Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Hodgepodge Wednesday - Christmas Style

In the midst of all she has going on, Joyce still found time to come up with some great Christmas questions for Hodgepodge this week.  I don't think the woman ever stops. Thanks Joyce for always thinking up such fun questions.

1. Are you cooking Christmas dinner? How many will be round your table this year? What are we having?
Yes, well, it will be the day after Christmas for us and it will be a mid-day meal.  There will be 7 of us and I will be serving up a real Louisiana Cajun meal of Shrimp and Crayfish Etouffee.  I'll throw in a tossed salad and some French Bread and we'll be good to go.  

2. What is one must-have Christmas cookie in your house?
We love cookies but I rarely make them at Christmas.  But, Hubby loves to get his hands on Oatmeal Cookies or Snickerdoodles.  He is fortunate that different business usually drop off such items at his office, so he gets his fill without me getting involved. ~smile~

3. Santa likes a glass of milk with his cookies. Do you? What kind of milk is on tap at your house-skim? almond? soy? full fat (Gasp!)
No, I'm not a milk drinker at all and you will find low fat milk in our refrigerator that is used for cooking or the occasional bowl of cereal we eat.

4. Time magazine recently named their 'Person of the Year' for 2011. This is the person the editors believe had the greatest impact, for better or worse, in the past year. This year they chose 'The Protester'. Your thoughts? Who would you name Person of the Year for 2011?

Well, pardon my bluntness, but how idiotic to name The Protester as person of the year. 

Give me someone like Tim Tebow that truly has made and continues to make such a difference, not only in the sports arena but in every area of his life.  It is so inspiring to see such a giant sports figure take  a bold stand for his faith in Christ.  I love the motto of his foundation: Bringing faith, hope and love to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour of need. Yes, he deserves the title of Person of the Year!

5. December 21st is National Flashlight Day... when was the last time you needed a flashlight and did you know right where to find one? 
I had no clue there was such a day! How funny!  I ALWAYS know where my flashlight is, on my nightstand, and no one had better touch it!  I had a huge scare (I'll save the story for a blog entry sometime) several years back when I got up to go to the bathroom in the night.  From that time forth, I ALWAYS  carry my "turned on" flashlight with me even though our bed is probably only 15' from the bathroom. 

6. candy canes...yum or yuck?

Yum!  and I love the little peppermint chips you can find this time of year.  Their a bit like chocolate chips and I sprinkle them on vanilla ice cream.

7. What Christmas carol lyric means the most to you?
I love all of the lyrics of "Mary Did You Know" but the last line that says, "The sleeping child you are holding is the great I AM."  WOW!

8. Insert your own random thought here.

On Christmas night at 7:05, American Airlines is suppose to be bringing this little man and his Momma to see his CiCi and Poppa.  Can I just tell you how excited we are to see him (and his Momma)!  Now, they are having a winter storm in Dodge City right now so we're praying that it will be gone and the skies will be clear and nothing will detain them.  There will be some terribly disappointed folks otherwise. 
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. Praying all goes smoothly with your family's travel plans. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  2. Oh, I know you can hardly wait to get your hands on that little guy! I'll be praying for clear skies and safe travel! I agree, Tim Tebow is a MUCH better choice for the person of the year! We will be having a very quiet Christmas around here because Nicole and her family won't be here until is going to be a little strange! Hope you have an incredible time with your crew! Merry Christmas!

  3. Praying that the weather will cooperate and you'll get your "Christmas presents" (via American Airlines)! ;-) I'll bet you just cannot wait!

    I don't know what's going on ... several bloggers' posts aren't showing up in my Reader or my Dashboard. :-(

  4. He is soo adorable...I am sure you are beyond excited. I will pray all goes well with their travels. ENJOY every moment, and have a VERY Merry Christmas! HUGS

  5. i'm so happy you will get to see your little cowboy!

    and yeah, The Protestor?! how ridiculous! i like your pick way better.

    have a wonderfully beautiful Christmas. your meal sounds like it will be delicious. we're having a lowcountry boil here. mmm!

  6. I so agree with you regarding the person on the year--Tebow would be an excellent choice. How exciting to get to see your little cowboy! I never have had a Cajun meal--it needs to go on must do list. Have a good holiday. Merry Christmas.

  7. Found you through hodgepodge.

    My stepfather was Cajun and always had to have gumbo ready when he got home from midnight mass.

    I'm sure the weather will clear up. Lot's of time between now and then.

  8. Thank god for American so precious is he!!!

    And I'm a Denver Bronco fan from the days way back when Craig Morton was a quarterback...been a follower ever since!!!

    My two separate posts today:

    1] New Orleans Conclusion

    Hope your day, so far, has been a glorious one.

  9. I love your spirit! Your happiness and joy is contagious, and that makes me happy. That little man is SO PRECIOUS! So adorable. I know y'all are going to have a wonderful Christmas together! Merry Christmas!

  10. OH, what a cutie pie that lil cowboy is . I can feel your excitement!! Tim Tebow--why didn't I think of him for Person of the Year? Ideal.

  11. Now that is the perfect Christmas present ever. Enjoy your time with your grandson. Merry Christmas.
    Your dinner sounds wonderful and I love Mary Did You Know.

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