It’s Hodgepodge Wednesday when Jo From This Side of the Pond asks the questions and we get our brains fired up to answer.
1. ‘Tis the season to be jolly….so are you?
Yes, yes I am.
2. Do you trim a tree this time of year, and if so is yours all done?
I did and it’s done.
What’s something in your home-closet-life that needs to be trimmed in the new year?
Oh boy! So many things including my body. I need to weed out my closet and drawers of things ‘I hope to fit in again’!
3. Are you ‘dreaming of a white Christmas’? Is that a possibility where you’ll be celebrating? According to this site the top ten places in the US you can count on for a white Christmas are- North Pole Alaska, Crater Lake Oregon, Yellowstone National Park, Winthrop Washington, Aspen Colorado, Ketchum Idaho, Mt. Washington New Hampshire, Whitefish Montana, Duluth Minnesota, and the Lake Tahoe town of Truckee California
It is totally white right now. It is a good possibility to be white again at Christmas.
Of the snowy spots listed which would you most like to visit?
Whitefish, Montana is on my list. We have had a White winter experience in Winthrop, Washington back in the 90’s.
4. December 8th is National Brownie Day…will you be celebrating?
How do you like your brownies-chewy or cake-like, frosted or plain, nuts or no nuts, a piece from the middle or give me the corner?
Give me a middle piece cake-like, plain, with lots of nuts.
As a child were you a member of a brownie troop?
No. My parents were fresh immigrants from Iran after escaping out of Russia in the early 30’s. They did not trust any organizations involving children with uniforms. Too close for comfort (for them and their understanding) to Lenin’s Young Pioneer groups!
5. Share a favorite line or two from a Christmas carol or holiday tune.
I have soooo many favorites and there are so many great lines. Here’s just one.
…”Peace on earth, and mercy mild, God and sinners reconciled”
6. Insert your own random thought here.
Speaking of snow…
We went to Idaho (Coeur d’Alene) for an overnight on Sunday to Monday. We returned to this view of our home on Monday, the 6th of December. The 6th of December was our 47th Wedding Anniversary.
Our Christmas letter is tweaked and it’s ready to be copied. Time to address all the envelopes and get the cards in the mail. We have received some Christmas greetings already. So good to hear hear from far and wide.