Wednesday Hodgepodge -That time of year


1.  What’s something blogging has taught you about yourself?

That I have both changed and not changed in different ways. I really like to go back and do searches for certain things I am feeling (this morning I searched “Christmas spirit” to see when and if I was having trouble finding it) and sometimes I am amazed at how far I have come, at the same time as realizing I hold onto bad behaviours quite often.

2.  Leftovers…are you in the ‘reheat and eat’ camp or the ‘put them in the fridge until they spoil and then toss them’ camp? What’s your favorite thing to have leftover? What can you not abide as a leftover?

Let me start by painting a picture. My Mema (southern side of the family) used to take a big table cloth and simply lay it over the table after eating Thanksgiving dinner. Then later, if you wanted something, you just helped yourself – heated up or not.

I like a leftover sandwich the next day, with damn near everything we saved. Kind of gross, I know. But I will straight up throw away food if I don’t think I will eat it.

I like almost all the holiday foods reheated. I think cornbread reheats best. I don’t think tomorrow’s turkey is as good and definitely not two days later. Ick.

3. ‘Me time‘…your thoughts?

I make it. I try anyway. I enjoy a good beer and a book in my bedroom, especially some evenings when the kids seem a little crazy. My husband is much better at handling the chaos than I am. Also, once they go to bed, I do like to indulge in a bubble bath.

4. When people come to you for help, what do they usually want help with?

Hmm, usually grammar or spelling! No joke. Sometimes computer issues but that’s my husband’s department. I am the English person and/or trivia.

5. If your childhood had a smell what would it be? Tell us why

This one is tough. I’m deciding between backyard grilling and freshly mown grass. Both feature prominently in my memories of growing up in south Florida. 

6. Insert your own random thought here.

I went to bed last night with a bad feeling. Not entirely sure what it was but I just felt off. This morning went well in terms of getting the kids off to school but I feel a little sad. Nothing in particular but I suppose this season is always a little bipolar for me.  I’ll listen to some Christmas music and feel content and happy and then work and money and all that stuff will bring me down. 

But I think I will go back and look at the pictures from our Thanksgiving vacation and see if I can rouse my spirit. We had a really nice time and it was great to see family and south Florida, even though it was pretty warm and humid!

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