Tuesday, December 2, 2014


1. What is something in your life right now that feels a little 'hodgepodge'?

I honestly think I have an orderly existence at the moment. There is not a lot of jumble going on. I have all of my yarn ready for my Christmas knitting projects as well as several baby outfits ready. I have started my Christmas baking and even got out some of my linens for the table.

2. What does 'peace on earth, goodwill to men' mean to you?

I actually wish we had more “peace on earth” and a lot more tolerance of other people. We all basically worship the same God even if we do it in different ways. Muslims, Jews and Christians were all started at the same time.

3. Which edible treat you are most looking forward to sampling this December?

I love shortbread and have actually made my first batch. I also love sugar cookies and my MIL’s chocolate chip cookies.

4. It's that most wonderful time of the year...do you agree, and if so why is it so wonderful?  If not, what would you say is the most wonderful time of the year?

I agree. I love the music, the movies and the visiting with family and friends,

5. What was the last word you looked up in a dictionary (actual or online) and why?

hodgepodge – because I was going to deconstruct it for my answer to #1 and then changed my mind.

6. Besides a Christmas tree, what is your favorite thing to decorate this time of year?

I decorate the house including the bathroom while DH decorates the outside of the house. We are scaling back this year since we will be going to my son’s house.

7. Share one thing you've learned (about yourself, people, or anything at all) in the Wednesday Hodgepodge, or through blogging in general.

I love meeting people in the blogging world and since I have started my Memory Monday I am learning a lot about their memories. Everyone is welcome to join:

Retired Not Tired Memory Monday

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

Last weekend was our theatre weekend away with our friends N & M. We have been going to the shows for 10 years now. For the first time we had our grandchildren come to the Christmas show which was “Snow White”. We had a fabulous time and the children sat through the whole thing. Unfortunately because we are cruising next year we will not be able to follow up.

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Congratulations Joyce on your 200th Hodge Podge even though I have only be participating since 2012!


  1. A theater weekend sounds wonderful! And I do enjoy shortbread also! I make some but like Walker. :-)

  2. I could see theater productions weekly, if I could! "Wicked" is coming in Feb. and I'm dying to see it!

  3. I'd love to see that in theatre! I like the Disney movie theatre the best! Also Annie and Grease! I wish they had something at Broadway i liked better than MoTown the musical, it was cool going to a show of course but its better when you enjoy it! Anyhow those cookies sound good! I love holiday baking and sharing with friends & family! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving, talk to you soon!

  4. It's been a long time since I've seen a theater production.
    The Snow White production looks like it was amazing.

    I recently made shortbread cookies with a fudge topping. Yum

  5. Good on you for being ahead of the season, it's nice to sit back and not rush around :) And I'd have to disagree with #2. They don't believe Jesus is God, which is tantamount to saying they follow other gods.

  6. How wonderful it must be to have things orderly and organized this time of the year! (I wouldn't know) Good for you for being prepared early!

    A theater weekend sounds nice. I'm sure your grandchildren will remember it for some time to come.

  7. Now that my house is decorated I'm starting to feel the urge to bake. I love shortbread too! Thanks for playing along each week...so nice to know you through blogging.

  8. mmmm....I love shortbread! I shall definitely have a go at Memory Mondays so thank you for the invite :) It sounds like you will have a lovely Christmas.

  9. I'm scaling back on the decorations this year too. And I'm looking forward to it. It just gets to be too much the older I get and the busier we get at school. Plus there's that whole mountain trip on the 26th this year. :)