Wednesday, December 19, 2018

An (almost) Yuletide Medley

Thank you, Terri!

Wednesday, December 19 is National Hard Candy Day!   So, the first question today is to ask if you enjoy hard candy, especially the kind we usually see this festive time of year?  What is your favorite?  

Weird, perhaps … but I've always been overly concerned about choking on hard candy.  Nevertheless, I'm calling dibs on the Butter-Rum!

Which hard candy brings up the best memories for you, if any?

While daddy was living, my mother always made (his mother's) candy.  I can still visualize her standing at the kitchen counter cutting little pieces, then wrapping them in waxed paper, twisting the ends.  Traditionally our paper-boy, the pastor and friends would each receive a Christmas tin filled with that candy.  (Yes, my dad and I were careful to save plenty for ourselves to last the winter!)   

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My favorite was the anise, but it can also be made with peppermint.

Holiday shopping!  Are you finished?

Well, I thought so yesterday.  Then I went to wrap one of Chloe's gifts and discovered a stain.  Dang!

If you could spend an entire day in just one store, which one would it be and why?

Barnes & Noble!
Books, periodicals, coffee … and comfy seating areas throughout.   Did I mention books?

What holiday dessert describes you and why?

I don't know that it's not too old-fashioned to be featured at one's holiday table … but I'm going with an egg custard pie:  Not too rich or fancy.  Ordinary.  Besides it matches my hair.  LOL!

What is your least favorite holiday side dish?

Yams.  (Shudder!)

Now be real!  There is one on almost every tree.  What is the ugliest tree ornament you have ever seen?

Unless it was crafted by a little child, I'm not fond of anything glittery, overly ornate.  I'm not a fan of 'bling.'

Tell us something random about your week!

'Pretty sure I need to re-examine my true feelings about part-time employment.  I've answered 2 or 3 on-line ads, but go figure!  The one I was called in to interview recently was almost laughable.   On the plus side, the office manager and I hit it off immediately.  Unfortunately, she's not willing to pay more than $9/hr. and expects 38 hours a week (including all day each Saturday, non-negotiable).

  Color me humming, "There will come an answer, let it be."

And on that note, I'm wishing y'all a stress-less day!
Stay safe out there!