Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Wednesday Hodgepodge--A Look Back at 2010

1. Share your Christmas Eve traditions.  We spend Christmas Eve with my husband's parents.  We open the presents they have gotten us and the boys and eat snacky foods.  It's relaxed and then we go check out the Christmas lights around town.  Then it's home to leave out cookies, milk and carrots(for the reindeer).  (Sometimes we get talked into letting the boys open a present early)  Then we shuttle little boys to bed and Santa wraps presents for under the tree and then Santa and Mrs. Santa go to bed to await the ungodly early wake up call that "Santa came!!!!".

2. What was the best book you read in 2010? (we're not going to include The Bible here)  I have not gotten to read very much this year.  I have read romances--Lyndsay Sands, Nora Roberts and Amanda Quick, but no other real books.  We didn't get out camping o I could read, at least not the kind of camping I can spend reading.

3. Do you have pets and if so do you allow them on the furniture?  We have a cat and a dog.  There is no keeping the cat off the furniture, but the dog usually waits for an invite before he gets up on the couch.

4. What event from 2010 are you most thankful for?  My new job.  Or rather my job going full time.  I was part time with no benefits and 19 hours a week before December.  Now I am full time with benefits--sick leave, vacation, insurance and retirement.  This is just wonderful!

5. What did you do in 2010 that you'd never done before.  Rode a four wheeler.  Crashed a four wheeler.  Took a class on riding a four wheeler.  In that order.

6. Brussel sprouts...friend or foe?  Oh friend.  Jan at Jan's Sushi Bar has the best recipe for making Brussel sprouts--try it it's fabulous!

7. Who would you nominate for man/woman of the year?  This one is a hard one but I'd have to go kind of cheesy and nominate my husband Nick.  He puts up with me and has more patience with the boys and does so much for all of us, he really is my hero.

8. Insert your own random thought here.  After bemoaning the fact that we were having crazy warm weather last week, mother nature sent us snow.  12 inches of snow to be exact.  Turbo is in heaven, he loves to play in the snow.  Nick is excited too.  He and Turbo will be going skiing this afternoon.  I'm just happy to have snow on the ground again.  Cold temps are easier for me to deal with when the ground is white not brown or gray.


Sprite's Keeper said...

Sounds like some great traditions. I would love to say we have traditions, but they keep changing year to year..

Michelle said...

So glad you didn't get badly hurt on the four-wheeler.
I have to ask, do you still ride them?

Merry Christmas!

Tina said...

I prefer snow if the weather is going to be cold, also.

Brittney said...

your christmas eve sound like ours :) Good luck with the new job (well more benefits anyway) haah! congrats i guess would be the better word lol.

viewfromdownhere said...

Those are great traditions! And how sweet that you would nominate your Nick :-)

Merry Christmas!

Michele said...

As a librarian I'd like to go down on record that romance novels are real books. Of course, I would say this because when I read for pleasure (which isn't often) I read romance novels. Believe it or not but they are the largest growing market.

Glad you are getting cold weather. That slushy brown stuff stinks.

Merry Christmas!

Joyce said...

I have a great recipe for brussel sprouts I'm going to post after the holidays (too much going on at the moment) I'll check out your link.

Have fun with little ones in the house! Happy Christmas!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Romance novels are the best! Love #5, glad your okay. Have a very Merry Christmas.


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