Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Coloring Hodgepodge!

Where does Joyce find these questions? She is amazing. Check her out at her blog From This Side of the Pond to see what she is up to and to join her hodgepodge!



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.

My family LOVES to tell stories and they are usually the same ones over and over again. Daddy is the one that starts it off and whoever he is talking to is the topic of the story. More often than not I am one of the starts. I guess I am a pretty funny gal!

2. Are you afraid to speak your own opinion?

Yes and no...mostly yes. Here is why: I don't want to hurt peoples feelings I would rather deny my happiness for others (and have). I have also felt the results of said opinions especially at work. Let's just say you don't get the plumb assignments when you state your opinion.

Mostly. if I don't know you, I will let you know what I think. If I know you, I will somewhat keep my trap shut and deal with whatever. This has not worked out for me well in certain areas, and that is something I am going to work on in the upcoming year.

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?


1st I didn't know there were colors of the year and honest, don't understand why we need it. I do know I want to be the person who comes up with color names, case in point: serenity as a name.

2nd the colors are fine. Nothing life altering. I don't care for them in my home or in my closet because those are just too light for me. I am a jewel and earth tone type of gal. 

3.rd I do like the balance concept of the two types of tones (warm and cold). Makes me think of our society of not hurting ANY ONES feelings no matter what has happened or they have done. Let's just stay down the middle and everyone wins.

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


In the story A Christmas Carol? Christmas past to relive family times and be able tosee everyone who has passed on and no longer with us. 

As in a song? "Mary Did You Know" because it would be wondrous to see it act out.

I am unsure what this question is about and think I am taking it too literal so I will leave it at that (See question #2) I am sure I will read what others wrote on this question before I post. LOL I am terrible I know!

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?

I love pastries! Cookies and cakes oh my! But atlas my bum (my butt not LT) has told me nay nay on the sweets. 

If I did sweets, it would be at Corsicana Bakery (worth the 1 hour + drive) to get their cookies and red velvet cake! If I wanna stay closer, Sprinkles Cupcakes will do very well.. All red velvet, of course!

6. When it comes to holiday decorating_____________________________.


I do not have the spirit this year. I do have a bare minimum up, but with issues with foundation and some leaks from the heavy rains, I do not want to decorate.

7. When did you last laugh so much it hurt? Explain.


I guess it was a few months ago in the middle of the night. You see LT had a dream. Long story short he tried to push himself out of a car in the dream. In reality he pushed is body up the bed and hit his head on the wall. Scared me at first but when I heard the story, I busted a gut so much I couldn't breathe! I still giggle when I think of it.

8.  Insert your own random thought here. 


Preparing myself for the new year of 2016, what I want to accomplish and what I want to focus on for myself. Also there is only one more week of school and two weeks off to recoup! So many things I want to do and prepare for next year!