Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Celebrating the Hodgepodge: 200 weeks of questions

Posted by Lisa Laree to Beer Lahai Roi

Hey, this is the 200th week that Joyce has done this...which, given the fact that there are things like vacations that happen, means this sharing meme has been going for more than 4 years.  So how could I not celebrate the milestone with her and answer the questions?

Click through to This Side of the Pond to see all the linky fun!

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

It might be easier to say what DOESN'T.   It seems there's always this and that going on; I'm even spreading myself out over three or four pretty major projects at work.  No boredom anywhere in sight...

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

I think it's how God means for us to live on earth; how would human relationships change if we made peace and goodwill our priorities? It's a shame, though, that just a few with selfish agendas take advantage of others' good hearts.  I don't think we'll truly see peace on earth and goodwill to men until we see Christ's reign and heaven's peace....but that doesn't mean we should give up the efforts to live in peace and goodwill.  It's a high standard.

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

My waistband tells me I should not be looking forward to any edible treats... ;-)...but probably the gooey rolls I make for New Year's Eve.  I only do those once a year...

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

Well...Christmas *is* a very special time for family and fun...but it can also be a land mine of missed opportunities,  disappointment,  stress and hurt feelings.  With much grace, it's a wonderful season, but, you know, I  kinda think 'the most wonderful time' is any moment that you are full of joy and aware of blessings...and sometimes that's a perfect morning in June, or a gorgeous sunset in September, or just a chilly night by the fireplace in February.  I think it's a huge temptation to put all the expectations of the whole year into the Christmas season, and that's just too much for any one month to handle. 

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

I use dictionaries all the time...I play Scrabble with the computer, and it likes to use words that are not in the Official Scrabble dictionary.  I looked one up a couple of days ago...and was surprised to see that 'emoticon' IS in the Official Scrabble dictionary.  50 point bonus for me. ;-)

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

Cookies!  But we don't get to do that very often; cookie baking is one of those things that I only get to do when the schedules align just right.  No free weekends this year, so it's not going to happen in 2014.

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

Blogging has taught me that I have to write for me, not for an audience.  I go back and re read old posts all the time, and find new revelation or get reminded of something I should not have forgotten.  I think I added up all the folks who follow this blog in all the places I knew to look, and there's something like 25.  Not a huge audience; if I were writing for an audience I would've given up long ago.  But once I decided I write because I want to write, whether anyone reads it or not,  I found that I enjoyed it.  It's always a bit of a pleasant surprise when I see a comment and find that someone else had a thought about it, too.  I tend to forget that other folks come by.

8.  Insert your own random thought here. 

Congratulations to Joyce on 200 weeks of Hodgepodge prompts!  It's a lot of work to maintain the random and while I don't always get to play along, I do enjoy thinking the questions over!  Thanks so much for the effort!!

1 comment:

  1. So glad you played along this week. I also try to remember to be who I am on my blog, and not try to play to an audience. I have to bake cookies this week to take to a party on Saturday. My grown up daughter is my baker, but won't be home this year until closer to Christmas so I have to get a head start. Enjoy your week!