Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Wednesday hodgepodge

Thank-you Joyce for our weekly hodgepodge.  To join just grab her button.

1. How will you spend 'the night before Christmas'? 

A light dinner before heading to church at 6pm.  Daughter #2 will be singing "Go Light Your World" at the candle light service.  After church, we all head to my aunt's house for a huge dinner.  When all have eaten, 'the little ones' open up presents.  Much laughter follows.  With our stomachs full and belly hurts from laughing so much, we head home.
Later, when all is gone to bed, hub and I sit together in our living room-just talking and remembering the Christmas's of the past and all that has happened since our marriage.  A dainty way to begin our Christmas because it is usually Christmas morning by this time.

2.  What is one thing you are not?
3.  Fudge-are you a fan?  Your favorite flavor?

Yes a fudge fan and my favorite flavor-peanut butter.  A colleague made cinnamon fudge-different but great.

4. Did you attend any craft/vendor fairs in the month of December?  Do you prefer homemade goodies or the more professional stalls? Are you giving any homemade gifts this year? 

No opportunity to visit any craft shows this year :(

5. What's your favorite type of holiday gathering? 

My favorite type of holiday gathering is getting together with loved ones.  Getting older has made me realize how each year is becoming more and more precious to me.

6.  We're approaching a new year...what's going to be different in 2013? 

I have already told my family two things I am going to different in 2013,  Number one- I am pretty critical of one family member-offering advice on how to raise a child-and saying how wrong it is to spend so much time away-so next year-I am going to bite my tongue or tune out and stop being so critical.
Number two--this one is because of Joyce-I am going to practice more kindness throughout the year.  Being kind can be as simple as offering to take a colleague's bus duty when she has little ones at home,  As you can tell, I am already brainstorming ideas.

7. Share a favorite scripture, quote, saying, or song lyric relating to peace.

Two favorite scriptures: Psalm 4:8 "I will both lie down in peace and sleep; For You alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety." Then there is John 14:27-"Peace I leave with you.  My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you.  Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid."

8.  Insert your own random thought here.
Grandson was diagnosed with the flu today-doctors said type A & B.  Poor fellow-praying for a speedy recovery and it doesn't visit the rest of my family.
Wishing all a Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year.  
God Bless each of you.


  1. I hope your little grandson is feeling better soon. The flu is so miserable. Have a Merrry Christmas Tammy!

  2. Oh wow....I remember doing a solo at a church Christmas Eve program....I sang Oh Holy Night. I was so nervous, yet quite excited. I'm sure your daughter will do a grand job.

    Hope your grandson will be over the flu and no one else will 'catch it' before the holidays approach.

    Happy Christmas to you and Merry New Year!!!

  3. I am looking forward to the Christmas Eve service at our church.

  4. I love your verses and your favorite type of holiday gathering! Is there any bad kind of fudge?
    Merry Christmas and hope your grandson is feeling better soon.

  5. Oh no, not the flu! I hope your grandson gets better soon!

    You are so right, time is so precious, and there never seems to be enough of it. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  6. Oh No! as my youngest granddaughter is fond of saying. The flu is not welcome at Christmas or any time. Hopefully it can stopped soon.

  7. Sounds like a lovely Christmas Eve. We have been away from family gatherings for 24 years now. I agree, the older we get the more precious time becomes. Hope your grandson gets well soon. Merry Christmas!


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