Today I am joining Joyce for the last Hodge Podge of the year! Merry Christmas!
1. How will you spend ‘the night before Christmas‘?
We will be spending the afternoon with friends … and then coming home to our house, just our family of 5. The kids will open their new jammies; we will light candles and read the Christmas story.
2. What is one thing you are not?
Ok, seriously, I hope I am not ever fake.
3. Fudge-are you a fan? Your favorite flavor?
YES! Just pure chocolate fudgy goodness … no nuts, please.
4. Did you attend any craft/vendor fairs in the month of December? Do you prefer homemade goodies or the more professional stalls? Are you giving any homemade gifts this year?
Sadly, I did not attend any craft fairs. The Army post near our home puts on a great bazaar each year, and our community also has a nice craft fair. I prefer the home-made vendor stalls every time! I’m not giving any homemade gifts this year. I’d love to … I’m just not crafty or confident enough to do so, and I lack the time and organization right now too.
5. What’s your favorite type of holiday gathering?
QUIET. Just me and my nearest and dearest with uncomplicated, stress-free foods and conversation.
6. We’re approaching a new year…what’s going to be different in 2013?
For our family, GOD WILLING, a new job for my husband and eventually a new home town for us!!! We should have things wrapped up by the end of the week, if this is truly going to happen.
7. Share a favorite scripture, quote, saying, or song lyric relating to peace.
Great peace have they which love thy law and nothing shall offend them. Psalm 119:165
My mom always quoted this to me in high school when “nothing is fair” … I am reminded of it often lately as we have gone through some offenses with God’s peace – and are coming out of it as better people, stronger Christians, I hope.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
Wow, 2012 is coming to a close … Nostalgia always seem to overtake me this time of year. Some years we’ve been euphorically happy because of events of the year … other years, like this one, I’m just ready to say “good riddance!”. But every year, I see how God has worked and led and provided … not matter what the circumstances. For this, I am most grateful.