Tuesday, December 05, 2006

This is as close to an entry as you're going to get today.

If my life was any more uneventful, I'd be resting in a pine box, ladies and gentlemen. So, you get a survey. I'm not going to tag anyone, because I'm sure you've all received this one in your inbox in some sort of shape or form. But if you haven't, and you want to do it, either fill it out & post it as a comment, or post it on your blog and let me know! :)

1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate?
Hot Chocolate with lots of marshmallows, please and thank you.

2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree?
We don't really do the Santa thing. CJ figured it out when he was about 3, so there's just no point in trying. I do buy a few little stocking stuffer-type things that I put out after the kids are in bed.

3. Colored lights on tree/house or white?
I love white lights on everything, but the rest of the fam likes colored. So I lose out on having my tree the way I want it, but I suppose it's ok. *sniff*
4. Do you hang mistletoe?
Negatory. Never really thought that was the coolest of holiday traditions.

5. When do you put your decorations up?
Usually the weekend after Thanksgiving, but I wasn't really in the decorating mood until last week.

6. What is your favorite holiday dish (excluding dessert)?
Excluding dessert? What kind of fool wrote this survey?!?!? LOL I kid. Mostly. My favorite non-dessert holiday food is probably sweet potatoes (again, with lots of marshmallows, please and thank you)

7. Favorite Holiday memory as a child:
When I was three years old, my mom and dad had one of their friends dress up like Santa and be in the house when I woke up. I sat on his lap and he asked me what I wanted most of all. I told him a Barbie and he pulled one out of his big red bag. It was awesome! I’m sure I couldn’t stop talking about it for WEEKS!

Also, the first Christmas we lived in Virginia. It was going to be our first “white” Christmas, and my bro and I were so excited for it to happen. By December 25th, there was still no snow at all. But around 8:00 Christmas night, a stead snow began to fall. It was the good kind of snow that stuck and shimmered like someone had sprinkled glitter all over the trees and grass. My brother and I just sat at the window watching it fall. It was the most beautiful thing I’d ever seen. I still love that very first snow!

8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa?
I was seven and my best friend told me. And I wasn't that upset until I realized that meant that the Tooth Fairy was fake too. Because the fat old bald guy sneaking into my house I could get over, but the pretty pink fairy with glittering wings? Still brings a tear to my eye. LOL I kid. Mostly.

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve?
My grandma’s birthday was Christmas Eve, so we used to go over to her house after church and have dinner (usually enchiladas or some other non-traditional meal). After dinner, we would all open our presents from her. Now that she’s gone, I still let the kids pick out at least one gift to open on Christmas Eve.

10. How do you decorate your Christmas Tree?
Much to CB’s chagrin, most of my ornaments are the Holiday Barbie ones that I've been getting from GlamorousMom for as long as I can remember. The rest of them are cartoon ornaments the kids have received as presents. Someday I'm going to have two trees, one with all of those ornaments, and one that has purple and silver balls with glittery silver ribbon (I’ve got the ribbon, and it’s on my tree now) winding all the way to the top!

11. Snow! Love it or Dread it?
Love it when it comes on the weekend and I don't have to go anywhere. That way I can pretend that the kids want to go out and play when it's really just me. :) Other than that, I dread it.

12. Can you ice skate?
Never tried it. How odd is that? I’ve just always been so scared of the idea of walking out on a big sheet of solid water.

13. Do you remember your favorite gift?
Hmm. . .probably my first stereo. I was 11 and there was this HUGE box under the tree. No one was giving any hints as to whose present it was, and when I finally saw that it was mine, I was flabberghasted! I had no idea what it could possibly be! And when I opened it I probably screamed. It was HUGE and came with a brand new CD player (again, huge and boxy. My how things have changed!)

14. What's the most important thing about the Holidays for you?
FAMILY, Family and ummm.....FAMILY!!! Also making sure that I take time out for the kids to explain the real meaning of Christmas. But Diva just told me that it's lights, so I think I've still got some work ahead of me. ;)

15. What is your favorite Holiday Dessert?
Open any Christmas cookbook and pick one! lol Probably kringla (a sweet-bread type cookie for those of you not blessed with Scandahoovian ancestors), haystacks and FUDGE.

16. Family tradition?
Watching A Christmas Story eight frillion times (You'll shoot your eye out!)

17. What tops your tree?
A pretty silver star that refuses to stand up straight.

18. Which do you prefer giving or Receiving?
I do enjoy giving things to people--especially if it's something that I know they've wanted for a long time. But I'm not gonna lie, I love receiving too!

19. What is your favorite Christmas Song?
Oh Holy Night, Silent Night, It Came Upon A Midnight Clear, Santa Baby (Etta James' version), The Christmas Song and tons of others. I love them all!

20. Candy Canes! Yuck or Yum?
I hate regular candy canes (unless they are crushed up inside white chocolate fudge), but I LOVE the starburst and other fruity kinds.


Anonymous said...

Happened to stumble on your blog as I was staring at blogger's main page - somehow "Glamorous Redneck" sounded interesting. :)

Love your layout, and your answer to Q8. Reminds me of a recent quote in a local paper about pre-school teachers having problems with kids crying when they realised that Father Christmas wasn't real.

Wishing you in advance a very Happy Christmas!

Mr. Fabulous said...

It is always hard to get those stars to stay straight!

Anonymous said...

I love white lights too. White and blue to be exact. But other's do seem to prefer the multi-colored. I have to disagree with you about that Christmas movie though. I can't stand it. Seems like I am the only one who can't, but still. Oh well. :)