Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Let It Snow Hodgepodge

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!)

Yes, we do send (or give out) Christmas cards, usually with either a picture of our family, or a picture of the girls. We send out around fifty. We display the cards we receive on our banister.

2. When do kids become adults?

I think they become adults when they are 18, or when they have graduated from High School. It can be a rather fine line.

3. Does your 'beauty regimen' change with the seasons?

I don't really have much of a 'beauty regimen', so it stays the same regardless of the seasons. I guess I do moisturize a bit more in the winter, but that's about it.

4. What's something you like to eat that might cause another person to turn up their nose?

I can't think of anything that I like to eat that other people would turn their noses up at. I do like squash and mushrooms, and those are both things that certain people in our family find repulsive, so I will go with those.

5. Gloves or mittens?

Definitely gloves! I haven't worn mittens since I was a little girl. I found this video, and apparently, owning these particular gloves can change your life. I don't own a smart phone yet (stupid cell phone contract) but Hubs does, so maybe I should get him a pair for Christmas?

FYI....this is EXACTLY how it looks outside my door right now! Brrr!

6. What's the longest queue you've ever been in? Was it worth it? Queue=line but doesn't queue sound nicer?

Probably standing in line for the Toy Story ride at Disney World. We had to wait so long, that children were literally napping while we waited! Was it worth it? I don't think so.

7. Besides Christmas, what is one thing you are looking forward to in the month of December?

My oldest daughter is in the play "The Homecoming" at our local theatre. This is the story "The Walton's" is based on. She is playing the part of Shirley, who is one of the Spencer children. The shows are next weekend, and we are all very excited to see the weeks of hard work pay off.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

So, here is an update about my medical tests. The pulmonologist does not think that I have emphysema, so THAT is good news! However, I do have some sort of restrictive airway disease, and he is not willing to "label" me yet, but he thinks that I may have chronic asthma. He put me on some new meds, and I have to see him again soon. Thanks for all of your prayers. I appreciate it!

In other news, our town is currently experiencing blizzard-like conditions. We are expected to get from 6-10 inches of snow tonight. We had something called "thunder snow" and it was pretty weird. It was thundering and lighting, WHILE it was snowing!

Power is out in the town next to us, but ours is still on. Of course, I got smart this time, and filled up the tub and several large containers with water, just in case. Since we have a well, if we lose power.....we lose water! No water = toilet that won't flush. With five people living in the house, that is NOT fun.

The kids around here are all excited about a possible snow day tomorrow. That is one of the disadvantages of doing school at home. You don't have to "go" anywhere, so school can continue as usual. Ha!

That's OK, we have "snow days" when the sun is shining instead :)

We need to find all of the winter gear, as the girls are looking forward to going sledding tomorrow.

Now....where did we put those boots....


  1. Toy Story line was 45 minutes and that was in the extra hours after closing and around 11pm. But I thought it was totally worth it.

    It is amazing how many people are saying rides at Disneyworld.

  2. That commercial is hilarious! Enjoy your snow. We are waiting here...it has been in the 60s still.

  3. Glad you're getting some answers to your health concerns. Enjoy your snow day-we had a big storm in October. 16 inches. It was insane!

  4. Oh my it is snowing by you, makes me shiver! I said a ride at Disneyland. Enjoy the play.

  5. We've had ridiculously mild weather so far this fall, which is nice, I suppose, but I can't wait for that first good snow!

  6. The first day of December and the cold air is right on time. We don't have snow (yet)! Hopefully your power doesn't go out! (How on earth will you blog?) Enjoy your sledding adventure!

  7. Thanks for stopping over. I wanted to tell you that we did a family picture last year and did about 100 takes. This year I am sending a few family members a B&W phot I took at Disneyland this year with the four (adult kids) all holding a mickey ice cream bar, it's really cute.

  8. Thanks for stopping by! And wow, we have lived all over the United States and experienced all kinds of weather, but never Thunder Snow! Sounds crazy!!! Enjoy your snow!