The Wednesday HodgePodge (February 8, 2023)

Hi everyone. I’m joining the Wednesday HodgePodge once again today. This week, it has a love theme, which had me a little confused about the date, since Valentine’s Day isn’t till next week. However, who cares? Here goes.

1. Something you’ve done recently that might be considered a labor of love?
I honestly can’t think of anything. I don’t really do much for others, truthfully, shameful as this is. I still haven’t even crafted anything for my husband for Valentine’s Day yet, even though I usually do something each year.

2. What’s one thing you love about being the age you are now?ab
I’m 36. This means, or so I think, still being young enough that my body isn’t completely betraying me yet (although due to my disabilities aging is starting to set in), but old enough to have at least some knowledge of who I am.

3. What do you value more: careful planning or the freedom to be spontaneous? Elaborate.
A little of both, I think. I mean, my days are fairly structured with my day schedule and I still think they aren’t structured enough. My desire for more clarity though isn’t because I don’t want to do anything sort of spontaneously, but because any transition is hard for me. And there still are many in my current day schedule.

4. A home cooked meal or a fancy restaurant? pink or red? watch the sunrise or watch the sunset? wine and cheese or champagne and chocolate?
Home-cooked meal, just because I can’t stand fancy restaurants due to the expectation of my table manners. Pink. Sunset. Chocolate (but skip the champagne please). In all honesty, none of the above particularly appeal to me.

5. What’s your definition of romance? Are you a romantic?
I have no idea about my personal definition of romance. It probably has to do with showing your significant other your love in a special, attuned-to-them way, or something. I’m not a romantic at all. I usually think up ways to show my love in a particularly special way to my husband, but in the planning, things often go horribly wrong so that I end up with nothing at all. As with my idea for a Valentine’s gift this year.

6. Insert your own random thought here.
I am struggling with too many ideas in my head for crafty projects and not enough of something I can’t quite pinpoint to actually make them happen. It could be the fact that my ideas are a chaotic mess and I have no sense of how to actually go from idea to plan to project. Of course, I blame my day schedule, but I’m pretty sure that’s not everything there is to it. Yes, the problem is in part that watching a YouTube tutorial on something takes time, something I do have in only hour-long segments with no guarantee that, when I start on something with one staff (say, watching a tutorial), I can actually follow it up with them too. I am not sure this is the entire problem though.

13 thoughts on “The Wednesday HodgePodge (February 8, 2023)

        1. By the way, you consistently enter your blog name rather than the actual URL in the “Website” field, which is why I removed it (because otherwise people are directed nowhere when they click on your name). A proper website link should start with https:// and then your blog link.


  1. Hello,
    I appreciated your honesty in saying ‘old enough to have at least some knowledge of who I am.’ So many young people think they KNOW it all already. We taught our boys that it takes time to learn about self and the world. And never stop learning.

    I hope you enjoy a Happy Valentine’s Day.

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    1. Thank you so much for the compliment on my honesty. I am pretty sure that, as a teen, I thought I knew it all. Now that I’m in the in-between of young adulthood and midlife, I know I don’t know it all and will continue to learn as long as I live.

      I won’t spend Valentine’s Day itself with my husband as we don’t live together and he works long days as a truck driver, but we’ll most likely see each other this weekend.


  2. I’m sure you’ll come up with something cute and crafty. I have not had enough time to be crafty these last several months and am trying to figure out how I can build that into my busy calendar. Have a great day!

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    1. Thanks. For Valentine’s, I’ve pretty much given up on my plans of making something, but I hope I’ll find some way to get my vague ideas into concrete plans and into projects.


    1. Thanks so much for stopping by. I’m glad you liked my answers. (For whatever reason, your comment was put in the mod queue even though you’ve commented before.)


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