Hodgepodge Wednesday ~ Merry Christmas


Welcome to the Christmas Hodgepodge Wednesday.
This is when Joyce asks the questions, and bloggers answer.
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(1) Time Magazine has selected The Ebola Fighters as their person of the year for 2014.  Do you agree, and if so who would you say is a close second? If you disagree with their choice, who do you think should have been chosen?

A- I think our military men and women are always in the top. We don't always hear of those who give of their very lives so we can have the freedom(s) we have.

(2) This question comes to you courtesy of Susan who blogs over at Stew Mama Says. She knows we have a wedding happening any minute now, and she asks, `What's your favorite - something old? something new? something borrowed? something blue in your home?` Be sure you hope over and say hi to Susan today.

A- something old? I have a plastic walrus my dad bought me many years ago, when I was in 6th grade. During that year he would take me out to breakfast before dropping me off at school. I spotted this walrus at the restaurant check-out and wanted it. I am actually surprised I still have it since I was always so good at losing things.

something new? I won a new shadow box for my kitchen that has a picture of an apron in it, and written on the inside of the box is `Now Serving ~ Love and Laughter`. I won it while playing the white elephant game this year (2014) at a Christmas party.

something borrowed? The only thing I can think of is a book I borrowed. I'm usually giving things away instead of borrowing for myself.

something blue? I have a beautiful blue robe, that is very comfortable, that I wear every winter. If I'm not wearing it our cat is curled up on it.

(3) Fudge - yay or nay? Your favorite flavor? Do you make it yourself? With nuts or without?

A- I love fudge! It's really rich so I can only eat a little at a time. My favorite flavor is chocolate. The last flavor I made was a mix of chocolate and peanut butter. I like pecans in my fudge. In fact, I rarely eat chocolate without some kind of nut.

(4) December 17th is Wright Brothers Day, commemorating the first successful flights made by Orville and Wilbur Wright in 1903, in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. How old were you when you made your first flight? Do you like to fly? Have you ever been to Kitty Hawk or other parts of the North Carolina Outer Banks?

A- I was a young teen when I went on my first flight and yes, I love to fly. My first flight was on a trick plane, which I enjoyed. I have been on other small plane flights, but never on a huge passenger plane. I have never been to Kitty Hawk or the Outer Banks of North Carolina. However, we did live in the foothills of North Carolina.

(5) Do the people in your family tend to follow a particular career path, and if so what's the path?

A- If you are talking about my immediate family - no. Our son's are all different and therefore choosing different paths. Looks like none of our son's are following in their dad's footsteps either. However, as a close second, we have many close relatives who have either served, or are serving, in the military, including an uncle who was a Merchant Marine.

(6) What is the one thing you absolutely, positively must accomplish today?

A- Since we buy our groceries on Friday's, I must write out our grocery list for next week including what we will eat on Christmas Day.

(7) This Christmas I hope all (3) of our guy's know and understand the true meaning of Christmas. That if they don't have assurance of salvation in their hearts, this will be the time and year.

(8) Insert your own random thought here.


My Top Ten 2014 Releases I Read in 2014




This week's Top Ten is brought to you by The Broke and The Bookish
This week's Top Ten Tuesday question:
Top Ten books I read in 2014 (overall, particular genre, 2014 releases)
Only (1) of my list was not published in 2014.

(1) Abraham (Charles R. Swindoll)

(2) Another Summer (Rebecca Stevenson)

(3) Love Without Limits (Nick & Kanae Vujicic)

(4) Steel Will (Shilo Harris)

(5) The Greatest Gift (Ann Voskamp)

(6) The Reason (Lacey Sturm)

(7) The River (Beverly Lewis)

(8) The Secret of Pembrooke Park (Julie Klassen)

(9) The Trail (Ed Underwood)

(10) Where Treetops Glisten (Tricia Goyer, Cara Putman, Sarah Sundin)


My question:
What is your Top Ten books read in 2014?




Review: Love Without Limits


List Price: 21.99
ISBN: 978-1-60142-617-8
Release: November 18, 2014
Religion/Christian Life/Inspirational







            `Love Without Limits` is based on the experiences of Nick Vujicic and his wife Kanae. It takes the reader through their first meeting, their engagement, wedding, and the birth of their son Kiyoshi. The story recounts how they grew to love one another through personal insecurities and their victories.
             When I saw `Love Without Limits` as a review book, I was excited to read about Nick's marriage. The couple are shown together on the beautiful cover as well as in several pictures in the book. My first introduction to Nick was the book `Life Without Limits`. You can read my review for that book here.
               I recommend this book to older teens and young adults who contemplate marrying one day. I also recommend it to anyone who would like to read more about Nick Vujicic.

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Disclaimer: I received this book from `Blogging For Books` for this review.