The Wednesday Hodgepodge

The Wednesday Hodgepodge is hosted by Joyce From This Side of the Pond

So I joined in last week with the hodgepodge and really had fun! Everyone was so nice and welcoming!

1. Do you have a sister? Tell us something about her. If you don’t have a sister, tell us about a friend who has been like a sister. Or tell us about a sister-in-law if you have one who is extra special. 

I have one brother, younger than me, who is one of my best friends. And lucky me, the woman he married has become one of my best friends as well. Chrissy is one of the most compassionate and empathetic people I have ever met. She makes me laugh with her wry sarcastic sense of humor, she is always someone I can count on, she loves my child deeply, so much so that this summer she leaped into a lake fully dressed, shoes and all, when he fell off the dock, to grab him. Over the past twenty years we have shared laughs, tears, sometimes laughing until we cry! We have committed some crazy shenanigans together, danced on beaches, sat around fires, taken care of each other’s children, and pretty much been there for everything together. I would do anything for her, she is one of my people, one of my tribe. She is absolutely one of the best people I know and I am lucky to have found a sister through my brother’s marriage.

2. Resister, assister, insister, persister…choose one of the words listed and explain how it relates to you and your life lately. 

Hmm. Let’s go with persister! The past few weeks have been filled with some challenges, and I just keep on keepin’ on.

3. Share a favorite song, book, movie, or television program that features sisters.

White Christmas! One of my favorite holiday movies, it also centers around the sister act of the Haynes Sisters and of course, their famous song, Sisters. Oh, and Frozen of course! And The Parent Trap!

And as for television show, back in my youth I loved watching Charmed about sisters who find out they are witches. And Little House!

Books – Sense and Sensibility (my favorite Austen story), Practical Magic, Little House on the Prairie

4. August 3rd is national watermelon day…are you a fan? Do you like watermelon flavored candy? Besides eating the melon as is, do you have a good recipe made with watermelon? 

Watermelon is one of my favorites! I love both watermelon and watermelon flavored things. I had no idea there was a watermelon day out there but I am glad that there is. My husband and I eat watermelon every night together. And watermelon candy is the best , Jolly Ranchers and Sour Patch Kids in particular. And gosh, as for a recipe with watermelon I can’t say that I have one! Although I was looking at a recipe for pickled watermelon rinds the other day. I couldn’t decide how I felt about it – would it be good, or gross?

5. ‘Tis August…what are three things you’re looking forward to this month? 

The Michigan Renaissance Festival, going rock hounding with my brother, SIL, and my niece, and all the fresh fruit and corn filling the farm markets!

6. Insert your own random thought here. 

Yesterday was kind of a rough day, but two things made it brighter. Watching The Brokenwood Mysteries newest season with my husband (as we ate watermelon lol), and that the giant swallowtail eggs that I found on my rue hatched! Two teensy tiny little giant swallowtail caterpillars! Nature is full of wonders and everyday I find something to make me smile.


21 thoughts on “The Wednesday Hodgepodge

  1. I see you live in Michigan. We are visiting our son and family in Northern Indiana and actually, their house is less than a mile from the MI line. Today, we will be going to Fernwood Botanical Gardens in Niles. This past Sat. we went up to Saugatuck, South Haven, New Buffalo and surrounding areas. That is always a treat for us southern folks. What a blessing to have a sister-in-love as your best friend. So good to meet you on the Hodgepodge today.

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  2. jodaley

    I have one sister-in-law who is also one of my best friends. Such a gift! Yes, nature is absolutely full of amazing wonders, both small and large. Happy August!

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  3. tckk

    I chose White Christmas too, as did several others that I’ve read. Great movie and great song! Your sister-in-law sounds like a really nice person. Hope you have a great day.

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    1. It is such a wonderful movie. I remember watching it as a kid with my mother and being totally captivated. I always play the “snow” song when winter arrives and I am waiting for snow!

      And she is such a great person. I am blessed to have her in my life!


  4. So sweet to have a sister-in-law that you treasure! We have enjoyed Brokenwood, too. Such a quirky show that always makes us chuckle. I forgot to mention those delicious August fruits to enjoy! Hope things go well the rest of the week.

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  5. Nice to meet you through the Hodgepodge. Thanks for your visit. I read back a few posts of yours and saw you and your son had Covid. I hope you’re feeling much better now. Hubby and I had it back in February but fortunately it was mild with no lasting effects.

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    1. Yes, we are feeling much better, thank you. 🙂 We had mild case as well, thank goodness. I was a bundle of nerves since Wyatt has cerebral palsy and epilepsy and I wasn’t sure how he would react but he did great! He was completely better in about three days. Poor kid had to sit around though while I recovered lol.


  6. Lauren Becker

    That’s great you’re close to your brother and SIL. My mom and sister are both some of my best friends.
    Oh, The Parent Trap. I’ve seen the Lindsay Lohan one which I do love. I grew up with Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen so all of their films and shows were always fun to watch.

    Lauren @


  7. debby9972

    Thank you for stopping over at my blog. Sorry about your covid too! You are a no reply so I couldn’t email you back. How wonderful that your sister in law is your best friend. White Christmas is the best! I almost said Frozen, I love that movie. Definitely Jolly Ranchers and I forgot about Sour Patch Kids. Enjoy the festival.


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