Hodge Podge

 Hey loves. We are having another gorgeous week here in Northern Ohio, which means Anna wants to be outside 24/7 which also means this mommy is limited on her time and getting things done.  I am linking up with Joyce over at From This Side of the Pond  for Wednesday Hodpodge.

1. What's something that makes you feel stressed? How do you cope? 

So many different things stress me out. One of them being things not going as planned. This could be not getting sleep, someone canceling plans, having to take a detour, Brian working late.... How do I cope, gosh taking a step back and breathing, reworking my day, and being grateful for what has gone as planned. 

2. What's a food you eat that evokes a memory? Explain. 

Lasagna. Every year growing up my dad's parents came over to celebrate Christmas on Christmas Eve. We would have lasagna, salad, and egg nog. I don't remember much about them as they both passed away when I was in 1st grade but I remember those dinners. And getting a Disney VHS every year. 

3. This week's Hodgepodge lands on National Visit Your Relatives Day. Will you celebrate by visiting a relative? If so is travel involved? Geographically, who is your nearest relative (not counting those living in your own house)?

Without knowing it is visit a relative day I am dropping Anna off at my parents house today for her weekly Memaw Papaw day. So I will see them for a little big when I drop her off and pick her up. My parents live about 25 minutes away. Brian's family lives really close to us. His one uncle is 1/2 mile, one brother 1 mile, one aunt a mile, and parents and other uncle is a little over a mile, all within a 5 minutes drive. 

4. What's your most frequently used emoji? Do you make more phone calls, send more emails, or mainly text to communicate with friends and family? 

My most frequently used emoji is the crying emoji that isn't really crying in todays context. Brian and I mostly talk on the phone unless it is something important that needs a reminder like pick up something from the store. With my best friends we video message on FB back and forth. My parents and I facetime everyday (sometimes numerous times a day). I do a lot of emails for my health and wellness business and Facebook groups. 

5. Tell us the story behind a favorite piece of furniture. 

I don't have a favorite piece of furniture. A lot of our furniture right now is hand me downs or bought cheap from someone to fit into our house. Our old house we had huge sectionals that don't fit in our current house so we had to sell them. 

If I had to pick one it would be the crib my mom bought me before I had Ella 10 years ago. All 3 kids used it as a crib. Austin and Anna used it as a toddler bed, now Ella has it again as a full size bed. It was a pretty penny but well worth it. 

6. Insert your own random thought here. 

I am loving the gorgeous weather and sunshine, even if it means I don't get much done off my to do list because I am outside with Anna most of the day. 

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  1. I'd say that crib/bed was a good investment! Wow...that's a lot of relatives who live so close. I'm guessing you are living where your husband grew up? Nice that your kids get a once a week time with your folks! I'm missing our grands who are away with their folks right now. Have a good rest of the week!

    1. yes we did move to the same city that Brian grew up in

  2. LOVE lasagna! My grandson likes to Face Time me, and his little sister is a phone hog if she knows it's a video call. When my dad was alive, we loaded Whatsapp on his phone and ours so we could video with him.

    1. Video chatting is wonderful with being able to see family.


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