Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Wednesday Hodgepodge - 12/12/12

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? 

I love a drive in the car.  I have always been the kind of girl who loves a gravel road and some good music.  There's nothing like getting lost in the country.  (Though I will always take a stroll on the beach when available.)

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?

I am going to try to send Christmas cards this year, but I am absolutely terrible about it.  Mostly because I never really have time to get my act together until it's too close to Christmas.  On top of that, I'm just crap about getting things in the mail in general, even though I have a mailbox and live across the street from the post office.  (How sad, right?)  Also, it's a little weird to just send a card from only me when a lot of other people my age have the husband/kids combo.

3. What's a word you've heard too much of in the past week?

Finals.  My college friends are taking them and I'm busy trying to prep mine for next week!  I need to make more progress since our finals are next Monday and Tuesday!!

4. December 13th is National Cocoa Day-are you a fan?  Plain or flavored?  Marshmallows or no marshmallows?

Huge fan!  It's easily my favorite hot drink.  I actually love white chocolate hot chocolate from a local cafe the best, but I will drink about anything.  And always marshmallows...lots and lots of them!

5. What is something you do to help alleviate the hectic pace of the Christmas season?

I really try my best not get caught up in the hectic nature of the season.  I'm a big fan of taking each event as it comes and since I still have choir performances, finals, potlucks and shopping between now and Christmas, I have a lot of other things to focus on.  (Plus, I have a really fun night planned with Amber this weekend...more about that next week!)

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

I'm a really big fan of sequins any time of the year.  Sparkly beading will work as well.  Mostly, I'm just a big fan of shiny things!

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

"Long lay the world, in sin and error pining, 'Til He appeared and the soul felt its worth."  Pretty much all of "O Holy Night" is beautiful, but I love that line, especially.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

It really is hard to believe that we are already halfway through the school year!  It seems like we are just getting started.  But I'll welcome it, because I think we have good things in store next semester, including our school musical and, of course, track season!


  1. I do get cards from some single friends and don't think it's odd...if you want to send one I say go for it : ) I'm sure you'll be ready for a break come Christmas...enjoy all the festivitites you have planned!

  2. I get cards from single friends and always gave cards before (and I got married at 42) But I love receiving cards too.

    The best hot cocoa is the stuff you get from a cafe and not just because you don't have to make it. They have a magic that is somehow impossible to quite duplicate at home!

  3. I had a friend who always sent a picture card, she always had a neat picture she took of herself, sometimes with her cat, by her tree, etc. Now she is married and has a daughter.

    HOpe finals go well!

  4. I understand where you are coming from.I am 38 now but when I was in my early 30's I sent cards, but they were always comical ones. I didn't get married until I was 34 and I hadn't even met my husband by 30, so no worries: ) I am a teacher too but 5th grade not middle school. It is hard to believe we are almost at the halfway mark. I can't believe I have to work through the 21st.Ugh! Happy Holidays to you!

  5. I'm single and I send out Christmas cards and most of the cards I get back are from couples/families.

  6. It's never too late to send out your Christmas cards! In fact I think people enjoy getting them after Dec. 25th. Remember, there are 12 days of Christmas... so the season goes til January 6th.


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