It's Hodgepodge time once again...
...where Joyce from Across the Pond provides the questions and we provide the answers.
Some of you (about 7 I think) may have noticed that I jumped the gun just a little bit.
Yesterday morning I was preparing my post and had just copied and pasted the questions from Joyce...
...and then I evidently hit publish instead of save...lol!
Later on as I was going through my email, I noticed Hodgepodge by My Favorite Things on Bloglovin'!
According to my stats, only 7 people had viewed it and I quickly reverted it back to draft.
I'd say it's probably still out there floating around somewhere.
I'm not sure what happens to a post like that....does anyone know??
So I have taken down all of my fall decorations but have not brought out the Christmas stuff yet...
...I have the house to myself this weekend and that's when I'll get things done :)
I did, however, manage to get my Christmas wreath hung on the front door.
We will be spending Christmas in Tennessee
but I still must do some decorating to get myself in the spirit.
It seems like more and more I am seeing folks decking their halls even before Thanksgiving.
And that's all good...I'm not judging...but I guess I'm just a traditional kinda girl :)
I can't tell you how many photos I have taken of this watch.
This is one of my favorites, not because of the quality, which isn't the best,
but because of the story it tells....Christmastime is here.
There's nothing that says 'Christmas' quite like a poinsettia...
...or the glow of a candle in a dimly lit room...
...or maybe it's a favorite handmade ornament on a brightly lit tree.
I am sure of one thing...we all have our own favorite things that remind us of this blessed season.
So let us get on with the business at hand....the Q&A.
1. Give us three rhyming words that say something about your Thanksgiving holiday (or your most recent holiday gathering if you didn't celebrate Thanksgiving).
It was LATE (6:30 ish) when we ATE and you can bet I cleaned my PLATE! This was the first time we had eaten our Thanksgiving meal in the evening. Just let me say... this was way too much food that late in the day. I don't think I will be doing that again.
2. When did you last say, 'the more the merrier'? Did you mean it?
I really can't remember the last time I said those words...and I probably didn't mean it anyway.
3. What's one piece of advice you'd give someone who is your same age?
I would advise them that age is only a number and that by staying young on the inside, it will help you stay younger on the outside.
4. You're ordering a veggie plate, what four veggies are on it?
Squash...any kind, a sweet potato, green beans and probably cabbage.
5. Shop til you drop! Did you? Have you ever? Will you between now and Christmas?
No...never. I can't even remember doing it when I was younger...I get what's on my list and get out of the store. The Christmas shopping madness makes me sad...it's just not for me. I do most of my shopping on Amazon these days. There is one thing that I try to do every year...I go out on Christmas Eve to buy a few last minute stocking stuffers, even if it's just to Dollar General or the local grocery store. There is something about doing it that makes me feel all "Christmas-y" and reminds me of a scene from the song "Silver Bells"... Strings of street lights, even stoplights blinkin' bright red and green as the shoppers rush home with their treasures.... :)
6. What's your favorite chair in your house, and why is it a favorite?
That would probably be the corner of the couch next to the end table and lamp where my laptop sits before me on the coffee table. I like it because everything I need is right within reach and I have a straight on view of the TV. I usually have one fur baby snuggled in on my right side and the other one at my feet. Every now and then when I really need to put my feet up, I sit in Jim's recliner when he's at work :)
7. Share an early memory of faith, religion, or spirituality.
After some reflecting, a memory popped up of me being a wee little girl as I would attend the yearly foot-washing service (spectator only) at the church I was raised in, the Old German Baptist Church...or Dunkards, as they were also known as. Of course this was for members only and little children did not partake in it. I remember wondering why the ladies were removing their stockings and washing others' feet as they passed a large wash basin and towels down the aisle of pews. Much later in life, in my 30's actually, I became aware first-hand of the significance of being a part of a humbling service such as this. Shortly after I became a Christian, the church we attended at the time practiced this ordinance every year on Maundy Thursday. It was one of the most moving services I have ever been a part of as I witnessed a room full of women loving, forgiving and being healed from past hurts and old wounds. I will never forget it as long as I live.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
I am nearly in disbelief that tomorrow is the first day of December. Anyone else??
So.... until next time....