Wednesday, January 9, 2013

A Wintry Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. What is ONE thing or area in your home or life you hope to report is completely organized when 2013 draws to a close? Do you have a plan to make it happen?

We've been doing a lot of cleaning out and throwing out so I guess I'm already on the way to getting a lot of things around here organized. Maybe my books, and I'm already kinda working on that.

2. What's the worst uniform you've ever had to wear for a job?

I've only had one job with a uniform and that was nursing. While I loved my uniform, I'm glad the days of white uniforms are gone; scrubs seem a lot more practical!

3. What was your last kitchen 'mishap'? This question comes to you courtesy of Betty who blogs over at A Glimpse Into Midlife...everyone go say hi to Betty!

I burned my finger on the oven element last night. I was trying to get the lasagna out and scoot the bread over.

4. How do you protect yourself from other people's negativity?

It depends on who it is. With some, I limit my time around them. With others, I just focus on something else after I've been in their presence. And I try to pray for them and ask God to shower them with grace.

5. Who in your family do you most resemble (physically)? If you have children, who do people say they favor? Do you agree?

One of my sisters and I look a lot alike. My kids are very much a blend of both of us, but it's amazing how much my girl's eighth grade school picture looks like mine!

6. January 8th is National Bubble Bath Day...will you be celebrating?

Now I know why a friend said on FB that she was going to take a bubble bath last night! LOL I'm not a bubble bath kind of gal.

7. Some of the 'world's best winter festivals' are - Mardi Gras (New Orleans), Quebec Winter Festival (Canada), Sundance Film Festival (Park City, Utah), Rio Carnivale (Brazil), Sapporo Snow Festival (Japan), Venice Carnival (Italy) and the Harbin Ice Festival (Northern China). Of those listed (and if cost were not a factor) which would you most like to attend and why?

Quebec Winter Festival - because I've always wanted to go to Canada and I think it would be beautiful. The others don't interest me, either because of the location or the type of festival.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

January's stillness always amazes and delights me. December is so busy, and then in January, all of a sudden you have time to do all the things that no longer need to be done!


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Canada is amazing. I hope you get to go soon. You need to be sure to see Toronto and Prince Edward Island as well. Loved your random comment and so true.

Jill said...

January is slower, but it seems every day a future project comes up or gets put on the calendar.

Yikes on your burned finger. Hope it heals soon; I know those are really painful!

retired not tired said...

Would love to have you come to Canada! Would show you around Toronto.

Hutt-Write Voice said...

Don't miss Manitoba when you come - the heart of Canada!

Nel said...

Enjoyed your comments. I like you love the stillness of January. Though it seems this year I am looking for something to do, I guess December was so busy I forgot how to be still! The creative juices have been flowing and making several plans for projects.
until next time... nel

bp said...

Yes I have noticed the stillness of January too.
Lasagna sounds good, I think I've only made that once.
Have you read other books by Susan May Warren? I posted a review for You Don't Know me yesterday. I look forward to reading more from her.


Joyce said...

I've been to a tiny bit of Canada-PEI and Newfoundland....I loved it. Quebec is on my list, but maybe not in February : )

Mary said...

You're so right about January! I've never thought about it, but you have a point!

Cathy said...

I agree. I'm loving January.

Nani said...

My brother and I look a lot alike, but we take after our grandparents more than our parents looks-wise. So, like you and your sister, there is great sibling resemblance! My bro's girls look a lot like their dad, which is why went we had auntie-nieces days when they were kids, people thought I was the mom!