Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Back in the Hodgepodge, y'all

From this Side of the Pond

1.Why do you blog? Have your reasons changed over time? 

This blog is (as it says at the top) eighteen years old. It started when friends blogged together, and we thought we had a lot to say about everything, and had to say everything about a lot. It continues infrequently, mainly with Hodgepodge posts and occasionally with something about clothes or other adventures that are too big for a quick IG post. I feel like it's much less likely, these days, that anything I post here will get noticed unless I mention it somewhere else.

I've thought about taking on one of those blogging challenges like going through the alphabet, but right now I'm not sure I have the stamina for it, particularly Q X Y Z.

2. What's a typical Friday night look like at your house?

About the same as any other night! My husband and I are self-employed slash semi-retired, so we don't say WEEKEND the way we might once have done. Actually, my husband worked a lot of Saturdays during the first years we were married, so even then.

3. Do you like donuts? Your favorite kind? How often do you treat yourself to a donut? Have you ever made homemade donuts? 

Homemade doughnuts? Not the fried kind, I'm squeamish about deep fat frying, but we have made baked pumpkin doughnuts many times.

As for the rest...I live in Canada, I go to Tim Horton's, what can I say. I prefer the solid kind, not jelly-filled.

4. How do you feel about shopping? Are you an online shopper? Catalog shopper? Brick and mortar shopper? Do you order groceries online or prefer to select items with your own two hands? 

Shopping? We usually hit the thrift store right after we go to Tim Horton's.

I used to love mail-order catalogues, back in the pre-Internet era when every small vendor (including homeschool book vendors) was sending them out and you had to send cheques or money orders (remember those?). In those days, I think, the shipping for things wasn't quite so crazy. I will buy something new online if I'm pretty sure it's what I want and/or it will fit: most recently, this backpack.

Groceries? In person.

5. Next week's Hodgepodge finds us somehow in the month of April, which just so happens to be National Poetry Month. Sum up (or tell us something about) your month of March in the form of a limerick. You can do it!! 

There once was a lone Mama Squirrel

Who said, "I'll give flying a whirl."

So she travelled to Dallas

And stayed in a palace

With three of her favourite cowgirls.

Linked from the Wednesday Hodgepodge at From This Side of the Pond.


ellen b. said...

Love your limerick! I love to thrift shop, too. Happy Hodgepodge to you!

bp said...

I am not a fan of jelly donuts either, I don't like for it to squish out when I bite into it.

Mama Squirrel said...

Yes, the squish! lol

Allstarme79 said...

I enjoy thrift stores too

Anonymous said...

This makes me happy ❤️

Lisa said...

Such a cute limerick!!!

Joyce said...

Your limerick is excellent! I've done the A-Z challenge many years, but am giving it a miss this time around. I have too much on my calendar and won't have enough free space to blog at the level required (or that I myself expect) so hopefully next year. Enjoy your day!

Kym said...

Great job on the limerick! I first started blogging about our homeschool, so I definitely remember those old days when we had to use a catalog and make a phone call or mail our order with a check! Visiting from the hodgepodge today!

Mama Squirrel said...

Kym, you were on the Review Crew? So were we, one year.

Kirstin said...

I've thought about doing one of the alphabet challenges, but I have 5 I do each week and i'm not sure I can handle any others, even though there are a few I'd love to participate in. It seems many of us have similar Friday nights. Loved your limerick!!!