Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Hodgepodge - Christmas Style


  I've been away from blogging for a week and it has become such a part of my life that I miss it when I am gone.  And, I can't think of a better way to come back than with Hodgepodge.  Thanks Joyce, I thoroughly enjoyed this week's questions.
 

1. How will you spend 'the night before Christmas'?
Our family Christmas is generally on Christmas Eve. We will have our meal around 3:30 that afternoon and then attend a Christmas Eve Service at 5:30.  We will come home, have a birthday party for Jesus (complete with cake and all) and then have our gift exchange. It's a jam packed few hours with my favorite people.

 
2.  What is one thing you are not?
Unkempt...........
Okay, go ahead and laugh, but it is the truth.  I am going to have makeup on, hair fixed, lips lined and glossed and earrings on everyday, no matter what I might be doing or where I might be going.  I know, weird, but "it is what it is" and I'm likely not gonna change. ~big laugh~

 
3.  Fudge-are you a fan?  Your favorite flavor?

Well, since I make about 40 - 50 pounds of fudge every Christmas, you would think that I would be a HUGE fan.  But, believe it or not, I do not eat fudge.  I know, crazy!  But, when I was a young lass, I overindulged in fudge that my Grandmother had made and I got sick.  Since that time I have never eaten fudge again.  But, since I am  one of the few folks that does not eat it, I enjoy making and sharing it with others during the holiday season.  It is something I have been doing for over 15 years and something that I thoroughly enjoy.  And, I have been known to lick the spoon when I am finished. ~ yummy~

 
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?
I do not think that I have ever attended a craft fair in the month of December.  I enjoy some homemade goodies if I personally know the vendor.  Otherwise, no!  I suppose I prefer the professional stalls best.  Guess I answered the 3rd part of this question above.

 
5. What's your favorite type of holiday gathering?
A real "down home" affair would be my favorite.  By that I mean, being with dear friends that are a part of my life day in and day out and have been with me through "thick and thin."  Well, this is second to being with my family, that goes without saying.

 
6.  We're approaching a new year...what's going to be different in 2013?
Oh, my, I wish I knew! I have a lot of personal things that I pray are different.  I am a very organized and structured person and want to think that I use my time wisely.  But, I am afraid that I could do a much better job in that area by doing more things with eternal value.  I pray that's what is going to be different in 2013.

 
7. Share a favorite scripture, quote, saying, or song lyric relating to peace.
Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.  John 14:27

 
8.  Insert your own random thought here.

 As with many today, my heart is so heavy. There is the loss of all the precious children in the senseless shooting, there are those dealing with life threatening illness, and there are families dealing with who knows what all.  This makes for such sadness and dark times for many.  But, as I think of all of this I am reminded of that precious baby that was born in a manager to give us life abundant, no matter what we may be facing. 

I leave you with this.........Hubby reading the Christmas story (as sweet Clancy looks on) before our gift exchange with our Kansas family this past weekend.



 
Lea
Lea

Hi there! My name is Lea. I've been wife to the best Hubby for 44 years....Mom to a son and daughter....CiCi to 4 precious Grans....lover of family and friends....enjoy laughter and a good time....shopper....picture taking maniac....maker of delicious fudge....organizational enthusiast....memory maker....Southern Belle...and most importantly.....a Child of the King! Welcome to my little corner!

13 comments:

  1. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. The picture is precious. I chose the same scripture.

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  2. Such a precious picture. There is much to grieve and feel sad for just now. Christmas couldn't come at a better time. The world needs hope and that's the gift Christmas brings.

    Enjoy time with your family~Merry Christmas!

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  3. My heart is heavy, also. The world needs hope ... Christmas is our reminder that Jesus came to give us real hope.

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  4. We would get along fine! I am the same on #2! my Mom was the same way and I am just like her.

    Happy Holidays!!

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  5. So glad you were able to have that time with your family...such a cute picture. I am showered, dressed, make up on, jewelry in place BEFORE I ever leave my bedroom every morning, and usually by 7 am. It's just me...been doing it for years and years. My kids have made hysterical (even to me!) jokes about it. We are who we are, don't see me changing at this point. Enjoy your day!

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  6. Enjoyed your blog this morning. Although I knew some of the answers you gave, I learned some new things, too, like you don't eat fudge! LOL Glad you had a wonderful trip to "Christmas" with your kids. Have a great day;-)

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  7. We are going to start a birthday cake/party for Jesus on Christmas Eve as well! I think Reagan is going to love it! So special! What a fun link up!

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  8. Your answer to #2 made me smile. I think that's a southern thing--and I usually have the same rule for myself!

    Merry Christmas!

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  9. Merry Christmas! I too like to have jewellry on every day as well make up. You are not completely dressed with out your jewellry.

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  10. I, too, have had such a heavy heart...I really can't even put it in words. Wishing you a very MERRY CHRISTMAS...Jesus is the REASON for the season! :)

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  11. We use to spend Christmas Eve like that too, many years ago before we moved to California away from family. You make a lot of fudge!
    Sorry about your experience getting sick, the would have turned me off from it too. It is a very sad time. ((HUGS))
    Merry Christmas!

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  12. I love that you are always put together. It is something I try for too. Even if I'm spending most of the day at home, I put on makeup and do something with my hair. I wish I could taste your fudge!

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  13. What a dear picture your husband reading the Christmas Story to your Clancy.
    I pray that 2013 is kinder and that hearts will turn to the Lord as Savior and put their hope and trust in Him.
    Merry Christmas!

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