but she also lost her temper some
times and she got discouraged. Her character was one I could relate to.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

As a mom, sometimes I wish I could "wiggle my nose" or "wave my magic wand"
and make everything right and perfect and happy for my children. But, I know
that is not possible. It is hard to see them get hurt and have disappointments,
to struggle and to have to make hard decisions. But I know that God uses the
hard times to teach us lessons in perseverance and humility. Those times of difficulty
grow our faith and our patience. God is molding our children into the men and women
he wants them to be. That requires some" kneading and re-shaping"....and that can be uncomfortable... for them and for me! But the results will be worth it!


  1. I always ask for my mama's German chocolate cake for my birthday too. It's my favorite. I've actually never made her recipe. It's kind of a once a year treat for me : ) Happy Mother's Day!

  2. I know you had a blast digging through those bins! (I love a good sale!)

    I didn't think of Olivia from the Waltons, but she was great, wasn't she? I also liked Mrs. Ingals on 'Little House on the Prarie', too, but didn't think of her either!

  3. a wonderful entry!! there is nothing like a great mom, except being one!!

  4. I also thought about Olivia from the Waltons. I loved the big house full of kids and lots of love. Your blanket sounds pretty. You will have to post a picture of it, with the baby, of course. Congrats on the new little one. Grandchildren are so much fun!

  5. I enjoyed reading your hodge podge! I really enjoyed hopscotch, too.

  6. Oh my, I can so relate to #8. IMHO, that's the most difficult part of parenting. ;-)

  7. Your mother sounds wonderful. I lot mine at 31 but I was thankful she got to meet all of her grandchildren. Our daughter was 10 months old when she passed away. They really should have told you about being bandaged, poor thing. I know what you mean, I wanted my children not to feel pain but that is what makes us grown and become who we are. I think sometimes I shelter them too much. Have a wonderful mother's day!

  8. Very interesting post sweet Debbie and I enjoy reading it very much. My sister makes her own spaghetti sauce and it takes hours, delicious too but I am like you the store bought works for me. Being a parent is not easy but all we go through as mothers is worth it and what a blessing it is to be a mom. Hugs!


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