It's Wednesday, time to Hodgepodge! Check out Joyce's post here if you'd like to join in.
1. What happens to the mail at your house?
I usually check the mail and open it next to the shredder. We seem to get a lot of junk mail; I need to contact the various financial institutions and ask them to take us off the mailing list but until then, I just shred things like that. We don't get bills or statements any longer, it's all electronic. I usually take care of anything that needs attention right away but filing is another story. The inbox is sometimes quite full before I get busy with filing.
2. Something you always splurge on? Any guilt associated with the splurge?
Most of our shopping at the British Food Store could be consider a splurge because the prices are outrageous. I feel guilty at the cost until the first bite because it's a little bit of home and every memory associated with whatever it is I've purchased is well worth the cost.
3. There are many, but what are two important questions you think every bride and groom should ask/answer before they plan their walk down the aisle?
a. How to handle the in-laws? How do you plan to spend holidays - alternate holidays as in Thanksgiving with his one year and Christmas with hers and then swap the following year? What about aging parents? Are they financially secure enough to make their own plans or is there an expectation that they will move in with you? This could be more of a cultural issue but if you have a bi-cultural marriage, one side (and said side's family) may have completely different expectations that you could ever imagine.
b. Finances - joint, separate, who's the saver/spender, how will you handle that? Money is such a HUGE issue and if you're not on the same page from the beginning, it could spell major problems.
4. What's the best advice your father ever gave you?
Be true to yourself, don't change for anyone.
5. Your favorite movie where a father features heavily in the storyline?
Father of the Bride, the old and new versions.
6. Insert your own random thought here.
Following up on question three, if you've been reading my blog for any length of time you know that I LOVE Christmas. Imagine how it was in the beginning of our marriage when the Queen of Christmas married the man who had never had a Christmas tree and believed that Christmas was purely a religious occasion. Oh my goodness, we have had some hilarious exchanges over the last 25 years and I am happy to say that we've weathered them well.