Heading Into the Holidays With the Wednesday Medley

It's just like the Wednesday Hodgepodge, but with a new name and a new hostess with the mostess! Much thanks to Terri for continuing our Wednesday Q&A...I'm looking forward to being reacquainted with old friends and meeting new ones!

1.  On November 28th, 1995, President Bill Clinton ended the 55 MPH nationwide speed limit that began in 1974 as an energy saving measure during the Mid-East oil embargo.  If you are old enough to remember this (I sure am) did it make you happy?  Do you have a heavy foot when driving or does 55 MPH sound good to you?

Oh, I was ecstatic! I do have a bit of a lead foot.

2.  You are home alone on a rainy/snowy Sunday afternoon.  What Christmas movie will you watch?

The same Christmas movies I always watch...even in July: The Holiday and/or Family Stone.

3.  What is something you have tried that you will never try again?

Skiing. I tried it when I was a junior in high school on a school trip to Minnesota, and I honestly didn’t care for the feeling of not having control. I really wanted to like it; it’s a really cool sport.

4.  Today is National French Toast Day!!  Will you have some?  Do you like French Toast?

How did I not know this? We love French Toast at my house, but I won’t have any today. CH & I like to fix it for breakfast when we’re camping. Instead of adding milk we add a splash of flavored creamer for a little extra oomph.

5.  The Christmas Tree in Rockefeller Center will be lighted today, as will the one at the White House in Washington, D.C.  Do you have your tree up and is it lighted?  Have you ever been in New York City or Washington, D.C. to see the trees all lit up during the holidays?

My tree isn't up yet. I usually wait until mid-December to put it up since I keep it up until Epiphany. I bought a pre-lit tree last year and it was absolutely wonderful! Stress-free, for sure!

I was in NYC a long time ago over Thanksgiving weekend when the high school band I was the guard instructor for marched in the Macy’s Parade & I got to see the tree in Rockefeller.
We spent a couple of Thanksgiving weekends in DC when my BIL & SIL lived there.
It was a bit chilly that day!
6.  Tell us something random about this week of yours.

Last week I managed to clean my entire house, dust bunnies under the bed and all. The only thing I didn’t do was clean the windows. Doesn’t a clean house feel great?
I feel very accomplished with this:


I feel refocused on what’s really important in my life just by rearranging and cleaning this room. 

I can't thank Terri enough for taking on this task of coming up with weekly questions! Want to get in on it? Check her blog Your Friend from Florida on Tuesdays to get the questions, answer them on your blog, and don't forget to link up on Wed. morning!


  1. I know, about Teri! It's wonderful. I know on one day, at least, I will have things to share and not get writers block!
    I need to clean my house deeply. Maybe this week!

  2. Hi Mary. Good to “see” you again. I’ve been in and out lately too. Our tree is up but not decorated yet. I’ll have to try the creamer in French toast. Sounds good.

  3. So interesting that you make french toast when camping. Years ago when we camped, french toast was always on the breakfast menu. There was just something special about making it and eating it outside. Your are right, there is nothing like a clean house and a task accomplished.

    1. Burgers are another thing that just taste better when you eat them outdoors!

  4. Oh yes, nothing like the satisfaction of knowing even those under the bed dust bunnies are gone! I enjoyed reading your medley answers! Happy end of November to you!
    My google comment link won't send you to my medley but the link up at Terri's will. :)

  5. Hello, my name is Mary too!! I love the idea of using flavored creamers when making French toast, I have to give that a try! AND...YES, a clean house does feel good!!

  6. My school had a ski trip when I was in 8th grade, I recall going down the bunny hill on my butt and spending the rest of the time in the lodge. Not interested in doing that again.

    1. Ha, ha! Yeah, I never got off of the bunny slope either!

  7. I am so jealous of your clean house! That is awesome, and yes, it does feel so good! Loved your answers! Enjoy the rest of the week.


  8. Thanks so much for joining in, Mary!! Gosh, I will have to try the creamer for French Toast next time I make it!! Great idea! Yes, a clean house does make everything feel better!! I agree!

  9. Oh, a clean house is a great feeling! Not one I'm likely to experience in the near future (I'm usually too tired after work to do deep cleaning), but it is a great feeling. Thanks for the tip about using flavored creamer. That sounds amazing! Do you think flavored egg nog would work, too?

  10. Yes! We had a weekend not too far back where we actually had no plans and I cleaned the crap out of my house. It was so cathartic.

  11. I love a clean house and a pre-lit tree. How fun that you were in NYC for the Macy's parade and got to be in it! Cool! I loved snow skiing, but now I think I wouldn't want to risk a fall. The last time we went, my husband injured his knee and we decided to quit while we were ahead.

  12. Hey, I need to try the french toast with the flavored coffee creamer...that sound amazing! And I am cleaning as I'm decorating for Christmas!

  13. Great idea on french toast, I'll have to remember that. And, yes, nothing like a clean and orderly house. It makes me so happy! Have a great weekend!


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