Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Reindeer, Humbug and Hodgepodge

For whatever reason, my computer does not like the Hodgepodge button today. So I don't have the picture, but you can still click here and see Joyce and her weekly Hodgepodge questions. And since you're there anyway, why not answer them? You know if you had something better to do you wouldn't be wandering around the internet anyway. That's why I'm here, after all.

1. Will you be hosting any house guests between now and the end of December? Does that thought make you happy or crazy? Do you do anything special for your guests to make them feel at home? How long should a house guest stay?
We have long hosted multiple Christmas parties at our house. This year, for a variety of reasons that I won't go into, our house was not a good idea for any parties. My husband agreed with me and promised me that we wouldn't have to host our Sunday School Christmas party at our house this year.

The party is on the 17th. It's at our house.

To answer the second part of the question, a guest should leave just a couple of minutes before the host thinks they should leave.

2. Walter Elias Disney was born this week (December 5) back in 1905 ...what's your all time favorite Disney movie? Here's a list in case you're struggling...and yes, you have to pick one.
I know there are tons, and I like many of them, but when I think of Disney, I think of the classic cartoons. And my favorite is Cinderella. Come on, the dress ... the shoes ... the prince ... the horse-drawn carriage (pumpkin) ... what's not to love?

3. What was the last thing you purchased that you realized was a mistake after the fact?
Pick a craft book. Any craft book. I know I can't do them. I know I'll never tackle most ideas in the book, let alone actually complete them. And the ones that are completed I would never show anyone. Yet still, occasionally, I can't help myself. I call it my Compulsion To Be Martha Stewart syndrome. It's under control at the moment, but the medication has some interesting side effects.

4. What percentage of your Christmas shopping is done online?
Really, Joyce? A math question? 30%? 50%? X=5? To the nth power?

5. Amaryllis-snowdrop-poinsettia...your favorite winter blossom?
Poinsettias say Christmas. Well, not really. At least, they shouldn't. My flowers don't talk to me. Mostly because I refuse to water them and bring them to the brink of death repeatedly before shoving them over the precipice. But still, the fake ones look like Christmas.

6. What is one thing on your personal Christmas wish list? I think we all want peace on earth so let's make this answer an actual item.
An ipad, of course. And a clean house. But I doubt I'm getting either of them.

7. If you could only use one word today what would it be?
Dittle. My daughter-in-law came up with that word the other day and now she uses it in almost every situation. It makes us laugh.

8. Insert your own random thought here.
I was stunned when one of my children said recently that they knew I always asked for a clean house because we didn't have any money for anything else. Seriously? They thought that was the reason?

Obviously I'm not communicating very well.


  1. Hi Jill...hope all is well. I'm so glad you joined in today, button or no button. I push plants to the brink of death too...then I bring them back. Usually : )

    How fun is it to say daughter-in-law?

  2. First I want to say I love your background on your blog. The colors are gorgeous and Christmasee. I giggled at the random thought. Kids say the darnest things! ;-)

  3. I love poinsettias, but not at my house because they wouldn't live 2 weeks. But I love to look at other people's poinsettias. haha

    iPad -- that would be nice.

  4. Oh, I love Poinsettias too! So pretty!! =)

    However, I love The Little Mermaid. Probably cause she has red hair (like me) and is in the water. As a kid (and, really, as an adult), I LOVE to swim.

  5. So glad you participated because you are hilarious!

  6. Could you use "dittle" in a sentence? ;)

  7. So is "dittle" like a curse word? 'Cause I need a new one of those.

    #8 made me laugh - kids!


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