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.