Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Wednesday Hodgepodge: "Have Patience"

Notes from our Hodgepodge Hostess:  "Here are the questions to this week's Wednesday Hodgepodge. Answer on your own blog, then hop back here tomorrow to add your link to the party. See you there!"

1. 'Slow and steady wins the race'...tell us about a time this was true in your own life. 
Slowness and waiting for the right timing on things? Quite a few times. I started working on an online writing project back in 2002 (yes, the photo was taken a bit before that), and the first printed version of the material didn't come out until 2015. It just wouldn't have worked until then, technology-wise, writing-wise, anything-wise. 

On the other hand, I met my husband-to-be one year in July and we were engaged by September. Some things are too good not to rush into.

2. 'As slow as molasses'...Do you like molasses? How about maple syrup? Caramel? Butterscotch? What's your favorite of the slow moving treats mentioned here, and what's your favorite food made with that sweet treat? 

All of the above, although I think as I get older I don't like as much sweetness at a time.

How about Shoo-fly Pie?

3. Your favorite slow song? 

Have patience, have patience
Don't be in such a hurry
When you get impatient, you only start to worry
Remember, remember that God is patient, too
And think of all the times when others have to wait for you

4. Your favorite thing to make in a slow cooker or crock pot? 

We got our first Crockpot as a wedding present, and still use the same style of pot (we did replace our first one with another of the same vintage, because the crock itself was getting hard to clean). We tried a much bigger slow cooker a few years ago, but the bottom developed a crack, so we're back to the 3 1/2 quart size, plus a spare that we picked up recently, plus a half-size one from a yard sale, plus a Little Dipper that gets used only occasionally (I think it came as a bonus with the big pot). We use one or another of the pots at least a couple of times a week, especially on days when we're not quite sure when we're going to eat dinner or who's going to cook it.

Right now my favourite thing to cook in a slow cooker is Ranch Potatoes

5. 'You may delay, but time will not.' ~Benjamin Franklin Are you more a hurrier or a delayer when it comes to unpleasant tasks that need doing? What are you currently either delaying or hurrying to get through this week or month?

You really don't want to know how many times I have had to hum Herbert's song recently.

6. Tell us three things you encounter regularly or even just occasionally that you find to be annoyingly slow.

See #5.

On the other hand, there are "fast" things that are a problem too. "Fast fashion" is one of them.

7. March is National Craft Month. Are you crafty? Tell us about something crafty you'll try in the next thirty one days. Or something crafty you'd like to try or wish you had the skill to make happen. 

I have not been very crafty for the last while. I have not even been to the craft store in months (and I live only a few blocks away). I won a Zakka embroidery book in a giveaway at Christmas time, but there was a delay in delivery and I still haven't gotten it (they're working on it). When that comes, I will probably try it out.

8. Insert your own random thought here. 

Is there any connection here between slower/faster and fasting/the beginning of Lent?

Some of us don't literally fast, but it still is a season of slowing down, choosing limits. Maybe we should call Lent fasting "slowing."

Linked from "Slow Down for the Hodgepodge" at From This Side of the Pond.


Julie said...

I agree with you regarding Lent. Maybe slow down to contemplate. Seems we're always going so fast we don't take time to really contemplate and make the most of this season before the celebration of Easter.

Heather said...

I grew up with 'The Music Machine'...on vinyl. Those songs are permanently seared into my mind. :)