Wednesday, December 09, 2015

♫♫♫ Story time Hodgepodge Style ♫♫♫

Good morning everyone and welcome back to another edition of Wednesday Hodgepodge.  Today I am joining back up with Joyce @ From This Side of the Pond and we are doing stories today. 

If you have never joined in on the Hodgepodge I recommend you doing so.  You find out lot of interesting things from a lot of interesting people.  Who knows you may find your next best friend.
So without further delay lets jump right in shall we….

1.  Many families have a story they love to tell every year around a holiday. Does your family have one? Are you the star of that story, or does another family member take center stage? Share your story if you want.
---- Well now this is a hard one to pick.  We don’t really tell stories but we do manage to repeat the same thing every year and that is about the word “apparent”. 

When I was 16 my mom and I were talking and my brother chimes in and says “that’s apparent” and my response without missing a beat was “I know I’m a parent but what does that have to do with anything”.  I didn’t realize he said the word “apparent” as in obvious.  I just assumed he was saying that is a parent for you.

Needless to say that comes back to haunt me everytime we are around each other.  Yes I know the difference between the two but at 16 and a new mom that didn’t even cross my mind.

2. Are you afraid to speak your own opinion?
---- OH this is so easyyyyyyyyy for me.  NO.  I speak my mind and opinion on a lot of things. Of course it is mostly things no one wants to hear but it is my opinion and if I have firsthand experience in the matter you better believe I will voice my opinion on it.  Just ask my kids they will tell you….hehehehe

3. Pantone has announced the color of the year for 2016, and for the first time have chosen two shades-rose quartz and serenity. Hmmm...did you know serenity was a color? You can read the thought behind their selection here, but essentially it's blending the warmth of rose quartz with the tranquility of a very soft shade of blue. So what do you think? Are these colors I'd find in your home or wardrobe? Will you add something in these shades to either place in the new year?
---- You wouldn’t find them in my home but you would find them in my wardrobe.  I don’t know why but I love the rose quartz color.  It is very relaxing to me for some reason.  Not sure why but it makes me feel comfortable and yet confident at the same time.  Yeah I know I am strange.  Welcome to my world.

4. If you could be in a Christmas carol, which one would you choose? Why?

----Hmmm, not sure about this one.  I used to love Christmas and all the caroling that went along with it but I have gotten out of that spirit.  So I am going to be a little silly with this answer and go with Jingle Bells.  I just think it is a fun song and I love the cold and playing in snow.

5. December 9th is National Pastry Day. Will you celebrate? When did you last purchase something from a bakery? What's your favorite treat that falls under the heading of pastry? Do you make it yourself or buy from the professionals?
---- It has been forever.  My favorite though is Banana Bread.  That is one thing that I could eat my weight in.  When I was younger there was a woman my mom knew that made me 10 loaves a week.  She didn’t have any kids so she adopted me and my friends as her neighborhood children.  We loved her banana bread.  When she died her recipe was passed down to me for safe keeping.  I still haven’t made it from scratch but one day I hope to.  I know it won’t taste the same because the special ingredient was Love.

6. When it comes to holiday decorating ______________.
---- Keep it in the boxes because I am not Martha Stewart.  Besides my grandson would try to play with all of them and I wouldn’t want them to get broken.

7. When did you last laugh so much it hurt? Explain.
---- Oh this one is easy. Just last week.  My husband who doesn’t have any children is learning what parenting is all about with my grandson.  My daughter and grandson live with us so we have him until she gets off work at night.  So Christian is 17 months and he is getting really good and defining whom and what he likes. 

The other night he dropped a piece of toast on the floor and refused to pick it up.  My husband kept telling him and of course being a 17month old he wasn’t doing it.  Mr. Attitude.  So anyway, we popped a bottle of milk in the microwave because he won’t drink cold milk, to put him down for a nap. 

My husband bends down in front of him and tells him to pick up the toast.  Still refuses.  He stands in front of my husband with his arms out wanting him to hold him.  My husband doesn’t budge.  When the microwave beeped Christian took his bottle, moved hubbys arm and leaned back onto him and looked up like “ok I’m ready for nap time now”.  My husband couldn’t keep a straight face and immediately melted in his hands.

My husband asked..”what left is there to do but give in to him” EXACTLY!!!!!  Now he is learning.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.
---- So yesterday I took the baby to the daycare and they called his mom about an hour later telling her she had to come get him because he was breaking out into a rash.  She was at work and didn’t have anyone else to cover her but she had to leave.  She is a single parent and the father lives in Texas so she had to leave.  She finds out that he has Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (never heard of until now) and he was not able to go back to daycare for at least a week.  So she made arrangements with a friend to keep the baby all week at our house.  Anyway, she gets to work this morning and she finds out that she got wrote up for 1)talking to daycare while walking out on the shop floor to tell her Manager she had to leave, and 2)for leaving to take her child to the doctor.  Needless to say she was beyond pissed.  The manager who wrote her up has kids of his own, granted he isn’t a single parent but he knew this before he ever hired her.  Needless to say that her employer K** T***** is on my shit list for Christmas.  He won’t be getting anything but Coal from me this year for Christmas.

However, the great thing is that her old employer told her she could come back anytime she wanted to.  I just don’t like her working such late hours and not being able to spend time with the baby.

Well that is all for this edition of Wednesday Hodgepodge.  I hope you enjoyed and please leave a comment with your blog address so I can visit.  I love visiting company and I love to have visitors. 

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