Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Getting to know you - Christmas

My friend Leigh over at Tales from Bloggeritaville posted this GTKY (Getting to know you) and asked us to answer in her comment section or post it on our blog -- So, I posted it!

If you'd like to also fill this out, please do so in the comment section, or in your blog - but be sure to post a note in the comment section so we can all come over and see it.

GTKY - Christmas Edition

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? I like wrapping paper best.
2. Real tree or Artificial? Artificial
3. When do you put up the tree? Sometime before Christmas!
4. When do you take the tree down? Before Valentines day. (I'm serious)
5. Do you like eggnog? Not really
6. Favorite gift received as a child? A stereo system w/ record player. I just loved it.
7. Hardest person to buy for? Daddy, it's you! My husband comes in a very close second.
8. Easiest person to buy for? Me! hahaha My sister.
9. Do you have a nativity scene? Yes.
10. Mail or email Christmas cards? 100% snail mail.
11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? anything scented because I can't use it - but the worst gift that "we" received was a Billy Big Mouth Bass.
12. Favorite Christmas Movie? A Christmas Story & It's a Wonderful Life.
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? Usually during art fairs through-out the year.
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Oh yes.
15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? My Mothers Christmas breakfast
16. Lights on the tree? I like the big mulitcolored lights.
17. Favorite Christmas song? The old fashioned classics - Bing Crosby and the like.
18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? It depends. The past three years I've stayed home. My husband and I usually spend the afternoon at the Mayo Clinic hospital talking with transplant patients.
19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer's? Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner & Blitzen. (and Rudolph.)
20. Angel on the tree top or a star? I have a star (painted as a Santa)
21. Open presents on Christmas eve or morning? Christmas morning.
22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? traffic
23. Favorite ornament theme or color? I don't have a theme, unless not a theme is a theme. My favorite ornaments are those that my sisters and I get every year - our mother started giving us each an ornament from the same design type but a different figure. One year we all received painted wooden Guatemalan houses, in miniature of course lol But each of us got a different house.
24. Not sure what happened to #24. -- so lets see, I'll make one up! What do you do on Christmas Eve? When I am in Michigan I go around to all the neighborhoods and look at the luminarias all lit up. In Florida, we usually go out and look at Christmas lights.
25. What do you want for Christmas this year? My Christmas would be fabulous if I could find something that my husband liked and was excited about -- so that's what I want for Christmas!

6 comments:

Leigh said...

Great answers! And I dont know where my #24 went...LOL!
I love that you go to the hospital and spend time with the patients. That says alot about you. You are caring, compassionate, passionate and unselfish. I think that is wonderful.
I also liked "Billy Big Mouth Bass" I had to laugh b/c for the past three years I have begged my husband for Buck the Deer that talks and my husband refuses to get it for me. I want it so bad. Who knows where I'd put it but its hysterical!

Marg said...

I would love to fill it out. Do you want the answers in YOUR comment section???

Kirby3131 said...

Yes, just go ahead and post your answers here.

:0) I'd love to see what you have to say, Marg!

"J" said...

LOL
I would have loved Billy Big Mouth Bass!!!! It would go perfect with the lake house!!!! =)

"J" said...

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? I"m SUCH a BAG LADY!!!!

2. Real tree or Artificial? Real!

3. When do you put up the tree? Sometime before Christmas! I'm hoping to get the tree up the weekend of Dec 5th!!!

4. When do you take the tree down?
After Christmas! This year I will take it down when we get back from Ohio - so the weekend of the 3rd or 4th!

5. Do you like eggnog? I've never tried it!!!!

6. Favorite gift received as a child? I remember being really into Mary Lou Retton - I got a bunch of her gym clothes and sweats!

7. Hardest person to buy for? My dad!

8. Easiest person to buy for? Mr. "S"!

9. Do you have a nativity scene? No! Well, I don't think I do?!?! I haven't put Christmas stuff out the past 3 years!

10. Mail or email Christmas cards? Mail!!!

11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? Was clothes that didn't fit?!?! Hello? Give me a gift card so I can go pick out MY SIZE!!!

12. Favorite Christmas Movie? A Christmas Story

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? I wait till after Thanksgiving! But I don't have many people I buy for...so it's not a big deal!

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Yes! The clothes that didn't fit me! I gave it to a friend for her b-day!!! HA!!! She didn't even know and she LOVED it!!!

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Food! lol Last year Shad's mom did a Christmas breakfast but it was after Christmas! It was still rocking good! So I would say her Christmas breakfast! We will get it again this year but it will be after Christmas - we won't get to Ohio till Dec 26th!!

16. Lights on the tree? White!

17. Favorite Christmas song? Jingle Bells

18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? Last year we were at home and didn't leave! This year we will go to Shad's brother's and then the next morning fly to Ohio!!!!


19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer's? I don't know? I could google it! lol I know the #1 reindeer - Rudolph

20. Angel on the tree top or a star? Snowman (in the shape of a star)

21. Open presents on Christmas eve or morning? 1 on Christmas Eve the rest on Christmas morning!!!

22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? Traffic - crazy people - the rushing around! I'm not a BIG fan of Christmas and all the hype!!!

23. Favorite ornament theme or color? Snowman stuff!!!

24. What do you do on Christmas Eve? Eat lunch with my mom's side of the family!

25. What do you want for Christmas this year? A ring!!! lol Perfume for sure!!! I'm easy! A few DVD's - Baby Mama, What Happens In Vegas & The Incredible Hulk!!!

That was FUN!!!

Kirby3131 said...

We go to the May Clinic Hospital because on Christmas day in 2005 Tom was just two days post transplant surgery. They had a Santa come visit, the hospital clergy came by and a few folks that were visiting other patients came in and said hello. The next year my husband suggested that we go up to the hospital, so I made up about 50 baggies of cookies (individually packaged, so there was no cross contamination for the patients) - I made the cookies - and we passed them out. The next year we did the same.

Thanks for all of your sweet comments Leigh!

You don't wan the talking deer. You just don't! it is just wrong!