Wednesday, December 15, 2010


I’m finally getting around to participating in Joyce From the Other Side of the Pond’s Hodgepodge questions. I feel bad I haven’t joined in more as I encouraged her to start her own. L Enough of my personal guilt trip…

Here are the questions for this week's Hodgepodge....some are Christmas related and some are not.

1. What does it mean to have the 'holiday spirit'?
The holiday spirit is a giving spirit and an overall peace and excitement at the same time. DO I always have these things? I’d love to say “why of course, I do” but that would be lying and my momma taught that it’s wrong to lie.

2. What sits atop your tree (s)? Why?
Right now there isn’t anything on top of my tree because we didn’t put up a big tree this year. IN the past I’ve had everything from an angel to stars to bows and an old fashioned glass pointy thing (I have no idea the correct term for those things). I don’t have a lot of sentimentality to what sits on top but I definitely have some ornaments that make me smile every time I pull them out of the box.

3. When was the last time you gave yourself a pat on the back?3
When I was able to check another gift I was making off my list of to-do’s. Of course, I added more onto that list as soon as I got that one done, but that’s a story for another day.

4. Which of your senses is most sensitive this time of year?
Definitely my sense of smell – everything baking, pine trees, wood smoke, winter in general.

5. What do you have too much of in your kitchen?
Crud in my oven! It really needs cleaning. Just bein’ real here.

6. What do you do for meals on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day? Big meal? Breakfast tradition? Open the cookie tins and have at it?
Christmas Eve usually involves a nice dessert of some sort when we get home from services but this year it’s just DH & I. I think we’re going out for a Prime Rib buffet after we’re done at church. In the past we’ve had a big Christmas morning breakfast but this year it’ll be dinner. The plan now is for pork loin and all the fixin’s but that could change on whatever whim I get when I’m grocery shopping next week.

7. What is the best thing about winter?
That unexpected snow day!  We haven't had one yet but I can always hope.

8. Insert your own random thought here. 
I'm really looking forward to all of the activities in the next couple of weeks with family and friends.  Oh, and being off of work for two weeks doesn’t hurt anything either!


  1. Glad you played along today! Enjoy your time off and have a merry Christmas!

  2. Ya'll are pretty prepared for snow aren't you? The buses around here just can't get around very well with the snow and ice!

    Have a Merry Christmas!

  3. I love reading all about you! Believe it or not, I am finally mailing my RAK gifts next week!!! I will be emailing you soon to confirm address!!!! Merry Christmas!!!

  4. Well thank goodness I'm not the only one whose oven needs cleaning. :) blessings, marlene