1. What is the most interesting thing you've done in the last year?
Started blogging! Yes, I have the most incredibly exciting life.
2. What is your most meaningful family heirloom?
We don't have any. Sad, but true. We do have a copy of a famous Danish painting of fishermen. CH's great-great grandfather is one of the fishermen. To see the painting, click here. The painting is on the right side of the screen.
3. What food festival would you most like to attend? If you're not sure click here to see a list of possibilities.
Oktoberfest. The real one in Germany.
4. Snow...do you love it or is it considered a four letter word where you live?
I love snow. Especially when we don't have school. There's just something about the disruption of the schedule, drinking hot chocolate, and the peacefulness of it all.
5. Can you ski? Do you ski? Are you any good?
I tried to ski once while on a high school trip to Minnesota. I never got off of the bunny slope. We had this one guy who had never skied, but he went up to intermediate slope anyway. We watched him ski, fall, ski, fall, all the way down to the bottom. By the end of the day he was skiing all the way down.
CH, OS, & MS ski & snowboard. YS has skied a couple of times. Me? I don't like the feeling of not having any control...I'm a control-freak, remember?
6. What quality in your spouse or best friend are you most thankful for?
Patience. CH has been very patient throughout our married life!
7. Describe the coziest spot in your home.
I don't have just one. There's my bed, which I absolutely love, especially in the winter. I love having the down comforter over me during those cold nights.
Then there's the living room couch. There's nothing like curling up on the couch with a blanket over me, watching old movies while the Christmas tree lights are the only lights on. Love it.
And, the kitchen when we have a fire going in the fireplace. Our house is kind of weird in that we have 2 fireplaces: one in the kitchen and one downstairs in the "man cave". But, it's in a weird spot down there.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
I'm just amazed that Christmas started before Thanksgiving. I just thought it was ridiculous this year; it seems like everything started earlier. The sales started before Thanksgiving, and even the Christmas specials on tv started early.
One of my friends' son (who is 8 years old) told her that I need outside lights. I told her that I would work on it, but it wasn't Thanksgiving yet, and our 49 year old house doesn't have outside outlets. My decorations won't go up for another week (after high school football season is over), but they'll stay up until Epiphany (the real end of the Christmas season), which is January 6th this year. So, the decorations will probably stay up until January 8th. When will your Christmas decorations come down?