Wednesday, December 7, 2011

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Wednesday Hodgepodge



1. Will you be hosting any house guests between now and the end of December? Does that thought make you happy or crazy? Do you do anything special for your guests to make them feel at home? How long should a house guest stay?

No house guests, but I think I mentioned last week that my boy is coming home from college. He'll be here sometime Saturday. The thought makes me so happy I'm crazy! I'll be stocking up and cooking his favorites while he's here.

2. Walter Elias Disney was born this week (December 5) back in 1905 ...what's your all time favorite Disney movie? Here's a list in case you're struggling...and yes, you have to pick one.

Don't even have to look at the list. Mary Poppins. No contest.

3. What was the last thing you purchased that you realized was a mistake after the fact?

Another easy question, for once! Some fragrance spray (her favorite) to send in a gift box to GiGi, our exchange student from Germany last year. Went to ship the package yesterday and discovered that you can't mail anything like that, either domestically or internationally, because it's flammable. I've had to open the box and unwrap the gift, and now I'm in the process of getting a different gift and wrapping, packing and shipping it. And I have to take the fragrance spray back, now that I found the receipt. For someone who really tries to be efficient, stuff like this makes me crazy.

4. What percentage of your Christmas shopping is done online?

Fortunately, not the one in #3! I actually don't have much shopping. We've cut way back and have donated much of our Christmas and mostly do stockings and simple gifts. I'd say I do half online, primarily because that's my favorite way to buy books and music now.

5. Amaryllis-snowdrop-poinsettia...your favorite winter blossom?

Poinsettia. But I don't like it after January 1, and I have no patience for trying to keep it alive.

6. What is one thing on your personal Christmas wish list? I think we all want peace on earth so let's make this answer an actual item.

I really can't think of anything right now. Maybe a white gold chain necklace.

7. If you could only use one word today what would it be?

Cold.

Yeah, back in August I never thought I would ever say this again. But today we only hit 40 degrees for about 20 minutes when the sun peeked out around 4:00.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

Today is Pearl Harbor Day. And while I obviously am too young to remember the actual occurrence, it makes me sad that we are so distant from that date and we have lost so many of that generation that probably most people today won't even think about it or remember the significance of the date.



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7 comments:

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

It makes me sad that so many today don't even realize that today is Pearl Harbor Day. I wonder if in another 40+ years, no one will remember 9-11?

Zoanna said...

I feel your excitement for your boy coming home!

Joyce said...

I'm excited about my soon to be home college daughter...she's my baker and I am so looking forward to hanging out in the kitchen with her.

I agree about your random statement...so sad to think that so many have no idea what the date signifies.

Cathy said...

I understand your excitement over your son coming home...my daughter comes home next Thursday night.

ArtyMarti said...

Something good to look forward to. I think of all the change that occurred because of attack on Pearl Harbor. It was a dark moment in history.

Kay Day said...

I don't think I could ever pick my favorite Disney movie!

STILLMAGNOLIA said...

I am with you on the flower issue. I love them at Christmas...not after Jan 1 and don't try to keep them alive. I too am sad about today. My father was on a ship headed to Pearl when it was bombed.