Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells...

It is time for Wednesday Hodgepodge.  Join in the fun, grab your questions over by Joyce then link up so we can all enjoy your answersI have a confession to make, I copied the questions yesterday then totally spaced it out.  Do you ever do that?  If my hubby had not asked about it I would of never thought about it.  Thank you hubby!

Ok here we go...

1. Have you ever been on a real sleigh ride? How about the warm weather version - a carriage ride?

I have never been on a sleigh ride, have dreamed about it, would love too, but no hasn't happened.  I guess I will put that on my bucket list.  Carriage ride yes!  We had a wonderful carriage ride on our first date.  It was quite romantic, at night through the streets at Eureka Springs Arkansas.

2. What's your policy on 'chain mail' know, the emails you receive that are often some sort of poem/blessing/good wish that ask you to send it on to 10 or 12 friends? Do you delete without opening, read and trash, read and trash and then worry you won't be blessed/lucky/protected? Do you delete the sender from your contacts or just go ahead and send the love onward?

I am a poetry nut, so I usually read them, however I usually do not pass them on unless they really grab me. However if there is a line about receiving good or bad luck, or loving God, I am sorry those I usually trash.  Sorry that email has nothing to do with my love of God, God is in my heart not in that email.  And as far as luck come on... who are we kidding?  Bad luck is going to happen if I don't forward it... get real!  I have been known to take that part off and just send the poem or reading if it is good.  Ok I will get off my soapbox now, you will be happy to know if you do forward those to me you are still on my address list and are still my friend.  

3. Who is your favorite character in any of the Christmas movies and why?

I love Miracle on 34th Street, preferably the newer version.  I love the little girl Susan.  She wants to believe in Santa but she does not want to cross her momma. Her excitement is so real when she does start believing!

4. Share a favorite quote.

There are no strangers here only friends we haven't met.

5. What's your favorite holiday scent?

Cinnamon or vanilla.  I love the cinnamon smell in baking or potpourri.  And the vanilla in candles. 

6. Does the Christmas season stress you out? In what way?

I don't think so.  Christmas Shopping is done, I am working on family calendars, everything is going good. 

7. What's the best thing about your life right now?

I feel contentment.  I know that I am a child of the King and have a personal relationship with Him.  My husband loves me and would do anything for me.  And my daughter is happy and has a wonderful family.  Can't get much better than that!

8. Insert your own random thought here.

I have started working on family calendars.  You know it is one of those things you do one year and everyone loves them so much you have to continue them. It is a hanging calendar put together with a comb and they have birthdays and anniversaries listed for everyone in the family.  Last year I was running behind and they did not get finished till January.  I already have part of the pictures printed. I also have the birthdays saved from previous years and will print the months after the pictures are finished.  The dates take a little time because I do my side of the family and his separate.  Anyways it is a time consuming project but I do enjoy it.  And I am so glad I have it started!  Life is good!

Well that is all folks!  Hope you have a wonderful week.  FYI just ignore the high lighting, not sure what the deal is, but I cannot get rid of it.  Go figure...

until next time... nel


  1. I am trying to do calendars mom is disappointed otherwise but they are time consuming and I have so much on my to-do list still.

    I liked your answer to #7 : )

  2. I think you're the only person I've heard of liking the newer Miracle on 34th Street better :)

    I have to make my calendars too...

  3. I've had rogue highlighting and/or italics show up on my blog before too. I think it's the blog gremlins. : ) Those calendars sound great!

  4. what a cute idea with the family calendar, Nel! That way no one can miss important dates :)

    love your quote, that is a good one! and your answer about being content, that's a great place to be, especially these days!!

    and how romantic with the carriage ride for your and hubby's first date!!

    enjoy the day!


  5. My family does the calendar thing too. Very helpful. And I also like cinnamon...ahhh

  6. She is a cute girl in the remake of Miracle on 34th Street. So happy you are feeling contentment, that is wonderful.

  7. What a great romantic first date! Also, I just loved your quote! Thanks for sharing.

  8. Yes, that is the movie with Sam Elliot.

  9. I love Miracle on 34th street too and those calendars sound really neat.

  10. I love, love, love the new Miracle on 34th Street, too, Nel! AND would you mind sharing a picture of the calendars you are making? I would love t see one!
    I'm thinking f doing one for Daniel and Erin!

  11. I really enjoy these posts that you do.

    I'll have to start joining in the fun too.


    P.S. Did that book "His Protecting Hand" arrive safely?