Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Auld Lang Hodgepodge

There's nothing like Christmas break and traveling to get my days all out of whack and make me forget to post the Hodgepodge! Here it is, a few hours late!

1. Share something you loved about your Christmas Day.

The church service at my MIL's church. I love the pastor and his message, as always, was really good. And after he spoke, a man sang O Holy Night like I've never heard it before, and I've heard some great renditions, such as David Phelps and others. This man sang all three verses (something I rarely hear anymore and that was a treat!) , and I hesitate to say he sang them. He interpreted them. Yet there was nothing showy about anything he did in his pauses or his hand gestures as he sang. As the pastor got up to close the service he said, "We have been to church!"

2. You get to put five items in a time capsule to be opened in 100 years, what items would you choose and why?

I don't think time capsules are going to be quite as necessary because of the digital history we already have. Knowing how quickly technology changes, I would probably put in 1) a newspaper, both for the news it contains and the format, 2) a Bible - hopefully, that won't be too much of an unfamiliar item, but I would want it to represent my life today, 3) a telephone - we even still have one with a cord, which will provide lots of puzzled amazement a century from now, 4) a Scrabble game, to show that people did play games face to face across a table and not just online, and 5) a pastry blender, because I still make pie crusts from scratch; they'll probably have no idea what that is! LOL

3. What do you like on a cracker?

Cream cheese with raspberry chipotle sauce.

4. Do you make resolutions at the start of a new year? How'd that work out for you this past year?


5. What's a song or song lyric you'll associate with 2011?

Laura Story's Blessings. I love that song and it's message, and I loved getting to interview her!

6. How will you ring in the new year?

Warm and snug in my bed.

7. What is something you look forward to in 2012?

Knowing that God is already there!

8. Insert your own random thought here.

Last week my girl had allergy testing and tomorrow she starts allergy shots. She is less than thrilled, although she is hopeful that the result will be less congestion and fewer issues with her voice. I just keep thinking, "as if she weren't busy enough, now we add weekly trips to the doctor for this!"


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ArtyMarti said...

The allergy shots helped my grandson a lot, hoping your daughter will have good results also. It is a comforting thought to know that God has already prepared 2012 for us. Blessings.

Kathy ... better known as Nana said...

Praying that the allergy shots help your daughter. What a blessing that church service at your MIL's church must have been. Wishing you a blessed 2012.

Brenda said...

Oh, I love #7 Knowing that God is already there! That is so comforting isn't it?!

Cathy said...

I love that Blessings song. I forgot about that one.

Happy New Year

Joyce said...

Loved your answer to #7...isn't that the truth? : )

Happy New Year to you and your family. Hope the allergy treatment works for your daughter!

Lisa writes... said...

Love that Laura Story song! What a great reminder to trust in the sovereignty and goodness of our gracious, all powerful God!

Anonymous said...

What a lovely song!! I don't know if I've really sat down and listened to it like I just did. Thank you for sharing it, and thank you for all of your wonderful posts. You are so genuine in your writing, and your solid faith comes through loud and clear. Blessings to you in 2012.