Barefoot by the Sea: Christmas Hodgepodge - the last one of 2016!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Christmas Hodgepodge - the last one of 2016!

It's the last Hodgepodge of 2016! Come join the fun - because, we all have a ton of time this week right ;)? This may or may not be my last post for 2016. My girls are getting older, I want to enjoy every little blessed minute with our family. It's bittersweet looking at their Christmas photos throughout the years! 

I hope you're all off to a wonderful week so far !

1. What's left to be done on your Christmas to-do list? A little wrapping (I'm waiting for a couple gifts to come in), some grocery shopping. We also have to watch a few of our beloved Christmas specials! 

2. The Hodgepodge lands on the first day of winter this year. What's your favorite thing about winter? I do love a snow day, being warm and cozy inside after a day of sledding and/or shoveling.  

3. In what area of your life are you immature? Feel free to elaborate or not. I'm not the greatest, most experienced cook. I tend to stick to what I know. One goal for 2017 is to step out of my comfort zone a bit, maybe even take a cooking class. We have a Stonewall Kitchen cooking school nearby, that would be fun! 

4. What was the most (or one of the most) important lessons you learned in 2016? Believing in my children. They are good people, they make smart decisions. I need to trust in that. 

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? I'm not a shrimp fan so alas, no crustaceans for our holiday feast! 

6. What sound lulls you to sleep? The sound of ocean waves. 

7. What one word best describes your 2016? Crazy - the political campaign season was one I'll never forget. Living in New Hampshire we had a very interesting year! 

8.  Insert your own random thought here.
Merry Christmas my friends! 

24 comments:

  1. It has been a crazy year! I'm in the same boat, waiting for a few gifts so I can wrap them and I might not get them in time at this point, but that will be ok. I love a snow day too! Wishing you all a wonderful holiday!

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  2. Love your random! I'm pretty glad to see 2016 go...the politics was just CRAZY!!!

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    1. I'm just ready to move on from the political stuff - I do worry that it will continue for a bit! We need to all come together!

      Merry Christmas and thanks for stopping in!

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  3. You are sure right about #7, and I love your random #8. Wishing you and yours a blessed and very merry Christmas!!

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  4. Love your random thought. I'm not sure crazy even begins to cover this year! Oh, do go to cooking school! That would be such amazing fun!
    Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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    1. Cooking school would be fun - maybe when my kids get a little older!

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  5. The thought of being lulled to sleep by some ocean waves makes me smile.
    Merry Christmas to you and yours :)
    xo

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  6. Last Hodge Podge of the year!? I always loving reading this. #4 is so sweet!

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  7. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a lovely Christmas. Do try out the cooking class or just try out new recipes. We have my son and DIL living with us at present so I've felt the need to be more adventurous with cooking and I do enjoy it.

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  8. OK, yes, *inside* things about winter are nice. (Says the snow hater in Canada.)

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  9. I loved a snow day growing up in Illinois. I think a cooking class would be fun. I love being at the beach and listening to the waves at night. Merry Christmas!

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  10. After cooking for over 50 years, I tend to wing it a lot in the kitchen. I often will concoct a frittata or a soup out of what we have on hand. I'm not sure I could take the discipline of cooking school at this point! But it does sound like fun. If you don't get to do it this year, why not do as Wendy suggests above and just try out some new recipes?

    It's been a snow day here as well. I've spent quite a bit of time in the kitchen this afternoon. Finished up the Christmas cards this morning!

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  11. Love your Holiday hodgepodge, It was indeed a crazy year! I'm not much of a cook either- I wish I actually enjoyed it, but I only cook because I have to. I hope you had a Merry Christmas!

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  12. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and New Years :)

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