From This Side of the Pond, where Joyce asks the questions and bloggers provide the answers. Here goes!
1. Share one happy moment/memory from the holiday season.
Probably getting to be in a room with four of our grandchildren and seeing seven more of them via Skype at the same time. Oh, and here's another. We were able to stay at our camp two mild nights in December. On the second evening, three of our grandchildren came over for a visit before supper. It was pure joy to chat with them all as our teenage grandsons sketched (one of them comfortably stretched out in the plaid recliner) and 7-year-old Arielle alternately nibbled at a candy cane and swung from the rafters. After their mom called to say supper was ready, they headed out onto the dark forest path with their lights and we could hear them humming a lively hymn as they plunged into the woods. An unforgettable memory!
2. Let's be reasonable with our expectations going into this new year, k? What is one thing you'd like to accomplish/improve/complete/do in 2022?
Get the entire house decluttered and downsized.
3. Every January 1st (since 1976) Lake Superior University has published a list of words they'd like to see banished from the Queen's English. Words may be banished due to misuse, overuse or just general uselessness (go here to read more about how the words are chosen). Here are the words/phrases they'd like to see banished in 2022-
wait, what?-no worries-at the end of the day-that being said-asking for a friend-circle back-deep dive-a new normal-you're on mute-supply chain
Which of these words/phrases do you use regularly?
Once in awhile I will say "no worries". I don't use it often.
Which of these words would you most like to see banished from everyday speech and why?
Supply chain. I'm tired of hearing about it. I don't care much for "asking for a friend" either.
Is there a word/phrase not on the list you'd like to add?
Probably far too many to choose just one -- most of them from the past 2 years.
4. Best thing you ate in the month of December?
Difficult choice! Maybe the roast beef and gravy that my daughter prepared on Christmas Day. But those caramel thumbprints Julia is displaying below were pretty amazing also.
5. January 5th is National Bird Day. Are you a bird lover? What's your favorite bird to see in the wild? Choose a phrase from the list that follows and tell us how it relates to your life currently...eat like a bird, bird's eye view, early bird, bird-brained, free as a bird, a little bird told me, or kill two birds with one stone.
I do enjoy birds. My favorite bird to see in the wild may be a pileated woodpecker. Owls are fun to see in the wild, too. Free as a bird sounds good to me. I've been dealing with issues from sciatica for a month but just got in to see the chiropractor this week. I'm hoping in the next few days to feel free as a bird and able to get around easily.6. Insert your own random thought here.
Hmmm ... Not sure how it is that today is January 5th and I've yet to post any new year goals or come up with a potential word for the year. Life has been oh so busy since New Year's Day!
|Graphic from Abby at Little Birdie Blessings|
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