Again this week I am joining in with the Wednesday Hodgepodge with Joyce at From This Side of the Pond. She asks the questions, other bloggers answer, and it's just fun getting to know one another more.
🎄1. What's left to be done on your Christmas to-do list?
Do you really want to know? Quite a bit. Let's see: one batch of cookies (possibly more); 2 kinds of candy; 2 gifts to buy; several kitchen gifts yet to make (hot cocoa mix, bran muffins, little apricot cakes). Still some decorating to finish. A bit of cleaning would be nice, too.
|Some kitchen gifts from 2013|
🎄2. The Hodgepodge lands on the first day of winter this year. What's your favorite thing about winter?
The beauty of freshly fallen snow, or snow that is falling softly. (As long as I don't have to drive in it!) I also love seeing the beautiful winter night sky. The stars are amazing!
Many areas, I'm afraid. I hate driving in winter, or in cities, or for long distances, or tight parking spaces. Have you sensed that I dislike driving?
The word I picked for 2016 was faithfulness. In choosing it I was thinking of the need for me to be faithful in all that God has given me to do. I was also thinking of God's faithfulness to me and how He would continue to be faithful through every trial and test. Both aspects of the word held true. There were many challenges and difficulties that could have caused me to disregard the need for faithfulness in my God-given tasks. And through every one, I saw God's great faithfulness to me and to His people.
I enjoy fried shrimp. Our local seafood restaurant has a fried shrimp special that is wonderful. I enjoy shrimp in other ways as well. Probably my favorite might be just cold cooked shrimp served with cocktail sauce. I don't have shrimp on any of my menus for the holidays.
🎄6. What sound lulls you to sleep?
Rain on the roof.
Challenging. (Since I can only pick one word.)
I still don't have the Christmas tree completely decorated, so I'll share a picture or two from a previous year. I tried very hard to be much more organized with my planning this year -- and I followed my hubby's advice about not crafting after November 30 -- but life sort of went crazy for awhile there anyway.