Greetings everybody! I can’t believe another week has passed since I last blogged. I’ve been as busy as a bee, getting ready for Christmas, but I’m finished, so today is the perfect time to relax with The Wednesday Hodgepodge. As always, thanks to our wonderful hostess, Joyce, for providing us with this day of fun and relaxation!
1. Let’s talk holiday decorating. On a scale of 1-10 where do you fall? (1=Scrooge and 10= Clark Griswold). What’s your favorite corner-room-table-space to decorate? Is it done?
Oh, my goodness! Anyone who knows me will tell you I’m almost a “10” on the scale of holiday decorating! Every year I go overboard, and it takes well over a week to put it all up, and another week to put it all away. My favorite room to decorate is the living room, because that’s where the majority of my decorations are displayed, and yes, the living room is finished. In fact, I ‘officially’ finished decorating, yesterday morning–ending with a total of four Christmas trees inside the house, two Christmas trees on the front porch…and a reindeer head cover on top of the toilet lid!
some of the decorations I’ve collected over the years
2. Is there a nativity scene in your decorating somewhere? Post a picture or, if it’s special to you in some way, tell us why. Or do both-it’s Christmas!
Yes, there is a nativity scene among my decorations. It’s the fourth nativity scene I’ve owned during our forty-four years of marriage. I found this particular nativity scene in a thrift store, two years ago, and added it to my collection. Unfortunately, my favorite nativity scene is packed away. It’s a three-piece, light up, Bethlehem village scene, that I didn’t have a place to display, this year.
my ‘thrift store’ nativity scene, along with my two angel music boxes
3. Do you live in a social neighborhood? If so are you glad? If not do you wish you did?
We live in the country, so I’m not sure you could say we have a ‘neighborhood’. However, our neighbors, on three sides of us are family, so, of course, we’re social. It’s very comforting to have neighbors you can count on in good times or in bad.
4. As the saying goes, ‘there’s no time like the present‘. How does that ring true in your life right now?
Time seems to be going by faster and faster, these days, and more and more people we know are dying. I’m thinking, ‘there’s no time like the present’ for doing whatever it is we want (or need)) t0 to do!
5. Do you dread Mondays? Why or why not?
6. Poinsettia, Christmas Cactus, Amaryllis-which on the list is your favorite holiday plant? Are any of these on display in your home right now?
I love Poinsettias, but I’ve never been good at keeping them alive, so I feel guilty about buying them. I do have an artificial Poinsettia on display, but I’ll deliver it to the cemetery in just a few more days.
7. Share a favorite quote from a Christmas movie.
“You’ll shoot your eye out, kid.” from the movie, A Christmas Story. I love the line, and the movie.
I mentioned, the other day, how my eyesight has gotten a lot worse, especially in one eye. Last week, I went for an eye appointment, and my optometrist told me she can no longer improve my vision with glasses. Apparently, the cataract that’s been growing on my left eye is ready for removal. My right eye will have to wait a while. I’ll be meeting with the surgeon in January about having this procedure done. Ed’s already had both of his eyes done, so at least I already know the scenario.
In other news, here are a few more pics of the Christmas decorations we’ve been working on…