I can’t remember the last time I was able to participate in the Wednesday Hodgepodge … I’m excited to be able to participate in the 200th Hodgepodge. It seems only fitting since I was able to participate in the inaugural Hodgepodge.
1. What is something in your life right now that feels a little 'hodgepodge'?
My house is a little hodgepodge-y right now as I’m “collecting” gifts … they’re arriving piecemeal, and I’m going to wait until I have all (or at least most) before I drag up the wrapping paper to wrap them and put them under the tree.
2. What does 'peace on earth, goodwill to men' mean to you?
This doesn’t mean goodwill amongst men or between men as so many think at this time of year. It doesn’t mean the kind of peace that most of us look for. Instead, I believe that it tells us that through Jesus Christ, there will be peace and goodwill from God to those who choose to believe in Him.
3. Which edible treat you are most looking forward to sampling this December?
Spritz cookies. My daughter and I get together and bake cookies every December, and while we are always on the lookout for new, yummy cookies, Spritz cookies are always on our “must-make” list … at my request. Not only do they remind me of my Grandma B who made them every year for Christmas, but I love them … they’re not too sweet, they’re small and bite-sized, and they can be pressed and decorate in festive Christmas fashion.
4. It's that most wonderful time of the year...do you agree, and if so why is it so wonderful? If not, what would you say is the most wonderful time of the year?
I do love the Christmas season … it’s such a special time for so many reasons. It’s a time of getting together with family and friends, it’s a time of gift-giving, and most importantly it’s a time where we make a point to remember the most precious gift of all … a Savior.
for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all the people; for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.
5. What was the last word you looked up in a dictionary (actual or online) and why?
I looked up the word “antiphony” last night. I was listening to music on Pandora and happened to read the description provided for the song I was listening to … and saw “antiphony”. I didn’t have a clue what it meant … so I looked it up.
6. Besides a Christmas tree, what is your favorite thing to decorate this time of year?
I don’t do a whole lot of Christmas decorating, but I do put up a tree and put out my Christmas village and nativity set, as well as a few other decorations. I’d have to say that our Christmas village is my second favorite thing to put out for Christmas … it was made by my sister-in-law and was her wedding gift to us.
7. Share one thing you've learned (about yourself, people, or anything at all) in the Wednesday Hodgepodge, or through blogging in general.
I’ve learned that I don’t have to have met someone “in real life” to be able to call her a friend … I’ve made several close friends while blogging. I’ve also learned that I’m not the only one with idiosyncrasies and quirks … it’s kind of a nice feeling to know that I’m not alone.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
We got the tree up and decorated and all the rest of the decorating for Christmas is done. Whew! I don’t know why, but getting all the lights connected together so they work is such an ordeal for us (the tree is in three parts, and the lighting has to be connected and then plugged into an electrical outlet).
I’ve been summoned for jury duty next month … this will be probably the 6th time that I’ve been called. Surely there are plenty of other people who haven’t served … why can’t they call on them?
DD and T#3 finally came to an agreement on the fabrics for his quilt. We’re going with a very light gray and a darker gray with a black for the center block and the narrow border (all solids … in spite of gray being so popular right now, it was impossible to find a very light and a darker medium true gray in mottled/marbled prints). He wants the same quilt that I made for T#1, but with the different fabric, it shouldn’t look too much like a copy-cat quilt. Hopefully his quilt will work up as quickly as T#1’s did.
I am due (actually a little overdue) for my annual check up and mammogram. I’ve been wanting to change doctors for some time now, but between I put it off until too late. I thought I had a doctor selected, and even had an appointment scheduled for next week, but between my experiences and what I’m hearing now from others, I’m not so sure I want to switch to this doctor. My other option is an internist, but that means I’ll have to get an ob-gyn as well. I’m almost thinking that I’ll schedule this year’s check up with my current doctor and then make the switch after the first of the year. I’m thinking that it might just be easier to wait … and avoid the stress of trying to find two new doctors and trying to get worked in with as busy as this month is.
I’ve got a free day today … one of only a half dozen this month, and I’m going to spend it in the sewing room!
I hope that whatever you have planned for today includes a little something that brings you joy! Have a great day!