Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. Give us three rhyming words that say something about your Thanksgiving holiday (or your most recent holiday gathering if you didn't celebrate Thanksgiving). 

Share, prayer, bear

Delivered food we share
Said a prayer
And then we ate like a bear

2. When did you last say, 'the more the merrier'? Did you mean it?

Sure I have said this phrase...can't remember when...but most definitely meant it.  

3. What's one piece of advice you'd give someone who is your same age?

We have lived half a century, so go out and enjoy each day!
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4. You're ordering a veggie plate, what four veggies are on it?

Absolutely love veggies.....
Peppers-green, red, Jalapeno
Corn-preferably corn salad
Sweet Potato
Zucchini-preferably cooked zucchini with onions

5. Shop til you drop! Did you? Have you ever? Will you between now and Christmas?

I did not shop till I dropped, but I shopped.  On Friday (yes, Black Friday), my aunt, aunt's daughter, and I went shopping.  We were not looking for anything specific, but we just wanted to get out of the house and go somewhere.  We did some shopping, ate, did some more shopping, laughed, and just enjoyed the day.
Next year we are planning on making our own shirts to wear....still thinking on a catchy phrase. My hub says BFF (Black Friday Fools) ha!  

6. What's your favorite chair in your house, and why is it a favorite?

The recliner in the den.  I love to sit and watch television in the recliner, also my love seat in the sun room has a great view of the mountains.

7. Share an early memory of faith, religion, or spirituality.

I loved seeing the candles lit for Advent...the excitement and anticipation of Christmas coming. The church I attend now did not light the candles until this past Sunday.  When the preacher began talking about Advent, my mind automatically went to the the little church I grew up in and remembering the candles being lit.  After the church service was over, I told hub on the way home, I remembered this as a little girl...even the exact spot where the candles were in my little church.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

For the past 14 or 15 years, we have delivered food on Thanksgiving to people less fortunate than we.  The day begins around 7:00 that morning preparing food to take to the church-may begin earlier for some....but I sign up for the 'easy' stuff.  Around 10:00 we begin the process of collecting the food and packing the trays in our vehicle.  This year was different-youngest daughter had to work and was unable to attend..:(    Families who participate are giving names and addresses of where to go in our county.  Hub and I delivered to 15 families....some families have 5-6 meals and some only 1 meal. Each meal consists of two trays--a hot tray-turkey, gravy, stuffing, ham, mashed   potatoes, green beans, corn, sweet potato casserole, and slaw---a cold tray-desserts-a slice of pumpkin pie, a slice of apple pie, and a slice of a piece of cake (chocolate, red velvet, carrot cake, and carmael cake).  This is a huge undertaking....members of our church sign up and volunteer. After all food is delivered, people who delivered are asked to return to back  the church-to make sure all delivery was okay.  If you want to, one may stay and eat.  We have always stayed and eaten and helped with the cleaning up.
Later that evening, I decorate the tree and put out a few Christmas decorations.  In the past, I have ordered a meal from Cracker Barrel and hub goes and gets BUT this year I did not.  No one was home but hub and I so...after decorating the tree I went with my aunt's daughter shopping!  I just couldn't stand sitting at home with just hub and I-the house was TOO Quiet!
Food being loaded in vehicle.

A little decorating.


  1. I absolutely love what you do for those less fortunate than awesome! Your tree and mantle look beautiful!

  2. BFF- Black Friday Fools = I LOVE IT! Haha! I don't recall ever seeing advent candles lit in church until my girls were growing up. We were the chosen family a couple of times to go up and light the candle. Everyone was excited about it. :)

  3. That's a fabulous Thanksgiving tradition! I like hubs t-shirt idea : )

  4. Tammy... how wonderful that you feed the less fortunate on Thanksgiving. Your decorating looks beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration! Have a good week.

  5. You have my admiration with your volunteering. We volunteered at the Humane for a while when we first retired. But since Mr BC illness, I have had to cut back.

  6. It is good that your church takes food to those less fortunate. We have been the happy recipients of meals like this. One year a church back home had a Thanksgiving dinner and we were the guests of honor. Have a great day.


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