Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Wednesday Hodgepodge: The Second Day of Fall

Here are the questions to this week's Wednesday Hodgepodge. Answer on your own blog, then hop back to From This Side of the Pond (click the graphic) to share answers with the universe.  Here we go-

From this Side of the Pond

1. It's fall y'all. What's something you love about this season and also something you don't? 

Love: blue skies, gold trees. Temperatures cool enough to bake muffins.

Don't love: stores trying to do Thanksgiving, Hallowe'en, and Christmas all at once.

2. When you think of the colors of fall, which one is your favorite? Is there somewhere you could easily day trip to see the leaves in all their glory? Will you?

We are in the city, but we live near a natural area so it's easy for us to go on a walk or a short drive and see autumn colours. (Don't have to be Jan Karon "leaf peeper" tourists.)

3. What's one thing you've let 'fall' by the wayside during this season of staying home and staying away?

I'm going to let that one fall.

4. If you're wearing a sweater is it most likely a cardigan, crew neck, v-neck, or zip up hoodie?

Not so much into hoodies.

I still like this pullover (found at a consignment store four years ago).

5. What's your secret to dealing with change? 
"Seas will roll where we stand now, and new lands will rise where seas now roll. For all things on this earth, from the tiniest flower to the tallest mountain, change and change all day long. Every atom of matter moves perpetually; and nothing 'continues in one stay.' The solid-seeming earth on which you stand is but a heaving bubble, bursting ever and anon in this place and in that. Only above all, and through all, and with all, is One who does not move nor change, but is the same yesterday, today, and forever. And on Him, and not on this bubble of an earth, do you and I, and all of us, depend." (Charles Kingsley, Madam How and Lady Why)
6.  Insert your own random thought here.

My husband said yesterday, "You can only make things last so long." He meant that they eventually fall apart, which is true and inevitable; but it made me think that you could focus on "making them last," the part you do have some control over.


ellen b. said...

Love the quote you shared. Haha...'let that one fall'! Hope you have a great fall day!

Mama Squirrel said...

Ellen, I volunteer at a thrift store. Yesterday I priced a copy of your cookbook. Small world!

Willow said...

Great quote! Our little earth is truly dependent on the One who holds it all together.
I like your idea that we can see how long things will last.

Elizabeth "Libby" Day said...

That is a lovely sweater and reminds me of some in my own closet. Isn't it a blessing of grace that we know the One who holds it all together and can trust Him with our tomorrows.

Pamela said...

Beautiful sweater. Yes, multiple holidays all at once can make shopping a challenge.