Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Chestnuts Roasting on the Hodgepodge

December is moving through quite quick, isn't it? I'm surprised I even got the trees up and decorated! Baby M isn't overly interested in the trees and that's good. When she's in the walker, she mostly moves backward right now so the big tree is safe. But I'm not taking my eyes off of her because we all know how quickly little ones learn and act! 

Christmas is going to be different around here this year. I've got a post coming about it so I won't elaborate. Change. I'm not always a fan but I hope it will be good this year!   

 I am, however, always a fan of the Hodgepodge! Here we go--- 


1. Are you more task oriented or people oriented? 
I am more task oriented. Elaborate. I'm a Martha. There is rarely a time when I do not have daunting tasks in front of me and this is on a daily basis. Plus, I'm not that comfortable around people. Especially those I do not know. I'm working on this but, at the same time, I'm ok with it. I'm working on it because I don't want people who come over here to feel unwelcome. Well, most of them. Ha! 

2. December 15 is National Wear Your Pearls Day...do you own/wear pearls? YesIf you're a man answering the question, does your sweetheart own or wear pearls? Everyone share a 'pearl of wisdom' with us here today. The grandmothers were the droppers of the wisdom in our family. How about this one in reference to aging: If you sit down, you'll get rusty.   

3. Speaking of pearls...oysters? Are you a fan or not a fan? NO! I hate those things. If you answered yes, tell us your favorite way to eat oysters? If you said no, be honest-have you ever tried one or does just the idea of eating an oyster make you gag a little? I have both tried them (had to spit it out it was so GROSS) and the gagged at the thought of them. HOWEVER, we do host an oyster roast either before Christmas or after each year and I LOVE oyster roasts. Well, I love the ones at my house. This year, two daughters are on their share year (the years when I have to give them up to spend Christmas with other people and I'm going to leave it at that because, as Joyce mentioned yesterday, I need to set a good example but- BooHoo!) so we're having the oyster roast on New Year's Eve. Everyone will be here on the 27th and Nashville daughter will not leave until the 1st or 2nd. That means I get everyone for nearly one whole week instead of a couple of days so WINNING! Extended family will be here as well and I'm looking forward to it so much!

4. Time Magazine has named President-elect Donald Trump Person of the Year. Let's take presidents and presidential candidates out of the mix for a minute. If a political figure had not been chosen who would you name Man or Woman of the Year for 2016? I think we should name women who have lost children or husbands to gun violence but stood strong in the throws of grief and took a stand. These women have shown and continue to show the world what true, faith-driven strength really is and they are making a huge difference. In my neck of the woods, I would choose Jennifer Pinckney whose husband, Pastor Clementa Pinckney was murdered in the Charleston Church shooting. 


5. The Pantone Color of the Year for 2017 has been announced, and it's a vibrant green aptly named-greenery. Your thoughts? Well, I don't hate it but, I don't love it either. Is this a color currently in your home or wardrobe? No. Will you add something in this shade for the new year? It's doubtful. Click here to see the color.

6. Today I've had too much frustration.

7. Share a favorite lyric from a favorite Christmas carol. "...The hopes and fears of all the years are met in thee tonight."
8.  Insert your own random thought here. Some of you have already seen this on the FB but, for those who haven't seen it, how stinkin' cute is she?

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

20 comments:

  1. She is super cute! As our children grow up, marry, fly the coop we have to adjust our expections around the holidays. This is hard for me, but I'm learning : ) Your new year plans sound like fun-enjoy your time with all the chicks in the nest!

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    1. I am not one who easily adjusts her expectations. Ha! I'm used to it at this point but that doesn't mean I like it. :) The week after Christmas will be fantastic and I'm looking forward to it! Thank you!

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  2. She is adorable and it's easy to see how she could brighten a room. Loved her interest in her toes. Ha!

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    1. She does love those toes! :) We do adore her! Thanks!

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  3. Yes...your little granddaughter is precious! It is hard when your kids are starting their own lives and traditions and things change from when they were small. Such is life.

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    1. Thank you! I am used to the sharing years now but I still don't like it. :)

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  4. Awww...... your grand daughter is precious!

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  5. Oh my goodness! Baby M is adorable. I especially love the pictures where she's playing with her toes.

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    1. Thank you! She does love those toes! :)

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  6. Baby M is beyond adorable!! Pam, I enjoyed reading your HP answers today and am so excited for your week after Christmas celebrations! Looking forward already to reading about it!!

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    1. It's going to be strange not doing much of anything for Christmas but the after party will be awesome! LOL Thanks, Terri!

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  7. What a precious baby! And I enjoyed reading your answers to the Hodgepodge ... this is my second time linking up and it's so much fun.

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    1. Thank you! We are truly enjoying every minute with her. I agree, the Hodgepodge is fun!

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  8. "If you sit down, you'll get rusty" haha... I love this and need to take heed, I do get stiff if I sit too long. We are also having Christmas in January because the "other" mother is a big whiner and always gets her way...arrrgh! As you can probably tell, I don't share very well. Hope you have a great week!
    Cheers!
    Lori in Blue Ridge, GA

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    1. I know how you feel. When the other family realized it wasn't their Christmas someone manipulated by saying that the other great grandmother wasn't doing well. She's fine. Whatever. I am the mom who doesn't stand in the way and manipulate. :) But I don't like it. At all. And I hope I can keep my big mouth shut the next time I see her. LOL

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  9. Loved watching the little video of Baby M again - she's such a delight! Enjoyed reading your HP answers today. I particularly agreed with your answer to question 4. My eldest daughter, her husband and my 19 year old granddaughter have decided not to come home for Christmas from France this year, so I'll be missing them. But I understand. It's an awful time for travelling. We must adapt, I suppose. I'm just glad that I'll be seeing Eli and Ruby on Christmas Day ❤️

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    1. Thank you! She's a little stinker. :) I have to say that, when I thought about it, I realized that I'll have everyone for nearly one full week instead of a couple of days so that's a win for me! LOL Can't wait to see pictures of Eli and Ruby on Christmas!

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  10. I love those words of wisdom! I like your answer for the Time Magazine question. Nice lyric from a Christmas carol. Love the smiles of Marcy....

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    1. Thank you!The smiles of Marcy are my favorite. :) I wish you could meet her!

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