My mom used to have a little Tigger in a box that would tap from inside and say, "HELLOOOO? Is it Chrissy-mus yet?" He was so cute :)
Did you know it is Friday?? I didn't realize it until I looked at my blog and saw 5QF up and completed! What a wonderful surprise! I have some shopping plans this evening, to help ol' Santa out, and dinner with my love. :) Then it's back to work again. I sure enjoyed having my weekend free and spending it with my love. But for now Santa er uh, Mama needs the money!
1. What's on the top of your holiday wish list and why?!
I really don't have much I need or even want. I don't know if it's pathetic or honorable that I only want some new cooking utensils, new slippers, and a cd. I'd like to have a digital camcorder, but I'm fine without it, too. So, we shall see what Mr. Santa comes up with this year...
2. What is your favorite Christmas gift from the past?
Probably my most memorable gift was our Nintendo and our Super Nintendo. Those gifts were SO magical to me, because I just KNEW my mom couldn't afford them, so there HAD to be a Santa, there just had to! I also loved getting my new Cabbage Patch each year, and my new bike. Oh, and my dad shocked us with a trampoline one year, which was great, too.
3. If you had life to do over, what would you be when you grow up?
Hmmm. If I was forced to do it allllll over, I would either focus my English major more on writing and publishing, or I would have majored in psychology and sociology. Sociology was my favorite class in college, hands down. I loved it. BUT. What I wouldn't change is my opportunity to be a (mostly) stay-at-home mom. I wish I'd had that opportunity from the beginning, because it's what I really truly love the most. That's one of those things you can't really choose for yourself, though.
4. When do you put up your tree?
Usually Thanksgiving weekend. There has been a time or two I put it up late, but almost always right after Thanksgiving. Could be Thanksgiving night, the day after, or anytime that weekend. It's definitely a tradition.
5. What is your favorite Holiday?
Christmas, of course! It's the only holiday that's not just a holiday, it's an event! The season starts more than a month before this blessed holiday, and has so much to offer! There is shopping and wrapping, singing and baking. There is the Nativity, there's Santa Claus, and even a Grinch or Scrooge or two ;) There are Christmas movies, Christmas music, and Christmas goodies! There are wreaths, trees, twinkly lights, and tinkling bells. Family and friends, children, and love. If you can't find magic in Christmas then you probably can't find it anywhere! I love it!