Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Holly, Jolly Hodgepodge

The days leading up to winter break are creeping by slower than ever. I think it has something to do with that whole week of Thanksgiving off. Of course, the break itself will fly by. Sigh.

Meanwhile, it's Hodgepodge day and that makes every week nice! 


1. What is one new holiday tradition you'd like to establish, or one you've established recently, say in the last year or two? Ha! You do not change tradition in this family. The lovelies just won't have it. They like things the way they are and THAT is THAT. Y'all should have been here in the early 90s when I wanted to change from a turkey for Christmas dinner to prime rib. You'd have thought I was killing people.  IF I was going to change something though, we would stop giving gifts to one another and focus on the homeless and orphans downtown. That's what I've been wanting to do for years but, so far, I've got no takers. 

2. It's the second week of December. Have you sipped a cup of eggnog yet this month? Wrapped a gift? Opened a gift? Kissed someone under the mistletoe? Lit a candle? Eaten a Christmas cookie? Seen Santa in person? Watched a Christmas movie or special? Read scripture relating to the birth of Jesus? Eggnog is NASTY so, no. I haven't wrapped yet because school is still in session and I like to be finished there before I start wrapping. The rest of them all get a 'nope' except the one about watching a Christmas movie. I do that on a daily basis! 

3. Do you think it's better to be an adult or a child at Christmastime? Explain. I think I'd rather be a kid at Christmas. I miss that level of anticipation. And, when I was a kid, I didn't have the dread of it being over hovering overhead. 

4. It's often said, 'Good things come to those who wait'...agree or disagree? Why? Sometimes. But, I also know that, if you wait too long, you miss out. Being patient is one thing. Sitting around and waiting on things to fall out of the sky and into your lap is a whole different story. 

5. What's the last sweet thing you baked? Did you keep it, take it to a party/event, or give it away? Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. I kept some and took some to school. 

6.  This question comes to us courtesy of Jhona who blogs over at The Red House at the End of the Lane. Everyone hop over and say hi to Jhona this week!  Here is her question... "I heard an actor talk about how he makes a conscious choice to talk to people in elevators.  He chooses to connect, make eye contact, and converse. Do you talk to people/strangers when you're in an elevator or any other place where you might have to wait together? Why or why not?" I am WAAAAAY too busy freaking out over being in an elevator to converse with someone. I will chat while waiting in line and in an office waiting for an appointment. 

7. Are you on the naughty or nice list this year? What put you there? Naughty. My attitude. 

8. Insert your own random thought here. Not much running through this tired head of mine right now.  But, look who made Rolling Stone! That's my Deanie girl right there in the middle with her sweet boy on her left (your right). Seriously, if you haven't heard them and they come to your area, go. They are quite talented! Especially the drummer. :)






Have a great rest of the week, y'all!

17 comments:

  1. Hmmm, I was nice, last baked Cranberry Bars yesterday, in fact, and although. Am patient, I will not wait forever! Does that make me naughty????...:)JP

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  2. an adult or child - oh that's a no brainer for me. Child - a fun no stress Christmas with no follow-on bills.
    I like and agree with your answer to #4.

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    1. Yo, I can't comment on your blog. What's up with that???

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  3. Rolling Stone! How cool is that!
    I know what you mean about the days of school dragging by, this time of the year...
    By the way, while I'm thinking about it, I never received the book (from the publisher) that I won from your giveaway a while back. I thought you might want to know.
    Kathy (from Reflections by Kathy)

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    1. I do want to know that! I will email them right away and find out what happened! Thanks for letting me know. I'll get back with you ASAP.

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  4. That is just too cool that one of your lovelies is in Rolling Stone! Wow!! Loved this Hodgepodge!!

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    1. Right?! She's famous now. For being a girlfriend. LOL

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  5. Love your humor! Yes, eggnog is nasty!

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  6. How exciting-congrats to the Drummer boy! There are not a lot of eggnog fans in the HP : ) My family is kind of the same when it comes to tradition. I can tweak things in a small way, but no big changes.

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    1. Have you heard them yet? They really are talented. My sweet girl was so excited. I told her she was famous for being a girlfriend. We got a good laugh. :) I can barely tweak in a small way. These crazy girls notice everything. It's nuts.

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  7. Well I did change our traditional dinner a few years ago because I don't want to spend the whole day cooking!
    Hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas......

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    1. I'm not sure my girls are concerned about my time in the kitchen. Ha! Thanks! You too!

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  8. Well, there are certainly worse ways to be famous than being the girlfriend of someone! :-) Fun pic! And I laughed at your freaking out in an elevator. Sorry, it just tickled my funny bone. I am very visual, so I had no trouble making that mental image. :-) No, no egg nog for me either. Ewww. I am all for giving to the less fortunate and third world citizens also, but boy is that a tough one to sell to some members of the family. Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Pam.

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    1. Hahahaha! So true! Those things are just too closed in for me. I can't breathe in there so why would I bother to try and strike up a conversation? LOL Thanks!

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