Happy Friday!!!!!! And what a happy Friday it is! I have so much to look forward to! Mister mister got Rams vs. Chiefs tickets for his birthday, so we are going on an excursion to St. Louis this weekend! We're also doing a little going out tonight, and I can't wait! Then next week is full of Christmas activity and preparations, including (but not limited to) Chloe's school party, girls shopping with Mom and Chlo, sugar cookie day, and gift wrapping! WOOH! Anyway, now that I shared all my excitement with you, let's get to the fun part, Five Question Friday :)
1. Do you regift...and if so, do you have a regifting horror story?
I don't typically re-gift, and the only horror story I have is from receiving a re-gift at a gift exchange, remember? If I get something I won't use or don't like I usually return it if at all possible. When I had my wedding, though, I was pretty guilty of regifting. I got a lot of stuff I would NEVER use (people love to get creative, don't they?). Pair that with being newly married and on our own for the first time (aka broke) and that holiday season and year of birthdays was pretty much funded by my wedding stash :) I don't really see a problem with regifting, as long as it's done well. If you get something you don't want and you know someone else who would actually like or use it, go for it. If you're just too cheap to buy something and give it without thought, shame on you!
2. Do you know what you are getting for Christmas this year?
I don't, actually. I could probably guess a few things since I gave my mama a pretty concise list, but the Mister has me completely fooled. Usually I figure out exactly what I'm getting. I don't WANT to know, I'm just pretty clever, and usually the slightest hint or misplaced receipt tells on him. I know he is up to something this year, I'm just not sure what. And I'm sure as soon as Chloe has done her shopping with Nana, I will know what I'm getting from her. Bless her soul she can't keep a secret to save her life ;) Well I take that back. She can keep a pretty good secret. She just can't keep her gifts a secret...
3. Who brings the most gifts in your family, you or Santa?
We probably bring the MOST gifts, but Santa definitely gets the glory for the good stuff (darn you, Santa! I work hard all year and buy gifts then you sweep in here in one night and steal my mother lickin' thunder!). Chloe is to the age where presents with clothes, socks, or shoes don't impress her, and those usually make up half of her loot. I've contemplated doing our family gifts on Christmas Eve so I can get a little appreciation before the big show on Christmas morning, but I just haven't ever done it.
4. What store do you love to by jeans from?
I love to buy jeans from Buckle. But that requires a skinny ass, which I no longer have =/ When I'm not skinny, I won't buy jeans there. When I'm my thicker, happier self, I wear Silvers, usually from Maurices.
5. Christmas meal: Big, All Out Meal or Snacks and Apps?
Mama usually has a big meal, and that's fine with me. However, I wouldn't be offended if she didn't. We do SO MUCH running at Christmas it's unthinkable to have a sit-down meal everywhere we go. If everyone had snacks and apps (and desserts, ok?) I'd be content. We could just snack our way through Christmas :) I do enjoy the ham and mashed taters at Mama's, though. And I bet I'll get another chance at a pumpkin pie!