The Wednesday HodgePodge (June 8, 2022)

Hi all! Today I’m once again joining the Wednesday HodgePodge. Here goes.

1. “A daughter’s a daughter all her life, but a son’s a son til he takes a wife.” What say you? Elaborate.
In my personal life, the exact opposite is true, in that my parents were very clear that, once I was an adult (ie. once I’d turned eighteen), I had to fend for myself. My contact with them lessened even more once I got married. My husband, on the other hand, sees his parents almost on a weekly basis. I am honestly much closer with my in-laws now than with my own parents, to the point where I’ve appointed my mother-in-law as my informal representative should I become incapacitated.

2. Something you’ve seen recently that was “cuter than a June bug”?
Hmmm, I’m obviously supposed to say little Wolke, my baby niece, but to be honest I don’t really care for babies all that much. I don’t really like children in general, but I’m going with her older sister anyway. She will be three in September and talks up a storm already.

3. “You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy ice cream and that’s pretty much the same thing.” Agree or disagree? Last time you had a serving of happiness ice cream? Dish-cone-milkshake-sundae…which one do you choose?
Disagree with the saying. Though I do like ice cream on occasion, it’s not at all my favorite treat. I don’t actually really have a sweet tooth since recovering from my overeating. Give me chips instead.

As for my favorite ice cream, it’s probably a cone, although I like sundaes and milkshakes too. I can’t remember when I last had ice cream. A milkshake though, yes, I do remember, but it was far from good. We got it with a paper straw, as plastic straws are banned in the EU, and it was too thick to drink with that but too thin to eat with a spoon.

4. What is one way/area in which you’re currently “swimming against the tide”?
I don’t do social media much at all. I mean, I do still have a Facebook, Twitter and Instagram account, but I hardly ever use them.

5. Three things you’re looking forward to this summer?
My birthday at the end of this month. Other than that, I don’t really know. My husband and I originally thought of taking a few days out by train, since Lobith is close by the German border and Germany’s public transportation is nearly free during the summer months. However, he found out that trains are already so packed that the police had to come out to remove some of the people. Not my idea of a holiday.

6. Insert your own random thought here.
I have been obsessing over crafty stuff again. I am really looking forward to doing some polymer clay work again, but can’t decide what to make, honestly. Yesterday, I tried my hand at another pair of earrings, but the slab was a true lint magnet and I was too lazy to get alcohol to remove it. I wasn’t too inspired as to what to make out of the slab anyway. Any ideas?

8 thoughts on “The Wednesday HodgePodge (June 8, 2022)

  1. I spend very little time on social media these days too. It’s not as much fun as it was when everyone was sharing their breakfast photos and cute animals and not spewing their political opinions 24/7. Hope you have a great summer!

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  2. I couldn’t be a parent who stops caring about my kids when the turn 18. In fact my eldest is 19 now and we’re closer than ever.
    I wouldn’t agree with the ice cream one either but I think pizza is pretty close to pure happiness. hehehe
    That holiday doesn’t sound like my type of fun either, I hate crowded public transport. x

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    1. I am so glad you’re close with your oldest child even at the age of nineteen. It truly hurt me that my parents were really upfront about the expectation that I fend for myself by eighteen from as early as age six or even younger on.

      Mmm, pizza, yes, that’s pretty close to pur bliss indeed.

      I do love public transportation, but not when it’s crowded.


    1. Thanks for stopping by. Yes, the German government announced the nearly free public transportation plan for the summer months about three weeks ago and there were worries about overcrowding back then. Sadly, these were to come true.


  3. I’m so glad you have a good relationship with your inlaws. I was close to my mom but not very close to my dad and sister. My mom passed away 18 years ago and that was really hard.

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