Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Wednesday Hodgepodge

Today's Wednesday Hodgepodge, hosted by Joyce From this Side of the Pond, is the last one for 2010. Joyce is traveling next week, so she's taking a break until January 5.

1. Share your Christmas Eve traditions.

My family didn't really have Christmas Eve traditions, but my man's family always has tamales on Christmas Eve. When we still exchanged gifts, those were also opened on Christmas Eve. My man said they got Santa gifts on Christmas morning but everything else was always opened on Christmas Eve.

2. What was the best book you read in 2010? (we're not going to include The Bible here)

When I was a kid and a bookworm, my mom was always asking me what my favorite book was. I asked her why I had to have a favorite?! I like a lot of books. I couldn't choose a favorite if I tried!

3. Do you have pets and if so do you allow them on the furniture?

No pets. Never have, (hopefully) never will.

4. What event from 2010 are you most thankful for?

Just 3 days ago, when our exchange student daughter, GG, accepted Christ!

5. What did you do in 2010 that you'd never done before.

Host an exchange student. And turned this age.

6. Brussel sprouts...friend or foe?


7. Who would you nominate for man/woman of the year?

Billy Graham. I was once again touched and inspired by his recent interview with Greta Van Susteren on Fox

8. Insert your own random thought here.

This is another one of my favorite choir songs to sing at Christmas. This is a song that you cannot sing without smiling! Such wonderful lyrics on the chorus:

And the heavens exploded with music everywhere
And the angels spilled over heaven's edge and filled the air. . .


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A Stone Gatherer said...

I too was touched by that interview! He most definitely spoke of the good news of great joy!!!

Madeleine said...

Interesting answers.
I love sprouts.

Cathy said...

I'm with you on the brussel sprouts, but no pets...nope I couldn't handle that. Love the living Christmas tree. Awesome!

Mary said...

I didn't realize you had an exchange student living with you! We have one living with us...he just moved in last week. He's been in the States since Sept., but wasn't in a great situation.

sara said...

Your exchange student accepting Christ is so wonderful!! I love that you opened your house and heart to her!

Merry Christmas Linda!!

Kim said...

No pets, Linda!!? We've always had a dog! And once a cat. But I don't know what I'd do without a dog about!


Christy--Southern Sassy Girl said...

What great news about your exchange student!! That'd make my year, too! :o)

And from one book lover to way in the world we could ever pick just one book!

SusanD said...

Sometimes I miss having a dog. Most of the time, I do not. I like the freedom of being to just go. I missed the Billy Graham interview. I'm def going to listen to it at home this evening. Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas! Blessings, SusanD

Michelle said...

How exciting to host an exchange student and better yet they were saved.
What a wonderful Christmas present.

Merry Christmas!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

#4 is awesome, what a great blessing. Beautiful video.
Merry Christmas!

LynnMarie said...

WOW a new babe in Christ! What wonderful news! I have had a pet for many years, my life is richer because of them. But they are a lot of work and I appreciate those who understnad that and choose not to have them.

Apron Senorita said...

To my fellow Texas Blogging Gal, I hope your Christmas is filled with joy, peace, and love.

Merry Christmas!
Apron Senorita

Tami said...

Merry Christmas Linda! I hope you have a wonderful time with your family.

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh! How wonderful that your exchange student accepted Jesus!!! God placed her in the right home!!! What an amazing miracle for Christmas!!!

quilly said...

Billy Graham should be man of the century! He truly is a good and faithful servant.

Joyce said...

I too was touched by Billy Grahams interview...he is a man of true integrity.

Have a happy Christmas!