Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Wednesday Hodgepodge

Not sure how she's doing it, I mean, she's up to her eyeballs with the final details of her daughter's wedding and it's Christmas time.  But, somehow she always shows up with questions for us.  You are the bomb Joyce!!!  Here we go............

1. What is one new holiday tradition you'd like to establish, or one you've established recently, say in the last year or two?
Christmas 2013
I don't know of any others at this time that I would like to establish.  One of our favorite traditions is our birthday celebration for Jesus that we have before we open gifts.  We started this when the Grans were 2 and 3 years old.(they are 5 & 6 now)  We read the Christmas story and I always have a "real" birthday cake.  It is such a special, special time for our family that reminds us once again of what Christmas is truly all about. 

2. It's the second week of December. Have you sipped a cup of eggnog yet this month? Wrapped a gift? Opened a gift? Kissed someone under the mistletoe? Lit a candle? Eaten a Christmas cookie? Seen Santa in person? Watched a Christmas movie or special? Read scripture relating to the birth of Jesus?
No, haven't sipped any eggnog yet but have wrapped a whole bunch of gifts.  Haven't opened a gift just yet, have kissed someone, but not under the mistletoe. ~smile~ I've lit a candle and have eaten some Christmas cookies.  I haven't seen Santa in person just yet but likely that will happen this weekend.  I've watched 2 Hallmark Christmas movies but have not read any scripture relating to the birth of Jesus just yet.

3. Do you think it's better to be an adult or a child at Christmastime? Explain.
Hummm.........there's nothing like the excitement of a child in anticipation of Christmas and there's nothing like being an adult and enjoying the anticipation of that child.  I thoroughly enjoy being an adult at Christmas but I'm quite sure I thoroughly enjoyed being a child at Christmas "once upon a time" as well. 

4. It's often said, 'Good things come to those who wait'...agree or disagree? Why?
I do agree, God's timing is always perfect, and it may mean we have to wait much longer than we want to but it's always worth the wait. ~I know~

5. What's the last sweet thing you baked? Did you keep it, take it to a party/event, or give it away?
Well, yesterday I baked cookies all afternoon long.  They were sort of a "glorified" Chocolate Chip cookie and the recipe made about 10 dozen and I thought I never would get through baking them.  I will definitely be sharing them, we would never eat this many cookies but 'tis the season to give "sweets to eat."

6.  This question comes to us courtesy of Jhona who blogs over at The Red House at the End of the Lane. Everyone hop over and say hi to Jhona this week!  Here is her question... "I heard an actor talk about how he makes a conscious choice to talk to people in elevators.  He chooses to connect, make eye contact, and converse. Do you talk to people/strangers when you're in an elevator or any other place where you might have to wait together? Why or why not?"
I will generally speak when I get on an elevator but I usually do not have a full blown conversation.  It really bothers me when I am in a Drs. waiting area and there are folks making conversation with anyone that will listen to them.  I love to talk but am not into loud conversations with a room full of folks that I do not know from Adam. ~just sayin'~ 

7. Are you on the naughty or nice list this year? What put you there?
This might better be better answered by those that know me but I'm going to say nice, because I do try very hard to be nice.  So, surely I get points for at least trying. ~grin~  I try to make people feel special and do thoughtful things for others because I don't think there's enough thoughtfulness in the world.  Hopefully Santa agrees that I've been nice. ~wink~

8. Insert your own random thought here. 

Can I just tell you that this little man made me cry crocodile tears this past Sunday night as he sang, "Happy Birthday Jesus" as a part of the Christmas program at his church.  He never waivered even though the church was filled past capacity, probably 250 people there.  And, when he finished the congregation broke out in the biggest applause you can imagine and I thought my heart might just burst.  His dress rehearsal is posted on my Facebook page and we did not video the "real deal" because none of us wanted to be distracted.  We wanted to be able to soak up every last word he sang and we did. ~precious moments~

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. I saw that on your facebook page-so precious! The HP is a nice distraction for me right now : ) So much to do!! Enjoy your week.

  2. I love that picture of you and Clancy. And I'm going to head straight to your FB page to watch the video.

  3. Such a precious picture of you and Clancy. I watched the video and is that not adorable? He definitely got his mother's and grandmother's ability to sing. So glad you were close enough to share in the night. Our little AG is in the Prestonwood program but we were unable to get tickets.

  4. I did see that video on Facebook and saw first hand why your heart was bursting. What a little doll he is! His sweet little voice singing that song was well just precious beyond words. Don't think I will do any Christmas baking this year. Well, I am going to try not to, lol. Enjoy your day!

  5. Wonderful picture of you and Clancy. We attended our granddaughter E's concert last week and have granddaughter F's this week. It helps to put us in the Christmas spirit.

  6. You and your little grandson...what an adorable pair! I know how your heart is overflowing with pride! I just love your Christmas tradition. Jesus definitely is the REASON for the season...what a great way to remember!

  7. So glad to read that Clancy's solo went well. Both of your g-kids are darling.

  8. Precious indeed! Glad solo was a hit -what a great memory.

  9. I remember my mama having a birthday cake for Jesus.....although my sister doesn't remember so it was probably only one year that she did it, but it stuck with me!

    Laughing about talking to people in an husband says I can make a new best friend in the restroom of a restaurant! But I'm not loud.......I hope!

  10. I love the birthday celebration of Jesus. My sister does that with her grandchildren. Wow, that's a lot of cookies. I hope to do some baking the week of Christmas. Merry Christmas Lea......


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