Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Wednesday Hodgepodge--That Christmas Feeling

 Hodgepodge time again.  Answer the questions and link up with Joyce.

1. What does it mean to have the 'holiday spirit'?  There are all sorts of ways this one could go.  For our family it's pretty much what Turbo said last night while watching A Charlie Brown Christmas--The Christmas feeling is giving and getting and spending time with family.  Pretty good for a seven year old to remember the giving too.

2. What sits atop your tree (s)? Why?  We have a foil covered star that Turbo and Nick made a few years ago.  Nick was tired of the angel on the tree so he and Turbo spent an afternoon making a star.  I went and got them stick on sparkles and there you have it.

3. When was the last time you gave yourself a pat on the back?  I do this every morning on the way to work when I get the dishes done, kids fed, husband up, my self up and ready for work and sometimes the crockpot going or any number of other chores that seem to get done better in the morning than at night.

4. Which of your senses is most sensitive this time of year?  My sense of smell.  Christmas smells are wonderful and I think about the wax figures my mom brought out every year that smelled so wonderful.  A also love burning candles with the scents of apple, cinnamon, and other Christmas smells.

5. What do you have too much of in your kitchen?  Counter clutter.  But putting away lots of it in the cupboards doesn't work real well because Bruiser can get into those cupboards and pulls stuff out all the time.

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? We usually have Christmas Eve with Nick's folks, ham, the fixin's and everything and open presents.  Christmas morning we do breakfast/brunch with Nick's folks and my mom at our house.  Then we get to be lazy bums for the rest of the day and let Turbo and Bruiser play with their new toys and stuff.

7. What is the best thing about winter?  I love the snow.  I like getting out in it and cross country skiing, or really just walking in a deep snow is sort of relaxing for me.  I also love snuggling up at home and watching it snow--makes me feel all safe and cozy.

8. Insert your own random thought here.  Nothing makes time go slower than waiting for a vacationTurbo was sure today was Thursday and tomorrow was Friday.  He was a bit disappointed that today was only Wednesday.  I would have been only too happy for today to be Thursday--one closer day to my vacation too.


  1. I'd love to have our families close enough to have both to our house in the same year. It has never happened. We alternate and that works, since we're all so spread out you have to really make the effort and deal with the travel hassles if you want to see family. And we do.

    Happy Christmas!

  2. My boys are convinced that Christmas vacation should have already begun. Getting them to do any schoolwork is nearly impossible! Wish my vacation was already starting too!

    Merry Christmas!

  3. You deserve that pat on the back for sure! We wait for vacation to come and then in a blink of an eye it's over. Bummer! Hope your vacation lingers on and on.

  4. Today being Thursday would have worked for my also. Who can we talk to about shortening the week?

  5. Wow you get all that done before work?! I bow to you!


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