Wednesday Hodgepodge

Hi Guys, thanks for dropping in! Joyce has us all thinking about summer this week. If you would like to join up, click the button below and head over to Joyce’s and be part of the fun!


1. What summer activity most takes you back to your own childhood?

Swimming. We used to swim for hours. It wears you out in the best way and the faint smell of chlorine lingers the rest of the day as a reminder of all the fun!

2. What’s your favorite summer smell?

There are SO many! Mowed grass, grilled food, honeysuckle blooming. That’s a start.
3. It’s beach season in the US of A…so how do you feel about sand?

I am neither pro sand nor against it. I like the beach but I am probably happier at a pool. I go IN the pool, not so much the ocean.  I really like to walk on the beach and pick up interesting shells.
4. Sun tea, SunChips, sunflower seeds, Capri Sun, Sunny Delight, Sun-Maid raisins, sun-dried tomatoes…your favorite food or beverage with sun in its name?

One of my favorite vacation snacks is garden salsa Sun Chips with a Diet Coke, YUM!

5. What’s your favorite way to cool off on a hot summer day?

One of the very best parts of having a pool in your backyard is being able to cool off when doing yard work. Nothing feels better to an overheated, overworked body!
6. Share a favorite song with the word sun or sunshine in it’s title.

Good Day Sunshine, Here Comes the Sun, and I’ll Follow the Sun, all by The Beatles.
7. Tell us about a time you had an exceedingly good or truly awful customer service experience. If it was awful, did you report it? Ever go back there again?

Honey and I have a truly heinous record of hiring people to do work for us. From our builder to landscapers, to the yahoos we hired last fall to install a new water heater. I don’t think we have ever reported any of them, but I know when the plumbers were leaving Honey told them he was giving them some free advice; TAKE A PLUMBING CLASS! Maybe we should have reported them, but I guess we were so glad to be done with the whole situation we just wanted to forget about it. We had to hire another guy to fix what the yahoos did and he was a keeper, so there was a bright side. We would not be inclined to use any of those people for services ever again.
8.  Insert your own random thought here.

The Peanuts Champ, The Back Door Neighbor and I went to the Trailwood Garden Walk yesterday. There were some delicious gardens! Come back and see some of the loverly tomorrow!


Thanks to Joyce for hosting us and for stopping by!


  1. bj said,

    June 25, 2014 at 8:28 AM

    Loved reading your Hodgepodge…and that Garden Walk must have been sooo pretty.

  2. April said,

    June 25, 2014 at 8:56 AM

    We had a pool in our backyard when we lived in TN…oh, how I loved it! Often times, when my girls were in school, I’d get a good book and head out in it for the day. Pure bliss!

  3. jodaley said,

    June 25, 2014 at 11:41 AM

    I fel the same way about a pool. I am also feeling the need to try the Garden Salsa SunChips because more than a few have mentioned that variety.

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