Mrs. Claus Chat

Our Christmas in July chat series continued with Mrs. Claus today. She talked about handling things while Santa is away and shared lots of cooking tips and information – including the fact that she and Santa collect cocoa beans from all over the world and make their own chocolate! Here is the recap:

Elf Ulan Hi Elf Frank!
Elf Frank Myrrh Hello Elf Ulan!
Elf Ulan Hi Elf Ernest!
Elf Ernest Hi Elf Ulan! Glad you are here.
Elf Ulan Thank you, always Elf Ernest!
Elf Frank Myrrh Ernest, I’ve got the questions you sent me. But feel free to jump in with others you might receive
Elf Ernest Ok, I may do that. Getting some good ones even right now as we speak.
Elf Ernest Hugo’s got a new system and it’s working pretty good.
Elf Frank Myrrh Awesome.
Elf Ulan What were you talking about?
Weathertrackingelf Hi Elf Radar
Star67843 Hello
Elf Frank Myrrh Trixie….?
Mrs. Claus Present! (Trixie)
Star67843 Is mrs Claus in here
Elf Ulan Hi!
Mrs. Claus Mrs. C is just sitting down with some hot cocoa…new recipe!
Elf Frank Myrrh Great, let me know when you’re set
Star67843 Hello Mrs Claus
Elf Ulan Hello, Mrs. Claus!
Mrs. Claus Hi everyone!
Elf Frank Myrrh Folks, we’ll begin in a minute
Weathertrackingelf Good morning Mrs. Claus
Elf Frank Myrrh Just as a reminder, I will begin the chat with a short conversation
Elf Ulan Okay
Star67843 Mrs Claus do you do home visits
Elf Frank Myrrh And a couple of questions that have come in from email
Elf Frank Myrrh Then I will open it up for your questions.
Elf Frank Myrrh Welcome everyone to North Pole Chat today
Weathertrackingelf Ok Frank
Elf Ulan Okay!
Star67843 Mrs Claus
Elf Frank Myrrh We have a full schedule, Mrs. Claus will be with us for the next 30 minutes and then Santa joins us at the top of the next hour
Elf Frank Myrrh Mrs. Claus, as you may know, is very busy these days covering for Santa at the North Pole while he is on walkabout
Elf Frank Myrrh Basically that means whatever Santa would normally do at this time of the year at the North Pole Mrs. Claus is now doing this year.
Elf Frank Myrrh Mrs. Claus, welcome and thank you for being here.
Elf Frank Myrrh Our first question is the most common we get – how are you doing?
Mrs. Claus Frank, thank you for that kind introduction.
Mrs. Claus I’m doing just fine.
Star67843 Mrs Claus do you do home visits
Mrs. Claus Santa has been gone for about four months and I’m only now starting to get nervous!
Elf Frank Myrrh Why are you getting nervous?
Mrs. Claus It’s August next week. I feel like we are running out of time.
Elf Frank Myrrh Running out of time?
Mrs. Claus Yes, Christmas will be here before we know it.
Elf Frank Myrrh Do you feel things are falling behind with Operation Merry Christmas?
Mrs. Claus No, I’m not implying that. We are checking our lists often and we look to be on track. I’m just a little anxious. I get that way sometimes.
Elf Frank Myrrh I think many of us can identify with that, Mrs. Claus.
Elf Frank Myrrh Have you talked with Santa recently?
Mrs. Claus Yes, we have spent a lot of time on the phone this week.
Elf Frank Myrrh Oh! How is he doing?
Mrs. Claus He sounds really good. I miss him.
Elf Frank Myrrh I think we all do.
Elf Frank Myrrh Are you ready to take some questions from our visitors here today?
Mrs. Claus If Trixie is ready, I’m ready
Elf Frank Myrrh Ok, who has a question for Mrs. Claus?
Weathertrackingelf I have a question
Elf Frank Myrrh Fire away
Elf Ulan I do too!
