Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Welcome to the Christmas edition of getting to know your friends!

Welcome to the Christmas edition of getting to know your friends! This was an e-mail that I received from a friend and thought it would be a fun post.

Here are the proverbial rules.... Just copy the questions and change all the answers so that they apply to you. Since this is the holiday season and we're all going crazy trying to do way too many things, I'm not tagging anyone. Please feel free to post this on your blog if you'd like to play. Tis the Season to be jolly! Fa la la la la, la la la la....

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Both! I love to wrap gifts and put them in beautiful bags with awesome bows. I also like to match the wrap to the person or the gift. If I can do both--that is the ultimate win on wrap.

2. Real tree or Artificial? I have had both, but use artificial ones now. Our little fur baby guys are too much of a pain with real trees! I like to put up multiple small trees in different rooms with different themes in addition to a big tree in the living room.

3. When do you put up the tree? Weekend after thanksgiving, but I wish I'd started after Halloween this year!

4. When do you take the tree down? New Years or within the next week if possible.

5. Do you like eggnog? I like non-alcholic, low fat eggnog but I use about 1/3 eggnog to 2/3 milk. Otherwise it's too rich for my tummy!

6. Favorite gift received as a child? OMG--I can't narrow that down to one item. I loved dolls & got one every year till I was in 7th grade. I loved my Barbies. My mom sewed & would make doll clothes for me & I still have them!

7. Hardest person to buy for? My husband!

8. Easiest person to buy for? Any kids or kid mentality adults...

9. Do you have a nativity scene? No

10. Mail or email Christmas cards? Both, I'm behind this year & don't think I'll send very many cards out.

11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? I don't remember receiving any bad gifts. I am annoyed with people who buy something without putting any thought into it though.

12. Favorite Christmas Movie? Christmas Vacation with Chevy Chase!

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? Whenever I see something appropriate for a person. I bought the first gift in September this year.

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Yes--but only by telling someone, I received this item and can't use it, would you like to have it?

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Cookies!

16. Lights on the tree? Of course!

17. Favorite Christmas song? Ave Maria.

18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? Definitely stay home!

19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer's? Sometimes but not right now...

20. Angel on the tree top or a star? Angel, tree finial or whatever is at hand that fits the theme or look of the tree.

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? I grew up opening presents on Christmas Eve, then Santa came the next morning. However, my husband likes to open on Christmas morning. Bummer...

22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? It takes so long to put up all the decorations then time just flies by so fast!

23. Favorite ornament theme or color? Snowmen this year, but I like red, gold, green, silver & white.

24. Favorite for Christmas dinner? If I'm cooking it's spaghetti or Mexican lasagne with salad & french bread. If we go out to a restaurant, I usually order some type of shrimp.

25. What do you want for Christmas this year? Crown moldings & baseboards. My son has been installing them in his house & he's awesome! (I'm so impressed with anyone who can cut angles!) I hope he's going to do ours for Christmas. {Chris asked a couple of months ago what I'd like to have for Christmas. I said crown moldings & baseboards in the MBR, and we would supply the materials if he'll cut & install them. He thought that was a very good idea. Now he just needs a new saw, since the borrowed one he was using had to return to it's home.}

Merry Christmas!



laurie said...

I hope your son reads your blog! Interesting post. Enjoyed learning more about you. laurie

profenretraite said...

Hi Diane...I enjoyed reading your answers! I especially loved the fact that you've had problems with your babies and the real, too! One year, the cats were chasing each other around the house and one of them ran up to the top of the tree! I grabbed it before she could turn it over. Needless to say, that was our last real tree! Now they just enjoy sleeping on the tree skirt. Have a great evening...Debbie

squawmama said...

Always love finding out more about my blogger friends... Those were some great answers... Have a great night...


Melissa Miller said...

Hi Diane,
I got emailed this one a few weeks ago. You gave some really cool answers.

I hope the white tree worked out for you.
I'd love to hear about it and see the result.

Just ignore me if I'm being too nosy....LOL! ;)

Melissa Miller said...


I looked right at it and it didn't register. I'm a bit tired lately...

It is absolutely gorgeous!!!! Wonderful job on all the decor' and what a great spot for it!

You could do a hurricane filled with ornaments on each side of it. Just a thought. Happy decorating.

Melissa Miller said...

Okay..I just realized.
I'm a KINKADE fan as well.
They look pretty.

Told you I was tired. LOL!

Happy To Be said...

Good evening Diane I alway like finding out more about you..and I love your new white tree on your header girl its looks really ya sis..hugs and smiles Gloria

Kat said...

Hi Diane! Love your snow. Do you have cookies....and do you share?
lol! Crown moldings sound like the perfect Christmas Gift to me. Maybe that son of yours is reading your blog....I hope so.

Lynne said...

Diane, I enjoyed finding out more about you. I love your new header picture with the new white tree..It is adorable... I think this post is fun... will try and copy and post soon....thanks for sharing..have a super day my friend..hugs ~lynne~

Anonymous said...

It was a pleasure learning some new facts about you. My family also opened gifts on Christmas Eve and had Santa on Christmas Day. Lucky for me, my husband didn't have a family tradition about that so I got to keep the duo celebration.

Tootsie said...

I just did this in my email! good to learn about each other!

Bo said...

Hey this was FUN! On # 24 you & I think alike...lasgna or Mexican is right up our alley, 'cuz we've had enough turkey & dressing, etc. since it's only DH & I we rent tons of movies, stay in our jammies, eat krap & totally enjoy ourselves!
;-) Bo

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