Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Chats on the Farmhouse Porch

I usually visit Patrice and Wendell on Wednesdays, but they're having such pleasant weather today I thought I'd stop by earlier.  You can stop by for some chatting at Everyday Ruralty.

1. Do you have your tree up yet? If not, when will you put it up? If you don't have a tree, please tell me about another tradition you like.
Our tree went up the day after Thanksgiving.  That has been our family's tradition since our first Christmas together.

2. What was the best job you ever had? The worst?
Best job was my last job as purchasing manager for a cosmetics firm.  The people were a joy to work with, my vendors were the best, I learned tons of stuff while I was there, and the atmosphere was almost always pleasant.  The worst job I had was the complete opposite.  The atmosphere was awful, there was racism running rampant and the management did nothing about it.  I found out a few years after I left the management and company were sued for discrimination.  It didn't surprise me one bit.

3. Do you drive around and look at Christmas lights? If not applicable, tell me something you like to look at when you go for a drive.
We used to drive around to look at Christmas lights.  Then the price of gas went through the roof.  Now we walk through the neighborhood to see the lights.  It's actually better, since we can stop and admire instead of having to drive through.  There's more to appreciate on foot.

4. Does your tea kettle have a whistle?
Nope.  I don't have a tea kettle or a whistle.  I warm up my water in the microwave and toss the tea bag right in the cup.

5. Do you like boots?
Ugh, no!  I hate boots!  I'm so thankful I live in South Florida and never have to wear boots!  Though I must confess, I tried on a pair of boots at Kohl's recently that were very comfortable.  I would almost dare to buy them, but I don't think they'd get much use.


My Kid's Mom said...

My tree usually goes up the day after Thanksgiving too. It was late this year.

Debbie Huffaker said...

My hubby's birthday is December 2nd and we never put it up until after that....I'm not sure why!!! But it went up yesterday!!! HOPE the rest of your week is great!

Clairity said...

I use the microwave too if I'm just making one cup for myself. Saves the hassle of bringing out the kettle.

Mary said...

I think it's so great that you can walk through your neighborhood to look at lights. There aren't enough lights close to us for us to be able to walk so we ride. Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

jennie p. said...

i make my tea the same way!!

HeY J said...

I would love to walk thru and look at the lights but our road is so rural there isn't any lights any time of year. Good for you and the tree I am dragging butt on mine.
Good chat Arlene :)

Dreaming said...

I wish we could walk through our neighborhood, but the houses are too far apart. We'd have to walk long distances...it might be good for us!

Patrice said...

Given the price of gas, I usually don't go out just to look at lights. If I'm out already, I will take the long way home so I can see some pretties. The good job sounds like fun. The bad one reminds me of one I had where I was sure everyone there hated women. Have a good week.

Sherri said...

I think if I ever worked for a cosmetics company, that would be my favorite job too. Walking through the neighborhood would be so sweet. It almost makes one want to sing Christmas carols...LOL...Have a blessed week :O)