It’s that time of week again!  Hodgepodge Wednesday Volume 106.  Keep reading for my hodgepodge answers!

1.  How will you spend the night before Christmas?

We usually go to my father-in-law’s house for a little party.  Then, we come back home and read Twas the Night Before Christmas and the Christmas Story.  After that, we get cookies and milk ready for Santa and the hustle the kids off to bed… and then we wrap gifts.

2.  What is one thing you are not?

I am not a dancer.  Even slow-dancing.  I feel self-conscious.  It was very hard for me to dance at my wedding.

3.  Fudge-are you a fan?  Your favorite flavor?

Oh my yes.  Peanut butter fudge is my favorite.

4. Did you attend any craft/vendor fairs in the month of December?  Do you prefer homemade goodies or the more professional stalls? Are you giving any homemade gifts this year?

I usually do attend craft fairs, but I didn’t this year.  I prefer the professional stalls.  I am kinda leery of eating something someone made that I don’t know.  The only homemade gifts I have given away is handmade Christmas cards.

5. What’s your favorite type of holiday gathering?

I like laid-back parties, where everyone does their own thing.  Of course, Yia-Yia’s parties are always a blast each year… we play silly games that are alot of fun.

6.  We’re approaching a new year…what’s going to be different in 2013?

I hope to get more organized at home.  Everything is so cluttered.

7. Share a favorite scripture, quote, saying, or song lyric relating to peace.

“Peace is always beautiful.”   – Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

I am having a really hard time with the Sandy Hook shooting.  I have, obviously, kept my kids from hearing or seeing anything on TV about it.  They are three… they are too young to understand.  They did ask what was on TV while we were a Tumbleweed on Saturday and we just told them that a very bad man did some very bad things to children.  I haven’t followed it on the news.  I haven’t read about it in the paper or online.  I am just too scared.  I don’t understand evil like that.  It makes me question if I should send my kids to school or homeschool them.  After 9/11, I began having panic attacks whenever I had to go into a public building or other public venue.  There were some days I couldn’t even get out of bed, knowing that I had to drive downtown to work.  I am afraid if I started reading about the shootings, the same thing will happen.  So, that’s where I am today.