Wednesday Hodgepodge…December 15

1. What does it mean to have the ‘holiday spirit’?  To me, the holiday spirit means all things good, such as peace, joy, kindness, love…To me, having the holiday spirit, means having those feelings in one’s heart–and being excited about it!

2. What sits atop your tree (s)? Why?  Our main tree, in the living room has a stuffed Boyd’s Bear, wearing a Santa suit, sitting on top of it–because I happen to like teddy bears.  In years past, I had an angel on top–or a bow.  Our second tree–the Coca-Cola tree– has a Santa hat on top, because it matches the decorations nicely,  while our other two, smaller trees have bows on top–for no particular reason.

3. When was the last time you gave yourself a pat on the back?  When I finished my Christmas decorating, and cleaned up the mess–after 7 days of it! 

4. Which of your senses is most sensitive this time of year?  There are so many beautiful things to see this time of the year!  I love seeing everyone’s lights and decorations, and the malls are always decorated so pretty.  Even blogs are prettier than usual–so  I’ll say “my sight”.

5. What do you have too much of in your kitchen?  Dishes!  I’m a sucker for pretty dishes–plates, glasses, pots–I love them all!  As a result, my poor cabinets are overloaded.  To get everything inside of them is like putting a puzzle together–everything has to fit a certain way…

6. What do you do for meals on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day? Big meal? Breakfast tradition? Open the cookie tins and have at it?  On Christmas Eve we usually have some finger foods or we’ll grill hamburgers…On Christmas Day, I’ll be baking a spiral sliced ham, with the trimmings. 

7. What is the best thing about winter?  No bugs!  Living here in the south, it’s wonderful to get a reprieve from gnats and mosquitoes for a while.  We don’t get to experience  lovely snow like most people experience–except once every 10 or 15 years…

My random thought…Many of you know of our granddaughter’s adventures this year with her elf on a shelf named “Buddy”.  My daughter recently discovered that a friend of hers also has an elf on a shelf visiting at her house.  Unfortunately, the friend’s elf seems to be a bit mischievous–see what I mean…

Thanks for stopping by…and have a nice day!  10 more days until Christmas…Oh, and thanks to Joyce for another great Hodgepodge!

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  1. Enjoyed reading your responses! And a big AMEN SISTA to the bugs! I never miss them when they’re gone!

  2. Oh I hear you on the dishes : )

    Ha-that elf is too funny!

  3. That elf is hilarious!

  4. Oh, bad elf!

    I liked reading these…think I’ll go over and do them in a post.
    Mama Bear

  5. Great answers! My dishes in the cabinet also fit together like puzzle pieces–sometimes better than others! : )

    Merry Christmas!

  6. Buddy is so cute and so mischievous, love it! So glad that you are so organized for Christmas. Loved all of your answers. When I got this second set of dishes this year my husband didn’t get it. I have to keep telling him about all the women I follow who has lots of sets!! Christmas Eve and Christmas day meals sound wonderful. Your coke tree sounds like it is perfect. I love coke items, I have several ornaments from coke. Enjoy your Christmas.


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