Just a quick reminder if you've been playing along with my 12 Days of Christmas Kindness I'll have a link up on Friday. You can link to a post on your own blog sharing what sorts of things you've done, or just your thoughts on kindness in general. The world could certainly use a heaping helping right about now.
Okay, the Hodgepodge...here are my answers~
1. How will you spend 'the night before Christmas'?
It will be just the four of us at home on Christmas Eve this year. We plan to grill steaks and make a fancy salad and side followed by copious amounts of Christmas cookies for dessert. A little nontraditional for us, but there will be plenty of traditional eats at my brother's house on Christmas Day.
We'll attend church and come home afterwards to open one gift which is always sleepwear. We'll snuggle up on the couch and hubs will read 'Twas the Night Before Christmas which is a tradition from his childhood. We'll turn off the lights and sit by the tree and feel grateful for family and a baby 'born this day'.
2. What is something you are not?
musically gifted, much to my dismay
3. Fudge-are you a fan? Your favorite flavor?
I like fudge, but only in teeny tiny bite sized pieces. One small piece is enough and rocky road is my favorite. My daughter2 would probably rate fudge as one of her favorite foods.
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 don't think I've been to any craft fairs this month.
Is anyone else still trying to figure out where November went?
Actually, we did go to the German Christmas Market our little town hosts every year and crafters and vendors were there. I didn't buy anything though, unless you count bratwurst and gluhwein.
I always do a lot of baking and give most of that away to friends, hubs co-workers, and businesses we frequent in our community.
5. What's your favorite type of holiday gathering?
I like big family dinners best, but I also really enjoy smallish dinner parties, say 3-5 couples, in my home or yours. I guess when you get down to it, I pretty much like parties in all shapes and sizes.
6. We're approaching a new year...what's going to be different in 2013?
I haven't thought a lot about resolutions per se, because I'm still working through my 101 in 1001 list. Many items on that list fall under the home-heart-life improvement category so if I can tick a few more off I'll be happy.
I also know I'm going to be more intentional about loving and encouraging the people whose paths cross mine. If there's anything I've taken away from this past year, it's that.
7. Share a favorite scripture, quote, saying, or song lyric relating to peace.
"Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid." John 14:27
8. Insert your own random thought here.
In the words of Tiny Tim...
God bless us everyone!