Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Wednesday Hodgepodge

Another week of good questions by none other than our Joyce. Even in the midst of her busy holiday schedule she made time for her ever lovin' Hodgepodgers! What a lady!

1. Do you believe in miracles?

Wikipedia defines miracles as:

a surprising and welcome event that is not explicable by natural or scientific laws and is therefore considered to be the work of a divine agency.
Oh, yes, I do believe in miracles and I think we often limit our thinking on miracles to physical healing and healing can definitely be a miracle, but there are so, so many other miracles.  It can be a changed life, a changed attitude, a restored relationship, etc. I'm so grateful that I serve a God that is in the "miracle working" business and I've seen him do some pretty miraculous things in my own life and I'm anticipating even more.
2. What's a recent fad you admit to trying?
Oh, I think it would be the wig that I bought this past Spring.  I bought it on a whelm and for the moment, I thought it was a great idea.  But, unless they are needed due to lack of hair, wigs are definitely "fadish."  I have pretty decent hair and I could just never quite adjust to having it on. Thus, a complete waste of money as are most fads.

3. Peppermint-are you a fan? If so, what's your favorite food or beverage containing peppermint?
The very first thing that came to my mind was Peppermint Bark.  I never think about it until the holidays but oh, I do love me some Peppermint Bark.  And, add it with a little chocolate and it will surely make you "slap your pappy."   I will usually buy myself a small bag of the Ghirardelli brand and enjoy it through the season.

4. Break the ice, on thin ice, as cold as ice (emotionally, not literally)...which phrase have you run into most recently? Explain.

I went today for a pedicure and the place that I have been going to for the past 14 years had a new lady.  First thing I wondered was if she spoke English and she did and we had the nicest conversation. I "broke the ice" by asking her about her family and she was more than happy ~ as is generally the rule~ to tell me about her husband and children.  I have a deep love and respect for so many Asians and it was a delight to make another Asian friend.

5. Have you ever broken or spilled something in someone else's home? Still friends?
Well, the only incident that I can remember is when our son was about 18 months old.  I took him to a friends to visit and he promptly marched over to her coffee table and picked the lid up off a glass dish.  And, then he promptly dropped it and broke it.  It was beyond repair and my friend could not have been more gracious. I was just glad it wasn't some family heirloom. ~smile~

6.  'Tis the week before Christmas...are you feeling more like Buddy the Elf or the Grinch before his heart grew?
Humm.......I haven't seen Buddy the Elf, but I'm definitely not feeling like the Grinch, so will have to go with Buddy. ~scratching my head~  It's an extra special season for me as my heart feels so free and unburdened. And, of course, our daughter and our little cowboy will be arriving next Thursday. And, when I think of what the birth of Jesus has done for me, well, it's a joy unspeakable!

7. Share a favorite quote relating to Christmas.
Bob Hope said,
My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?
If only everyone felt this way, what a wonderful world it would be.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.
Okay, all together say, "aweeeeee!" I mean is that not the sweetest little boy, all dressed up for his preschool Christmas program this past Monday evening.  I simply can hardly wait to get my arms around this little fella next week.  It sometimes feels like my heart may burst. ~such sweetness~  And, is he looking so big?  Yes, not a baby anymore. ~tear in my eye~ 


Tami said...

The quote from Bob Hope is perfect. It makes you stop and think - duh? why not everyday?

Your hair looks gorgeous on the photos you have of yourself on the blog. Ditch the wig. =)

The little man is looking nightly proud of himself. I don't blame you for wanting to squeeze and kiss him all over!

April said...

Your little grandson is beyond precious! Why do kids have to go and grow up on us? I know you'll have such fun on his visit with you! Love your quote...Bob Hope was a keeper! Wishing you and yours a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!

tammy doane said...

Grandson is adorable and YES they grow up too fast. Love the quote from Bob Hope a quote one should practice everyday.

Joyce said...

You need to watch Elf. Hilarious, and it is just full of all kinds of happy.

Your little Clancy is a handsome fella! Merry Christmas to you and your sweet family!

Catie said...

Love the picture of your grandson- so cute! I believe miracles happen everyday, and many times we don't see them. I hope you have a wonderful blessed week.

Elizabeth Day said...

You always have such great answers to Joyce's questions. Love watching Bridget's video of Clancy's program. Such a doll! I have not been in the blogging mood lately with getting everything ready to leave and now that we are here, somewhat preoccupied. Say a prayer for me this afternoon. Am having a nerve injection in my back.

ria cabral said...

I was wondering how many people would mention peppermint bark. i see you did-- its one of my favorites also.

Happy holidays

Marla said...

You have a handsome little grandson! Have a wonderful Christmas - and enjoy the family time!

Barbara said...

Little boys dressed in shirts like this (button up the front, long sleeve, collar) look adorable. There is a time and a place for T-shirts and knits, of course; but all males (in my opinion) look fantastically well-groomed when they wear shirts like this. And a good haircut makes it even better! Your grandson looks like a little man!

Loved all your Hodgepodge answers this week. Merry Christmas to you and your blog readers!

nolefan ocala said...

Your grandson is so adorable! Enjoy every minute with that little man! BTW, Williams Sonoma has THE BEST peppermint bark. You'll want to slap your mama and your daddy! Merry Christmas!

debi said...

Thankful for those miracles that occur daily! Love that little cowboy....


Debby@Just Breathe said...

I forgot about Peppermint Bark, it is pretty tasty! You should watch Elf, it's a sweet movie. Love the quote from Bob Hope. Aweeee!!!!
Merry Christmas to you and your family.