Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Wednesday Hodepodge

Thank you Joyce for these questions!  

 1. What do you think it means to have the holiday spirit? 

Having good feelings, positive attitude, laughing more at the 'dumb things' you do (like dropping an entire container of flour on the counter) instead of getting so upset, smiling more, helping others more, having the holiday spirit is just a warm feeling inside of you.

2. What's one thing you've baked this month? Have you eaten the finished product? How much baking do you do around the holidays? What baked sweet something does your family insist is on the menu during this season of the year?  

NOTHING!  I was going to bake, though.  On Wednesday evenings, I teach grades K-3rd graders at church.  With our spike in the number of cases rising, my pastor has cancelled Wednesday evening church services---it is on line but not in person. So there went my baking....cancelled!
But my daughter has cooked Melting Snowman Pops with her oldest son.  She sent pics of this and of the twins eating them.  
Something my family has always insisted on is pickled eggs and country ham.  

3. Your most recent 'half-baked' idea?

Honestly, can't think of anything.  BUT, I am sure I have had a 'half-baked' idea before.

4. Where were you the last time you 'baked' in the sun? The top ten sunniest destinations in the world (most sun from January-December according to this site) are Dubai, Bali Indonesia, Los Angeles CA, Miami FL, Barbados, Dominican Republic, St. Lucia, Mauritius, Antiqua, and the Canary Islands Spain. Have you been to any of the cities listed? Which one on the list appeals to you the most? If the world were not upside down crazy and you could lie on a beach anywhere right now where would you go? 

Baked in the sun was probably this summer as I was doing some yard work!  In 2019 baked in the sun on the beach in Hawaii.
I haven't been to any of these destinations, but if I could travel to one it would be Canary Islands Spain.

5. Today I wish I had more _____________________.

 family coming to my house.  DANG, BLASTED VIRUS!!!   Time/patience about this vaccine---someone to really converse with me on it.

6. Insert your own random thought here. 

My son-in-law  built the chair/stand for Blake.  He loves to cook and standing in a chair was getting a little dangerous.  This made me less nervous when seeing pictures!  The twins enjoyed the yummy snowman pop treats!

Have a great rest of the week &  Enjoy Life!


  1. That stand is great! Your sil could make lots of money selling those.
    I haven't baked anything this year, either. My son makes limpa, so we may get some in the mail this week.
    Stay well!

  2. What a fabulous design! He should market and sell those. I baked some cookies today, but am proud of myself for packaging all but a handful up for neighbors. Hubs wouldn't be happy if I gave them all away : ) Praying for you this holiday season xo

    1. Thank you. My heart is so broken...there are no words to explain and her birthday is December 30th. I try to be happy but then a tear will come to my eyes.

  3. The melting snowman pops are so cute!! Is that a special "cooking stool" for kids?

    1. My son-in-law made it...he and my daughter was trying to figure out how to build something like this. Blake loves to help out in the kitchen and standing in a chair was becoming too dangerous. They just figured it out and built it.

  4. Love that chair stand. I've looked at those online to order so our grands are safe as they help with baking/cooking. Those pops are so cute! My last time in the sun answer was very similar to yours!

  5. I've seen similiar stands and they are such a great idea. Cute, cute pictures of your family making sweet memories. Yes, this virus can leave any time it wants too. I'm so over it!


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