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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Wednesday Hodgepodge

Joyce had a really busy week and yet she came up with some fun Hodgepodge questions for us all. You can click on the button above and be sent right to her blog where you can join in over there or join in here if you want. Thank you Joyce for all the work you do. It's so fun to visit others blogs and see their answers.

Where you ever on a sleigh ride?
Yes I was on a sleigh ride once. Many years ago when our children were very small, we got together with my sister and her family and went on a sleigh ride. I was freezing!!! I had a good time but the best time was the hot cocoa and cookies after it was over in a warm barn! It was the early 80's.

2.What's your policy on 'chain mail'...you know, the emails you receive that are often some sort of poem/blessing/good wish that ask you to send it on to 10 or 12 friends? Do you delete without opening, read and trash, read and trash and then worry you won't be blessed/lucky/protected? Do you delete the sender from your contacts or just go ahead and send the love onward?
I do read them because I don't always know that it's a chain mail until the end when it tells you to send to others or the blessing will be broken. At that point, most of the time I trash it. I have no interest in sending it to 12 others some of who are on the long list of people who got the email the same day I did. If it is very special, I will send it to a few that I think would appreciate it but mostly I trash it.

3. Who is your favorite character in any of the Christmas movies and why?
The Ghost of Christmas Present is my favorite because that is all we have, the present. We can do nothing about changing the past and we may not have a future so make of most of now. Thank the person who bags your food at the store, smile at the co-worker who makes your job harder. Take the dog for a walk. Talk to God because you may be meeting Him sooner than you think. So I like the Ghost of Christmas Present.

4. Share a favorite quote.
"All things work to the good of those who love God and are called to his purpose" Did you mean a Christmas quote? Then Tiny Tim "God bless us, everyone."

5. What's your favorite holiday scent?
Evergreen candle scent.

6. Does the Christmas season stress you out? In what way?
No I am not stressed at Christmas time. The shopping has long been done, the cards have all been sent. The baking is done and the decorations are all up. Now, while the wind blows, the snow falls and winter is right outside my door. I am warm in my little house watching the Hallmark Chanel Christmas Special. Now we have not snow yet, which is not the norm so I but I plan for it way back in August. Now talk to me in August as I am doing all the Christmas stuff and people are laughing and shaking there heads in disbelief at me - THEN I FEEL STRESS.

7. What's the best thing about your life right now?
I am loved.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

This sign is in our kitchen. It's been there a long time. It speaks to our home

Christmas Outfit of the day: # 13


  1. I am so envious of your done to-do list. Mine is still a mile long. Enjoy your snow and cozy decorated house!

  2. I loved your answers ... and am jealous of your snow falling. It always feels more like Christmas if there's snow ... although I'm resigned to the fact that the possibilities of a white Christmas here are slim and none. ha!

    And I love that sign in your kitchen!


  3. Ladies, We have not snow yet here but I plan for it so when it falls, I'm ready to watch. I'm so sorry that that statement was misleading.
    Will change that sentence ASAP.

  4. I'm impressed with how prepared you are! Hope you enjoy your snow and your decorated house!

  5. Love both your quotes!

  6. I'm with you about chain emails, I rarely do any type of forwarding of anything like that. Love the the Scripture you quoted as your favorite quote and the plaque in your kitchen! Good reminder of who you have built your firm foundation on!


  7. Nice answer on #3. I have none of those things done yet for Christmas. Well the shopping is done. I have a tornado in my house right now and I don't know where to start!!!

  8. Wow, I love an organized, "together" person! I do my shopping in October...now if I can just get those gifts wrapped! I've been watching a Hallmark Christmas movie a day since Thanksgiving!


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