Wednesday, December 19, 2018

A Christmas Medley

Joining in with the Wednesday Medley today, hosted by Terri over at Your Friend From Florida. Everyone's invited to play along. Here we go-

1. Wednesday, December 19, 2018 is National Hard Candy Day! So the first question today is to ask if you enjoy hard candy, especially the kind we usually see during this festive time of year? What is your favorite? Which hard candy brings up the best memories for you if any?

I do like hard candy, but it's not something I buy on a regular basis. My mom used to always have a bowl of the Brach's hard candy Christmas mix this time of year, and usually some ribbon candy too which I think looks better than it tastes. 

As far as a memory goes though I'm going to say Reeds lifesavers. You don't see them very often, but whenever I see them I think of my dad and Sunday mornings. He always had a roll of Reeds lifesavers and would give us one before church if we caught him opening the roll. Butter Rum, Rootbeer, and my favorite-cinnamon. 

2. Holiday shopping! Are you finished? If you could spend an entire day in just one store, which one would it be and why?

I think I'm finished, other than the groceries of course. I don't feel quite as organized in the gift department this year, but I think we're good. 

Spend all day in a store? I guess maybe Barnes and Noble because I love to read or Nordstroms because I could try on shoes all day and I always enjoy lunch in their cafe. That being said I do not enjoy all day shopping. I am good for a couple of hours then I lose steam and focus. 

3. What holiday dessert describes you and why?

I was stumped but it's the 21st century which means there's a quiz for that. (here)  Turns out I'm a cookie-easygoing, happy anywhere, good with all age groups. Not sure how that makes me a cookie, but I think the descriptor fits. 

4. What is your least favorite holiday side dish? there a side dish I don't like? Can't think of a thing, but I suppose I could pass on a green bean casserole. I'd rather have my green beans sauteed and a bit crisp. 

5. Now be real! There is one on almost every tree. What is the ugliest tree ornament you have ever seen?

No ugly ornaments on my tree. 

6. Tell us something random about your week.

It's all about Christmas round here...

Merry Christmas to all you Hodgepodgers turned Medley-ers! 

"For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder and His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace." 
Isaiah 9:6


  1. I forgot about lifesavers. We always loved those! I had a hard time with the dessert question and ended up being way too descriptive. Your photo of your tree is absolutely gorgeous! Barnes and Noble would be a good choice for me, too. Shopping isn't my thing.

  2. According to the quiz, I'm a donut. LOL
    Merry Christmas, Joyce!

  3. I love the Nordstrom Cafe for lunch - a glass of wine while shopping - yes please. Unfortunately there isn't a Nordstrom near me in Florida 😕

  4. Good morning, Joyce. I happened by your page today and am so glad I found Wednesday medley.. I have certainly missed the WHP... so it is grand to see some familiar faces!! I see we share a distaste for green bean casserole... much rather see just a lovely dish of farm fresh green beans on the table.. Im also with you on the ugly ornament category. I had to look one up online because I only use treasures that I find beautiful at Christmas!! With that thanks again for pointing to WM and Merry Christmas!!!

  5. Wow, losing steam and focus certainly describes me if shopping more than an hour or two. It is not a favorite pastime of mine. And it looks like we both would rather be at Barnes & Noble. :-) Have a wonderful Christmas!

  6. Thanks for joining in today, Joyce! Our closest Nordstrom is in Tampa and I don't know if it has a tea/lunch spot or not. I just copped out with Target, but I never shop all day and if I am shopping for an hour, it is rare. I'm an in and out kinda shopper! LOL

  7. I can pass on green bean casserole too. Loved your answers! Have a great week.

  8. Fun to see your answers! Merry Christmas Joyce!

  9. May the Christmas season fill your home with joy, your heart with love and your life with laughter.

  10. Hi Joyce,
    Merry Christmas, I like your memory about the candy. Life Savers are what we had as a kid. I loved to see what flavor would roll out next.