Isaiah 6:8

8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

It's A Most Wonderful Time Of The Hodgepodge

Welcome to the Wednesday Hodgepodge! So glad you took a break from the wrapping and the shopping and the decorating to join us here today. If you've answered the questions, add your link at the end of Joyce's post. Be sure to spread some holiday cheer by leaving a comment for the blogger who linked before you. Here we go-

1. Many families have a story they love to tell every year around a holiday. Does your family have one? Are you the star of that story, or does another family member take center stage. Share your story if you want.  The year my mom had all the wrapped presents hidden.  I found them and opened all of mine...knew exactly what I had.  Christmas morning I was so excited in anticipation of opening all my presents.  I had everything I had asked Santa for.  When I opened my first present I knew something was wrong.  The gift was nothing I had asked fact....none of them were.  My mom had discovered what I had done and had returned every gift to the store.  I couldn't say anything....because then they would know for sure.  It was not a very happy Christmas for me....but it did stop my plundering before the holidays.2. Are you afraid to speak your own opinion?  It depends on what the topic is.  I tend to shy away from politics and religion.
3. Pantone has announced the color of the year for 2016, and for the first time have chosen two shades-rose quartz and serenity. Hmmm...did you know serenity was a color? You can read the thought behind their selection here, but essentially it's blending the warmth of rose quartz with the tranquility of a very soft shade of blue. So what do you think? Are these colors I'd find in your home or wardrobe? Will you add something in these shades to either place in the new year?  No, not happening.  I am not a soft colored wearing person.  I do best in bold shades.  I might have an accessory with that color. 
4. If you could be in a Christmas carol, which one would you choose? Why?  Mary Did You Know.  I would want to be one of her closest friends and ask her this question.
5. December 9th is National Pastry Day. Will you celebrate? When did you last purchase something from a bakery? What's your favorite treat that falls under the heading of pastry? Do you make it yourself or buy from the professionals?  I did not celebrate this year. I too try to stay out of bakeries. The last treat I had from a bakery was a cake I won. I do most of my own baking.  If I can't do it I get my friend, Deborah, or Betty Jean to do it for me.
 6. When it comes to holiday decorating_____________________________.
I am all about simple and memories.
7. When did you last laugh so much it hurt? Explain.  One of Frank's funny stories a couple of weeks ago.  I laughed until I actually snorted.
8.  Insert your own random thought here.  Shades Valley Baptist Church in Birmingham, practicing......the key word here is practicing.....Mary Did You Know.  Love it!


Suzanne McClendon said...

Oh how awful for you! I was a pre-Christmas closet climber/snooper, too. I don't remember ever unwrapping the presents in the closet, but I knew where they were. I can still remember being scared to death climbing the shelves in the closet knowing what I would get if I got caught! I wouldn't have been able to sit down for a week. But, it didn't stop me. It never did. :)

I am sorry that your mama took all of your desired presents back. I think sometimes we have to exercise tough love with our children for them to learn lessons (especially stubborn children like me!), but it sure isn't fun to be on the receiving end of those lessons, is it?

Merry Christmas!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I can't believe that about your Christmas gifts. What a surprise you had! I have to say your mom was pretty awesome doing that, I could never have done it. We once found our gifts but I don't think our parents knew that. However it made for a very sad Christmas Eve knowing ahead of time what I was getting. I never did that again. Best Christmas song ever......