Sunday, December 13, 2009
Christmas MeMe: Getting to know you.
Okay, NightOwlMama tagged me for this Holiday Meme a while back, so before I ruin the game for everyone else let me tag others and keep the ball rolling... ~snicker - snicker ~
I was tagged by Tricia over at NightOwlmama who was tagged by Courtney over at One Loopy life and also Manda over at Manda blogs about and she was tagged by Jen at http://www.jaelcustomdesigns.com/who was tagged by Ivette over at Work At Home Mom- Busy And Happy Mom and she was tagged by Heather from over at http://www.toptenchristmasblog.com/ to participate in this Christmas Meme. Pop on over to visit these ladies, they are awesome... They give great information and resources for the holidays! Let the Meme Begin!!!
1.) Have you started your Christmas shopping? I've started, but getting Christmas lists from my children are like pulling teeth. They are all grown and with children. I have nine grandchildren to buy for and then there's my husband's family, but I can honestly say I'm at least half way done.
2.) Tell me about one of your special traditions. Okay, I'm Xmasdolly - give me a break. Christmas special traditions is my specialty! When my children (4) were little they'd put there shoes by the door on Dec. 6th for St. Nicholas & St. Nicholas would come & fill them with candy & one toy, & we had a Advent calendar, & then there was STAY OUT OF MAMA'S ROOM or she'll getcha! Then on Christmas eve it was midnight mass with gramma (my mom) & I'd let them open just one present & off to bed. I use to run around then especially if I could hear them giggling in there with reindeer bells (the big ones) & a broomstick banging on the ceiling yelling HO HO HO MERRY CHRISTMAS in my deepest voice & then I'd yell you better hurry up & get to sleep I think he's here already... You'll get coal if you're still awake. Well, that was years ago & now all I do is cook for them, and wait until the day after Christmas so I get the whole day & not just a few hours cuz they'd have to run off to the in-laws. I like it that way & our family is so large it takes us a half a day just to open presents, but it's fun. We also have one more tradition "who is gonna cry this year" (happy cry). My mama use to get the boobie award for that every year. Now it's just me & my girls trying to make each other cry. So far let me announce that it's NIGHTOWLMAMA who has been the cryer in the family. She takes after her gramma. LOL My firstborn baby girl.
3.) When do you put up your Tree? Usually the day after Thanksgiving or the first weekend in December. I do that all by myself. The only help I want is putting the ornaments on the tree, and oh bringing up the boxes from the basement. I decorate that's my job.
4.) Are you a Black Friday shopper? Just here recently believe it or not. I did try for it, but I didn't see any real big thrill for it. I like it when I have the feeling strike me.
5.) Do you Travel at Christmas or Stay home? No, we stay home mostly. Christmas Eve we take turns with my husband's family, but they only live five minutes away. My daughter had it once or twice. She's about an hour away, and sometimes my brother would have it he's about an hour too. That's all.
6.) What is your funniest Christmas memory? I guess my funniest memory, but yet a very proud moment for me is when my first born little girl got her very own job, and she bought presents for the family the first time. She bought me my favorite album, and chocolate covered cherries, which is a tradition in our family because my dad bought that for my mom every year, and we just keep doing it in memory of him, but she not only got me this candy, but then she got me.... are ya ready? Sit down! She got me a bottle of diet pills from the drug store because she knew I wanted to lose weight. So, that's what I got diet pills and candy. LOL I gave her such a hug!
7.) What is your favorite Christmas Movie of All time? They all are! But if I'd have to put them in order I guess It's A Wonderful Life would be the leader. There's only one movie I don't like and that's the Christmas Story about You're gonna shoot your eye out.... dumb movie.
8.)Do you do your own Christmas Baking, what’s your favorite treat? No, I leave that up to the bakers in the family or the store. I'm a cook - not a baker. My best friend is Betty Crocker.
9.) Fake or Real Tree? Fake 7 footer tree, and now it's even prelit because of my bad back. I use to put a strand of lights on every single branch. I love lights.
10.) What day (as a Mom) does the actual panic set in to get it all done? I would say Christmas Eve morning.
11.) Are you still wrapping presents on Christmas Eve? What better night to do it with It's a wonderful Life on the TV.
12.) What is your favorite family fun time at Christmas? Watching my loved ones open that special gift I got them and taking pictures and movies.
13.) What Christmas craft do you like the best? Craft? Nah, I do Christmas cards every year that's the closest I get to any craft. LOL I use to make wreaths with tissue paper a long time ago.
14.) Christmas music. Yes or No, and if yes What is your favorite song? YES!! Yes, and Yes. The Christmas Song is my favorite, but they all are my favorite I must say.
15.) When do you plan to finish all your shopping? LOL Ummmm.... The day after Christmas probably... LOL
We would love for any blogger to participate in this meme, even if you haven’t been tagged yet. Heather will go back and add your blog link to the list if you wanna play along.
Just simply copy and paste the questions into your blog, and then answer them.
Then tag 5 or more of your favorite blogs, and leave them a comment telling them they’ve been tagged.
When you post your blog, please spread some Christmas cheer, and leave a link back to Heather's Top Ten Christmas Blog, and the blog that you were tagged by which happens to be The New Xmasdolly.
That’s it! We’re looking forward to seeing everyone’s answers!
My turn to tag!
1. Muthering Heights
2. Mozi Esme
3. Humes Party of Three
4. Good and Crazy
5. Five Flower Mom