First, a bit of business...I will always post the Hodgepodge questions on my blog sometime on Tuesdays for you to answer and post on your blog sometime on Wednesday. Occasionally I might want to blog about something non-Hodgepodge related on Tuesdays and if I do then I might put the questions in their own post like I did last week. Or, as I'm doing today, I'll ramble on a bit and add them at the bottom. But Tuesday is the day for the questions to be posted, one way or another.
So, Merry Christmas! What sort of Christmasy goodness have you been up to? This weekend we hit the tile store as we have plans to re-do our master bath shower and maybe the floor too. I know what you're thinking...you're thinking, 'Why Joyce, that's fantastic! How great it must feel to have all your baking, shopping, and wrapping done two full weeks before Christmas."
And I agree that would indeed be great.
Too bad it isn't true.
Here's the thing... I have been married for 26 1/2 years and I know that when hubs is set on getting a project completed it is always full speed ahead. That's how he rolls and its usually best if I just roll right along with it. So I did. After we finished at the tile shop and the shower shop we decided to go see a movie because really, what else would we do 13 days before Christmas? As we drove past the mall my hubs actually said these words-out loud-'So, do we need to do any shopping?' HA! Really, there are just no words y'all.
We saw The Tourist and we both liked it in spite of the crummy reviews we'd read beforehand. I am not a huge Angelina Jolie fan but she looks positively stunning in this film. When the movie ended we decided we will need a trip to Venice pronto and I will also be needing that wardrobe made in Paris to go with.
I saw her in person once...it was in a tiny little market in our village in the UK. She lived nearby for a while and apparently shopped there frequently. I was having tea with a friend at a table outside and my friend casually said, "Oh look, there's Angelina Jolie and her baby." I turned just in time to see her strolling into the market with baby #1 on her hip.
Now, somebody please explain how I got on that topic?
Here are the questions for this week's Hodgepodge....some are Christmas related and some are not because really, how many Christmas memes can one blogger answer? See you tomorrow with the link...
1. What does it mean to have the 'holiday spirit'?
2. What sits atop your tree (s)? Why?
3. When was the last time you gave yourself a pat on the back?
4. Which of your senses is most sensitive this time of year?
5. What do you have too much of in your kitchen?
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?
7. What is the best thing about winter?
8. Insert your own random thought here.