The Christmas Countdown Hodgepodge…

Eight days and counting!  Are you ready for Christmas?  I’m about as ready as I’m going to get!  Since I’m finished with the shopping and decorating, I can finally relax a little.  There’s no better way to relax than by joining with friends for The Wednesday Hodgepodge!  Thanks, Joyce, for hosting the party 🙂

1. Time magazine has selected The Ebola Fighters as their person of the year for 2014. Do you agree, and if so who would you say is a close second? If you disagree with their choice, who do you think should have been chosen?

I agree.  I think the Ebola Fighters are a good choice.  I admire their compassion and bravery, but there’s no way I would do what they do!  As for a second choice, I simply don’t know.  There are many who do much with very little recognition.

2. This question comes to you courtesy of Susan who blogs over at Stew Mama Says. She knows we have a wedding happening any minute now, and she asks, ‘What’s your favorite-something old? something new? something borrowed? something blue in your home?  Be sure you hop over and say hi to Susan today!
Something old- It’s a tie between the ballerina clock that belonged to my parents, and Buster the cookie jar, that belonged to Ed’s parents. (Buster was a Christmas gift to them from my parents.)
Something new- a [personalized] painting of Santa Claus that’s hanging in the living room.  (Santa has all of our family’s names printed on his list.)
Something borrowed- I can’t think of a thing I have that’s borrowed!
Something blue- perhaps my trusty old blue housecoat?  I wear it every morning while I feed the cats and chickens.
3. Fudge-yay or nay? Your favorite flavor? Do you make it yourself? With nuts or without?
Yes, I do like fudge!  My favorite fudge is chocolate, has nuts in it, and comes from The Hansel and Gretel candy shop in Helen, Georgia.  Yes, I do make fudge, but mine sure doesn’t taste like the fudge that comes from my favorite candy shop!
4. December 17th is Wright Brothers Day, commemorating the first successful flights made by Orville and Wilbur Wright in 1903 in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.  How old were you when you made your first flight? Do you like to fly? Have you ever been to Kitty Hawk or other parts of the North Carolina Outer Banks?
I’ve never flown, nor do I plan to.  I’ve never been to North Carolina either, but I wouldn’t mind visiting the Outer Banks.
5. Do the people in your family tend to follow a particular career path, and if so what’s the path?
There doesn’t seem to be a particular career path in our family, although we do have two family members who work in the medical profession, and two who are stay-at-home moms.
6. What is one thing you absolutely, positively must accomplish today?
I’m almost caught up with my Christmas preparations and house cleaning, so there isn’t anything that I have to accomplish today–unless it’s taking a nap!

7. This Christmas I hope everyone in our family is happy and healthy!  Three out of four of our grandchildren have been sick, recently!  Our grandsons had to post-pone their birthday party, last weekend, due to illness.


On Monday, our oldest grandchild, Madison, had her picture taken with Santa again.  Madison has had her picture taken with Santa every year since she was born, over eight years ago, and, believe me, some of those pictures were quite a challenge to get!

Monday’s ‘Santa’ was awesome!  He was jolly, but in a quiet way, and he had a great beard!  Madison is usually shy, but  she and Santa had quite a conversation going on!  The entire moment was a little bittersweet, knowing that it could possibly be Madison’s last time having her picture taken with Santa.  Our little Madison is growing up…  Where did time go?

Christmas 2009

Christmas 09 080


Christmas 2014


Published in: on December 17, 2014 at 8:26 am  Comments (12)  
Tags: ,

The URI to TrackBack this entry is:

RSS feed for comments on this post.

12 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. The Santa pics are so sweet, especially that first one : ) Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas! So fun to have all those little ones to share the day!

  2. I love the snow on your sidebar. I hope all your littles get well for Christmas, and that you have a blessed celebration!

  3. Your granddaughter is such a beauty! I, too, wonder where time has gone sometimes.

  4. How the time flies! Glad you have a day to relax and reflect on all the joys, and challenges, in your life. And thanks for sharing through your blog. Every blessing to you and your loved ones this Christmas. And thank you for being such an inspiration and encourager, dear blogging friend!

  5. Madison is such a pretty young lady! Love the photos! Wish I could get a nap in today!! Hope you got yours! Another fun Hodgepodge!

  6. Thats great there’s no tears in the Santa pictures. Young ones sometimes get a bit traumatized by Santa. Have a merry Christmas! Sad to hear the kids are sick! Hope they’ll be better in 8 days! 🙂

  7. Oh how I LOVE Helen, GA! My aunt used to take me there all the time and, when the lovelies were growing up, she took them. We all love that place. AND, I remember having fudge from a candy shop- I assume it’s the same one???? There’s a lot of sick going around at school. I have forbidden all students from breathing in my general direction. LOL Have a wonderful Christmas!

  8. The grandchildren grow up much too fast for my liking. I wish they could stay babes in arms a little longer. Have a healthy Merry Christmas!

  9. Thanks for visiting my blog today and leaving a comment. I hope that you and Ed have a spectacular Christmas and all the best the New Year has to offer. Re: Great Minds – No one has ever accused me of having one. Your granddaughter is lovely. They do grow up way too fast. Nice picture with Santa!

  10. Grands grow up too quickly! T#1 is now a good 5″ taller than me. I know he and T#2 no longer believe in Santa … I refuse to ask about #3 and #4. I’ll keep them little – if only in my mind! ha!

  11. I love the beautiful pictures of Santa and Madison. So sweet.

    Merry Christmas to you and yours!!

  12. Nice looking santa! I wonder if there’s a Mrs. Claus

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: