12 December 2009

I'm in!....or game....or trying......anyway....smiles.

here's the thing....
I am taking the easy way out today....
I am letting someone else come up with the
"thoughts for the day"

Mandy at Good Cook
came up with the idea,
and I found it
(great name!)
Questions to let you know more than you could possibly want to know
about me.
So here goes;

Here are the instructions:

If you're reading this post, then you must:

(a) leave a comment and answer the below 25 questions that Mandy made up,

(b) write the answers to the questions below in your own blog post, if you have a blog, that is.

or (c) call yourself a scrooge in the comment below and refuse to answer them.

I hope you choose (A) or (B) but if you choose (C) then I'll just let the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future deal with you. If you do decide to write your own blog post about it, please mention Mandy since she is the author of these important questions. (Writers credit and all that jazz - thanks!)

(1) What is your favorite Christmas movie?

I would agree with Nancy on Love Actually....it's sweet.

(2) What is your LEAST favorite Christmas movie?

The Simpsons Christmas specials...

(3) What is your favorite Christmas song?

We Three Kings (traditional)
Blue Christmas (R&R)
Grandma got runover by a reindeer (because I never grew up)

(4) What Christmas song(s) drives you crazy?

White Christmas (can't get it out of my head)

(5) What is your favorite Christmas drink? (i.e. egg nog, hot chocolate)

Hot Mulled Cider

(6) What is your favorite Christmas memory?

When my son's father dressed up like Santa....and fooled all the kids..

(7) What is the best toy/gift you've received on Christmas?

Barbie, three wigs, carrying case and clothes...a big time!

(8) What is the worst toy/gift you've received on Christmas?

A grill from my son's father.

(9) What do you LOVE about the holidays?

Songs, tree decorating, and food.

(10) What annoys you about the holidays?

The mall.

(11) Do you prefer star or angel on top of a Christmas tree? Or something else?


(12) What is your family favorite recipe at Christmas?

Dates, stuffed with pecans, rolled in sugar. Simple, and Dad loves them.

(13) Are you a Grinch or a Who at Christmastime?

Cindy lou Who to be precise.....smiles.

(14) Christmas light displays - Love them or Hate them?

When they are on someone elses' home-LOVE THEM!

(15) Santas at the mall - Fun times or Creepy?

I don't mind them, but the children I have taken to the mall...scream in terror...sorry Santa.

(16) Christmas cards - do you send them, yes or no?

Yes, I like to put my favorite photo from the preceding year on them.

(17) What is the best thing about Christmas, in your opinion?


(18) What is the worst thing about Christmas?


(19) When do you put the tree up and take it down?

UP on Friday after Thanksgiving, Down on 26th of Dec., usually.

(20) Out of the 12 days of Christmas, which day and item would you want your true love to give to you?

Twelve Pipers piping.....Love those kilts!

(21) Why do you think that Grandma got run over by a reindeer?

I am so sorry....but I laugh everytime I hear it.....it is so redneck, it makes me cringe and then smile.
(I swear I didn't read ahead...really.)

(22) Who is your favorite reindeer?

Rudy is the best!

(23) Do you believe in Santa Claus?

Yep, know him well....smiles.

(24) What is your favorite smell at Christmastime?

The Tree.

(25) What would make you happy at Christmas this year?

To wake up being me....my life is so good..

Thank you and pass it on!

07 December 2009

Ironic....me thinks....

See how lovely this looks?
How quiet....serene....calm...?

The sweetie and I spent last evening looking quite a bit like the
Keystone Kops....
(not a look I would advocate)

You see...
as I checked on the laundry yesterday afternoon...
I discovered that the load, which had been
was wet.

The dryer passed away from exhaustion.
the washer
has been complaining,
for months....
that she is
carrying the load....

the washer, bless her heart,
has been struggling along on one cycle
for over a year.
She's over it.

after a trip to the local Lowe's,
to make arrangements for a new duo...
we started to think about the
configuration of the laundry room,
and the fact that we had just commited to
a new set,
that was considerably larger
than the funerary couple.

when we arrived home and started to
measure (that's what engineers do)
and visualize (that's what photographers do)
we realized that
we were cornered.

We had to find a new place for the
refrigerator, left over from our
kitchen redo.
that meant
taking off it's doors,
and taking out all the contents...
and moving it down the hall to a
storage closet filled with chairs.

Oh, did I mention that I had
wet laundry sitting around waiting for
it's turn in the tumbler?

After a break
to dry laundry at the parents,
(who served us tuna casserole, how lucky are we!)
we came home...
to still another
storage problem...
what to do with the
eight dining room chairs
that had previously been stored in the
closet where the fridge now hummed contentedly....
make the guest room beds that were waiting for the
newly dried sheets....
 find a place for the microwave, whose only use is to
pop popcorn during football games....

it was like dominoes.
move one..
you know.