Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Wednesday Hodgepodge

We’re halfway through another week … we’re hurtling toward 2013 at record speed.  Let’s slow down a little and take some time for this week’s Hodgepodge.

1.  So, when did you last take a walk in the woods? A stroll along the beach? A drive going nowhere in particular in the car?
DH and I strolled along the beach last September – during our trip to the Outer Banks. OBX 2012 014The last time I took a walk in the woods was when we hiked in Oregon in 2011.  And I cannot remember the last time we took a drive to nowhere in particular; with the price of gas, that's not something that happens much any more.
2.  Are you sending Christmas cards this year?  About how many do you send?  Photo card or something more traditional?  How do you display the cards you receive?
I plan to send traditional Christmas cards this year.  I have them sitting on the table, waiting for me to sign, stuff, address and mail … and if I don’t get to them soon, my plan may not come to fruition.  I like to hang the cards we receive from our mantle.  So far, we have received only one card.
3. What's a word you've heard too much of in the past week?
Fiscal cliff.  Ok, it’s two words … but I’ve heard this waaaay too much this past week. 
4. December 13th is National Cocoa Day-are you a fan?  Plain or flavored?  Marshmallows or no marshmallows?
I’m not a fan of hot or sweet drinks – and that includes cocoa, but if I’m going to have it, I’d like it plain with tiny marshmallows.
5. What is something you do to help alleviate the hectic pace of the Christmas season?
I think about the reason we celebrate the Christmas season.
Reason for the Season 
6. Besides jewelry, what's a favorite sparkly-glittery item in your home or closet?
Our Christmas village.  photoI don’t know if you can see the sparkly snow, but it’s there (maybe if you click on the picture so you can see the larger version?).  This was a wedding gift from DH’s sister, so it holds a special place in our hearts … and our Christmas decorating isn’t done until the village is in place.
7. Share a favorite line or two from any Christmas carol.
My favorite Christmas song is How Many Kings by Downhere.  And here are my favorite lines:
How many kings step down from their thrones?
How many lords have abandoned their homes?
How many greats have become the least for me?
And how many gods have poured out their hearts
To romance a world that is torn all apart
How many fathers gave up their sons for me?
8.  Insert your own random thought here.
We have snow in our forecast!!  Not until next Tuesday and it’s only a 30% chance, which means that we probably won’t see a single flake.  But I have hope.


  1. I picked the same word. Great minds think alike.

  2. I like my hot chocolate with a lot of cocoa and milk - so rich and delicious. :) sandie

  3. I'm hoping for snow for Christmas. After that, I don't care if we get any more!

  4. I am not a cocoa fan either. I like a cup of hot tea with a teaspoon of honey in it.

  5. Love your village scene...I had a HUGE village set I used to set up at my old house with individual houses, shops, trees, people etc. It was soo beautiful and I sprinkled sparkly type snow after it was all in place..but there is just no room at my new house for it now. I think I will pass this on to Melody...Enjoy your day!

  6. I have to say that the NC coast is one on my bucket list! And hear there is some decent surf to be had on the OBX!

    I love your Christmas village, and I think you and Joyce have the same dreaded words!!

  7. I love your little village-so cute! I haven't heard that song, but you're the second one to post it. I love the words!

  8. Your village is so pretty, and definitely I can see the snow sparkle!

  9. Your village is lovely. We are down sizing so we dodn't put up our village this year.

  10. Your village is so pretty. It was one of the things that I asked for this year, more houses for the village. Love the card too with the weath and crown side by side. So true.

  11. Hope you get your snow, Kathy...send some our way! I have a Christmas village similar to yours, but I didn't put it out this year. Will share why sometime next week. I'm not familiar with that particular song, but I love the lyrics. Hope your Wednesday is great!

  12. I guess several of us are sick of hearing the same words this week :(

    I love your Christmas village. It's lovely.

  13. I've had enough of the fiscal cliff too!

  14. Oh... good song choice!!!

    Love that picture of the wreath to crown of thorns.. powerful!!!

    Fiscal cliff... choke me!!! :)

  15. I need to print my labels. Being a picture card this year I don't have so write anything on them! A few of us have said Fiscal Cliff and I seldom watch the news or and never read it. Yes, it is a good reminder to focus on the reason for the season when the stress gets to us. Love your village. I have to go to youtube and find that song. I don't thinks I've ever heard it before. Hope you see some snowflakes....

  16. I love that song and I love your village!


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