December 19, 2012
It Came Upon a Wednesday Hodgepodge!
1. How will you spend 'the night before Christmas'?
I will be snug as a bug in a rug in my old bed at mom and dad's after spending the day in airports and airplanes. (Hoping and hoping that the weather is good and there are no problems with any of my flights!)
2. What is one thing you are not?
A morning person! No matter what time I go to bed the night before, I still don't want to get up in the morning. I'm not really grumpy in the mornings though. (Usually anyway, but I can't guarantee a bright smile first thing.) It's actually the running joke at work not to speak to me until at least 10am, since I may not be very aware before then. I have heard a rumor that you can make yourself a morning person, but who'd want to do that? :D It might actually be possible, but so far my willpower hasn't determined to make it happen for me.
3. Fudge-are you a fan? Your favorite flavor?
Kinda a fan, I guess? I'll eat it once in a great while, but not too often. If I do eat it, I want just plain chocolate.
4. Did you attend any craft/vendor fairs in the month of December? Do you prefer homemade goodies or the more professional stalls? Are you giving any homemade gifts this year?
I did not attend any craft fairs in December, but I prefer the homemade goodies. No, I'm not giving any homemade gifts this year. Unless you count the cookies I took to work Monday to give to my co-workers. (See recipe here.)
5. What's your favorite type of holiday gathering?
Very low key. Not a large crowd, just a few friends or family. A time to relax and just enjoy being with the people there. Very casual and simple, and we can graze at the food table anytime. :)
6. We're approaching a new year...what's going to be different in 2013?
Haven't really thought about any resolutions or anything yet. But I suppose one thing would be to set a better schedule for my quiet time with God and stick to it more regularly. Another is to call my mother more often and dad too. I know they enjoy my phone calls, but with a time difference and life in general, I don't call as often as I want. I'd like to do better at that.
7. Share a favorite scripture, quote, saying, or song lyric relating to peace.
"And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things." Philippians 4:7-8
8. Insert your own random thought here.
So last night was supposed to be a relaxing evening, but it turned into several hours spent on the phone with my family. All of a sudden it occurred to my father that we had not planned our meals for when we're all together next week. (This is a bigger deal for us because I live out of state and so does one of my brothers. And mom is unable to help much anymore.) Dad talked to one brother and got him worried too, so said brother emailed me and asked what I was thinking. Long story short, I figured out something pretty quickly. The men in my family don't cook much, so planning a meal for 16 people looks really, really huge to them!
I had thought about it recently, but wasn't worried. I remember basically what we did last year, and we'll probably do something similar. No problem at all. I spoke to my sister-in-law and she agreed with me. That's when I decided that the real problem was dad and my brothers. I believe I now have them reassured that it will all work out, but it just made me laugh! The men in my family are so clueless when it comes to cooking and meal planning. Is it that way in your family too, or are they a whiz in the kitchen?