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Hodgepodge and Miracles

Whew!  What a busy week this is for me!  I’m grateful for Joyce’s questions, though, because they provide me with a much-needed break from the craziness that is defining my life right now!  Let’s get to the questions, shall we?

1.  Do you believe in miracles?

I do believe in miracles and believe that God performs them to show His presence in a tangible way…to change lives that otherwise might not be changed.

2.  What’s a recent fad you admit to trying?

Well, right now, I own two pairs of skinny jeans, and I will admit that I actually love them.

So there.

3.  Peppermint-are you a fan? If so, what’s your favorite food or beverage containing peppermint?

I love peppermint!!  My favorite beverage is Starbucks’s Peppermint Hot Chocolate.  So yummy!

4.  Break the ice, on thin ice, as cold as ice (emotionally, not literally)…which phrase have you run into most recently? Explain.

I’m going to go with “on thin ice,” because some of my students are really pushing the envelope lately.  The time between Thanksgiving and Christmas is stressful for teachers as students lose focus and grow eager for the Christmas break.

5.  Have you ever broken or spilled something in someone else’s home? Still friends?

Years ago, when we lived in Miami, we went to one of the Mr.’s co-worker’s homes for dinner.  We took the kids, and they managed to break a large, designer vase…the kind that sits on a pedestal and doesn’t hold flowers.  The home was one without children and full of things that don’t belong around little people.  It was mortifying, and no, we did not get invited over again.  Oops.

6.  ‘Tis the week before Christmas…are you feeling more like Buddy the Elf or the Grinch before his heart grew?

I’m afraid I’m feeling more like the Grinch, but it’s only because I’m a little stressed because of all of the things that have to be done before I leave on Thursday.  More on that later.

7.  Share a favorite quote relating to Christmas.

From, perhaps, my favorite Christmas movie, “Every time a bell rings, an angel gets its wings.”

8.  My Random Thought

On Friday, Chicky will have surgery to repair a torn ACL in her right knee.  It’s going to be out-patient surgery…something I’m not happy about because she won’t have a morphine drip to get her through the first night.  This is the second ACL surgery she will have had when all is said and done, so we know the routine.

I sure would appreciate prayers for my sweet girl.  The next week is going to bite and is a stinky way to celebrate Christmas…poor thing.

Our God is mighty, and He will carry her through.  I’d just love it to be as comfortable as possible.

4 Responses

  1. So sorry that your girl will be recovering from surgery during the week of Christmas…bless her heart! I’ll gladly say a prayer that her surgery and recovery go well. Oh, you are so right about kids (in ALL grades) losing it right before Christmas break. I remember when I worked in the schools and you just could not keep them on task! I’m not sure who gets more excited about some time off…the kids or the teachers.

  2. It is a tough time to have surgery, although I’m sure the relief from pain will be appreciated. I will be keeping her in my prayers. I like skinny jeans too. I saw a picture of me from the 90’s recently, wearing the jeans that belted alllllllll the way up at the waist. Shudder. I was skinny, but not a good look on anyone! So glad we wear things lower now : ) Merry Christmas!

  3. Yes someone else who likes starbucks as much as i do!!
    Happy holidays

  4. Will TOTALLY pray for your girl!!!

    HAHA – I had skinny jeans down as my answer & changed it 🙂

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