Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Can you believe it – another Wednesday is here. What’s even more unbelievable is that after today, there are only 3 more Hodgepodges in 2012!!!
1. Share your traditions surrounding the Christmas stocking.
I have to say that when DD was little, she didn’t have a Christmas stocking. I’ll blame it on the fact that I wasn’t creative enough to find a suitable alternative to a fireplace. It wasn’t until when DH and I married that we finally had a house with a fireplace, so I stitched stockings for the 3 of us. When DD married, I added a stocking for DSIL. When the littles came, DD picked out stocking patterns for each of them. But the stockings I made were fairly small and don’t hold enough loot. So DD hangs larger stockings on their fireplace.
2. How many hours of sleep do you average at night? Is it enough?
I average about 8 hours of sleep, and it seems to be enough. 10 years ago, I would have said that it wouldn’t be enough, but I don’t know if it’s because I need less sleep now that I’m older or if it’s because I’m sleeping better now that I’m retired, sleeping until I’m ready to get up.
3. If you had to give up one thing for the remainder of this year what would it be?
I’m not sure … I mean I suppose that I could give up just about anything for 26 days if I had to. I suspect that everyone else has come up with something quite profound and that my answer will seem so lame. ha!
4. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (or Wills and Kate as I like to call them) have announced they're expecting a baby. Do you follow news of the Royals?
No, I don’t.
5. For me, the sound of childhood is__________________.
The sound of a wooden screen door slamming shut. It reminds me of my childhood ... running in and out of the house during the day.
6. Fruit cake-yay or boo? What's your favorite dessert made with fruit?
Not a fan. But most of the ones I’ve tried have been too dry, and I just do not care for dry cakes or bread. I’m also not a fan of most dried fruit.
If you’re asking about dessert made with any kind of fruit (fresh, canned or dried), I’d have to say that my favorite would be a blackberry cobbler. But I do like apple crisp – a lot.
7. What is one thing you want to accomplish before 2012 comes to an end?
I’d like to finish that I Spy quilt before Christmas. Again I suspect that everyone else is going to come up with something profound and that my answer will seem so superficial. But it’s the only thing I can think of, so I’m going with it.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
I ended up going to DD’s yesterday. A good friend of hers is just about at the end of her battle with breast cancer and wanted to do some Christmas shopping. DD took her, to help make this last Christmas season a special one. I’d gotten a good night’s sleep and was feeling better so I had a good day with my Ts. But I did start to feel pretty droopy as DH and I were cleaning up after dinner, so I had a quiet evening with an early bedtime. Today will be another day with DD and my Ts. We’re just going to spend the day together – nothing fancy or special, just some time together.