Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. Share a favorite moment from your Christmas holiday celebration.

We really enjoyed our Christmas this year. In fact I think it was the best ever. It was simple, but sweet. One of my favorite moments was when Buddy and I shared a cup of hot chocolate, the first I've had since probably last Christmas, and the first he has had in his life. We both enjoyed it a lot.
2. What would you say has been the biggest news event during your life so far?

All I can think of is 9/11.
3. The Pantone Color of the Year for 2015 is Marsala. What say you-like or no like? Would I find this color anywhere in your home or wardrobe? Will you add something in this shade to either?

I actually really like that color, but don't think I have anything in that particular shade anywhere in our house. I'm doubtful that it will be added during this next year.
4. Would you rather meet your ancestors or your great grandchildren? Explain why.

My great grandchildren. To me life looks extremely short, and as much as I'm looking forward to what is coming after it is over, I would like to be able to meet my great grand children before I go.
5. Share one life lesson learned in 2014?

Trusting God and believing that all things work together for good. Okay, I knew that already, but it was proven again and again during 2014. Where God took what looked like a bad thing and turned it into something good.

6. What was your best or favorite purchase made in 2014?

We hardly made any purchases this year other than food. I didn't even get any new clothes. I did get a pretty notebook for myself when the back to school sales were going. Does that count?

7. What is one thing you're looking forward to in the new year?

We have nothing special planned for 2015. Mostly I just look forward to enjoying every day with our family.
8.  Insert your own random thought here.

One of Buddy's favorite things to play with is his box of wooden blocks.



  1. Love your answer to question #5-it speaks right to my heart.

  2. I also love your answer to #5. And such a sweet picture of your little guy. Happy new year!

  3. My grandchildren play with those blocks as well. Happy New Year!

  4. Goodness, Buddy is getting so big! I love that the block tower is as big as he is!

    Wishing you blessings and joy in 2015!

  5. Love your answers, especially #5 as everyone else has said. Happy New Year

  6. I like your picture and comment about Bobby and his blocks. My husband enjoys working with wood and one of the kids favorite activities in the garage is to play with or make some thing from the sawdust and small block ends of various sizes.

    1. Buddy looks as if he can play a mean game of Jenga!

      I am old enough to remember JFK, but I agree - 9/11 was a real watershed for the entire world.

      When I was Buddy's age my dad used to give me a short piece of wood, a handful of nails, and a hammer, and I was just as happy as a clam for the better part of an hour. I would also take small corner brackets and corrugated fasteners (which I called zigzag nails) and make houses, with sawdust hills, etc.

  7. So glad you had a sweet simple Christmas :) My little ones love the Jenga blocks, too. We had the same life lesson fkr 2014 I think. We thought my husband was losing his job and everything looked dim, but at the last minute he was moved to a different, better department at his workplace and we have been so blessed by that. I am often comforted that there's always so much more going on behind the scenes with God than our little eyes could ever see :) God bless your new year ahead!

  8. Hello. I found you through Are They All Yours!!?!.
    I like your Wednesday Hodge Podge questions! How can I play? Do you expect others to answer the questions? In the comments? on their own blogs? Please tell me how it works.

    1. If you click on the little Hodgepodge button on the top of the post it will take you over on another blog where each week she will have a new set of questions for you to answer on your own blog. The weekly hodgepodgers are always happy to have someone new join the fun. :)

    2. Thank you for telling me how it works! It sounds fun! :)

  9. Love that picture of your little one. Thats quite a tower he built. Blessings

  10. Finally! I'm here! I started at the beginning and have finally made it to the final post! Yay!
    Favorite post from 2014 - The photographs of Fall Beauty... gorgeous... the kind of scenes I love to paint.
    Things I wonder from 2014 - I hope you were able to get your special quilt cleaned. I hope someday you come across that special childhood puzzle... I bet there's one on a flea market shelf somewhere!
    Happy New Year.


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