Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. Will you be hosting any house guests between now and the end of December? Does that thought make you happy or crazy? Do you do anything special for your guests to make them feel at home? How long should a house guest stay?
No, it will be a quiet holiday this year.  When I do have guests, it is usually family and they are so busy that they leave long before they wear out their welcome.

2. Walter Elias Disney was born this week (December 5) back in 1905 ...what's your all time favorite Disney movie? Here's a list in case you're struggling...and yes, you have to pick one.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs It's a good thing I like because when the grands are here, it is always on the to-watch list.

3. What was the last thing you purchased that you realized was a mistake after the fact?
A harness for my dog that was too small.  Luckily Walmart exchanges, if you can stand to wait in line at customer service.

4. What percentage of your Christmas shopping is done online?
Of the things that I buy--99%.  Most of the things, I make.

5. Amaryllis-snowdrop-poinsettia...your favorite winter blossom?
I do like poinsettias--especially the pink and white ones.  But as I am allergic to them, I have to enjoy them from a distance.

6. What is one thing on your personal Christmas wish list? I think we all want peace on earth so let's make this answer an actualitem.
I wish for maturity for my grandson.  He is 20.  Although I don't know if that wish is an actuality.

7. If you could only use one word today what would it be?
Anxious.  I had outpatient cancer surgery this morning, and 25 stitches later--and at the jaw line.  I hope that they got all of this tumor.

8. Insert your own random thought here.  
My five year old grand daughter got three bad marks in kindergarten.  When her Dad picked her up, and she told him, he said "Well you are going to get three swats"  He gave her two (Knowing him they were love-taps) in the car, as they were pulling into the driveway at home she said, "Don't forget, you have to give me another swat".  He sent her to her room.


  1. First, I hope you're doing okay!!! How painful. I love your granddaughters comment! And I think we all have someone we wish maturity for! Great list.

  2. I want to send up a prayer for you! You didn't let us know about your surgery. Where was it?

    Well I love your granddaughters father - how sweet.

    And I love this song - I've been hearing it and love it.


  3. Ouch...25 stitches at the jaw line! Sure hope you're on the mend soon!

  4. I hope all is well, Marti, and that you recover fully. That's a scary thing!

    How can anyone get bad marks in kindergarten? Do children even get to be children anymore?

  5. That's scary!!! I do hope that the tumor is completely gone now. And hope that there is no recurrence.

    You make your gifts? That is're one awesome lady.

  6. Praying that they got it all. Love that you make your gifts.

  7. I hope the cancer is completely gone and that you heal up quickly.

  8. I too hope they got everything out. 25 stitches - ouch! Don't you love how kids will hold us to anything... even spankings? ;)

  9. Standing in agreement with you for total healing, Marti. Love your random thoughts, here!

  10. adorable story about your granddaughter! :)

    and hope all will heal well after your surgery.

  11. Oh I will be praying that the doctor got all of it.
    That is such a sweet story about your grand daughter.
    I hope you are feeling better now though.

  12. I enjoyed your post. Grands are wonderful. Yours sounds very sweet.

  13. Love your little granddaughter story. I do hope your recovery will be speedy and the surgery successful. God bless.

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