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I'm a mother of four grandmother of seven and great grandmother of one. I have many hobbies and interests but gardening and rug hooking are my main interest at the moment. I live with my husband in the house that we built with the help of my brothers and have been married for 51years.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011


You're invited to come on over to Everyday Ruralty and join in the Chats on the Farmhouse Couch and meet Patrice in a live video. No more guessing what she looks or sounds like. Just click on the name Everyday Ruralty and you will transported in her living-room by magic. Come as you are to join in the chat.

Today, Patrice showed us her beautiful Christmas tree in the living-room and showed us some of her cherished ornaments.

Here are her questions.
1.  Please tell us your favorite Christmas tradition.

I have many Christmas traditions but the one I like the best is relaxing on Boxing Day working on a puzzle with my family. We work on it into the wee hours of the morning and have so much fun and when it's almost finished and it's getting difficult to place those dark pieces, we are allowed to take a sip of wine only when we place a piece in. Sometimes someone gets lucky and place several pieces in a row and there's lot of laughter.

2.  Are you ready for Christmas?
Well I'm almost ready but still have some more shopping to do as I don't have much time to shop and I don't shop at night. I always have to come home to feed the calves.

3.  Tell me what you would talk about if you were sitting in the living-room with me?
  I would like to sit on Patrice's couch with Patrice and  all her other  guests and get to know everyone better, I would love to take a walk to the farm and see Wendall and the other farm critters. I would like to taste some of her Christmas baking.

This was a lot of fun Patrice  and thanks for the invitation..

Thanks for visiting my blog and  and I hope that you will come by again. You know how much I love receiving your comments.
MERRY CHRISTMAS  everyone. Stay safe and warm. JB


  1. Hi Julia,
    I had to go check out who Patrice is. Lovely lady!
    Hope you find time between chores to rest up and make final preparations for Christmas!
    Cathy G

  2. I love that you have time with the family after christmas and enjoy a bit of the grape.

  3. It would be nice wouldn't it to sit and visit with everyone and get caught up on what has been going on in everyone's life.
    I liked your answers today. I like the idea of your Boxing day puzzle that sounds like so much fun.

  4. When I get home... I would love to join in the chats... I looked at her blog the other time you posted about her. I was too curious about who she is...

    What fun!

    I'm on the road again ;) but not to places where I've never been... sigh

  5. We go to our daughter Sue's every other year for Christmas and we are headed that way early this Thursday morning. Our tradition there is to have a great Christmas Eve by first listening to Sue's new Christmas Story (she writes a new one every year, and beleive me, this girl can really write and she is a published author, many times over) After the story we have "circle time". Yes, we are all sitting in a circle and Sue asks us all a very special question that we must all answer one by one around the circle. She asks the question sometimes taken from her story and it is a very spiritual time and quite personal. It can be a very emothional time, but it is my most favorite thing about Christmas. After that we have nachos made by my son in law and Chicken Enchiladas made by my granddaughter in law. Yum.. they are both so good. Christmas Day we bake a turkey and a ham and have sandwiches (no huge dinner for anyone to prepare) on my homemake oatmeal bread. Needless to say, a fun time is had by all.

    Enjoyed your answers to the three questions. Love, Darlene

  6. Congrats! It sounds so nice.

    I would be sitting in front of the fire too!

    I hope you enjoy this precious week.


  7. What a nice interview, now I'm going to visit Patrice's blog.

    Merry Christmas Julia

  8. I remember Christmas being the only time when my Dad would set up a big jigsaw puzzle and we would all work on it over the holidays. Being kids we didn't get any wine. Enjoy your warm and cozy- sounding Boxing Day.

  9. This is such a wonderful time of year! I wish for you and your family the best and moist blessed of Christmas's and health and hapiness in the new year.

  10. fun to learn more about 'you', enjoy your day on the farm!

  11. What a wonderful interview, I'm off to visit her as soon as I pop outta here.

    God bless ya sweetie and have a wonderfully bright and beautiful Christmas with the laughter of good friends, the love of family and fudge baby, heaps of delicious fudge!!!


  12. Great post honey. I enjoyed reading your answers.
    Hope you have finished your shopping by the time you get this comment. I have that done and one more gift to wrap then I have to clean the house. lol
    Just wanted to come by and wish you a Very Merry Christmas

  13. Julia..... I LOVE the look of your blog!! I really like all the links to previous posts, and the photos that accompany them. Thanks for being such a sweet bloggy friend, and have a Very Merry Christmas!