Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. Share one favorite moment/memory from your Christmas holiday.

One of my favorite moments was when the girls invited me up to their room to be part of their sister's Christmas. It was so sweet. A memory I'll treasure for always.
2. What was the best thing you ate over the holidays? Was it homemade or store bought? If it was homemade did you make it?

Christmas breakfast. The girls and I spent over an hour preparing it. And it took less than fifteen minutes for everyone to have eaten their fill. We enjoyed the leftovers from it the rest of the day.
3. What was one of the most beautiful things you saw over the holidays?

My family.

I do love seeing Christmas lights and decorations, but without snow they're not quite as pretty. Whereas my family ... they're always the most beautiful thing to me.

4. What does fresh start mean to you?

Letting go of the past, focusing on the future. I do like the feeling of having a brand new year ahead of you, but fresh starts don't have to wait until then. It can be broken down to a new month, a new week, a new day, a new hour. Really there is no time like the present.

5. On a scale of 1-10 (with 10 being very positive and 1 being not so great) how would you rate 2016 in terms of personal achievement and well being? Explain. 

Some where around a seven maybe? I'm pleased with some of the things I have achieved, but wish I had been able to do some others that I dropped the ball on.

6. Every January 1st since 1976 Lake Superior University has published a list of words they'd like to see banished from the Queen's English. Words may be banished due to misuse, overuse, or just general uselessness. Go here to read more about how the words were chosen or, if you're like me, to find out what in the world the word or phrase even means or the context in which it's used. There were quite a few on this year's list I'd never heard before.

Here's the 2017 list of banished words-

You, Sir-focus-Bete Noire-Town Hall Meeting-Post Truth-guesstimate-831-historic-manicured-echo chamber-on fleek-bigly-ghost-Dadbod-listicle-get your dander up-selfie drone-frankenfruit-disruption

Which word on the list would you most like to see banished in 2017? What word or phrase would you add to the list?

Listicle ..... eww ..... it sounds so gross. This is the first time I've heard it and I'm fine if I never have to hear it again. A lot of the words and phrases I was unaware even existed.

A word or phrase I would like to add to the list, is "I can't." 
7. Large or small, light or deep, share with us one goal you have for the new year. 

A goal I have for 2017 is to teach Steven to read. He really wants to learn, so I'm jumping in today to start that adventure.

There's always the usual goals ... lose some weight ..... blah, blah, blah.

We do like making a list of fun goals every year. Lists of craft projects we want to do, recipes we want to try, and other more fun related things.
8. Insert your own random thought here.

We've decided our cats must be spies, the way they spend so much time simply staring at us.


  1. Your Christmas memory sounds so sweet. Have fun with your new reader in this new year!

  2. Hope the reading lessons go well!
    I often wonder what our cats are thinking.

  3. The difference between cats and dogs - when a dog sees you do something stupid, they laugh. When a cat sees the same thing, you have the impression they are taking notes.

    I haven't heard those words or phrases used (I must not travel in the right circles) but it drives me wild to hear "ing" added to perfectly good word. "Growing the company" for instance. And using "go" instead of "said" and the ever-popular "like".


  4. Cats as spies...I can see that! They watch you all snooty and judge-y. Dogs, they just look at you with adoration, glad to be sharing space with you and they love you no matter what.

  5. Sister's Christmas sounds like a beautiful thing!

  6. I would love to hear about the homemade Christmas gifts! Your family is always creative :)

  7. Family is truly the best part of Christmas.

  8. Best wishes with Steven and the reading adventure. :)

    "I can't" would be a great phrase to add to the list. One phrase that I have always liked is, "Can't never could". We have to have a "can" attitude, no matter what, though it is sometimes very hard to do.

    I agree with you about family being the most beautiful. :)

    Have a blessed day!

  9. Your memory is lovely. How sweet that your girls invited you up to their room to share in their sisters' Christmas. A memory to treasure, for sure!


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