Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Wednesday Hodgepodge

This will be my last blog for a few weeks.  We will be having fun with family in the snowy Mid-West and then celebrating with our whole family at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas on Jan. 2 and hopefully a Western Michigan victory.

In the meantime, join the other bloggers for this week's Wednesday Hodgepodge.

1. Are you more task oriented or people oriented? Elaborate.

I am definitely more task oriented.  My temperament, Choleric, is rather controlling and we seem to work better by ourselves lest we hurt some feelings along the way.

2. December 15 is National Wear Your Pearls you own/wear pearls? If you're a man answering the question, does your sweetheart own or wear pearls? Everyone share a 'pearl of wisdom' with us here today.

Yes, I love my pearls but wear them selectively.  I will be wearing pearls on the 15th as we have a SS Class party and I'm wearing a white cashmere sweater that screams "PEARLS."

God is so absolutely crazy about us, crazy enough to take on human form to pursue us ... and then to hang on a cross for us.

3. Speaking of pearls...oysters? Are you a fan or not a fan? If you answered yes, tell us your favorite way to eat oysters? If you said no, be honest-have you ever tried one or does just the idea of eating an oyster make you gag a little?

I do not eat oysters.  I did try a fried oyster once at the famous Middendorf's in Manchac, LA (near New Orleans) and couldn't swallow it.  So no, the very idea of eating an oyster makes me gag a lot.  Just say'n, if you can't eat Middendorf's oysters then you may as well not try.

4. Time Magazine has named President-elect Donald Trump Person of the Year. Let's take presidents and presidential candidates out of the mix for a minute. If a political figure had not been chosen who would you name Man or Woman of the Year for 2016?

I would name Franklin Graham for the wonderful work for Jesus Christ he is doing for mankind all over the world and for the impact he had on this year's election.

5. The Pantone Color of the Year for 2017 has been announced, and it's a vibrant green aptly named-greenery. Your thoughts? Is this a color currently in your home or wardrobe? Will you add something in this shade for the new year? Click here to see the color.

No, I do not care for "Greenery" at all.  It is not and will not be in my home or closet.

6. Today I've had too much________________________.

Emptying of boxes.  Not really, but let me explain.  A young lady in our church is in great need.  She was reared by her grandparents after being rejected by both parents as an infant.  She has finally found a good job and is renting a very small apartment.  I went today to help her get it set up to some degree and assist with the emptying of boxes and boxes she packed up when her grand parents died.  I left her with an organized living room - completely decorated bookshelves and pictures on the wall - and tons of boxes yet to be emptied.  But what a feeling of accomplishment we both had when I left.

7. Share a favorite lyric from a favorite Christmas carol.
Christ, by highest heav'n adored, Christ, the everlasting Lord:  Late in time, behold him come, Off-spring of a virgin's womb.  Veiled in flesh the God-head see, Hail the incarnate Deity!  Pleased as man with men to dwell, Jesus our Immanuel.  Hark the herald angels sing, "Glory to the new-born King."
 Hail the heav'n born Prince of Peace!  Hail the Sun of righteousness!  Light of life to all he brings, Ris'n with healing in his wings.  Mild he lays his glory by, Born that man no more may die, Born to raise the sons of earth, Born to give them second birth.  Hark the herald angels sing, "Glory to the new-born King."

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

A blogging friend was some what disappointed that I hadn't done any Christmas decorating but totally understood my reason for not doing much - we won't be home for Christmas.
However, after doing the little table tree and a lighted arrangement for the foyer (I need lights to shine through the door at night while we're gone) I did decide to dress up my table.  Here are the results.
 I decided to use several pieces of my Cranberry Glassware in decorating this season.  I used a large wreath in the center around which I used gold chargers, white pottery plates and the Cranberry salad plates.  The crystal stemware is my favorite and the flatware was my mothers.  This gave me the encouragement I needed to polish it.
I doubled the napkins, gold and red and mixed the napkin rings.

I used other Cranberry Glassware pieces on the coffee table and the sofa table.
This is our little lighted tree which will be on a timer when we leave.
I did put out a couple seasonal pillows as well and carried the cranberry color with other pillows and tree skirt.
This little lighted arrangement in the foyer and the tree in the background make it appear all is well inside this dwelling.

And may the light of Christmas be in your heart and home all season.


  1. Your table is so pretty! I love a set table, even if you're not eating there. Safe travels and enjoy time with family and celebrating your grandson at the Cotton Bowl!

  2. What a beautiful job of decorating you've done, Libby...WOW! You'll be missed while you're away, but hope you have a fun and safe time. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  3. I love your tablescape, especially your beaded napkin rings. I do a lot of bead work, I think I'll try to make something similar for my table. Godspeed on your holiday travels. Have a good week.
    lori in Blue Ridge, GA

    1. I love these napkin rings, Loris and I think they came from Pottery Barn. The beads are strung with a tiny gold wire and somehow connected to the gold ring band. I would be happy to send close up views if you need them. Thanks for visiting today.

  4. Love your touches of Christmas, so pretty. I bet that young lady felt very fortunate to have you assist her in settling in. Know this will be a fun and memorable holiday season. We'll look forward to hearing all about it.

  5. Your decorations are lovely. I wanted to go out of town and not decorate but my husband didn't agree with me. How sweet of you to help that girl and I'm glad she is making a life for herself.


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