Wednesday 8 November 2023

Wednesday Hodgepodge - 8/11/23

Joyce comes up with the questions each week - check out her blog and find other participants here.

1. Are you too hard on yourself or not hard enough? Elaborate. 

I certainly have been hard on myself in the past and I probably still am at times but I'm also working on being kind to myself.   I often have high expectations or say yes too often so I'm also working on saying no and trying not to feel guilty about doing that.

2. What's the role of gratitude in your life? 

Thinking about what I have to be grateful for keeps me grounded and helps keep me in a more positive frame of mind.

3. Where do you get your news these days? How much attention are you giving it currently? 

Various places - we still have a newspaper on Saturdays but mainly I get news on the TV or internet or occasionally we might pick up a free paper when we're out and about.  However I am giving it less and less attention, particularly at the moment when it's all so grim.

4. Do you like potatoes? Last time you prepared potatoes in some way? Which of the following is your favourite...baked potato, mashed potato, french fried potato, sweet potato, hash brown potatoes, roasted potatoes, or potato salad? 

I love potatoes in any shape or form.  Hubby does most of the cooking here but I probably most recently "cooked" chips (french fries) - putting something straight from the freezer in to the oven doesn't really count as cooking!

5. Are you a veteran? Are there any veterans in your family? Will you do anything special to honour them on Veteran's Day/Remembrance Day this year? 

My Dad was a veteran.  He joined the army when he was 16 to escape working in a coal mine but then served during WW2.  I'll be wearing a poppy for remembrance.

6. Insert your own random thought here. 

Going back to gratitude, I seem to be in a bit of a blogging slump at the moment so I'm grateful for people like Joyce who keep posting memes every week that are fun and easy to join in with.


  1. I enjoyed your Hodgepodge, Wendy, and catching up a bit. I agree with you about the news!! Blessings!!

  2. I think many of us share your comments on this meme.

  3. Good answers. I am in a blogging slump too. But, I do think that putting something from the freezer to the oven is cooking - LOL

  4. Hi Wendy, thank you for sharing about your dad with us. Hugs!!! Carla


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