Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The Parson Brown HodgePodge

Who? Parson Brown. You know the guy....."in the meadow we can build a snowman, and pretend that he is Parson Brown...." That's the theme for this week's HodgePodge with Joyce From This Side of the Pond. Winter Wonderland:

1. Have you ever been on a real sleigh ride? How about the warm weather version - a carriage ride? Yes and Yes. ahaha. Surprised? Probably not. When I was in high school, my family and I traveled to Colorado for Christmas. A real sleigh ride was on the agenda. I still remember the feel of the cold air, the jingle of the bells on the horse's harness, the runners on the sleigh, the wonder of moving through the mountains in the sleigh. It was definitely magical.

2. What's your policy on 'chain mail' know, the emails you receive that are often some sort of poem/blessing/good wish that ask you to send it on to 10 or 12 friends? Do you delete without opening, read and trash, read and trash and then worry you won't be blessed/lucky/protected? Do you delete the sender from your contacts or just go ahead and send the love onward? I sometimes read them and delete them. I rarely forward them on.

3. Who is your favorite character in any of the Christmas movies and why? It's just to difficult to pick one. There are so many Christmas movies I watch over and over.....year after year. It's a Wonderful Life, Rudolph, Miracle on 34th Street, A Charlie Brown Christmas, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Prancer, The Santa Clause series with Tim Allen. But I'd have to choose Linus when he gets on stage and tells what Christmas is all about. 

4. Share a favorite quote. You know I can't pick just one. ahahaha
Four things you can't recover:
The stone.....after the throw.
The word.........after it's said.
The occasion....after it's missed.
The time.........after it's gone.

Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, wine in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming, WOO HOO what a ride!

If you don't want anyone to know, don't do it. Chinese Proverb

Always put off until tomorrow what you shouldn't do at all. --Morris Mandel

A word to the wise does no good. It's the stupid people out there that need the help.- Bill Cosby 

5. What's your favorite holiday scent? Any cookie baking in the kitchen or apple spice scent.

6. Does the Christmas season stress you out? In what way? Sometimes. If I try to get too much done in a short amount of time. When that happens I take a step back, breathe deeply, and have a glass of wine. :)

7. What's the best thing about your life right now? That I'm approaching the five year mark of being cancer free. Yesterday's headline of Mrs. Edwards passing is one of those reminders to me that "but by the grace of God, there go I."

8. Insert your own random thought here. This is the time of year I would rather be home nesting, baking, entertaining, celebrating family, friends, and the birth of our Savior.

If you'd like to join in with your own hodgepodge, hop on over to see Joyce. She's got the lowdown. Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting today. 

Peace and Joy,

John 14:6 (NKJV) Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.


Joyce said...

I loved all your quotes. I mentioned health as well because until its in question I think we take it for granted. So happy for your 'anniversary'

Mari said...

Good hodgepodge! I like the clips you shared and the quotes too!
Congrats on that wonderful anniversary!

Jill said...

Great answers. You've got some wonderful quotes, and congratulations on your anniversary! That's a fantastic thing to be able to celebrate!

Catherine said...

Congratulations on your cancer-free anniversary!! And I'm nodding my head with you on #8!

Beverlydru said...

Susan, Thankful for the recipe exchange that reconnected us - that's another gift of the holidays. Glad to see you are doing well. Enjoyed reading and catching up.

Charming's Mama said...

Great answers, loved all your quotes. My sister recorded a Charlie Brown Christmas on her DVR and my 4 year old has to watch it every time he's over there.

Ellie said...

Love your #4!

Renee Ann said...

What a great meme! Love your quotes!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Praise God on #7! I can't help but be stressed as the countdown begins no matter how prepared I am.
Loved reading your answers.