Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Wednesday Hodgepodge

From this Side of the Pond
And, it's Wednesday and that means that our sweet Joyce has given us 6 more questions to answer.  Thanks Joyce, it's so good to have the HP back!

1. What's something you could do today to feel more peaceful?
To never forget that God is still on His throne and He knows right where we are, what we are facing and will give us just what we need to make it thru each day.
I can also look out our back windows and see our beautiful pond that exudes peace and tranquility.

2. June 2nd is National Rotisserie Chicken day. Who knew? Are you a fan of rotisserie chicken? You've purchased one at your local market for tonite's dinner. Will you serve as is or make something else using the chicken?
Funny you would ask.  We've been a BIG fan of rotisserie chicken during this Covid isolation.  One reason is that it is easy to go get one and then just fix the sides to go with it.  Hubby really likes them and if he likes them, then I am good. I am sure that I have bought at least 6 of them during the past 2 months. So, guess I'd be a fan!

3. I read a list recently (go here to read more) of 20 of the most beautiful places in America. How many of these have you seen up close and in person? Of the sites on this list that you haven't seen, which would you most like to see?

Antelope Canyon Arizona, Kenai Fjords Alaska, White Mountains New Hampshire, Crater Lake Oregon, The Palouse Washington and Idaho, Grand Prismatic Spring Wyoming, Multnomah Falls and Columbia River Gorge Oregon, Horsehoe Bend Arizona, Na Pali Coast Kauai Hawaii, Antelope Valley California, Lake Tahoe California, The Berkshires Massachussets, Maroon Bells Colorado, Angel Oak South Carolina, Acadia National Park Maine, Grand Teton National Park Wyoming, Turnip Rock Michigan, Central Park New York City, Niagara Falls New York, and Skagit Valley Tulip Fields Washington
I have been to The Berkshires and Central Park in NYC.  I'd be happy visiting any of the other places but Acadia National Park probably peaks my interest most.

4. What's one pretty spot you'd add to the list in question #3? Are there travel plans of any kind on your calendar right now? Does that make you happy, anxious, excited, sad, or relieved?
We will go to Atlanta in the near future to see Hubby's two sisters and that makes me happy.  We will stay with them, so no hotel room and we always have a fun time, even if all we do is sit around and visit.  We have no big travel plans at the present.

5. Tell us one un-COVID related thing you're looking forward to in the month of June.
Our daughter and grandsons will be coming to visit for a few days.  I always have concerns when she makes that 8+ hour drive by herself with the boys but she handles it like a trooper.  This will be her first time to have 3 in tow and thankfully, Case is a good traveler and Clancy is a very good helper for his Momma.  And, above all else, this Momma will be praying God's hedge of protection over them as they travel.

6. Insert your own random thought here.

For almost 2 years we have been eating Sunday lunch  with 2 other couples that go to church with us.  We go to the country club that has a lovely buffet, but that has not been taking place since the pandemic.  So, once we entered Phase 1 we decided that we would rotate going to each other's homes for lunch and we'd all contribute something to the meal.  This past Sunday was our turn to host  and I tried my hand with a floral table scape (Sunflowers with greenery from our Gardenia bushes) and was quite proud of the way it turned out.  I am anything but an arranger of flowers. We have all enjoyed this time together in our homes and while things are still far from normal, it gives us something to look forward to in our week.

Peace to all!!!!


Hi there! My name is Lea. I've been wife to the best Hubby for 44 years....Mom to a son and daughter....CiCi to 4 precious Grans....lover of family and friends....enjoy laughter and a good time....shopper....picture taking maniac....maker of delicious fudge....organizational enthusiast....memory maker....Southern Belle...and most importantly.....a Child of the King! Welcome to my little corner!


  1. Your table setting looks lovely! Have a lovely visit with your daughter and grandsons. my daughter and granddaughters also live a long drive away so I have been missing them. Hopefully we will see them soon.

  2. I always love your table settings. Wish I could be there for lunch. Things are very slowly opening here but still no church gatherings or lunch fellowships following. Glad your daughter and grandsons will be coming to visit. She is a trooper for sure!

  3. Hubs and I just said yesterday how much we miss Sunday lunch with friends after church. I love your arrangement and your Pomona dishware. I have the same but with the vine border added. Excited for you to see your grands! Enjoy!

  4. As our church services are still online, we haven’t socialized much. But we did have a couple we normally eat out with on Sundays, over to watch the service and have lunch here a few weeks ago. This past Sunday afternoon four SS couples got together for a meal and to catch up. That was fun and we all needed the time together. Your table was so pretty and colorful. I love the little vases on the mirrors. Good job!

  5. Your table is lovely and most inviting. Our church opened several weeks ago with different options. Still, visiting with and having meals with friends isn't happening the way it did. We visited Acadia Park and it was pretty. #1 is absolute truth!

  6. Pretty table. Have fun visiting with family.

  7. Great post! Rotisserie chicken has been eaten a lot here too. I have part of one in the freezer and I am boiling it for a chicken pot pie for dinner. Love the table setting and arrangement! Beautiful! Lunch with friends, how nice! We all need something to look forward to, don't we:) Enjoy your evening dear friend, HUGS!

  8. Your table looks beautiful! How nice that you are still enjoying the company of your friends on Sundays!! Joyce gave us a fun Hodgepodge yet again. I enjoyed your answers!

  9. The sunflowers are beautiful. That's so wonderful that you are getting together with friends. Thank you for writing that reminder in the first question. Things seem so out of control right now. I'm glad you have some family visits to look forward to.

  10. Love that beautiful table scape...sunflowers are my faves. I hope you have a great weekend with your family.

  11. Your table setting is lovely. What a great idea to maintain your Sunday habits with friends.

    While you have your lake to help with feelings of peace, I have a tall row of cedar trees that runs along the back of our property. In the wind they look like they are dancing and I enjoy that.

    Have a wonderful visit with Brigit and the boys!

  12. I am SO late in commenting on this post but I always enjoy reading your answers! I know you are beyond excited about your daughter and grandchildren coming for a visit and I too pray for their safety. For someone who says they aren't much on flower arranging, you did a fabulous job! I love sunflowers:) Hope you've had a good week and that you and yours are continuing to be safe and well. Love & hugs!

  13. Your dinners at each other's houses will be even more special than the country club get togethers. Lovely table setting.

    Hope your daughter and grandchildren arrived safely. And that you have enjoyed a memorable visit.

  14. We've been to Central Park a few times but the one place I would love to travel to is Hawaii. I don't think that will happen any time soon. Love your tablescape, too!


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