Thursday, November 29, 2007

Didn't Make It
I tried. Really I did. I wanted to clean till noon today. I made it to 10:00. Rats. I just started feeling a tad on the woozy side. And decided not to push it. So, I'm resting and hoping to get the other 2 hours in this afternoon... oh well. I'm going to do a little holiday getting to know you thing right now... I guess it's a meme, but I got it in an email from a friend and thought it would be fun to post. I've added to it and changed it a bit...

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Wrapping paper. Who ever heard of having a gift bag fight when you're done opening your gifts??
2. Real tree or artificial? I love real trees! LOVE THEM. But last year it just about killed us... it's too warm here and the tree released pollen like crazy in the house... we just might get an artificial one and this breaks my heart! Anyone know of a candle that smells like a Christmas tree??
3. When do you put up the tree? As soon as possible after Thanksgiving... we are looking at artificial trees tonight and if we find one it will go up when we get home!
4. When do you take the tree down? Usually right after Christmas because the real trees are pretty brittle after 4 weeks :(
5. Which do you prefer: eggnog, spiced cider, or hot cocoa? Normally I would say hot cocoa, but we had a spiced cranberry cider stuff the other night that was DIVINE!!!
6. Favorite gift received as a child? Hmmm... my birthday is right before Christmas... I'm trying to remember which gifts were Christmas and which were birthday... I got a camera one year and had so much fun with that thing! Took pictures of everything I could find!
7. Do you have a nativity scene? Yep
8. Hardest person to buy for? Parents - both mine and hubby's
9. Easiest person to buy for? My kids! I love to find things that they will love :D
10. Worst Christmas gift ever received? Can't think of anything....
11. Mail or email Christmas card? Um... yeah... I don't usually send out cards... um... cause I'm lame and stuff... :S
12. Favorite Christmas Movie? Elf - hands down!
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? I buy things all year long. I have a box I put them in and then I either pull it out for Christmas or birthdays
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Not yet
15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Hmmm... that's a tough one... I love candy canes. I know that's really simple, but I love the mint flavor so much!!
16. Clear lights or colored on the tree? Usually clear... I want the color to come from the ornaments...
17. Favorite Christmas song? Yikes... um... to listen to: God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen by BNL and Sarah McLachlan. To sing myself: Silent Night
18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? We used to travel, but now I really enjoy our Christmas time spent at home. And the kids seem to like it too.
19. Can you name Santa's reindeer? Yep - Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Doner (or Donder), Blizten and Rudolph
20. Do you have an Angel on top or a star? Star - rustic, very country looking star...

Now it's your turn! I'm not gonna tag anyone specific, but if you feel the need, play along! Let me know if you do :)

13 comments:

kailani said...

I used to shop throughout the year, too, but when it came close to Christmas I would forget about all the things I bought. Either that or I couldn't find them.

Heather said...

I wish I could be organized enough to shop all year.... I'm a procrastinator!!

Maddy said...

Hmmm very festive. I buy all through the year too. I'm so far behind this year as [every year come to think of it] we have two December birthdays to navigate first.
Best wishes

Jamie J said...

Oh I'm so doing this meme! I can never get in gear to buy Christmas presents all year long...

Holly said...

We have an artificial tree and I love it. Bath & Body Works has a Christmas Tree candle that DOES smell like a Christmas tree. They also have a terrific room spray. If you like Scentsy, their Christmas Tree scent is awesome.

My birthday is in December too! The 15th, but I won't tell you how old I am this year! What day is yours?

elasticwaistbandlady said...

Barenaked Ladies!!!! Even though most of their band members are Jewish I think they still made a great Christmas song.

Well so did the very Jewish Kenny G, Barry Manilow, and Neil Diamond too. :)

I spray my fake tree with pine scented cleaner every year and maybe you could hang a few tree-shaped air fresheners on it as ornaments? I should take over Hints From Heloise. I'm gooood.

diana said...

a very enjoyable post. i know what you mean about the real vs fake tree. we started using an artificial one a few years ago. there are good things about having a fake one, but i miss the real thing. doesn't y*nkee candle have a few scents that mimic christmas items?

love elf!! and i'm really enjoying the music you have playing while i write this :]

Nancy Face said...

I kind of shop all year like you do...it's so much easier on the budget! :)

Tonya said...

I like this MeMe or whatever you want to call it. I saw another one today that was very similiar so I think it's a sign that I need to do it. Don't ya think? LOL

JustRandi said...

I recycle Christmas presents all the time. I guess it's tacky, but if I don't love it and I know someone who would, I don't see a reason to keep from passing it on...

Kimberly said...

We're twins alright! =)

Yvonne said...

I loved Elf--I put it on just to have a laugh!!! (I like to whisper, too)

I think white lights are so pretty.

When in December is your birthday???

MAGIRK said...

So, you don't really know me, I lurk in the shadows here, but I thought it was a fun idea, so I accepted the challenge.
Thanks!