Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Precipitation and Participation

Precipitation, please!!

It's finally cold enough to snow (today for the first time)! I don't really like cold enough to snow. Most especially when there's no snow. Clear skies and freezing temperatures aren't really my thing. Especially when people are starting to write posts about Christmas being on its way (I read at least three yesterday. This one I'll be implementing because I love it dearly). Can't I please have some of the white stuff with my freezing?

Participation, please!! (Just kidding, only if you want to)

Kazzy suggested that maybe some of you could ask me questions and I could answer them in my upcoming posts. This was an interesting idea, although I don't quite understand why she might suggest such a thing. Or what you were all going on about "getting" or "not getting"my last post. Can't a person write a post about her ethics without people trying to read something into it? Sheesh.

So despite my confusion, I think the idea might be a good one. So don't worry about trying to come up with a question for me, but if you have a naturally occurring one, please ask!

Pam of McEwens has requested pictures and information about Poland, and how things look. I'm lazy about pictures, but I will see what I can do. Heather of Another Year Wiser suggested a few posts ago that I, "should start all the way back from [my] birth and write [my] whole autobiography." Don't worry, I'll spare you all that! But maybe about something specific? Thanks, guys!
Rule: Don't ask anything controversial, like where I stand on abortion or whether I think Heather of the EO is getting carpal tunnel syndrome or not.
And also, thanks Kazzy for the terrific idea!!


JustRandi said...

You deserve white stuff. Absolutely!!

And we do that Wear, Read, Eat, Need tradition, but we do it in little things they get in their stockings.
There's a little rhyme that goes:
Something to wear, something to read, something to eat, and something they need.

I will definitely think about expanding it to the bigger stuff! What a great idea!

Heidi Ashworth said...

Darn it! Cuz that's just what I was going to ask! The whole Heather and carpal tunnel thing! (You are mean.)

McEwens said...

Hope you get some snow! OK, another question I have is what do the nativities look like there?? Traditional?

What would you miss the most about Poland when you come back to the states?

Melissa said...

One family in my ward gives three gifts to each child to represent the three gifts of the Magi. Something they want, something they need, and something they'll always treasure.

Moody said...

I agree--if it's going to be bitterly cold the least it could do is snow! I feel for you!

How about--How is growing up in Poland going to affect your kids (meaning what kind of person they will become), vs if they were growing up in the US?

Becky said...

Yeah, if it's gonna be cold, there had better be some reward!

Let's see... what to ask, what to ask?

Do you have any crazy pregnancy or labor stories? I love hearing about that stuff! (Seriously. I'm weird that way.)

Heather said...

I didn't get your reference to ethics at first and thought that I missed a post or something then I remembered and it made it even that much more funnier. And I think I'll spare drilling you with more questions for the moment. I just wanted you to start from birth to see how good your memory really was! :)

Melissa Bastow said...

Do you wear socks to bed in the winter? Are they slipper socks with the grippy things on the bottom?

Do they have microwave popcorn in Poland? What about microwave kettle corn? What about popcorn at the movie theater? Is it extra buttery? Do they have butter there? Do you have to make your own butter?

Do they have good diapers there? (This, of course, is crucial.)

How many times a day do you hop on one foot? Because I highly recommend hopping atleast 3 times (but only on the left foot.)

Kazzy said...

I was just trying to help to give you writing prompts. Didn't mean to dis your ethics post. I thought it was cool!

If you had a week totally alone and could go anywhere and do anything, what would you choose?

*MARY* said...

I had so many questions for you, but then I found your "in case you're wondering" segment on the sidebar. So now they've all been answered, sorry.

Susan said...

I was just observing Thomas today for his math class, lunch, and recess. I love the new lunch/recess lady. She told me she would take the kids out for at least 5 minutes even though it's really cold (so many recess monitors don't take the kids out cuz they don't want to get cold themselves!) And as the kids were lining back up to go in the first few billowy flakes (more like snow bits) came floating down, hurrah!

Anne said...

You could always put falling snow on your blog! Every day I'm about to change my background, but I keep making myself stop.

At least you have cold weather there to remind you of the season. It's been in the 80s for 2 weeks now and I'm getting sick of it! Trade ya for a week!

Kimberly said...

I read. I loved. I had too little time to write an insightful or sweet comment and left you this ridiculous cut and paste thingy instead. Mwah!

Erin said...

I'm going to have to go back and read more of your posts to even know what to ask. Like, I could ask, did you get a degree? But you may have answered that in an earlier post and then I would just look stupid for asking it.

Heather of the EO said...

HEY!!! I do NOT have carpal tunnel, it's in remission. I'm in the end of a blogcation so I'm totally healed.

You're a hoot!

I want to know what ONE blog you would read if you could only read ONE for the rest of your life forever and ever only ONE. (Please don't think I'm looking for you to say MINE, I'm really honestly not) I love to know what blogs are people's absolute favorites because it tells me something about them and gives me a possible lead on a new blog to love.

So there.

kitchenditcher said...

I'm dreaming of a White Christmas. For you...in Poland!

Marivic_Little GrumpyAngel said...

Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow! Okay, that song will be stuck in my brain for hours now, I will have nightmares of being stranded up in the mountains with the Donner party :-)

Hey-write about interesting everyday characters you've met in Poland. Like the mailman or something.

Anonymous said...

Hey, heather of the eo, that is a totally not fair question to ask (even if you did follow it up with a potential sweetener) .... Lisa reads EVERYBODY'S blog! How in the world would you expect her to Pick ONE? Seriously! Every time I start browsing, I always find Lisa has been there before me. Lisa, and Kristina P. for some reason.

My question: what kind of christmas traditions do they have in Poland?

Alison Wonderland said...

Yay, for snow! I guess. Actually I'm anti-snow but then I'm anti-cold too so I'm with you, if it's going to be cold it may as well snow.

I have no good questions.