Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. Are you doing anything special to mark this season of Advent? If so please share.
I suppose getting back to Mass would be a start, wouldn't it?

2. Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen...and of course you recall, the most famous reindeer of, which reindeer name best describes you this week? 
Dancer:  I'm dancing around with less stress this week!  

3. What's worse-too quiet or too loud? Which have you had more of lately?
Too loud.  I've had too much of that lately, even though it's all in my head!

4. This question comes to you from Zoanna over at A Penchant for Pens-thanks Zo! 

When you are administratively gifted, how often do you find yourself not trusting less gifted people to do what they've committed to do?  If you are not so gifted that way, but are reliable, how do you feel when the stronger person (in that area) goes ahead and covers it before giving you a chance to come through? 

I don't know if I'm going to answer this the way it was meant!  It absolutely drives me CRAZY when people butt in!  This has happened at one of my schools: if there's something that needs to be done with a speech student (my responsibility) who also has special ed, the teacher will try to take care of it.  I realize that she's just trying to be helpful, but I'm pretty particular about the way I do things at work, so it really makes my blood boil when someone tries to do what I'm responsible for.
5. What is your most dreaded task relating to the holidays? Your most looked forward to holiday task?
Shopping.  Honestly.  I'm not looking forward to getting out in all the messiness and crowds.
I love my baking days!  I take 2 days:  1 for baking, 1 for candy-making.  The rest of the family knows to stay out of the kitchen and leave me alone.

6. Facebook has released its list of the 'most talked about' topics of 2013. Pope Francis took the number one spot.  Does that surprise you? He was followed by election, royal baby, typhoon, and Harlem Shake. Your thoughts? What was yourmost talked about topic in 2013? (Facebook, around the kitchen table, or wherever it is you talk)
It does surprise me a bit.  He is an amazing man, for sure, but I'm a bit surprised that he's getting as much attention from non-Catholics as he is.
We talk about a lot of stuff around the house.  I don't know if we talked about one thing more than the rest.

7. What's something you consider a necessity that others might view as a luxury?
I'm coming up with a blank.  Air conditioning/heat while camping???

8.  Insert your own random thought here.
YS showed this to me last weekend when I was separating the yolk from the egg white to make spiced pecans:
When we did it, I just cracked the egg and YS used the bottle to separate the yolk.  Easy Peasy!


  1. I personally don't like butt-in-skis either!!!

  2. I started candy making yesterday. It went just okay. The past couple of years daughter2 has been home, and she's my baker. I'm a little rusty on the whole dipping chocolates : ) Not as pretty as when she did them, but in the end, nobody will care as long as they taste good. And they do!

  3. Oh, I love baking and candy making days too. I'm going a little over the top with it all this year, so much fun!

  4. Love the egg yolk idea. I am always looking for easy ways to do that. I sometimes avoid making things with separated eggs for that very reason.

  5. Its like Bill Nye the science guy meets Rachel Ray!!!

  6. Cool love that egg yolk thing. Good idea.


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