Friday, April 6, 2012

Friday Falderal

A few years back, I started a meme called Friday Falderal. Every Friday, I would create questions, answer them and then ask my readers for their answers. "Falderal" is in honor of a dear friend who used the word liberally before she passed away.

So, without further ado, here are this week's questions:

Do you feel obligated to spend holidays with family or do you do your own thing?

My husband feels obligated and also likes to spend time with his family so we do. However, one time, years ago, we did go to California for Thanksgiving...

Cake, pie or cookies?

Oh, cookies! Chewy, yummy cookies! Then again, pecan pie...german chocolate cake? Who makes up these questions, anyway?!

Do you keep up with national politics?

Yes, I do. In the United States, we have the honor of being able to vote for our leadership. Much of the time I feel that my vote doesn't count because those I vote for don't get elected! However, I will not stomp on the lives that were lost to give me the right to vote.

Pampering, waste of money or therapy?:

I was raised with a "Depression Era" mentality so I tend to try to make a nickel worth five cents. It is hard for me to spend money on myself. That being said, I don't get paid for watching my granddaughter five days a week so I asked my daughter to pay for me to get a manicure every two weeks. It is time that is just for me and it is therapeutic!

Looking forward to hearing from you! g


  1. This is an excellent idea. For holidays, I try to spend them with my family. I'm recently graduated from college and my home is pretty far away. I don't get to see my family as much as I would like, so holidays are super important to be spent with them.

  2. Hi, Gail! Great questions. Hmmm....we spend holidays without family mostly because they live in other states. That's fine with me cuz I'm not a big holiday person any way.

    As for cookies, pies, cakes. YES to all three. I love to bake!

    I'm not as into national politics as much as I used to be. People are so angry when they talk about politics and I just don't want ot even go there. If there were reasonable discussions I'd love it, but that doesn't seem to be the case with the people I know.

    Yes, for pampering, if you can afford it. My splurges are fresh flowers and designer chocolates.

  3. Hi Gail,

    This brings back memories. Sorry, can't really stop to answer questions this week, maybe another time.

    Hugs Nita

  4. 1. Yes
    2. Both
    3. Just when I have to watch it when its on and someone wont hand over the remote.
    4. The second. I like to get to a book store and just look around. I get lost for hours.
    I remember this so well from Spaces . I loved it. Thanks Gail.

  5. Cookies, Cakes or Pies? All of them ;)
    Following & A to Z:

  6. We spend holidays with family, but don't feel obligated. We have taken vacations with friends for Thanksgiving and have stayed home when we needed some down time.

    Cake. I love cake, especially without frosting. Yum.

    I do follow politics, but in spurts. I loved the presidential nominee debates, but now we're in a lull, as far as I'm concerned. I'll pick back up on the national scene in the fall.

    Pampering. I have a hard time doing it for myself. I had a girlfriend who got me to go for pedicures a few times and I enjoyed it, but left to myself I wouldn't go. My pampering might be a new candle or craft supply. Something I can afford.