Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Checking My List-Wednesday HodgePodge


1. What's left to be done on your Christmas to-do list? 
Shop for 2 more gifts
Wrap several gifts....i.e. put them in a bag.

Grocery shop for Christmas Dinner
Cook: I decided to have Lasagne for Christmas Dinner this year.  I am going to use the recipe from my old Better Homes and Gardens Cook Book.  It is very tasty.  I haven't baked it for many years, as I have been using vegetarian, Mexican, and quick version recipes of lasagne, when I have made it over the last few years. Christmas Eve is just us two, so it will be quiet, so I can finish this list off.
DD2, will spend Christmas Day with us, DD2 is in Belgrade with her husband's family. The boys are good travelers.  They are all going to make a side trip to Rome. 

2. The Hodgepodge lands on the first day of winter this year. What's your favorite thing about winter? That we only have 3 months to endure and then it will be Spring. That will be helped along when I go to CA for a couple of weeks.

3. In what area of your life are you immature? Feel free to elaborate or not. I still wait until the last minute to do things. Procrastination is my middle name.
4. What was the most (or one of the most) important lessons you learned in 2016? Where do I start? I misunderstood just how truly divide our country is now, and will be, for at least the next 4 years. Also, that I really have very little, in common with the folks of middle America, who are my neighbors. I am truly disappointed, and don't have a lot of hope, that HE will surprise us in a positive way.

5. It's Fried Shrimp Day...are you a fan? What's your favorite way to eat shrimp? Will there be shrimp somewhere in your holiday feastings? Shrimp Alfredo or fried shrimp.  We won't be having shrimp during the holidays.

6. What sound lulls you to sleep? The snoring of my sweet corgi, Gwennie. 

7. What one word best describes your 2016?  Grateful....that Mr BC made such a good recovery, and is doing so well with his dialysis.  Our life is getting back to normal just a little.
8.  Insert your own random thought here. I still have a lot of packages to come this week from Amazon. I did most of my shopping online, as did Mr Bankerchick. One interesting thing I found on Amazon was this: 

I got two of them, they really match my hardwood, and kind of disappear on the floor. I will put them in my stocking.  I also have a multiroom humidifier coming tomorrow.  My hands are like sandpaper and my nose is really dry.  I am hoping we will all feel better. 


  1. I think we have more in common than you think. I was struck by how similar many of our answers were...and I voted for Trump, not because I loved him as a candidate but because out of two absolutely horrible choices I believe he will actually change things.

    Have a blessed and merry Christmas!

  2. I have faith, like Stacy, that Donald Trump will do a great job as our President. I wish everyone would give him a chance to prove himself before writing him off. Hope you have a Merry Christmas!

  3. Let us just pray that God will take care of all the problems this country has. Have a Merry Christmas.

  4. I love the lotion image. I am very dry right now, too! My eyes are itching and burning to beat the band. My hands are like sandpaper and look like I'm about 100 years old. But, if I put lotion on my hands, it will end up in my eyes due to all the rubbing because of the itching and burning. OY!

    I am glad that Mr. BC is doing better and that you're all getting adjusted to the dialysis routine. I am very sorry, though, that he has to have dialysis in the first place. You're both in my prayers.

    I hope that you and your family have a very Merry Christmas and here's to a happy, healthy 2017!

  5. I hear ya! Is all I'm going to say about November. There is nothing left to say because I just can't comprehend it. I am sure it has been hard for you as the ideas (I guess that's the word) are different. Hang in there!
    The lotion picture made me laugh out loud, and your lasagna sounds delightful. I love Christmas dinners that aren't turkey or ham! :)
    So glad Mr. BC is doing well!

  6. I voted for Mr. Trump, as well. I absolutely could not vote for the other option. Maybe he'll surprise us all. I don't think he'll do any worse than his predecessor, for sure.
    So glad to hear that your hubby is doing better. I hope y'all have a very Merry Christmas.
    Kathy (Reflections)