Tuesday, December 31, 2019
HAPPY NEW YEAR
A new year and new decade is upon us. Hard to believe twenty years have gone by since Y2K. This is a bittersweet day as we give way to old memories and make way for the new. Wishing all of you the best the new year and new decade has to offer - may it be a year and decade filled with health, happiness and prosperity.
Friday, December 20, 2019
I'm using the Christmas meme making the rounds of blogland. Thank you ladies for sharing.
Wrapping or gift bags? For me it's gift bags unless there is no way to use them.
Real tree or artificial? We always have an artificial one these days. I miss the smell of a real tree though.
When do you put up the tree? Usually Thanksgiving weekend.
When do you take the tree down? Usually the day after New Year's - sometimes even New Years Day. Growing up though I remember my mom never wanted to take the tree down on January 6th (Little Christmas, she used to call it)
Do you like eggnog? I love eggnog. Not exactly on my low carb diet, but a little at Christmas won’t hurt… I hope. Hell, it's Christmas and carbs don't count.
Favorite gift received as a child? I remember two, a Toni doll and a transistor radio. (is there anybody out there that even knows what those things are?)
Hardest person to buy for? My son-in-law followed closely by my older grandson and my husband.
Easiest person to buy for? No one.
Do you have a nativity scene? Yes
Mail or email Christmas cards? I send out very few, but I use snail mail for them.
Worst Christmas gift ever received? I guess I'm lucky I can't remember any worst gift.
Favorite Christmas movie? I love "The Gathering".
When do you start shopping for Christmas? Early. I HATE crowds and I’m not shopping once the hordes begin.
Have you ever recycled a Christmas present to a local charity? Yes,I just did that. I had several board games that had never been opened and I donated them to the Firemen's Christmas Toy Drive.
Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Christmas cookies and trifle.
Lights on the tree; colored or white? For years it was only white but our new tree gives us a choice so we have them rotating between white and color. I think I know love the color best.
Favorite Christmas song? Oh, Holy Night
Travel at Christmas or stay home? Home. Just like with shopping, I hate the crowds and spending it with family means airports and such.
Can you name all of Santa's reindeer? Dasher, Dancer, Comet, Prancer, Vixen - Rudolph, of course. Guess not
Angel on the tree top or a star? Neither
Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? Always Christmas Eve for our presents. Santa's presents on Christmas morning.
Favorite ornament theme or color? I love the randomness of our tree. No theme, no rhyme or reason.
Favorite for Christmas dinner? Prime Rib, Yorkshire pudding, roasted potatoes, asparagus, and trifle for dessert.
What do you want for Christmas this year? Health and happiness for my family and friends.
Who is most likely to respond to this? No longer have any idea who will stop by.
This was fun and also easy, I copied PK's post and so many of our answers were the same.