Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Wednesday Hodgepodge 3/1/18

Wednesday's Hodgepodge is brought to us courtesy of Joyce at
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1. It's that time of year again...time for Lake Superior University to present a list of words (or phrases) they'd like to see banished (for over-use, mis-use, or genera uselessness) in 2018. You can read more about the decision making process and word meaning here, but this year's top vote getters are-
unpack, dish (as in dish out the latest rumour), pre-owned, onboarding/offboarding, nothingburger, let that sink in, let me ask you this, impactful, Covfefe, drill down, fake news, hot water heater (hot water doesn't need to be heated), and gig economy
Which of these words/phrases would you most like to see banished from everyday speech and why? Is there a word not on the list you'd like to add?
Well I’d like to get rid of most of those but especially Covfefe because it isn’t even a word. 
2. What's something you need to get rid of in the New Year?
Where to start?  I still seem to have a lot of clutter despite making an effort to get rid of things.  It’s hard at the moment as our son and daughter-in-law will soon (hopefully) be moving out but before they do they are accumulating things such as a table and chairs, a single bed, a chest of drawers and more.  Part of me knows we need to wait until they move out and then take stock but one thing I have decided to do is go through all my make-up, toiletries etc. and get rid of anything that I haven’t been using or anything that is old.
3. Where do you feel stuck?
Making better use of my time.
4. January is National Soup Month. When did you last have a bowl of soup? Was it made from scratch or from a can? Your favourite canned soup? Your favourite soup to make from scratch on a cold winter's day?
We had soup on several days after Christmas.  It was homemade using stock made from the turkey carcass and leftovers.  I can’t take the credit because hubby made it but it was delicious.  From a can I would opt for tomato or chicken.  We don’t often make soup from scratch but the turkey broth after Christmas is a tradition.
5. Tell us one thing you're looking forward to in 2018.
More grandchildren!  We have 2 more expected in June.  Both my sons are looking forward to becoming Dads for the first time.
6. Insert your own random thought here.
I’ve missed the Hodgepodge but I’m so glad we made the trip to Australia – blog about that coming soon….but here’s a snap to whet your appetite.

 Happy New Year!


  1. Most of us have mentioned decluttering of some type, me included. the problem I have is once a space is cleared, I fill it up again with more stuff. Maybe I need a smaller place...LOL
    Happy New Year,
    Lori in Blue Ridge, GA

  2. National Soup Month takes me back to when my mom would make us Campbell's canned tomato soup with grilled cheese as kids :-)

  3. Looking forward to hearing more about your trip! Congratulations on the coming two new grandchildren!! What a joyful 2018 you will have!

  4. It will be great to hear about your Australia trip! It seems so incredibly far away. From MSP to London is eight hours. That's about as much time as I'm willing to spend on a plane. Have a wonderful 2018 as you await those new grandkids!

  5. More grandchildren !! I only wish then that your DILs don't become jealleous when they become mothers ! as it has been in my case.
    I am also looking forward to your Australian holidays !

  6. Did you do the bridge walk? Looks like scary fun and I waffle about weather or not I'd do it. Hubs says I'd have to, but wow it's high! Congratulations on the grand babies! What fun!

    1. No we didn't but I did cross a high drop in a glass bottomed cable car - watch out for my next instalment.


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