Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Wednesday Hodgepodge!!

1. So, when did you last take a walk in the woods? A stroll along the beach? A drive going nowhere in particular in the car?
Last weekend, the hubby and I headed up to Lancaster PA to go puppy shopping: ) We randomly got lost in the area of Kinzers PA and enjoyed a leisurely drive through some farm area. It was just fun to see all of the horse and buggies on the road, and know we had no where we had to be.

2. Are you sending Christmas cards this year? About how many do you send? Photo card or something more traditional? How do you display the cards you receive?
Yes I am sending Christmas photo cards this year. Have I ordered them yet? So guess who will be paying a lot in shipping?? We are bringing home our new puppy this Saturday and I want him to be in our photo. Am I asking too much?
 We usually send out about 70. I display the cards ( Thanks to Pinterest) on ribbons running down each of our kitchen cabinets. We attach them with little mini clothespins. It is so festive and it decorates the kitchen so nicely for the holidays.

3. What's a word you've heard too much of in the past week?
Boys! Our county has become obsessed with them! We are changing all of our classes around to same sex classes, so the boys can do better. Apparently, we don't care about the girls anymore?! So much for wanting them to succeed in math and science. The pendulum has swung back to the other extreme. Why can't they just let me teach?

4. December 13th is National Cocoa Day-are you a fan? Plain or flavored? Marshmallows or no marshmallows?
My favorite--actually I have two: at the store I love the French Vanilla Cocoa from Swiss Miss and at Starbucks I like their White Hot Chocolate. Both with marshmallows and whipped cream. Yum!

5. What is something you do to help alleviate the hectic pace of the Christmas season?
Drink wine? No just teasing. I have learned not to overbook our weekends leading up to Christmas. I find it is okay to say no every now and then. People understand. Of course, I am the same girl who is getting an 8 week old puppy 10 days until Christmas, so see what I say next week : )

6. Besides jewelry, what's a favorite sparkly-glittery item in your home or closet?

I don't really have any sparkly items other than jewelry. Not even a shirt or dress. Hmmm...interesting. I guess I am going to have to go shopping soon. I will tell the hubby Joyce made me...tee hee!

7. Share a favorite line or two from any Christmas carol.

Away in a manger, no crib for his bed
The little Lord Jesus laid down his sweet head
The stars in the sky looked down where he lay
The little Lord Jesus, asleep on the hay

8. Insert your own random thought here.
I had a very accomplished day. I graded all of my papers and was looking forward to coming home and decorating the house with the hubby. I received an e-mail though from one of my close friends telling me she has thyroid cancer at the age of 40. She didn't want to talk about it.I am shocked. She has to have her thyroid removed next week. She is an amazing mother of three beautiful girls. She is so selfless and caring. In fact, she flew up here from Florida to take me to my last chemo treatment when I had cancer. Why is cancer hitting us so young? Please say a prayer for her.