Monthly Archives: December 2009

Year-End Thoughts

Today is New Year’s Eve. Some people really celebrate the arrival of the new year. They party either at friends’ houses or maybe they go to a hotel for a fancy dinner and a dance. Others attend alcohol-free First Night events … Continue reading

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Christmas Food Quiz Answers

As promised, here are the answers to the Christmas Food quiz: 1. According to legend, this red and white confection was bent into the shape of a shepherd’s crook. a. Candy cane 2. Norwegian-Americans commonly serve this lye-soaked fish at … Continue reading

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Christmas Food Quiz

I trust everyone had a good holiday with family or whoever you chose to celebrate with yesterday. I have one final Christmas quiz for you. This one came from the About.com’s Guide Site to Nutrition. I’ll post the answers on … Continue reading

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Christmas Cards

Most of my mail these days are Christmas cards from scattered friends. I enjoy getting these cards. I like it even more when they include a letter catching me up on what’s been going on in their lives this year … Continue reading

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I’ve Succumbed

After seeing lots … almost seems like hundreds … of photos of Jared Flood’s Noro striped scraf on various blogs, I’ve succumbed and started one. My winter coat is an electric or royal blue. The scarf I’ve been wearing was … Continue reading

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Christmas Quiz Answers

Here are the answers to the Christmas music quiz I posted: 1. The apartment of two psychiatrists The Nutcracker Suite 2. The lad is a diminutive percussionist Little Drummer Boy 3. Sir Lancelot with laryngitis Silent Night 4. The smog-less … Continue reading

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A Heavy Heart

About 25 years ago I visited a friend in a distant state. During my visit she introduced me to a number of her friends. Two were twins, Share and Maine. They were such nice women and even though we only … Continue reading

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A Christmas Quiz

Are you ready for another Christmas quiz? This one has to do with Christmas music. (I hope you have a radio station which is playing Christmas music all the time.) I’ll give you a phrase which describes a Christmas song. … Continue reading

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Christmas Trivia Answers

As promised, here are the answers to the Christmas trivia quiz I posted last week: 1. Which of these companies was the first to use Santa Claus in an advertisement? b.  Coco-Cola 2. Which president was the first to decorate … Continue reading

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Oh How The Winds Did Blow!

I know that we have been spared the winter storms other areas have experienced. We’ve only had snow flurries, not any accumulation. What we have had is wind … winds of up to 60 mph … which is more wind … Continue reading

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