Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Wednesday Medley - Getting Ready for Christmas

I always look forward to seeing what questions Terri, our
comes up with.  She never fails to make us think while having fun.

Thanks, Terri.

1.  On November 28th, 1995, President Bill Clinton ended the 55 MPH nationwide speed limit that began in 1974 as an energy saving measure during the Mid-East oil embargo.  If you are old enough to remember this (I sure am) did it make you happy?  Do you have a heavy foot when driving or does 55 MPH sound good to you?

Yes, I am more than old enough to remember when this happened.  I was thrilled!  Yes, I do have a heavy foot so I set the cruise between 5-7+ mph over the speed limit when on the interstate or open highway.

2.  You are home alone on a rainy/snowy Sunday afternoon.  What Christmas movie will you watch?

Probably won't be watching one at all.  Under those circumstances, I would more than likely be sitting in the sun room or nestled under an electric blanket on the screened-in back porch enjoying the weather.

Another option would be to snuggle in front of the fireplace with a mug of hot chia and possibly a book or my iPad.  When it snows where I live, you don't want to miss it.

3.  What is something you have tried that you will never try again?

Many things I'm sure, but one that comes to mind is, I tried drinking champagne once and will never try it again.

4.  Today is National French Toast Day!!  Will you have some?  Do you like French Toast?

No, I won't have any today.  I do like it, but never fix it any more since I am the only breakfast eater in our house now.

5.  The Christmas Tree in Rockefeller Center will be lighted today, as will the one at the White House in Washington, D.C.  Do you have your tree up and is it lighted?  Have you ever been in New York City or Washington, D.C. to see the trees all lit up during the holidays?

I have never been to either place to see the trees.  We did not put up a tree this year.  Since we leave mid December to spend Christmas with our son and his family in Northern Indiana, I do not do a lot of decorating.  I only put out a few things that we will enjoy and will be easy to clean up when we get back home after the New Year.

I decided to not get any big items out of the attic but use small touches of color here and there.  Using mostly what I already had, I went with a white/gold and red theme.

We need lights on timers that can be seen through the glass front door while we are gone, so I used these two old lighted items.  They will show up well from the street.

The lamp on this table will also be on a timer.  The poinsettia may not make it during our absence but we are enjoying now.

I love this little lantern with the battery candles on a timer.

The mantel is very simple with the white trees and the intertwined pearls, berries and lights.

On the table are my Christmas dishes and again pulling in the gold with the chargers and napkins.

There are plenty of lighted, scented candles around.

Like I said, very simple and minimal, but enough to enjoy.

The large wreath on the front door sets the stage for what's inside and is also welcoming to guests.

Don't you love the contrast of the winter wreath with the colorful fall leaves in the reflection?

6.  Tell us something random about this week of yours.

Monday was my middle sister's 72nd birthday.  She is two years younger than me and the most special sister anyone could ask for.  She is an amazing 3-time cancer survivor and now the caregiver of her husband who has Parkinson's and dementia.  I love her to the moon and back and more.  This is a picture of the three of us recently.  Gin is in the middle and our youngest sis, Sarah on the left.

Wednesday, I will be going to the village in South Louisiana, where I graduated from high school to attend the funeral of a former classmate.  Sadly, there aren't many of us left from the 27 who graduated in 1962.

Thursday night Dick and I have a date to go see "The King and I" at a local theater.

Friday night we will be having several friends over for gumbo and bread pudding.

A busy, but oh so enjoyable week.  I hope yours is as well.

Elizabeth "Libby" Day
Elizabeth "Libby" Day

Hello, My name is Libby. I enjoy reading good books, painting, blogging, spending time with friends and whatever my "Heart" leads me to do. Welcome to Beauty Without Within.


  1. Your home looks so festive with all the yuletide details. So sorry for your loss, Elizabeth. Great pic of you and your sistas.

  2. Happy birthday to your sister! That is a beautiful picture of the three of you!!! You are blessed! Have a great day!

  3. Your home looks warm and inviting. Sweet photo of the sisters. Two of my childhood friends died this past week. That's a sad part of this season of life. That's was a very small graduating class. Nice that you can attend the funeral. My medley is on the link-up and not associated with my google comment profile.

  4. I love how you've made your house so festive without a tree. Since our girls can't come home for Christmas I may do that in the future. We've got our tree up and lit, but no ornaments so far. I do plan to put them on though because I'm wanting to trim them down some. Our tree is smaller now and we don't need so many ornaments.

    I said champagne too. Horrible tasting stuff. lol

  5. Sounds like a wonderful week except for the funeral. It seems like every week someone I know from school has passed. I feel blessed to be up and around and healthy. Your decorations are beautiful and very Christmassy. I like it. Enjoy the King and I!

  6. Your Christmas décor is so lovely and classy and there is nothing that says Christmas like a gorgeous poinsettia. I always keep several through the fact I hope to start my decorating this weekend. Wow...your sis is a real trouper...wonderful picture of you all!

  7. Thanks so much for joining in today! Your decorations are beautiful and welcoming! Love the photo of you and your sisters! I have two sisters, too, and am the oldest. Wising you a good week/weekend ahead and safe travels to Indiana! Bundle up!!

  8. Your home and decorations are beautiful! I love them.
    I love the picture of your and your sisters. How wonderful. Loved your answers! Enjoy the rest of the week.

  9. I feel the love in those beautiful decorations in your home. Wow, Elizabeth you do not look your age, three beautiful sisters! Wishing you a most beautiful day❤️

  10. Your little touches are perfect! I'm considering only putting up a tree this year...I may not even decorate it and just have the lights. Makes it really easy when it's a pre-lit tree!
    Gumbo & bread pudding sounds delicious!!!


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