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Monday, December 02, 2002

Monday Mission 1202

Doing the Monday Mission:

1. Suppose God (or your deity of choice) grants you one miracle. Consider the world in which we live. Consider your life and family. What would you request for this miracle? Are you sure that is the best way to use it? You only get one. His choice, not mine. Sorry, but you had to figure I'd say something like that.

2. I believe that prayers do get answered, but I realize not everyone agrees. Have you ever had an experience where you truly believe your prayer was answered? If you don't believe in such things, how come? What is your philosophy on prayer? Right, they do get answered. However, the answer may not be as expected.

3. Have you ever lost a pet? That is, have you ever had a pet get loose, run away or be stolen? Did you get it back? How did the loss impact your life? I don't recall ever losing a pet. I do recall, however, finding and bringing home many lost pets. Except for one time, we were successful in returning the pet to its rightful owner. The one time we didn't find the owner, we kept her. She was a mutt puppy who lived with us about 15 years.

4. Getting together with family at the holidays is great, I just love it. Most of all I love the food. What is your favorite holiday food? I don't really know. Pumpkin pie, maybe.

5. One thing I've noticed about the holidays is that no one makes Pumpkin Pie like my Grandmother. She has totally spoiled me on her recipe, I just don't like the taste of anyone else's Pumpkin Pie. Are there are dishes or desserts that someone in your family fixes better than anyone else? My mom makes a mean rutabaga dish. Of course, I taught her how. Prepare the rutabagas like you would mashed potatoes. Add several dollops of horseradish during the mashing process. Spread the mixture in a lightly oiled (Pam) 9 x 12 baking dish. Top with grated cheddar cheese. Bake at 350 for about 20 minutes. Indulge.

6. Since I have no brothers or sisters, I am always wondering what it would have been like. Now that I am older, it kinda stinks that I will never be an Uncle. Do you have any siblings with children? How does it make you feel to be an Aunt or an Uncle? If not, would you like to be have nieces and nephews? Would you make a good relative to them? My sister has two boys and my brother has two girls. When the boys were growing up, I was a major part of their life and they mine. Now, though, we've all gone our separate ways.

7. I am putting together a CD of great holiday music. Do you have any suggestions of what songs (title/artist) I should include? Any holiday tunes sung by Burl Ives, Rosemary Clooney, Gene Autry.... And, then, send me a copy!

Posted by Marie at December 2, 2002 9:53 PM