Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Yes, there is a Wednesday Hodgepodge this week, and here it is.

Notes from our Hodgepodge Hostess: "Here are the questions to this week's Wednesday Hodgepodge. Because nobody has anything else to do four days before Christmas, right? Of course not. Let's declare next week (Dec. 28) Christmas vacation in the Hodgepodge and come back with a fresh. In the meantime, answer today's questions on your own blog then hop back here tomorrow to add your link to the party. See you there!" 

 1. What's left to be done on your Christmas to-do list?

Everything to do with food preparation. Last week I had a cold. This week I still have a cold, although it's almost gone. At some point I will just have to actually cook something. Or bribe someone else to do it for me.

2. The Hodgepodge lands on the first day of winter this year. What's your favorite thing about winter?

Is that a rhetorical question?

3. In what area of your life are you immature? Feel free to elaborate or not.

"Immature" has a bit of a negative sound, like "childish." "Childlike" is a more forgiving word. One of my favourite books recently was A Circle of Quiet, by Madeleine L'Engle, and there's a lot of discussion in that about the supposed difference (she doesn't think there is one) between children's literature and adult literature. She says, “You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.”

4. What was the most (or one of the most) important lessons you learned in 2016?

How to pack a small enough carry-on bag to fit into an overhead compartment without having to shoehorn it in and out and annoy everyone else waiting to get off the plane. I think I've got that one down now.

5. It's Fried Shrimp Day...are you a fan? What's your favorite way to eat shrimp? Will there be shrimp somewhere in your holiday feastings?

There won't be shrimp in the feastings unless we go out for Chinese food and there's shrimp in the mixed-things dish. And I get to eat those, because Mr. Fixit can't.

6. What sound lulls you to sleep?

A lack of sounds.

7. What one word best describes your 2016?

Reorganization.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

Time is not flying by, it's just sneaking by.

Linked from the Merry Wednesday Hodgepodge at From This Side of the Pond.

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