Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Wednesday Hodge Podge

Ringing in the Hodge Podge Vol 59

1. Share something you loved about your Christmas Day.

We had Honey Bear's extended family for Christmas Day dinner....Out of the six siblings, 3 were here. Each family had one of their offspring here so we had a total of 3 generations. 17 total. It was after 4:00 before they all left. We still had to go to Daughter's house so the wee ones could open their gifts from us and their Mother. The Princess had bought us gifts, too, with her own money. 
So, we just jumped in the car before we sat down, after telling everyone goodbye......seeing how happy those two children were with their gifts and getting their hugs was the part of Christmas Day that I loved.....

2. You get to put five items in a time capsule to be opened in 100 years, what items would you choose and why?
1. iphone: Knowing how much communication has changed in my lifetime, from those clunky black telephones of the 50s to these multi-media devices, I cannot imagine what the future holds. However, I am sure these will seam as antiquated. 
2. a book: Although we have digital reading devices now, we still have the paper kind of book...I'm imagining that those will be a thing of the past and very rare in the year 3011.
3. Currency: In 3011, our modern day money will be obsolete.
4. A copy of the genealogy scrapbook I made so that the future generations can know where they came from.
5. One of my journals.....if I could read about the lives of my grandparents or great grandparents, it would mean so much to me. Hopefully, someone in our family in the year 3011 will feel the same way.

3. What do you like on a cracker?
Earth Fare has this wonderful lobster spread that I love.....

4. Do you make resolutions at the start of a new year? How'd that work out for you this past year?
I set goals and list items I want to work on during the year....the genealogy scrapbooks were on there for many years,a few before I started on them.....There are areas of our lives together that I want to change or improve on in the new year.......For the second part of your question: I didn't write down that I wanted to lose weight but that was a given for me and I ended the year 21 pounds lighter than when it began.....I start a new journal each year and list these goals at the beginning. I usually look at the ones from the previous year and check off what I've accomplished. 

5. What's a song or song lyric you'll associate with 2011?
I Won't Let Go by Rascal described how I felt about our daughter as she dealt with the heartbreak of her marriage ending....

6. How will you ring in the new year? We usually spend New Year's Eve quietly and don't usually stay up until midnight. We'll toast the New year with Mimosas sometime on New Year's Day....Honey Bear has to work both days. I'm thinking about taking a road trip and meeting my siblings for lunch on Sunday since we didn't get together for Christmas....if I can work it out.

7. What is something you look forward to in 2012?
One thing we can look forward to is less money...
And having Honey Bear at home more now that he is retired from his management job and working at the Facility...
Maybe seeing our son and his family in May when our oldest grandchild graduates.

8. Insert your own random thought here.
Remember the song: Fly Like An Eagle...I think it was song by Steve Miller in the 70s. This line goes through my mind often: Time Keeps on Slipping, slipping into the future.......These days, time seems to fly by, if I could I'd slow it down a little so that I could enjoy the moments more....
Thanks Joyce, for some great questions this week.


  1. Love your time capsule ideas!

    It's sweet when children begin to buy their own gifts.

  2. I'm glad you had a lovely Christmas day. Seeing the grandies is always one of the most important things.

  3. Sounds like a wonderful Christmas. When you find the secret to slowing down the time I hope you share it with us :) Happy New Year!

  4. Time does keep on slippin slippin very true. Hope you have a happy 2012!

  5. Hi Wil,

    Did the Mailman bring you an envelope?


  6. Your time capsule was similar to mine. I would like to have a journal from one of my ancestors, so it is something I am hoping to be able to hand down to mine.

  7. I can so relate to the time keeps on slipping, feeling! I feel like the older I get, the faster time flies! Wish it were the other way around... Happy New Year!!! :)