Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Wednesday Hodgepodge--Sleigh bells and stuff

1. Have you ever been on a real sleigh ride? How about the warm weather version - a carriage ride?  No sleigh rides, just hay rides when I was younger--and most of those were pulled by a truck--not horses.

2. What's your policy on 'chain mail' know, the emails you receive that are often some sort of poem/blessing/good wish that ask you to send it on to 10 or 12 friends? Do you delete without opening, read and trash, read and trash and then worry you won't be blessed/lucky/protected? Do you delete the sender from your contacts or just go ahead and send the love onward?  I usually read and trash.  I'm not one to pass much on unless it's funny or interesting.  I don't like those chain emails and didn't like their precursors chain snail mail.  Also, I'd have a hard time finding the number of people to send them on to--I just don't know that many people.

3. Who is your favorite character in any of the Christmas movies and why?  I have always loved Santa Clause is Coming to Town.  I like Jessica.  She becomes Mrs. Claus and I like how she bucks the status quo in the burg where she lives.

4. Share a favorite quote.  I've shared this one before but it always rings true:  "The average pencil is seven inches long, with just a half-inch eraser - in case you thought optimism was dead." ~Robert Brault

5. What's your favorite holiday scent?  Apple cider.  I love the cinnamon and apple scents--together or separate.

6. Does the Christmas season stress you out? In what way?  Not really.  I don't set my expectations too high.  As long as we all have fun, that's what matters.

7. What's the best thing about your life right now?  I have a wonderful job, a fantastic husband and beautiful kids, what more could I ask for?

8. Insert your own random thought here.  Why are household chores so unending?  You get one thing done and another needs doing or what you just finished needs doing all over again.  There are times when it all seems like an effort in futility.  Then again, I like the satisfaction of a job well done too.  An empty sink, neatly folded clothes, clean bathrooms... Then little boys and big boys come through and it looks like I did nothing--see futile efforts.  The definition of Mom I guess.

Now go answer the hodgepodge and link up with Joyce at From This Side of the Pond.


  1. I was just having that same random thought as I surveyed my messy kitchen. I don't even have kids at home right now. I blew in like a tornado from out of town and had so much to do these past two days I still have piles of mail (talk about unending!) and dirty counters where I baked and then went out yesterday. Today is the day I guess.

  2. I never pass on chain letters and have to fight the urge to curse those who send them to me. Hehe I know what you mean about housecleaning, it's never ending. As I finished dinner last night and beheld all the dishes I couldn't help but throw my hands up and whine, "I just cleaned this kitcen!"

  3. Amen to #8. The sink never seems to be dish-less no matter how many hours I spend washing dishes. Agh.

  4. Mm, apple cider. I would love some right about now..

  5. Those Christmas movies are the best and have been around forever.
    Enjoyed reading your answers and you are blessed. Let me tell you that at 59 years old the housework is something that I actually can't stand. I'm Done!!!

  6. Mmmm I love any cinammony smell too! Oh & I totally agree with you on the whole dang household chore thing!


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