Elf Frank Myrrh Just shout it out, we’ll get to them both
Weathertrackingelf I was wondering when Santa is supposed to be home?
Elf Ulan Mrs. Claus, what kind of workshop did you have this summer?
Mrs. Claus Walkabout is always something that Santa does at his own pace. I don’t know when he plans to be home. But in talking with him this week it is a feeling I have that he’ll be out a while longer. Maybe ask him that next hour!
Weathertrackingelf Ok Mrs. Claus
Mrs. Claus For Christmas in July we did a pumpkin pie workshop…well, it was more of a crust workshop. I guess a lot of people struggle with crusts.
Elf Crusader Hello everyone
Mrs. Claus We did a lot of baking stuff. But I think come September we’re going to work on table top Christmas decorating.
Mrs. Claus Hello and Congratulations, Elf Crusader
Elf Crusader Thank you Mrs,C
Elf Frank Myrrh Mrs. Claus, a question from the silent crowd out there, how much are you working with Santa’s Workshop?
Mrs. Claus I meet with Elf Bernard every Friday at 3pm, Frank. I tour there once a month. That’s about the same schedule as Santa usually keeps
Elf Ulan Mrs. Claus, I wanted to join them. Someday!
Elf Frank Myrrh Is that hard for you?
Mrs. Claus No, it’s not hard. I have worked a lot with the Workshop before. I don’t know what Santa knows and I’m certainly not a toymaker. But I know the operation and understand it okay.
Elf Crusader I have a question when you’re ready
Mrs. Claus Go ahead Elf Crusader
Elf Frank Myrrh Do you give the workshop special requests?
Elf Crusader Mrs. C, how different is operation merry Christmas going to be this year
Mrs. Claus Oh, all the time. They made a trellis for me a couple of months ago.
Elf Crusader For your garden?
Mrs. Claus Crusader we talked a little about Operation Merry Christmas before you logged in. It’s going well. I don’t think it will be very different at all. Things are on track and so far there have been no real surprises. It’s early still.
Mrs. Claus Yes, a trellis for my tomatoes. They’ve gotten so TALL
Weathertrackingelf I have another question for you Mrs. Claus
Elf Frank Myrrh You must have a green house then?
Elf Crusader That makes sense. Thank You
Mrs. Claus Go ahead Weathertrackingelf
Elf Ulan Mrs. Claus, I know you’re very busy, but do you walk with Santa’s dogs daily?
Mrs. Claus No, it’s SANTA’s greenhouse and he just lets me use a tiny little part of it.
Weathertrackingelf Did you ever get the Chocolate covered cherries I made for you last Christmas?
Mrs. Claus The pups? Yes, they keep me entertained. They walk ME
Mrs. Claus Weathertrackingelf! YES and THANK YOU!!! Those were the best. They set up great.
Mrs. Claus What kind of chocolate did you use?
Elf Frank Myrrh Do you make cordials, Mrs C?
Weathertrackingelf Thank yours. Claus, I am going to try making English toffee this year
Mrs. Claus I do, Frank. Love them
Mrs. Claus English toffee is tough. That hard ball stage….
Weathertrackingelf Toll house chocolate chips
Mrs. Claus I’m going to ask Santa to bring me some Japanese cherries. I’ve always wanted to try them.
Elf Crusader Mrs.C, do you drink Elf Eggnog?
Mrs. Claus Semi-sweet Tollhouse?
Weathertrackingelf Yes it is, it will be my first time making it
Mrs. Claus I do drink Elf Eggnog, when I don’t have time for making my secret recipe.
Weathertrackingelf Yes indeed
Elf Crusader You make your own?
