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Wednesday Hodgepodge

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1.  With that being said I think I need to dive right in to some Christmas related questions, don't you? Which do you prefer-pretty gift wrap with a bow or a pretty gift bag with/without a bow?  What percentage of your holiday gifts are currently (as in right this very minute) wrapped in some form or fashion? 
Pretty packages with  a bow.  I enjoy wrapping presents and like to decorate the packages.
 0 %.  I usually don't start wrapping presents until the second week in December.

2.  What is one item on your Christmas list this year?
Absolutely nothing!  If I could have anything it would be for all in my family to be healthy.

3.  What makes a home?
Family




4.  Motown founder Berry Gordy celebrates his birthday on Hodgepodge Day-November 28th. Are you a fan of the Motown sound?  If so, who's your favorite Motown artist and/or song? Here's a list in case you're stuck. 
I love the Motown sound.  It is hard to choose a favorite artist, but I must go with Smokey Robinson and …

Weekend Rewind

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Weekend Rewind...

First, I must tell a little about my Thanksgiving.  For the past ten + years, our church has delivered food to families less fortunate.  I signed up to  bring many pounds of cole slaw and pies.  The food is brought to the church early that morning and then the people who sign up to deliver the food arrive at 10.  This has become a family tradition for us.  After delivering the food, we all return to church for a little meal.  It is so heart warming to see the smile on the elderly's face as well as the children's face when the meals are delivered.  We delivered over 200 meals this year-so it does take a better part of ones Thanksgiving Day-but it is well worth it!





As you can see, it takes a lot of people to pull this off and much organization.

Daughter #2 made these special treats-she doesn't take her skills from me.


Since delivering food takes much of Thanksgiving Day, I have always pre-ordered our Thanksgiving Dinner from Cracker Barrel.  This year, hub fo…

Wednesday Hodgepodge

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A gobbling Hodgepodge.....


1. Turkey-love it or leave it?  White meat or dark?  What's your favorite thing to make using leftover turkey?
I like turkey--white meat.  Leftover turkey-there is usually not anything left.  For the last 4 years, I use to send all leftovers back with #2 daughter-and her basketball team because many didn't get to go home for Thanksgiving and games were always played the Friday and Saturday afterwards.  So, this year with no basketball team to send leftovers to.. I may have to be creative.
2. Gotta burn off all those carbs the day after a holiday feast so which would you rather do-run a 10K or climb a mountain?
How about Zumba-I have been going on Monday evenings.  Since you need to make a choice, climb a mountain-this way you can stop and rest as you climb to the top and hopefully at the top will be a breath taking view.
3.  Do you feel like social networking has made your relationships better or worse?  Explain.
Better--sometimes just reading other…

Weekend Rewind

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Weekend Rewind.....

Friday evening, family (hub, daughters, and I-for once) were able to go out to dinner.  We ran into some ole colleagues of mine.  We chatted for a while; it was so nice seeing ole friends whom I use to teach with.  The older I get, I have realized that friends mean so much more than just friends--you know what I mean?  I truly miss my colleagues.  We talked about how much education has changed over the years as well as parenting skills.  When  I look back over my teaching years, 31 years as a matter of fact, I am scared for  our younger generation. This really saddens me.  On the way home, family joked with me-"So instead of a family dinner,we experienced a teacher reunion." :)  Yeah!

Saturday, I went shopping for some last minute Thanksgiving 'stuff'-napkins, etc.  Low and behold-when what do my wondering eyes should appear but ----Santa Claus.  I love Christmas, but let's take this one holiday at a time and enjoy Thanksgiving! I enjoy Thank…

Wednesday Hodgeodge

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1. What rule of life should never be broken?

The Golden Rule--“So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them.”  As a teacher, something we no longer teach in school. I have instilled this in both of my daugthers-- truly love and help those in need.
I also have another rule-Never leave the house or go to bed angry.

2. What's your favorite family recipe?
Oh no!  I am not known for my cooking skills.  The only recipe I can think of is--my chili-an ole church recipe but my family loves my chili.

3. Is the media manipulative?
YES!
4. Hubs and I saw Skyfall last weekend...are you a fan of the Bond films? If so, who's your favorite Bond?

Not a fan of Bond films.

5. What is one thing you hope people never say about you?
Stumped on this one.....

6. What's a nearby tourist attraction you'd like to see, but haven't gotten around to visiting?
Natural  Bridge Wax Museum only about 2 hours away-Shame on me.

7. Where's your favorite tree?
In my bac…

Weekend Rewind...

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Weekend Rewind...

This past week has seemed like a month--a long week that I thought would never end!

Glad for the weekend.


Packed up our boxes for Operation Christmas Child.  So proud of having a neighbor who organized all of this.



Proud of the three & four year old children even though it took some-no a lot- of coaxing to pack the boxes without the things being theirs.


  Hub and I took grandson out to eat for breakfast; pancakes are his favorite.


  On the way I had a surprise call from my sorority sister-Susan.  I had accidentally butt called her and she had listened to Charlie and my conversation in the vehicle.  Need I say more-ahem.....




A beautiful day.....the trees are still holding their leaves-surprisingly after our first snowfall.


After eating, we headed to Books A Million.  Grandson loves this place, and he can stay for hours with no problem at all-just like me. I enjoy downloading books, but there is something about holding a book and flipping back and forth through t…

Weekend Rewind

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Weekend Rewind....


Was not able to post about last weekend....so need to catch up on that first.

 Hub, #2daughter, and I took grandson to Fall Festival last weekend.  He enjoyed playing the games while I enjoyed the silent auction.

He doesn't look too happy here--time for a pose then you may play.

Last Sunday, we had a young group come to our church and perform, This group was amazing,  I could have listened to them sing for hours.  We had volunteered for a few girls to spend the night at our house and it was a blessing to us.



On Tuesday, I was home sick-some type of flu bug.  #1 daughter was on her way home-she had her check-up in Charlottesville on  Wednesday a check-up I might add, she has put off for two years because of her classes at pharmacy school.  #1 daughter has had two open heart surgeries and I have never missed a doctor's appointment with her until now.  I cried all day Wednesday and worried.  When hub called to say her pressures in her heart were up and she wa…