Wednesday, December 9, 2015

HodgePodge Wednesday

1. Many families have a story they love to tell every year around a holiday. Does your family have one? Are you the star of that story, or does another family member take center stage. Share your story if you want.

The story is always told around the table at our local church. 
The children's play was always the highlight of Christmas when my children were young.  My daughter was five and my son was three.  She was an angel and he was a shepherd boy.  
Another little angel, who was my daughter's age was about the recite the verses.  She pulled the microphone close to her mouth.  It made a squeak and everyone laughed.  She put her hands on her hips and said, 

"Don't laugh at me."

To which, the crowd roared and the little girls on stage snickered.

Again she said, with hands on hips, 

"I SAAAAID, Don't laugh at me."

By then we were all cracking up. (Even her mom who was the director.)
This time she added, 

"I told you to stop laughing and I mean NOW!"

When all was quiet, she continued on with her recitation.
The girls continued to cover their mouths to keep the giggles hushed
and my little shepherd boy jumped off the stage and ran to sit with his grandaddy.

2. Are you afraid to speak your own opinion? 

No mam, but I have learned when it's necessary to remain quiet.
My children are on opposing sides so we don't talk politics or religion.

3. Pantone has announced the color of the year for 2016, and for the first time have chosen two shades-rose quartz and serenity. Hmmm...did you know serenity was a color? You can read the thought behind their selection here, but essentially it's blending the warmth of rose quartz with the tranquility of a very soft shade of blue. So what do you think? Are these colors I'd find in your home or wardrobe? Will you add something in these shades to either place in the new year?

Yikes!  This makes me think of the country blue and mauve pink of the 90's. 
No, don't believe I can handle that again.  As much as I like pink and blue 
and use them in my home, I use more gray blues and blush/peach pink
in one bedroom. But my basic color is white, all shades of neutrals.
I prefer to see those colors in God's creation.  Love a sky with those colors.

4. If you could be in a Christmas carol, which one would you choose? Why?

 Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire, Merry Christmas to You.
I loved the Carpenter's Christmas.  When my husband and I married, 
I bought the "record" and wore it out.  We always cuddled to the tune
and I felt loved and safe. It is now a classic.

5. December 9th is National Pastry Day. Will you celebrate? When did you last purchase something from a bakery? What's your favorite treat that falls under the heading of pastry? Do you make it yourself or buy from the professionals? 

I like the cheese danish from Starbucks.  No, I don't bake although I hope to bake
my mama's pound cake recipe this year.  I can still smell and taste it. 

6. When it comes to holiday decorating... 

I've always changed it up every year.  However, now that the grands have 
come along, I'm gonna stay with the same tree and Santas so they will have 
memories that will last forever. 

7. When did you last laugh so much it hurt? Explain. 

Saturday night.  We were babysitting the kids and for the first 
time in forever, my husband was like his silly self.
He took off his Grinch costume for a bit of fun. 
He's really funny.  He was making up jibberish tunes and the kids 
were trying to mimic him.

8. Insert your own random thought here. 
My heart has been heavy this week for my daughter. 
Her sight is failing rapidly it seems. 
Last week something happened that made me realize 
just how the disease is progressing.

Please join me in praying for her.  

In spite of uncertain times, I have hope. 
God is in control and He is still good.
"He has delivered us from deadly perils, and He will deliver us. On this I have set my hope that He will continue to deliver us."


  1. That is a precious story from the Christmas play. Best wishes with your pound cake. I remember a lady from our church that always baked a pound cake and brought it to us when there was a death and/or sickness in the family. It was so good.
    I continue to pray for you and your daughter.

  2. Bonnie, That story is precious. We have to keep these cute kid memories in our minds and hearts. Nothing better. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

  3. Evening Bonnie, love to hear the story, so sweet..Love pound cake, yummy.Blessings Francine.

  4. I love this post! Throughout the day (and sometimes at night) God has been bringing to my mind a lot of people with needs....I've prayed for you and your daughter and will continue! hugs to you, my friend!

  5. It's fun to read people's random answers on these posts! Praying for your daughter!! Bless you, Cindy

  6. What a fun post. And the story ~~oh how cute. I did't know today was National Pastry Day...and what do you know, I hosted a Tea Party with pastries today....go figure. Hugs

  7. I am keeping your daughter in prayer...I had no idea it had progressed, Bonnie. I loved your answers. Many Blessings sweet friend.

  8. Bonnie, as a mama, I can only imagine what you are going through with your daughter's illness. I will be praying for all of you.

  9. Praying for your daughter and your family. I've always loved Karen Carpenter's voice, a shame she was gone way too soon. Love that your husband dressed as the grinch, all about family, love and laughter and cherishing every day :-)

    Many Blessings,

  10. A good mixture of different things! I do hope that you get some news for your dear daughter soon. xx

  11. Kids do say the darndest things don't they? :) I'm never afraid to speak my mind or share an opinion but I try my best to do it in a calm and even tone. I don't like arguments, yelling or screaming! I LOVE to bake! It's really like therapy for me. I tend to work things out in my mind while doing so. It's been a very difficult week missing Abby...lots of tears. Perhaps I should get in the kitchen? I'm in one of those states of paralysis...getting nothing done.

    I will hold your daughter in too. God can work miracles that Drs can't. Sending you strength, peace and love my friend!



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