After an 18-month sabbatical, our hostess Joyce is back with the weekly Hodgepodge meme that so many of us have enjoyed for years.
For those who don't know what this is, Joyce provides a number of questions having to do with all manner of topics, often current events but not restricted to that. It's a way for bloggers to connect and for readers to 'take the pulse' of what people are thinking.
After supplying answers, the blogger links up at Joyce's blog so we can easily read the responses of others. This happens on Wednesdays, making it a highlight for many of us.
With that said, here are the questions with my replies.
1. Howdy Hodgepodgers. It's kind of fun to be back, isn't it? Last time we met was September 2018. Tell me something big-important-happy-or sad that's happened in your life since that date. Just one thing. We don't know how long this current isolation situation is going to last and we might need to dole out our news bit by bit.
My husband and I moved to Central Florida to an active 55+ community.
2. Might as well get this out of the way early on ...COVID-19. On a scale of 1-5 how serious are you about keeping your distance? Explain. fyi - I didn't create the scale but have seen it several places online. Also fyi - we won't only have virus related questions each week, but for this first one it feels right.
1 - Not at all, living normally
2 - Cautious but still going out
3 - Going out as needed, mostly home, still seeing friends/family
4 - Extremely limited, only going out when unavoidable, minimal contact with people
5 - Full lockdown, no one in or out
My answer is somewhere between #4. I go to the grocery store as needed and stay home the rest of the time. We walk with neighbors several evenings a week, spacing ourselves at least 3 feet apart. We watch our church services on our computers and TV.
3. Raise your hand if you think you might run out of steam in the cooking department before it's all said and done. What's something delicious you've cooked or eaten in your own kitchen in the past week?
Last Friday night I baked a Tilapia fillet with a heavy shake of Lemon Pepper seasoning on both sides and a squirt of fresh lemon at the table. With that I served what remained of a leftover Waldorf salad, a green salad, and oven-roasted broccoli. It was all soooo good! Will I get tired of cooking during this time of self-isolation? Sure.
4. What's a television show or movie you've seen recently (it could be an oldie) that you really liked?
There is a lot of stuff out there that we could be watching now to entertain and take our mind off the current worries. But what helps me the most, by far is to listen to and watch messages of faith in God.
Here is one that has blessed me this week from one of the churches in my area called Meadowbrook. Last Sunday's sermon was titled, "Through" in a series called "Forgotten God." To get to it click here. It's a wonderful message of hope and faith during these perplexing times.
5. Share something funny you've seen or heard this week.
|I washed my hands so many times, I found the answers|
to my 8th grade social studies test.
(from Face Book)
Social distancing is a good opportunity for us to press into God for comfort, healing, and refreshment of spirit.
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I'm linking up with Joyce at this site: