Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Have a Merry Hodgepodge!

1. How will you spend 'the night before Christmas'?

We'll go to the late afternoon Christmas Eve service and then we will eat Mexican food, as we always do.

2. What is one thing you are not?


3. Fudge-are you a fan? Your favorite flavor?

Yes, in small amounts, but it has to be chocolate and it has to have nuts. My favorite is the Foolproof Fudge I make with chocolate chips, Eagle Brand Condensed Milk, vanilla, and pecans. Quick, easy, and incredibly delicious!

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?

No, I'm not a big craft fair person. I do generally give peanut brittle to several people. I'm not sure they would be friends with me if I didn't. LOL

5. What's your favorite type of holiday gathering?

A casual party at someone's house with food and friends!

6. We're approaching a new year...what's going to be different in 2013?

My girl will graduate from high school and go to college, and we will have an empty nest next fall.

7. Share a favorite scripture, quote, saying, or song lyric relating to peace.

It's a bit of a toss-up between these two:

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. (John 14:27)

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:6-7)

8. Insert your own random thought here.

I forgot to tell you last week that I made it to the FINALS in our staff dart tournament a couple of weeks ago! I played our children's minister, and it was the first time the final round was between two women. It was an extremely close game, and we were actually tied as we neared zero, but she prevailed. We had such fun! I was just shocked that I made it that far.

Have a blessed Christmas!


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Kara said...

Goodness I feel quite privileged to talk with a dart finalist! :D An empty nest will certainly be a change. But I hope a good one. :)

Jill said...

I use the foolproof recipe for fudge too, but not with nuts 'cause my dil is allergic. I know an empty nest will be a big change.

Merry Christmas!

tammy doane said...

Hub and I have been empty-nesters for four years, but now they have returned home for a while. Now this took some getting use to again.
Merry Christmas!

retired not tired said...

your life will definitely be different as an Empty Nester. Your next goal will have to be retirement. Have a very Merry Christmas!

bp said...

I appreciate both of the verses you shared for 7. I thought of the one from John when I read the question.

I could have put the same answer to #2.

Merry Christmas,

Bobbi said...

I love your random...hilarious! Brava!!

Cathy said...

Both of those are great verses. Congrats on almost winning the darts tournament. I haven't played darts since probably high school age.

Joyce said...

Congrats on your dart game! I haven't played in years. Merry Christmas!