Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Wednesday Hodgepodge

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?

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 his song 'Cruisin.'
5.  Red or green-which one is more prevalent in your closet?
Red is my favorite color.  I have a red Christmas Tree downstairs.
6.  True or false-bacon makes it better? If you answered true, what's your favorite dish made with bacon? 
I don't really know the answer to this one.  I like eggs and bacon!

7.  Share a favorite holiday memory.
I don't know if I really have a favorite one.  I remember Christmas as a child and my parents made it seem so special.  I remember hub and my first Christmas and daughters first Christmas-sometimes I can still hear their footsteps and giggles coming down the steps.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.
#1 daughter is on rotations and Monday she was performing CPR on an 83 year old man.  The man did not make it and daughter was devastated.   Later daughter was told the man had an DNR on his chart.  I tried to explain to her that  God was watching over her, but she still felt terrible.


  1. I'm sure that's something people in the medical profession never get used to.

    I love Smokey, and especially that song. Have a nice day!

  2. It's a hard job - watching people as they die and not being able to do anything for them. *hugs* to your daughter!

  3. I have many friends who are doctors and nurses, and they do a tough job. A big hug to your daughter.

  4. I can't imagine what your daughter is going through...even knowing that the gentleman had a DNR and that she had done all she could, what a difficult thing to cope with. I'm so thankful for people like her who are willing to do that.

  5. That is a great song!
    I am sorry for what your daughter is going through. Takes a special person to be able to do that for a living. I hope some of those more experienced than her come alongside her and are an encouragement to her.

  6. I don't think I could be a doctor. Breaking bad news to families would be heartbreaking.

  7. Our Christmas wish is very similar this year, and your Motown song choice is one of my favorites.

  8. Oooh, I love Smokey Robinson and the Miracles!

    My heart hurts for your daughter ... I'm sure that's something that will always be devastating for her.

  9. Cute red tree. We have a blue one, but I don't know if we'll put it up this year or not.

  10. Oh your daughter would be devastated. I believe in Fate and destiny so as you said the man was taken care of.

  11. I admire your daughter's personal concern for the patient. And, yes, although we don't know "when" God steps in, it does make you wonder... doesn't it?

  12. I would take that hard, too, like your daughter. DNR or no, it can't be easy.

  13. I like your words of wisdom to your Daughter.
    Cruisin' is good, forgot that one!

  14. I agree that family makes a house a home. :-)

  15. A healthy family is the best gift ever! Love your red tree. ((HUGS)) to daughter #1, that must be very hard.


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