Wednesday Medley

1.  On November 28th, 1995, President Bill Clinton ended the 55 MPH nationwide speed limit that began in 1974 as an energy saving measure during the Mid-East oil embargo.  If you are old enough to remember this (I sure am) did it make you happy?  Do you have a heavy foot when driving or does 55 MPH sound good to you?

It made me very happy. I do have a lead foot and try to stay at 5mph over the speed limit…most of the time. I do go 20 or 25 in school zones. This is all with good road conditions. I do not have a lead foot in the rain, snow, or sleet! I slow way down.

2.  You are home alone on a rainy/snowy Sunday afternoon.  What Christmas movie will you watch?
Home Alone or Miracle on 34th Street depending on my mood.
3.  What is something you have tried that you will never try again?
Liver and Onions. I only tried it because I was served it and out of appreciation to our hostess I ate it all trying not to gag.
4.  Today is National French Toast Day!!  Will you have some?  Do you like French Toast?
I do like French Toast but will probably wait to have it for a weekend breakfast sometime.


5.  The Christmas Tree in Rockefeller Center will be lighted today, as will the one at the White House in Washington, D.C.  Do you have your tree up and is it lighted?  Have you ever been in New York City or Washington, D.C. to see the trees all lit up during the holidays?
I’ve only been to one Christmas tree lighting ever and that was in Seattle several years ago. No tree at our house yet. We will probably cut one down at our son’s or in a National Forest later this month.
6.  Tell us something random about this week of yours.
I have started Christmas decorating pulling out all the Christmas bins. It’s been interesting and fun finding new spots for old things at our Country Bungalow. Some things have been moved a few times to find the best location. We are still in the midst of painting so some decorating will have to wait. When our EWK (Eastern Washington Kids) were here last Friday Addy and I opened up her Little People nativity set for her to play with at Baba and Gramps’ house until Christmas.
Linking up with Terri in Florida for Wednesday Medley.
About Ellen am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

19 thoughts on “Wednesday Medley

  1. I have known people who love liver and onions, and a number of diners out here still serve them. I just don’t like liver, though. I ate a lot of it as a kid.

    Haven’t started my Christmas decorating yet, but hopefully tomorrow or Friday.

    Our daughter, son-in-law and family out in NV usually go to a national forest to get their Christmas tree also. I believe that may be where the picture was taken that I used in my post.

    I enjoyed reading your answers today!

  2. I enjoy reading your blog and today you gave me a wonderful idea for my 19 month old granddaughter. I went on line and then called Christian Books and ordered the little people nativity. Such a great gift for that age!! Thanks so much for posting and Merry Christmas to you and your lovely family. Nancy

  3. OMW, that opening photo is gorgeous! Reminds me of my childhood winters in northern New Mexico. I’m stunned that anyone would serve liver and onions to her guests without first checking if they liked it. (No-one I know has ever admitted to liking it!)

  4. I’m with you on liver and onions. Ugh! I use to have a Little People Nativity and not sure what happened to it. Have a great rest of the week and thanks for stopping by.

  5. Love the appearance of your blog. Thanks for the tip to get over here. It’s hard to believe anybody would serve liver and onions to company. Blech! I bought that nativity set for our grandkids and also one to have here at my house. So sweet. I love Nativity sets and that is my favorite Christmas decoration.

  6. Your first photo looks like it could be Stevens Pass. Driving through the mountains can be so beautiful. I can’t imagine someone serving liver and onions without checking first. Blech.

  7. I applaud you for eating liver and onions in the interest of being a good guest. Whew, I’ll bet that was a l-o-n-g meal!

    I am sure that Addy (and you too?) will make many sweet memories playing with the nativity set! Great idea to make it a special toy for Baba and Gramps’s house!

  8. I have a Little People nativity on my coffee table. I packed away the “good” one and bought it when the first grandbaby came along. They all enjoy playing with it.

  9. Ellen, I always enjoy these posts. Funny, just the other day someone asked me how long (and when) the 55mph speed limit thing was in effect. I didn’t realize it had gone on for 21 years! Had to chuckle over your liver and onions–I have eaten some really awful stuff in the interests of being polite! 😀

  10. Laughing about the liver and onions experience! Our grands enjoyed the ‘little people’ nativity scene when they were wee. A good investment!

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