Mrs. Claus Don’t be too hard on yourself, Weathertrackingelf. Read up about it and forgive yourself. It took me 4 tries to get English toffee
Mrs. Claus Yes, I always make my own…everything, Crusader
Elf Ulan Thank you, Mrs. Claus. Japanese cherries? I can send them too, lol
Weathertrackingelf I won’t be hard on myself, I love trying to make new things
Mrs. Claus Try to get some Guittard Dark Cacao chocolate for the cherries, if you can find it. They are THE BEST
Elf Crusader Mrs.C, has Santa said anything about how soon I can come to the pole?
Mrs. Claus Oh that’s right Elf Ulan. I forgot you are in Japan!
Weathertrackingelf Thank you for the tip Mrs
Mrs. Claus Elf Crusader, no Santa and I have not talked about you coming to the North Pole. You’d be a popular speaker!
Elf Ulan Hahaha, yes, I’m still in Japan!
Elf Frank Myrrh How do you know so much about chocolate?
Mrs. Claus I love chocolate, Frank
Elf Crusader I know I would be . I’m sure my podcast is pretty popular
Mrs. Claus I always ask Santa to bring me chocolate from different places. In recent years, we have started to build a collection of beans from various places and making our own chocolate in our free time
Elf Crusader What’s your favorite thing to bake Mrs. C?
Weathertrackingelf Thank you so much for the baking tip Mrs. Claus
Elf Ulan Mrs. Claus, what’s your favorite sweet? If nobody asked it!
Mrs. Claus You have no idea how HUGE your podcast is here at the North Pole, Crusader
Elf Crusader I never knew that
Elf Radar Hi [Mrs.Claus. How happy are you with the test flights this year and do you ever get nervous when Santa is flying on Christmas Eve?
Elf Frank Myrrh You MAKE your own chocolate…from cocoa beans?
Mrs. Claus My favorite sweet? I hardly know how to answer that.
Mrs. Claus Honestly, Elf Radar, the test flights have been going so well I haven’t been paying too much attention. I’m getting the reports and they are glowing. Things are going so good they have not had to make another version of the new sleigh.
Elf Crusader Do you have any idea when Santa will be back?
Mrs. Claus And yes, I get nervous every Christmas Eve when Santa takes off. It has little to do with the sleigh and more to do with his attitude.
Elf Ulan How about eggnog pancakes or eggnog pudding, lol
Elf Crusader And is it just me or does it seem like flight command has something up their sleeve for Rochester Minnesota
Elf Radar Thank you
Mrs. Claus Did you hear about the Eggnog Pancakes at the Christmas in July pancake breakfast? Elf Chef Pierre REALLY made some divine pancakes this year. They were amazing.
Elf Frank Myrrh What do you mean about Santa’s attitude?
Mrs. Claus Do they? What’s the big deal about Rochester, Minnesota?
Mrs. Claus Santa’s attitude is very focused on Christmas Eve. I have a hard time getting his attention and I worry he’s not thinking about the right things. Happens every Christmas Eve.
Elf Ulan Yes, I heard it! I want to eat it, someday!
Elf Crusader I live there. They are considering putting a tracking Center here.
Elf Frank Myrrh Well…Santa might have a couple of billion kids on his mind then.
Elf Radar That is interesting
Mrs. Claus I didn’t know you lived there, Crusader. Hate to break it to you, but Rochester is not getting the regional tracking center there. Frank, have they announced Sector 5 yet?
Elf Crusader Not to mention, they did a test flight over here
Mrs. Claus Yes, Frank. I know Santa’s got a full brain on Christmas Eve. Still, it bothers me a little.
Elf Frank Myrrh I think they announced Sector 2 and 3 earlier today. I think Sector 5 gets announced later today or tomorrow, I’ll have to check.
Mrs. Claus Ok, I’ll just say Rochester didn’t get the tracking center this year.
Elf Ulan Mrs. Claus, can you pick Santa up in your sleigh if he calls you?
Elf Crusader Hey Frank, do you think I could get you and crash on my podcast next time
Elf Frank Myrrh What do you tell Santa on Christmas Eve before he takes off?
