Well hello there. Holiday time, end of year, work, kids, families, gatherings, shopping, carpet cleaning (oy!) – it’s all happening around my home at this time. I’m out there reading other’s blogs for inspiration ~ oh, and fun Meme’s! Just ’cause I totally enjoy reading others’ stuff!
So – dearest Titania at Finding Life’s Enchantments has a Holiday Meme she put out there for folks to do if they would like. I would like. Mainly ’cause waiting on the carpet cleaning to be done is gonna take awhile and then I have to finish a project to send to my client tonight. SO – here’s a meme for you from me with love.
1. Wrapping Paper or Gift Bags?
Ruh Roh, here it goes – for Christmas it’s definately pretty wrapping paper, bows, little name doohikies. I have a wrapping paper issue. Ask my hubby. We have TONS of rolls and well, I used to work for a Hallmark store and I was the one that always gift wrapped and so……. I’m kinda perfectionist at wrapping. Did I say I was good at it?! Nope…. which means it takes me forever! hee hee
Birthdays is a bag – cute ones, pretty ones… whatever.
2. Real or Fake Tree?
Oh that would be fake. Daniel likes the real ones but when we put up the one I have he liked it. Phew.
Trouble with the fake ones ~ no real tree smell. SO I get out the candles that smell like tree.
The pic is of our tree last year.
3. When do you put up the tree?
Oh, that’s easy…. when I feel like it. I’m not scheduled. This year ’cause of "Flood ‘O Ford Family" it’s not up yet ’cause we have carpet to take care of. It will be up as we are having Xmas here at our house.
4. When do you take the tree down?
Hmmm….. usually whatever weekend after Xmas. UNLESS I’m not in the mood.
5. Do you like EggNog?
I’m so with Titania on this one…… BLECH! As my kids say "It makes me hurl!" Hee hee.
6. Favorite Gift you Received as a Child
Dollhouse! Oh it was really really neat! But my brother broke it I think. ::sigh:: kid brothers… LOL
7. Do you have a Nativity Scene?
8. Hardest Person to Buy For?
That would be my husband who sees something he wants and buys it right then and there. This year his Xmas gift is already purchased and in his hands ’cause I had him pick it out. LOL
It’s a radio controlled airplane (goes 80 mph!) and a flight simulator software so he can practice and crash without killing the plane! He’s still on the simulator mode right now.
9. Easiest person to buy for?
Oh that’s easy! Me! Oh, other than me? Well, that would be my kids. Only tough part is the $$$ to do all that shopping.
10. Worst Xmas gift you have ever received?
There isn’t one. I would like to add, that shopping and spending alot of money isn’t really what the holiday is for. I wish I could get that across to people. I’m good with handmade, or just something easy and simple. Ya know?
11. Favorite Christmas Movie?
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas?
Oh I do that all year really. When I find somethat that sticks out and screams someone’s name I grab it! For those that I made something for this year, I have been working on it for months. When I have time.
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present?
Oh nooooooo! I can’t. It’s not in my power Cap’n!
15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas?
Hmmmmm….. I don’t know really. When I have Christmas at my house I’m too nervous to eat. Has to be the Sweet Potatoes covered in marshmellas. hee hee
16. Clear Lights or Colored on Tree?
Um, fake tree comes with white lights. So, white! I miss the multicolored ones though…
17. Favorite Christmas Song?
18. Travel at Christmas or stay home?
Hoooooooooome, hoooooooooome on the raaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaange.
19. Can you nam
e all of Santa’s Reindeer?
LOL! Now I can ’cause Titania wrote it out! Thanks T!
20. Angel on the tree top or star?
Neither….. I haven’t settled on a topper. Last year I refused to put a top on. LOL This year, I want something made of glass. Not a star or an angel. My mom had this really neat glass thingymabob on top of hers before us kids broke it. DOH!
21. Open the gifts Xmas eve or Xmas Morning?
Both. Multiple family get togethers. But for the kids, theirs aren’t to be opened until Xmas morn OH and me and D do ours Xmas morn too.
Imagine my surprise Xmas morn 2005 when my honey gave me a small box while on his knee and proposed to me. WOW! Christmas mornings are good!
22. Most annoying thing about this time of year?
The presssure! Honestly, I’ve been saying we need to ditch Christmas and do an in between 12/25 and 1/1 get together. I’m just losing the feel of Christmas ’cause of what’s expected. I don’t like my family travelling on Xmas day to get to us, it makes me so nervous with everyone out there screaming out their cars windows…
I don’t know, have some folks just lost that lovin’ feeling?
23. What I love most about Christmas?
The memories we have, we make and will have with our family.
For the tagging – definately Julie and my Daughter – Jessica. If there is anyone else that would like to play this one, please let me know ’cause like Titania I’m curious as all getout!
Happy Holidays – no matter which you celebrate! Peace and Love to all of you!