Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Get in Line for the Hodgepodge

Time for the Wednesday Hodgepodge. Joyce does a fabulous job of hosting the party each week. Click on over and pay her a visit. Be sure and visit the other participants as well.

1. Do you send Christmas cards? If so about how many will you send this year? How do you display the cards you receive? Or don't you? (gasp!)
I always send Christmas cards. I love sending and receiving them, and ours always includes a photo. This year's photo was taken last weekend when everyone was home for Thanksgiving. I will share the photo here after the actual cards have been mailed. I send around 60 or so. The cards we receive are displayed taped to the panes of the china cupboard or the sun room doors.

2. When do kids become adults?
Kids become adults when they get a job, move out, and pay their own bills. 
Not mentioning any names.

3. Does your 'beauty regimen' change with the seasons?
Um... 'beauty regimen'? I can't say that I actually have one. Obviously.

4. What's something you like to eat that might cause another person to turn up their nose?
I don't eat many exotic foods, so the only thing I can think of is tapioca pudding. When I was a child, we occasionally visited my great-grandparents on their farm in northern Indiana. I loved the farm:  the kittens, the calves, the outhouse (such a novelty!), the chickens, and when I came inside, my great-grandma's tapioca pudding. She made pearl tapioca, and I thought it was delicious. It could be found under the cloth on the table, along with spoons and bowls, ready for eating. I have never made it myself, though I occasionally pick up a small tub in the grocery store. But it's just not the same. So, how do you feel about tapioca pudding?

5. Gloves or mittens?
I wear gloves, but I love mittens too. I still have a pair of mittens I made in high school for my knitting project in "Creative Needlecraft." One of those tough senior year classes.

6. What's the longest queue you've ever been in? Was it worth it? Queue=line but doesn't queue sound nicer?
When my daughter showed her horse at the Indiana State Fair, the procedure for check-in included a very long line. If you chose to arrive at the fairgrounds the night before show day, you were directed (truck, trailer, horse, and all) to a lot several blocks away to wait your turn for entry to the barn. This meant long columns of rigs waiting for hours in the stifling hot beautiful August weather. They would release us, 10 at a time, to make our way to the fairgrounds to wait in another line. So. Much. Fun. Not. We did make the best of the situation, though, pulling out grills and frozen lemonade, and visiting with the others in line. Jennifer was all about socializing at the horse show. :)
And yes, it was worth it the next day when Jennifer and PeeWee were judged horsemanship champions.
Jennifer, age 13, PeeWee, age 17.

7. Besides Christmas, what is one thing you are looking forward to in the month of December?
Next week, we get to have these two cuties stay with us for two days and two nights while their parents go on a little trip. The first is our granddaughter Haleigh, almost two.

And this is our great nephew Harper, almost three. He's one of three (triplets, that is), but his sisters are staying with their grandma. Sort of a divide and conquer plan. Teehee.
I know we will have lots of fun. I've been taking my vitamins. :)

8. Insert your own random thought here.
Yesterday, the rain turned to snow, and this is how our yard looked last night.

Ready or not!
Happy Wednesday, everyone!

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