Elf Crusader Bummer
Mrs. Claus I could pick up Santa, yes. Depends on how mad at him I am
Elf Frank Myrrh Are you mad at Santa?
Mrs. Claus No – hahaha – not at the moment.
Mrs. Claus I was just making a little joke. I know he’s watching right now from somewhere.
Elf Crusader Hey Frank, could I get you and crash on my podcast next time please
Elf Frank Myrrh He is? How do you know?
Elf Frank Myrrh Crusader, I’m sure I could do it. Not sure about Crash. He seems really busy to me, more than usual
Mrs. Claus A wife knows these things, Frank.
Mrs. Claus If we ever get you a wife, Frank, you’ll understand that.
Elf Ulan Yes, that’s right!
Elf Frank Myrrh Oh, well, good luck with that!
Weathertrackingelf Mrs. Claus, is there any special treats you would like to have that I make this year?
Elf Crusader She’s right. I am learning these things with the future MrS. Crusader
Mrs. Claus Weathertrackingelf – have you ever made shortbread cookies? I don’t think I’ve mastered those yet
Mrs. Claus Yes, Elf Crusader, you need to school Frank in the field of women.
Elf Crusader Trust me, Frank. Having a wife is going to be a whole lot different.
Elf Frank Myrrh Oh boy.
Weathertrackingelf I will find a recipe, and I will make you some this year Mrs. Claus
Elf Crusader Shouldn’t be a problem lol
Mrs. Claus Thank you, Weathertrackingelf, I look forward to that!
Elf Frank Myrrh Yes, it would be a problem.
Mrs. Claus Oh Frankie….
Elf Crusader I just wanna say that I love you Mrs.C
Elf Ulan Mrs. Claus, I heard some Elf tried to bring Mr. Bergeson to the North Pole.
Elf Frank Myrrh Folks we’ve reached the end of our time, any last minute questions for Mrs. Claus?
Elf Radar Thank you so much for your time Mrs, Clause. I really enjoyed this chat!
Mrs. Claus Thank you, Crusader. I love you too. In fact, I love you all. I appreciate your good spirit and your willingness to look out for Santa. It means a lot to ME
Weathertrackingelf Mrs. Claus if you have any other baking tips, could you please send them my way please?
Elf Crusader I just wanted to say that I love Mrs.C. I consider her a grandmother/mother figure.
Mrs. Claus I can’t wait until we get a chat where we can just talk about making Christmas treats, Weathertrackingelf.
Elf Crusader I hope you’re not offended that I consider you a grandmother/mother figure Mrs. Claus
Elf Frank Myrrh Do you feel you’re handling too much right now, Mrs C?
Weathertrackingelf Sounds like a plan Mrs. Claus
Mrs. Claus Not at all, Elf Crusader, it’s a high compliment, Thank you.
Mrs. Claus Handling too much? No. Santa and I prepared for this. Things are fine. I’m just grateful that next year will be back to “normal”. But it’s all good.
Elf Crusader You’re welcome!
Elf Frank Myrrh Thank you everyone for being here. And Mrs. Claus, thank you for all you are doing!
Elf Frank Myrrh Join us again at the top of the hour when Santa joins us!
Weathertrackingelf Have a great day Mrs. Claus
Elf Ulan Thank you, Mrs. Claus. I’m so happy to talk to you today. I wish I could give the cherries someday! Of course other things too!
Mrs. Claus Bye everyone! Enjoy your chat with Santa!
2 replies
  1. Elf Ulan
    Elf Ulan says:

    Elf Winslow, thank you so much for the recap immediately! I really appreciate it. I’m pleased to talk to Mrs. Claus! Please invite me to the baking workshop and the chat. I can’t make any chocolate from cacao beans, but I’ll prepare the cherries on Christmas Eve or anytime when the season comes. I’m happy to know about her more, and I feel more familiar with her! I wish we could have a girls’ chat someday in the future, lol! Happy Christmas in July, and I hope I’ll see you again soon! XD

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