Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Hodgepodging Motherhood

   Our daughter and kids admiring the sunset on the Wisconsin River at Wausau

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1. What are your ingredients for a perfect Saturday?

A warm, sunny day, nice breeze, a picnic beside a beautiful river, grandkids, John Rutter on the Bluetooth speaker, no bugs.

Along the Wisconsin River in Wausau

2. What skill do you wish more people took the time to learn?

How to converse with people other than their own comfortable little circle.

Church of the Resurrection

3. What's something you ate as a child you can't stand now as an adult?

I can't think of a thing, although I don't eat as much sugar now as I did when I was a kid. I loved Slow Poke suckers that I think were invented by dentists to pull your fillings out.

Reading Tub at the 
Marathon Country Public Library

4. Something parenting has taught you? If you're not a parent tell us one important lesson you learned from your own parents.

Just when you think you've got it figured out, the next kid comes along and destroys that theory.

5. Share a favorite quote or saying about mothers or motherhood.

"How can it be a large career to tell other people’s children about the rule of three, and a small career to tell one’s own children about the universe?
"How can it be broad to be the same thing to everyone, and narrow to be EVERYTHING to someone?
"No. A woman’s function is laborious but because it is GIGANTIC, not because it is minute.
"I will pity Mrs. Jones for the hugeness of her task; I will never pity her for its smallness.”

(G. K. Chesterton)


Spending some time in Wausau with our daughter's family. Join me in Instagram @cranberrymorning. Please excuse any errors on this page. The post was done from my cell phone which was a real challenge.



Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Smokey is gorgeous! What a beautiful view of the water, and I love your quotes. Have a blessed day.

Debby Ray said...

It looks as if we were on the same page titling our Hodgepodges this week! Actually, I had another title picked out but I pondered if I might offend someone by titling it "A Mother of a Hodgepodge" the very last minute I changed it! I love that photo of your daughter and the peaceful...and that awesome purple velvet bathtub is SO COOL! Enjoy the time with your family, Judy.

Preppy Empty Nester said...

Smokey should be on a magazine cover. Don't tell him - I don't want it to go to his head. Enjoy your family time!! Happy Mother's Day, dear Judy.

Sandra said...

this just might be the most beautiful of all your smokey photos. love it. i have not heard of John Rutter, so found the beauty of the earth on youtbue and listened to it while looking at your beautiful photo and it fits perfectly.. ingredients for perfect day for me is a day at any beach with sunshine and breezes. much like yours but different. i don't know if this is a skill but i want people to learn to drive without their cell phones

Empty Nester said...

You wrote this from you cell? I. Am. Impressed! Greatly! I hope you are enjoying your time with those grands as much as they're enjoying you. :)

Betty W said...

Haha I LOVE your answer to parenting!
And that bathtub idea. That is so cool and I'm sure the kids love it!

Chatty Crone said...

Happy Mother's Day. I love the first picture - the people in it and the scenery! Gorgeous. I think the art of speaking is a good thing to want as well!!!!!!!!! We are losing it. That bathtub in purple - crazy! I enjoyed this. sandie

Cathy said...

As always, I love your pictures. The one with your daughter and grandkids is beautiful and love Smokey too. Hope you're having a great time with them.

Happy Mother's Day!

Mike@Bit About Britain said...

Fab pictures, Judy - especially the first and last ones. Sorry I've not been visiting as often as I'd like...not enough hours in the day!

Vee said...

I’m still pondering Chesterton and that velvet reading tub. 🙂

Happy visiting! Happy Mother’s Day! 🌷

Joyce said...

Lovely pics as always Judy...happy Mother's Day to you!

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Darling photo of your daughter and children! Looks like a wonderful spot to contemplate life.
The reading tub sure looks cozy for the kids. And I adore the collection of Beatrix Potter books. I don't know how in the world you managed this post with your phone! I'm impressed. Have a lovely Mother's Day, my friend. ♥

Michelle said...

I love the lining in the tub. I need that in my classroom :)

Lynne said...

Liking Smokey undercover . . ,
Liked this answer of yours . . .
“How to converse with people other than their own comfortable little circle”
Happy Mother’s Day . . .
Hope you get to enjoy some bug free river visits.

ellen b. said...

Well, I'm impressed you could create a post from your phone! I enjoyed your hodgepodge answers. Especially #4

Terri D said...

You did GREAT posting from your phone. I wouldn't even give that a try. My fingers are way to big to do more than a short text. I enjoyed your Hodgepodge!! Love the pictures of the kiddos!

Creations By Cindy said...

Love the pictures Judy. Happy Mother's Day to you. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Maribeth said...

Smokey is gorgeous! I had a kitty just like this called Tigger! Loved your answers!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

That sounds like a perfect Saturday, hope you get a lot of those this year! Great answer on what you're not eating now. I don't eat much sugar either and I loved those Slow Pokes. That reading tub is so cute.

podso said...

Enjoyed! And glad spring is there. Do you have a small window of time without any bugs? Enjoyed seeing your BP books--I still have the covers on most of mine. Finally the grands are more interested in them. Happy Mother's Day!

Wendy said...

Lovely post and so impressed it was done from your phone. Mine was done on my ipad this week. It took me ages and it looked horrible. Well done you!

Cheryl said...

I absolutely love that quote! It puts a lot of things in perspective, doesn't it?

Enjoy your special time with family! Happy Mother's Day to you!

A Bit of the Blarney said...

Wonderful post! I especially enjoyed the photo of the river with its beautiful reflection! Happy Mother's Day!

Cindy said...

Beautiful post! I hope you have a very happy Mother's Day!

Jean | said...

Judy, love those quotes from Chesterton! All new to me. And your answer about the next child coming along and blowing your theories is priceless.


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