10 December 2008

Getting to know your friends, Christmas edition

Welcome to the christmas edition of getting to know your friends.

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Wrapping paper--I love making packages pretty

2. Real tree or artificial? Real until last year, now artificial. When we put the tree up last year, John said, "It's ugly." We both love real trees. Why did I decide to go artificial???

3. When do you put up the tree? Usually Thanksgiving weekend, but it didn't happen this year. Allergy attack ALL day Friday and Alabama-Auburn game Saturday. Exhausted on Sunday. It will go up this week/weekend!!

4. When do you take the tree down? Usually the week between Christmas and New Year's

5. Hot chocolate or apple cider? Hot chocolate, but I love me some cider!!

6. Favorite gift received as a child? I loved all my gifts. I really don't remember one favorite.

7. Do you have a nativity scene? Yes

8. Hardest person to buy for? My dad

9. Easiest person to buy for? John

10. Worst Christmas gift ever received? Hmmm--I don't recall a "worst" gift.

11. Mail or e-mail Christmas card? Mail

12. Favorite Christmas movie? A Christmas Stroy. For years, we've watched it on Christmas Day with Katy and Jessi

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? It depends on how busy I am.

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? No.

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Anything except "traditional" foods. By Christmas, I am sick of turkey, dressing, etc. Give me finger foods!

16. Clear lights or colored? Clear

17. Favorite Christmas songs? Silent Night

18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? We've stayed home in the past, but since Sam is young, we'll travel this year.

19. Can you name Santa's reindeer? Every last one of 'em

20. Angel or star on top of the tree? Angel

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? We've done Christmas afternoon in the past because that's when we'd get Katy and Jessi for Christmas. Not sure about this year since we'll be going to Katy and Phillip's.

22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? Crazy, rude shoppers who think that the extra 5% they are saving is going to make a huge amount of difference

23. Favorite ornament theme or color? I don't have a theme or color. Every year I think I want to do a theme, but when I get everything out and see all the ornaments I've gotten from family, friends, and students over the years, I can't imagine NOT having them on the tree.


Ms. Marty said...

I am so glad to know that you feel you had a good childhood, because as I look back I don't remember doing the right things all the time. That is what I wanted for you as a child - to be able to look back and remember happy times. I know I remember the happiness that goes with Christmas time when I was little. Everything always seem happy and fun and I don't remember a lot about the gifts, just being with the family, which was very big back then.

Love you.

Pat said...

Hey, you! I enjoyed reading your blog. I am not sure how I found it-you posted on someones blog, I was there from someone elses' blog, etc., you know how it goes. Sorry about 'Bama-now the Sooners are in 1st place-and I seriously hope they put some big time "whoop ass"(lol)on Florida-don't you? BTW I loved your letter to Santa-

nikkicrumpet said...

That last comment reminded me of my mom....she said every year she was going to do a matchy tree with a theme...and then the colored lights and her ornament collection would come out...and she had to put them on. Most of your answers would have been my answers too!

I love my Crimson Tide!

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