Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Wednesday Hodge Podge
1. What does it mean to have the 'holiday spirit'?
I believe it is the love and joy that people feel this time of year...everywhere you go, people greet you with cheer...there is a smile in our hearts
2. What's tops your tree (s)? Why?
A special tree topper from Hallmark for the series: Mary's Angels...there are two angels and they are reading the proclamation and a large two piece star is behind them...its always been a star or angel.
3. When was the last time you gave yourself a pat on the back?
Whenever a sewing project comes together without any seam ripping and redoes..The Gardener's Journal when I sewed all the blocks together....I hate redoes and have been known to throw a project out if I had to do that.
4. Which of your senses is most sensitive this time of year?
Like Kathy, I think it is probably sight...I have no sense of smell so we can rule that out...I love seeing all the different decorating styles....Listening to Christmas Music is second on my list (if it is something I like)....I love listening to Mannheim Steamroller...
5. What is there too much of in your kitchen?
Counter top clutter...If you asked what there is too little of, I'd have to say counter space...makes baking a challenge...but there are certain things that just have to stay on the counter like the coffeepot...knife block...paper towels...
6. What do you do for meals on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day? Big meal? Breakfast tradition? Open the cookie tins and have at it?
Christmas Eve has always been for our immediate family..when the children were at home, we had a special meal and opened gifts from each other so that tradition has continued...we get together with our daughter and her family since they are so close..since I've moved back, we alternate hosting it...and it is her time this year...we used to have a meal, something non Christmas like steak or pizza but now we just do heavy appetizers.......We used to go to my Mom's for breakfast and I'd help her cook, other family members would drop by....Christmas Day has always been spent with Honey Bear's extended family...cousins, aunts, etc...We've seen family members go home and be missed through the years but we're still having it...When I married into the family, it was at Honey Bear's grandparents home...then we started having it at a community center for the next 30 years or so..last year we began having it at his grandparents home again...he has one unmarried aunt who lives there.....It has become harder to have a get together with my extended family at Christmas time so we've started meeting the weekend after New Year's...Traditions change once our parents have gone home.
7. What is the best thing about winter?
Winter isn't a favorite of mine...I don't like the hazardous weather conditions we sometimes have here in the south since we're not used to snow or ice...so I guess the best thing is that Christmas is in the Winter.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
Better get back in the kitchen and finish mixing those cookies.