Wednesday, December 26, 2018

December 26 -- the Wednesday Medley

 Wednesday again, and time for the Wednesday Medley hosted by Terri at Your Friend from Florida!   Terri asks the questions and bloggers come up with their own answers.  Amazingly, Terri did not take this week off, but simply posted her questions on Monday.  Now that is dedication!

 Wouldn't you like to join in also?  Just head over to Terri's blog, get the questions, then copy, paste, and answer them on your own blog.  Then you can go back to Terri's and link up.   Here we go with the questions:
1.  Are there candy canes left in your house right now?  Did you hang some on your tree?  Do you even like them?
Yes, there are several candy canes left.  I hadn't hung any on my tree this year, but I just added the leftover candy canes to the tree.  I like the flavor of candy canes but I really can't imagine eating a whole one.  I use them mostly for decoration or for tie-ons to gifts.
2.  Without a graphic, today is also National Thank You Note Day!  I like receiving that thank you note in the mail for a gift I have given.  Are you good about getting thank you notes in the mail after Christmas (or any occasion calling for a note)?

 I am fairly good at doing so.  I like receiving notes in the mail, but I will take any sort of thank-you (email, verbal) rather than none.  I enjoy writing notes to encourage family and friends.
Image from the Graphics Fairy
3.  How are you feeling on this day after Christmas?  Tired, let down, still glowing?  I have felt all of those at one time or another and sometimes all of them at once! Tell us about it.
 I'm feeling pretty good. I'm feeling quite content that I accomplished almost everything I meant to do, and happy with the decorating I did and the gifts we gave.  All in all, it's been a nice Christmas season (I do not consider it over yet) and we had a lovely day yesterday. I do still have a couple of gift cards to send and hope to do that today.
Kitchen shelf at my daughter Carrie's home -- isn't it sweet?
 4  It is "tradition" to leave the tree and decorations up until after January 6th, to honor the Epiphany. When will your boxes be packed and put away until next year?  Are you, like me, thinking about doing it right now?
 Nope, not thinking about it.  Interestingly, because of cleaning out my childhood home, I did not bring any of our own boxes of ornaments, cards, or wrapping paper out of the attic, so there will be no repacking of those.  I will, of course, have to repack the ornaments I brought from the home place and find room for them in my own attic, but I will prune and consolidate them as I go.

I like to take my time making things festive, and in fact added the last touches on Christmas Eve day.  So I am in no hurry at all to take things down and put them away.  I like to leave the tree up until my birthday in mid-January.  Snowmen, glittery houses, white lights and more will stay up until Valentine's Day, because we need all the light and sparkle we can get up here.
5. Looking ahead to New Year's Eve, do you have plans?  Have you ever celebrated big in New York's Time Square? Would you even want to be there?
No plans -- my hubby will be going to work early the next morning as usual.  Sometimes we have had a New Year's Eve get-together at church -- board games, snacks and fellowship -- but it's been awhile.  With Mr. T's work schedule, we likely wouldn't even be doing that at this point in life.  
Times Square -- nope, never even thought about it and wouldn't even want to be there.

6. Tell us something random about your week so far!
It is just very odd having Christmas on a Tuesday.  Now today feels like Monday all over again.  I realize that Christmas will obviously occur on Tuesday from time to time, but it's very different.
A tin of Whipped Shortbread
And another Wednesday Medley is a wrap.  Happy day after Christmas, everyone!


  1. So nice to know you had a 'nice' Christmas. I usually take our tree down early, but I think I might leave it up a while this year. Enjoyed reading your answers!

  2. These are always so much fun to read. It makes me happy to know that you’re in no hurry to say goodbye to Christmas decor. Me neither nor am I ready to say goodbye to Christmas carols...listened to them all day long. Time Square is an interesting place or it was when I was 16, but the thought of being there on New Year’s Eve is not a pleasant one at all.

  3. Those cookies look so good! Thanks for joining the Medley today!! I love seeing your photos and reading about your Christmas!! Hugs!

  4. I enjoyed reading all your thoughts about Christmas and New Year! As we get older, staying up late on New Year's Eve is not so appealing, lol! Those shortbread cookies look delicious, they are one of my favorite cookies at Christmas :) Blessings and hugs!


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