Wednesday Hogepodge…December 22

I’m attempting to join Joyce today for Wednesday Hodgepodge–despite the fact that I am still recovering from the flu, and despite the fact that I am not ready for Christmas at all.  My mind simply needs a diversion.

So now, without further delay, are my answers to Joyce’s questions.  Please  forgive me if my answers are somewhat short this week.  I’m still not feeling my best. 

1. Share your Christmas Eve traditions.  Normally, our grown children and their families get together for “finger foods” or something light and simple.  Usually, I’ll have a couple of fun games planned, that we’ll play.  One year we had a “Santa Suit” making contest(using only tissue paper and scotch tape–no scissors), another year, we had a one-armed gift wrapping contest–each couple had to work together using only one arm each.  Both of those activities produced a lot of laughs and fun! 

Santa Suits 2008

one-armed gift wrapping 2009

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2. What was the best book you read in 2010? (we’re not going to include The Bible here)  As strange as it may sound, it was country singer/songwriter, Loretta Lynn’s, second autobiography entitled Still Woman Enough.  I even wrote a post about it when I finished it.
3. Do you have pets and if so do you allow them on the furniture?  I have lots of pets, but they are all outside pets(except for the parakeet).  I do have one, indoor/outdoor cat named “Bobs” who occasionally comes in– for short visits only, now…and yes, she is allowed to get on the furniture–but she has her own blanket!
4. What event from 2010 are you most thankful for?  Wow, it’s been a roller coaster year for us, but I’ll have to say I’m most thankful that Jennifer’s cervical cancer surgery was successful–and that it didn’t require a total hysterectomy or any follow-up treatment.  Thank you, again, God!   (The engagement between Brad/Jenn is pretty awesome, too!)
5. What did you do in 2010 that you’d never done before.  I got sick with the flu!  Yes, it’s true…I’d never had the flu before–and I hope I never get it again!  5 days of fever, nausea, congestion, and misery….it’s just about killed me!
6. Brussel sprouts…friend or foe?  I’ve actually never tried them, believe it or not!  They look like tiny cabbages, and I like cabbage.
7. Who would you nominate for man/woman of the year?  The only person who comes to mind is the lady who recently attacked the Florida “school board shooter” with her purse!  Wow, purse vs. gun–she must’ve been one brave lady, and she’s definitely fortunate to still be alive!
 
Random thought:  Thank you, blog friends, who’ve stopped by to send me get-well wishes.  I’m still running fever–after 5 days–but not as much, and not for as long.  but I am finally beginning to feel a little better.  The last time I was this sick was when I had surgery and spent 5 days in the hospital–it’s been that bad!  I weighed last night and I’ve dropped 8 pounds.  I look like walking death.
 
I don’t know what our Christmas will be like–we are “playing it by ear”.  My daughter, who is always my “support person” has been “in a living hell” dealing with her 4-year-old who came down with the flu the day before I did–and, yes,  my granddaughter’s case has been just as “nasty’ as mine.  We’re all wondering who will be next…
  
I won’t be posting anymore until after Christmas.  Hopefully, by then, I’ll have recovered, and this flu bug will have left our family.  Have a Merry Christmas, everyone.  See ya’ soon… 
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  1. So sorry you’ve been sick. Hope you and your granddaughter can recover quickly and no one else succumbs!

    Merry Christmas!

  2. Hope everyone is well enough to enjoy Christmas. Merry Christmas!

  3. I just said a special prayer for you and Madison. I hope that the two of you will feel well enough to enjoy the holiday. God bless you both.

    Thanks for the great stories that you’ve shared with all of us through 2010. I can’t wait to see what 2011 holds. 😀

  4. Those are fun games! Amen to #4. First time for the flu, that is amazing. It’s the worse! We will see you after Christmas. Hope you feel better real soon and the little one too. Praying no one else gets sick. ((HUGS)) Blessing to you & yours. Merry Christmas.

  5. So sorry that you have been ill and so very ill! I hope youget rest and get better soon. Looking forwarded to reading you after the holidays.

  6. Yikes! I hope everyone is over whatever it is you got before Christmas day!

  7. Get better! Your first time with the flu? wow. I used to get it every year growing up, or it seemed like it was every year!

  8. Oh I’m so sorry you’ve been sick and your granddaughter too…hoping everyone feels much better soon! Take care and don’t overdo!


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