Tuesday, December 19, 2017

This Meme Is A Good One!

The week before is a very busy time. The situation becomes compounded if, after a full week of sneezing and coughing, you are not any better. I really am better, but my cough lingers on just enough to make me feel awful. Gifts are wrapped and house is decorated; family arrives soon. So I am on orders to rest......... Jack's orders! He is under weather as well. So we have time to get well and that is our focus. 

So a meme that just about every blogger has completed is now mine to do. With the very first meme presented when I began blogging, and with Ella loving them so much, I do these very carefully. I really like this one though because each participant may write their own additional question. Now with few bloggers remaining, my question may be answered in the comment section. 


Of course, I can. 

1.  What is the last thing you put in your mouth? Feed a cold, starve a fever??? One small Christmas cookie! 

2.  Where was your profile picture taken?  In our living room

3.  Worst pain? Migraine headaches of long ago

4.  Favorite place you have traveled? Safari in the middle of Africa

5.  How late did you stay up last night? I was in bed at nine and lights out right away due to illness

6.  If you could, would you move? As long as I have enough winter sun breaks, I will stay here for the golden summers.

7.  Favorite toy as a child? My favorite teddy bear that my daughter took to college

8.  Favorite TV show as a kid?  I loved Sky King and his niece Penny

9.  How do you feel right now? Better except for the coughing once in a while

10. When was the last time you cried? Christmas and tears... the poignant kind....... are often this year. So I cried yesterday. Teary, but happy! 

11.  Who took your profile photo? That would be the great photographer and dear friend Katie T.

12.  Who was the last person you took a photo with? My good friend at a Christmas concert this week

13.  What is your favorite season? I love summer with its cool evening breezes and golden sunsets. 

14.  If you had any career, what would you pick? I would love to be an interior designer.

15.  Do you think relationships are worth it? Of course......... they make life worth living! 

16. If you could talk tp anyone right now, who would it be? I would love a long conversation and a cup of tea with my lovely grandmother. 

17.  Are you a good influence? I sure hope so! 

18.  Does pineapple belong on pizza? It sure does. I agree with Rosie. 

19.  You have a remote. What are you watching right now? The Crown on Netflix............. so very good!

20. Who do you think will play along? That would be Ella. 

Extra Questions:

Sunny - Do you open your presents on Christmas Eve or Christmas morning? We are most fortunate as we have multiple openings due to different arriving people........ I count four times! However, Jack and I open our gifts to one another together while alone. So sweet!

Abby - What is your favorite Christmas decoration? My beautiful porcelain angels

Katie - Talk with hubby about holiday-related spanky business? Not much talk, as he spanks and few words are needed to help me handle the stress and family

Terps - Do you enjoy listening to holiday music? Yes, but I am very selective..... I have a excellent collection. 

Amy Lynn - Do you have any home remedies to help a girl get over her cough and cold? Lots of rest is important, but my dear friend Laurel suggests rubbing your feet with Vick's and putting on socks. This has been tried here, but my cough still lingers. 

Ronnie - a) colored or white lights and b) your worst present? 
White, tiny lights, please and my worst present ........ I cannot remember! 

Rosie - Fairy or star on the top of tree A star, please! 

Meredith - What is planned for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dinners? We are having beef tenderloin on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day we are not doing the cooking!!

I agree with Rosie. This was a fun meme. Sunny, thanks for bringing it from Facebook to blogland. 

Merry Christmas, readers. Choose a question and answer in the comment section. 



  1. Loved hearing about the teddy bear who has been loved by more than one little girl. I also never missed Sky King! What adventures they had.

    Here's my cold and cough remedy. Learned this many years ago from my Scotch/Irish dad. Need an old kitchen towel and a large safety pin. Rub the Vicks VapoRub all over your throat and chest and drape the towel in front of your neck and pin in the back. Next, put a shot of Jameson Irish Whiskey in a glass of warm Pepsi. Drink up. Go directly to bed. Do not pass GO. Do not collect $200.00.

    I love this meme more every time I read it! And it keeps getting better with every added question. Enough baking for the day; I will start on this meme pronto. Whoever heard of Ella not doing a meme? That just can't happen!

    Merry Christmas, Mere,

    1. Ella,
      We need to begin work on our co-author one. Right??

  2. Gosh I hope you feel better soon, especially before Christmas. I love your answers and glad that you played along too. Roast beef for Christmas dinner for us.

  3. Loved your answers Meredith. We are having glazed ham and salad for Christmas dinner followed by pavlova for dessert.
    Merry Christmas to you and Jack.
    Hugs Lindy xx

  4. Oh Meredith, a christmas cookie :( I am so jealous, ten weeks in and still going!) . Hope you feel better soon. OH and it's turkey for us at Grandbaby's house.
    love Jan, xx

    1. Jan,
      One cookie never hurt! Turkey is so nice because of the leftovers.

  5. Hi Meredith, I enjoyed reading your answers to this. I hope both you and Jack kick the coughs and colds quickly. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas :)


  6. hope you get better soon. Christmas dinner will be a mish mash of everything as i've catered food and friends will be bringing pizza, sushi, curry, ham and all sorts of merry things!

  7. Great questions and always great answers. Hope you’re feeling better very soon. It’s the time of year for festivities and the flu! I also love The Crown but have some catching up to do over the holidays.

  8. Glad you found time to join in, Mere, I enjoyed reading the answers. I hope you finally get over your cough before the festivities begin.
    I don’t know what we’ll eat on Christmas Eve; probably something light to make way for the traditional turkey and Christmas Pudding the following day.
    Rosie xx

    1. Rosie,
      Turkey roasting always makes the house smell wonderful.

  9. Hi Meredith, I am sure Africa must have been an incredible adventure. On Christmas Eve we have Chinese food and then Christmas day we stay in pajamas all day and make a turkey dinner with all the fixings if we feel like it...and if we don't we save it for the next day and eat whatever we feel like in the moment. :-) Hugs and feel better

    1. Terps,
      Your dining choices sounds wonderful. I love those traditions.
      The kids won't let you change them.

  10. Meredith, I hope you can get rid of that cough.

    I loved reading your answers. I haven't started to watch the second season yet.

    We normally eat light on Christmas Eve but not sure this year as we are not at home.


  11. Loved reading your answers, Meredith! I've never heard of that tv show before. I'll have to look that one up. Was fun taking your photo that time!

    Your Christmas Eve dinner sounds yummy! Enjoy! Merry, Merry to you and Jack! Feel good! Many hugs,

    <3 Katie xoxo

  12. Fun meme, M. We are doing ham with all the fixings at my mom's Christmas Day and serving those in need Christmas Eve. Oh, and of course, monkey bread Christmas morning. Hope the cough has gone away.

    1. Baker,
      Monkey bread is something I have had just once and it was great.