saturday 9

Winter Wonderland

1) This is an unconventional take on an old familiar song. Over the holidays, do you prefer traditional carols? Or do you like to mix it up with more contemporary fare? I like mixing it up--this is one of my favorite Christmas albums!

2) Now that Christmas is behind us, are you enjoying a relaxing week? Or do you have socializing/celebrating/chores to do?
I have a bazillion things yet to do

3) Winter is a time for cocooning. What book or movie did you enjoy in 2018 that you would recommend to your fellow Saturday 9-ers? I would highly recommend the Louise Penny Three Pines mystery series to fans of mysteries

4) Looking back on the past year, what was one of your happiest moments?
my trip to NYC was pretty darn special! Visiting the New York Public Library was a dream come true!

5) What was the smartest thing you did all this past year? I did a financial manoeuver that saved me endless, endless worry

6) As 2018 comes to a close, what are you most grateful for? my health and the health of my loved ones

7) This week's featured artist is Herb Alpert. Because of the style he popularized and the name of his band, people assume he's Hispanic. Yet his parents were Jewish immigrants from Romania. What's something we'd be surprised to learn about you? I hoard boxes

8) He performed an instrumental version of "The Star Spangled Banner" at Super Bowl XXII. How did your favorite sports teams do in 2018? the high school teams did quite well in soccer this fall--and basketball looks like an improved year, too

9) Random question: When did you last check your social media feed? between 3-4 o'clock this morning when I couldn't sleep


Diana_CT said...

#9 same here. There are so many people on social media at 3 am it is amazing sometimes

The Gal Herself said...

I used to hoard boxes, too! I've switched to padded envelopes. I'm always sure I'm going to use them to send someone something ... and sometimes I do.

Lori said...

New York City sounds like so much fun. I wouldn't mind visiting there some day. Happy New Year! I loved your answers!


Stacy said...

I checked out the link. Those books are going on my to-read list, pronto!

I am Harriet said...

I've been to that library. It is pretty awesome and has such a rich history to it.

CountryDew said...

Congrats on the smart financial maneuver. Way to go.

Happy New Year to you!