Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Wednesday Medley - 9/1/19

The Wednesday Medley is hosted by Terri.  Pop over to her site to see how it works and who's taking part.
1.  It may be a little shocking, but National Static Electricity Day is January 9!!  Do you often get shocked often when you touch metal?  Here are some things to avoid!

How to Avoid the Shock of Static Electricity
  • The drier air of winter months is a better insulator than the more humid air of summer.  To help prevent static electricity, use a humidifier to put moister back into the air in your home during the winter months.
  • Our skin is drier in the winter months, too.  Putting on moisturizer before getting dressed is recommended.
  • Synthetic fabrics are better insulators than natural fibers. Wearing materials made from natural fibers such as cotton will help reduce the amount of static electricity that’s stirred up.
  • While walking around the house, at work or shopping, holding a key or a metal pen in your hand will help discharge the build-up of static electricity painlessly.
  • Switching to leather soled shoes versus rubber-soled shoes will help reduce the amount of static that is built up.
I don't usually find this a problem but I guess that's all good advice. 

2.  There are actually two "National" days worthy of mention! It is also National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.  Our men and women working in many areas of law enforcement put their lives on the line for us daily.  Do you know someone working in law enforcement who you can thank today?
We don't have any friends or family in that area.

3. At our house right now it is all about football.  Joe's Philadelphia Eagles barely won their game on Sunday to move forward in the playoffs and another chance to play in the Super Bowl this year.  Do you have a favorite team in the playoffs or does football make you yawn?  Is there a Super Bowl party in your future, no matter the teams playing?
No Super Bowl here, especially since our American DIL moved out or much UK soccer now it's just hubby and me.  He follows what's going on but it's not a big thing for us.

4. Speaking of parties, there is always lots of food at parties I attend.  Tell us a weird food combination that you really enjoy (or have enjoyed).  It doesn't have to be party food.
I am not a weird food person.  (Weird person maybe but not when it comes to food! lol)

5.  Since we are on games and parties, what game have you spent the most hours playing?
We played a lots of games at Christmas.  We enjoyed a couple of new ones, including one that was a bit like Cluedo but also old favourites like Trivial Pursuit.  I've probably spent most hours on that although sometimes when we've played Monopoly it seemed to go on for hours!  (And don't even get me started on Hubby's liking of Diplomacy which can go on forever!)

6.  Tell us something random about your week so far.
Hubby and I enjoyed lunch out yesterday.  Normally we would have been looking after this little guy but he's still on holiday.
Thanks for the questions Terri.


  1. Your grandson is positively precious, Wendy. Enjoy your week!

  2. Oh your little grandson is so cute! Happy new year!

  3. Look at that cute little guy!!! We played some games too, but it's been a long time since I've played trivial pursuit. That was always fun. Have a great week Wendy!

  4. What a gorgeous grandson you have! SO sweet!

  5. He is such a cutie. Love those curls.

  6. Thanks for joining the Medley today, Wendy! Your little guy is adorable!!

  7. All day, every day, throughout the day... I get static shocks at work every single time I need to open the filing cabinet, which is several times an hour. We lock credit card numbers up immediately after taking them over the phone. I'm not the only one. I think we all dread it. I hadn't heard about the trick of carrying a key to head off the shock. I'll have to give that a try, tomorrow.

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