Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Wednesday Hodgepodge!!!!!

Hello everyone and Happy Wednesday.  Today I am joining up with Joyce over at From This Side of the Pond for another edition of Hodgepodge.  This one is centered around Moms, memories and childhood games.  So after reading this post let me know you stopped by and show some blog love and then head over to Joyce's place and join in on the fun.  Every Wednesday it is something different.

1. Share something you appreciate (or something you appreciated as you were growing up) about your mother.
---- I appreciated that no matter what kind of day she had she always made it a point to give me a hug, a kiss and tell me she loved me.  We were always close like that.

2.  A quote most commonly ascribed to Plato reads "Necessity is the mother of invention." When did this last play out in your own experience?
---- Wow when isn't this in play for me.  As a mother you sort of live life in this mode everyday.  I am currently putting it into play by trying to win a trip to Orlando with Avon.

3. Share one of the earliest memories you have from childhood.
----  I would have to say when I was around 3 or 4.  I remember we lived in this 3 story house that was sectioned into apartments.  We had a family of field mice that we used to feed all the time.

4. When did you last 'hit the mother lode'? What was it?
----  I would have to say about 2 years ago when my husband and I went to a Indian Casino in Scottsdale AZ.  I walked in with $100 and walked out with $500.  We walked out with $300 of the casinos money.

5. What is/was your favorite dish mom made? Do you make that dish for your family/friends now that you're all grown up?
---- This is a hard one.  I loved all of my moms cooking so it is a tough choice. I make goulash which she made but it don't taste like hers.  I loved her Fried Chicken but just recently learned to make it, again, it don't taste like hers.  But I think my all time favorite was her meatloaf.  She taught me how to make it but again, it don't taste like hers.  I really wish she would of taught me how to cook her steak with tomatoes sauce.

6. Mother May I? was at one time a popular children's game. It required no equipment or parts to play. What was your favorite childhood game where you could just turn up and play-no gear needed?
----  Oh that is an easy one, we loved to play Simon Says and Red Rover.

7. Which TV mom (past or present) is your favorite, and why?
----   That would be Lorelai Gilmore from the Gilmore Girls.  The show reminded me of my mom and I but also of my oldest daughter and I.  Lorelai was her daughters best-friend basically and that is how both my mother and I were and how my daughter and I were.  We were inseparable and always giving each other advice.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.
----  It has been 6 years since my mom pasted and there isn't a day that doesn't go by that I don't miss her and wish she was here.  The same goes for my daughter as will be 6 years in October since she joined my mom in Heaven.  Every Mother's Day my other daughter buys me something that is a trinket or such and haves it engraved with "Your the best Mom, Love Heather, Victoria and Brandon".  Even though Heather is no longer with us she still includes her in on everything.  It is really hard sometimes to even celebrate Mother's Day because I have such a huge hole in my heart and we are all missing Heather and my mom aka Nana and the grandkids since we can't visit with them.  So I like to pretend sometimes that it is just another day.  This year we are going to my ex-sister-in-laws for Mother's Day Brunch since my daughter is pregnant.  It will be different but I still miss them dearly.

Although on the brighter note, the fathers of my grandkids are starting to post pictures of them on Facebook now so I can see how they are growing up.  It still makes me miss them but at least I get a glimpse of them from a distance.

Kaylee was 3 1/2 when I seen her last.  Her birthday is May 18 and she will be 9.

Aadyn was only 18 months old when I seen him last and he will be 7 on June 22.

Maybe in time the dads will reconsider and let us be apart of their lives again.  We all love and miss them so much and want to be closer to them.