Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Hodgepodge Wednesday

1. What does it mean to have the 'holiday spirit'? Spreading the love of Christ through giving and not necessarily something tangible. It could merely be a smile to an unknown person, a helping hand to a person in need or a word of encouragement to  someone hurting.

2. What sits atop your tree (s)? Why? I don't really have anything that just sits atop my tree, but rather I have "stuff" coming out of the top of my tree.  Some of it is ting and some of it is just other "sparkling stuff on sticks." ~grin~ I guess that doesn't sound all that attractive, but as you can see from the photo below, it really does make a nice presentation.

 3. When was the last time you gave yourself a pat on the back? This will likely be the weirdest answer given today, but..... I always fix up some kind of  Christmas "happy" each year for the gals at my husband's office. This year I didn't know what I was going to do and while I was meandering through Wal-Mart I came upon these plastic laundry type bags. (I really think they are a beach tote)  I thought they would be so cute filled with the items I had for them and tied with ribbon.  They were a great bright lime green and they were on the clearance aisle for $1.00. The girls had a fit over them and I patted myself on the back! ~smile~

 4. Which of your senses is most sensitive this time of year?

This is a tough one but I have to say TASTE. There's so many gatherings this time of year and it seems they all center around food.  A lot of the food served at this time of year is hardly served at any other time, so we seem to enjoy it even more. Yes, a lot of "yummies for our tummies." 

5. What do you have too much of in your kitchen?

 About 20 years ago I began collecting ceramic and glass roosters.  I stopped collecting them a few years back, but it is amazing how many different kinds I have in my collection. They come in all shapes, sizes, colors and are so full of personality and they make me smile.  I have them around the tops of my cabinets, the top of the refrigerator and any other nook or cranny I can find to put one. 

The "Queen" Rooster atop my refrigerator

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 is when we have Christmas with our family and sometimes we have a formal meal and sometimes it is just a pot of stew, soup or chili. It just all depends, on what, I'm not sure. ~smile~ I cook a big breakfast on Christmas morning and whoever is available and wants to come is welcome. Usually I have a egg casserole, cheese grits, curried fruit and monkey bread.  It's a great start to a day of celebrating.

7. What is the best thing about winter? Winter has always been a cozy time to me. I enjoy being in my recliner and wrapped up in a afghan, and sleeping under 2-3 blankets or quilts at night. Cold and cozy just seem to go together.

8. Insert your own random thought here.
 There is some kind of "crud bug" going around and our family has been bitten very hard by it.  Both Grans have had it, my sweet Dad has been battling it for several weeks, I came down with it this past weekend as did our son in law.  It consists of sore throat, congestion, cold/flu like symptoms and some are sicker than others.  I'm saying "crud bug" be GONE!!!! We want everyone to be well by Christmas.

We so appreciate Joyce From This Side of the Pond 
hosting us each Wednesday with Hodgepodge. If you want more Hodgepodge, just follow the link and enjoy the read. 

Blessings for the remainder of the week!

Lea @ CiCis Corner
Lea @ CiCis Corner

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!


  1. My big tree has a similiar topper to yours...I like it too.

    I love all your roosters but as my hubs says, I do not need to start any more 'collections' : )

    My sister made monkey bread last year. Our dog managed to get a hold of the leftovers-she loved it too!

  2. I have to agree that you deserved a pat on the back for that creative gift idea (#3). Those were cute!

  3. That is some pretty great "stuff" coming out of the top of your tree. To be honest, I'm glad you included a photo because the mental picture wasn't doing it for me. : ) Merry Christmas!

  4. So sorry about that bug, hope it leaves soon! Loved reading your answers. Your tree is beautiful. I also like those gifts for the office, very cute. I never thought about my roosters and tin cans in my kitchen. Your Christmas meal traditions sound wonderful.

  5. I love all your roosters. They're gorgeous. Hope you're all feeling better soon. Blessings, SusanD

  6. I love your answer to 1.) I think it's so important to remember and teach (through example :) that Christmas shouldn't be all about giving presents too ~ it should be about giving your 'presence' * your time * your shoulder * your ear * your hand * your smile. Jesus gave himself and so should we. Blessings, EMichelle

  7. this was lots of fun to read. your
    Christmas sounds very special and
    the girls in your husband's office
    are very blessed!

    merry Christmas,

  8. Your blog is so beautiful, I am so glad I came to visit, and I'm a new follower. I am going to catch up on who you are and your life as time permits over the holidays. I can already tell... I am going to love it!!!

  9. It sounds like I would be just at home at your house on Christmas morning -- we have similar breakfast traditions!



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