Welcome to the Wednesday Hodgepodge! Add your link at the end of my post, then go say hi to your neighbors. Remember...no Hodgepodge next week (12/25) but do come back to ring in the new year the week after (1/1/14).
In the words of Tiny Tim, "God bless us everyone!"
2. What's a recent fad you admit to trying?
Surely the obsession with all things kale is just a fad.
I love most veggies, but kale chips? Blech!
3. Peppermint-are you a fan? If so, what's your favorite food or beverage containing peppermint?
It's funny how our tastes change. I never used to be a fan, but all of a sudden I love it. Not so much on its own, but combined with something chocolate it's my new favorite thing. I make a peppermint chocolate chip cookie that is delish. I also like to stir my cocoa with a candy cane for a great chocolate peppermint combo.
4. Break the ice, on thin ice, as cold as ice (emotionally, not literally) which phrase have you run into most recently? Explain.
Nothing comes immediately to mind, so I'll say break the ice. I'm on the board of a local women's club, and meet new people all the time.
5. Have you ever broken or spilled something in someone else's home? Still friends?
When my girls were little we went to a friend's house for a morning play date. The mom and I were enjoying a lovely cup of tea in her cozy kitchen and our daughters were happily playing upstairs. After we'd been there a while Daughter1 and her friend came into the kitchen wearing bright pink lipstick, artfully applied on and around their lips, which sent my heart racing and my feet running to see what Daughter2 was into.
That would also be lipstick.
It was all over her AND all over their just cleaned carpet. Did you know lipstick is oily, especially the cheap kid kind? Somehow it all came out of the rug, and we're still friends who can laugh about this twenty years later. In her defense, Daughter2 was only about 2 years old, so her mother should have known better than to take her eyes off her. Also, she's Daughter2 so her mother should have known better than to take her eyes off her. Hi Daughter2!
6. 'Tis the week before Christmas...are you feeling more like Buddy the Elf or the Grinch before his heart grew?
No Grinch in me, but I haven't reached full on Buddy mode either.
7. Share a favorite quote relating to Christmas.
These words from the beautiful carol Oh Holy Night, composed by Adolphe-Charles Adam-
"...Long lay the world, in sin and error pining
Till he appeared and the soul felt it's worth...."
8. Insert your own random thought here.
In keeping with my plan to share the happy in my random space this December, I'm linking to an absolutely precious rendition of The Christmas Story. Click here to watch. Seriously one of the most adorable things I've seen, and guaranteed to make you smile!
Wishing you peace and joy this Christmas season!