I miss November! It goes by too quickly. I miss the focus on Thanksgiving. Having a thankful heart and spending time with family are such wonderful things. Christmas is so special, but it gets shadowed by so much commercialism. In November, we think of our blessings and stuff our bellies. In December, we think of our to-do lists and empty our wallets. Maybe we should have a November attitude year round, especially when we should be thankful for the most precious gift could ever received, a Saviour!
Let's get to those questions. Wendell wanted to join in so you will see his answers in red. I want green. You'll have to settle for red. I just told the people. But I look better in green with my blonde mane and tail. Deal with it, Wen!
- Where is your favorite place to think, reflect, or pray?
- Did you believe in Santa as a kid?
- What's your favorite kind of Christmas cookie? You can add a recipe if you have time.
- Did you grow up around any of your grandparents?
- What's your favorite winter sport-skiing, skating,sledding, other(?) ? If you are in a warm place, what is your favorite winter sport to watch when the Winter Olympics are televised?
- I love it in our barns, but only when work isn't calling my name. Where there is green grass. CHOMP-CHOMP-CHOMP.
- Oh, yes. In third grade our teacher got in front of the class and said she thought it was ridiculous that a bunch of "spoiled kids" still believed in Santa. She said that it wasn't real and we should stop believing. My mother was seriously furious. Regardless of whether a kid should believe in a tradition or fantasy, this should be something that the parents have a say in. I look back and think that she might have wanted us to have the correct focus on Christmas, but she was rather hostile in her methods. Yes, and I hope he can fit all of my carrots in his sleigh.
- I like gingerbread cookies with a bit of vanilla glaze. Gluten free ones are pretty good! Are there carrot cookies?
- I only knew my mother's mother. Everyone else had passed on. She was a spicy one. I wish that I had also known my other grandmother. Stories about my grandmother. I was taken away at a young age. So sad! Send carrots and hay to console me.
- I grew up skating and sledding. I could appropriately be described as a "train wreck" when skiing. For whatever reason, I cannot ski. I still like to sled, but I think falling while skating would be different now that I'm a tiny bit older-<ahem>! I like to watch the two Percherons when it's icy. They slide around. What a winter sport! Do you know Patrice has a dog that goes sledding with the girls. She will ride down and run back up to jump in the sled and do it again. Maybe I should try that sometime.