Please come on over to join us on Patrice's porch and don't forget to bring a carrot or two for Wendell!
What's your favorite kind of tree?
I love the huge oak trees that are down here in Gulf Coast Texas. They're twisted into all sorts of positions due to the wind, I guess. Some of the branches swoop way low and touch the ground and curl back up again. Many of the trees have beautiful canopies, just perfect for sitting under for a picnic...well, if it weren't for the snakes and alligators!
How did you celebrate the New Year?
We rang in the new year via a live web cast that I found and put on our blogs. We had sparkling grape juice together. We listened to the fireworks going on outside and I wondered how on earth they were able to get away with shooting them when there is a burn ban in effect.
Do you have any family traditions for the New Year?
For years, we've brought the New Year in with Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve. We don't have cable or satellite this year, so we watched it online. It wasn't New Year's Rockin' Eve...just not the same, but at least we didn't miss seeing the ball drop. My husband and I have been doing this together since ringing in 1983. We would have brought 1982 in together, except that I was in the hospital for a tonsillectomy and they wouldn't let him stay there with me that late. Visiting hours were over at 9pm.
I'm so glad I____________ in 2011.
I'm glad that I started blogging in 2011. I am not very consistent or good at it yet, but it has been a fun adventure. I am thankful for the kind bloggers that I have met along the way that choose to share their hearts with the rest of us.
Did you have a nickname as a child?
Yes, and none of them particularly flattering. Most were disparaging comments on things that I lacked (such as height) or had too much of (my behind). The one that I liked best is one that my uncle called me; sometimes others did, too. He called me "Susie-Q". My late father-in-law called me "Sue-d-Lou", though I was no longer a child at that point. I was only sixteen when I met him, so maybe that still counts. :)
Happy New Year!