10 Dec 2014

Wednesday Hodgepodge!

Welcome to this weeks Hodgepodge :)

Before I give you my answers you may be pleased to know that my stitching mojo is still here. I actually stopped stitching the last thing and thought I would take out something small. Its still a HAED but much smaller. Its Christmas themed too although I am struggling to see how it will look like the picture! But anyhoo, it is keeping me busy and Musey is keeping me company and stitches are being made. I shall post an pic on Friday and you can see if you can guess what it is. 

I guess I should get on with what you might have come here for! 

  What is one new holiday tradition you'd like to establish, or one you've established recently, say in the last year or two?

We have holiday traditions that the family has always done but no new ones of late and none established by me. I am struggling to now think of something that could be extra, nope I have nothing! I look forward to reading the other hodgepodgers answers, they may inspire me!

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 eggnog – I’m not a fan, no gifts wrapped but some have been bought – I really need to get a move on, Opened a gift? Its not Christamas! Lol, I don’t think I have ever kissed anyone under the mistletoe – that’s going on my bucket list!, No candles lit, No Christmas cookies eaten – although I should probably give the family baker a nudge on this one, I’ve not seen a single santa this year!, I have seen a few Christmas movies – they are probably one of my favourite things about Christmas, and no scripture has been read. I’ve not done much it would seem!

Do you think it's better to be an adult or a child at Christmastime? 

I think its great to be an adult! For us Christmas lasts a little longer as its not all about the one day, but I act like a kid at Christmas anyway so both are great!

It's often said, 'Good things come to those who wait'...agree or disagree? Why?

I'm not sure I agree, you can spend a lifetime waiting, it sometimes pays to be proactive.

What's the last sweet thing you baked? Did you keep it, take it to a party/event, or give it away?

I don’t bake that often, but the last time I did I made shortbread. It was delicious. I had about two pieces and the rest went to my nieces.

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?"

Sometimes, depending on my mood.

Are you on the naughty or nice list this year? What put you there?

I guess I am on the nice list because I haven’t done anything naughty! I could have been a lot nicer though but I always think there is room for improvement.

Insert your own random thought here.

I had my own Christmas miracle this year! Not last august but the august before I had a house fire and all my Christmas items were destroyed along with many other things that were irreplaceable. I was very upset as my craft exchange pieces were among those items. Those are irreplaceable. Well, I recently sorted out some craft items and found a box where I keep bits and bobs. Imagine my surprise when I opened it and there lying on the bottom was a craft exchange piece! It was not Christmas themed but it was the very first exchange I ever did and it made me smile and I am still smiling about it now!


  1. What a precious gift you were given in finding that craft exchange piece. Sorry to hear you had a house fire but glad you were kept safe.

    1. It actually filled my heart with glee! thank you :)

  2. I'm so glad you found the craft piece. A house fire must have been so frightening. Nobody seems to like eggnog here today : )

    1. thanks joyce, it was a long time ago that I last tried it, my mother likes it so if she makes it again this year, I may try again!


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