Christmas, Friends

One Word Holiday- Shannon

When I think of my friend Shannon, the first thing that comes to my mind is pie.
I don’t remember when our pie connection started, I just know that I will forever associate pie with her and that isn’t a bad thing.
Shannon and I had so much fun at the Erma Bombeck Writing Conference a few years ago but sadly, we aren’t going this year.
Which is why I think we should start our own conference.
One that doesn’t cost as much as a new iPad to go and that serves lots and lots of pie.

Who wouldn’t want to attend a conference run by these two characters??

She actually sent me this picture while we were texting one day and said, ” Look. It’s me and you.”

Shannon is my spirit animal.

What one thing annoys you the least about Oprah?

I actually don’t have a problem with Oprah. I even kind of miss her a little bit. Don’t tell anyone.

Umm. I am telling a few people but I trust them. And I kind of miss her too. 

Who is your favorite family member? Why?

Whoever has the fewest socks on the floor at any given moment.

This is a thing so I get it. 

What is your favorite blog and why? (not mine)

Yours. I don’t play by the rules.

I love you.
You rule breaker you. 

What holiday food item would you take a bath in if no one was looking?

My parents mix, roll out, cut, dry and cook, made from scratch noodles that I would NOT bathe in, but only because it would ruin the noodles.

I miss my Grandma’s homemade noodles so much. This is such a treasure. 

What one present do you hope to receive this year?

A mild winter. Though the foot of snow that I currently see outside my window indicates that I may be on the naughty list.

Tom Skilling says we are in an El Nino year. And that sexy beast never lies. 

If you only had the money to make one holiday dish this season, which one?

As an homage to my old Kentucky home, I am going to say Bourbon Balls. You soak crushed pecans overnight in good Kentucky bourbon, combine with powdered sugar and butter, dip in melted chocolate, and attach a warning label for pregnant women and children.

Holy shnikes! I need these in my life.
I also need exact measurements so here is a link to a bourbon ball recipe.
And she said balls. 

What one celebrity is your absolute favorite?

Dolly Parton.


If you could have your own television show, what would YOU give your guests as your big giveaway?

A vacation of their choosing. Traveling is my favorite thing.

My favorite thing is eating. 

What one thing (besides any religious belief) is your favorite part of the holiday season?

I love that the kids are all off of school and free of the stress of homework and tests and schedules. I am about to jump out of my skin with excitement over this winter break because my oldest will be home from her first year of college for OVER A MONTH!!!


If you could say one word to describe my blog, what would it be?


That is the second “real” I have gotten, so this means so very much to me.  

I miss Shannon’s writing.
There. I said it.
And I knew that these answers would make me miss it even more.
Please return back to writing even if you just write me little notes here and there?
Head over to her blog and fall in love with her as I did.
Then leave a comment telling her you will bring her pie if she writes YOU little notes here and there.

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