Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Christmas Meme

Thank goodness for this meme! Early yesterday morning after my work out I did something awful to my back. Now I cannot sit or stand or lie down for more than five minutes. Luckily, I happen to be married to my Physical Therapist. He say's I am what they call "non-compliant" in the therapy world, but he helps me all the same.
Happy Thursday!
1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? I buy one gi-normous roll of double sided wrapping paper at the Costco. IF you do this you have to be committed. That roll will last at least two years!

2. Real tree or Artificial? For the first 11 years we used real, but in my cranky old age I got tired of finding pine needles in the house until July. So two year ago we bought a pre-lit tree. Turns out everybody was allergic anyway. Now we can all breathe fine through the month of December.

3. When do you put up the tree? The Day after Thanksgiving.

4. When do you take the tree down? The day after Christmas if The Mister is working. If not I give him one more day, because I am generous like that.

5. Do you like eggnog? To me it's like sweet mayonnaise. So, no. With the exception of the year we received homemade egg nog from a friend (and co-worker of The Mister). I didn't realize that it was "real" eggnog, and after a cup full, I would have eaten mayo out the jar with spoon, without the slightest care in the world. Good times.)

6. Favorite gift received as a child? a life sized handmade Raggedy Ann Doll. (how I wish I would've kept that now.)

7. Hardest person to buy for? The Mister's Mom and Dad.

8. Easiest person to buy for? Myself...(Just kidding!) (Sort of)...The kids.

9. Do you have a nativity scene? No. I need to change that.

10. Mail or email Christmas cards? Mail! It's my favorite part of the holiday hub-bub!

11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? Wow...that's a hard one...Oh! I remember! There was one year as a teenage when my brothers gave me one of those suctions cup sticky things for the back window of your was of Kermit the Frog flipping the "bird", which was on a spring so it would wave back and forth. They were in the 6th and the 9th grade, so you know they were shopping at Spencer's. i am certain that that was never in my car.

12. Favorite Christmas Movie? I don't know if I have a favorite, but I do enjoy Christmas Vacation for a good laugh, and I also enjoy Elf, for the same reason.

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? Usually way into December, but this year I was nearly done by the 4th. Which felt good. I just have to get everything mailed out now!

14 . Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Only for the white elephant gift exchange.

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Homemade fudge and my Mother-in-laws recipe for Ginger Cookies.

16. Lights on the tree?
Color! and lots of them!

17. Favorite Christmas song? O Holy Night.

18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? This year we are staying home in NC. 

19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer? Absolutely! 

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? We let the kids open them one on Christmas Eve, while we sip hot cocoa, eat popcorn and watch a Christmas movie. Then we torture them by making them sleep in on Christmas morn. But don't feel too bad for them. Sleeping in for this early bird isn't really what you think it is. 

22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? Crabby people. 

23. Favorite ornament theme or color? Our tree is filled with decorations that have meaning to us. And we allow our kids to decorate, so it will never make it into a decorators magazine, but it's beautiful to us!

Oh and also, you will NEVER find tinsel on my tree. I had an unfortunate event as a child that involved my 18 month old brother who got hold of tinsel while under my charge. He choked on it and I've hated tinsel ever since. (FYI: that baby lived to tell this story...Every. Blessed. Year.)

24. What do you want for Christmas this year? This is the time of year that I wished owned a private jet so i could quickly (and easily) travel all over the country to see my peeps, but other than that, I lack for nothing. 


Anonymous said...

I answered the same thing on a lot of these.

Your eggnog story cracked me up! I never thought about it tasting like sweet mayo but that is such a good description! Blech!

Rae said...

You poor thing! I hope you have a speedy recovery. Back injuries are the worst!! I love the Kermit the Frog gift....I can just imagine your brothers picking it out for you and thinking it was so funny! :)

Tanya said...

My sister is married to her PT as well. He also says she is the worst kind of patient. :) Hope you're feeling better soon!

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

Oh, Kelly, the sweet mayonnaise comment grossed me out!

Other than that, I loved this meme!

Sorry about your back...hope you're back to normal soon.

jen said...

I just got a comment from you as I was doing this very meme on my own blog!

Lindsay said...

I love learning about everyones Christmas traditions! Thanks for sharing :-)

Tiffani said...

I loved reading this and just did the same thing!!

Hope you're feeling better already!!

Spencer's cracked me up!!! I remember thinking "I shouldn't go in this store"! But, well.....

Moriah @ Please Pass the Salt said...

I'm a 'non-compliant', too. :)

And I also hate tinsel.