Dec 13, 2009

MeMe's Galore

I was graced with several awards over the last couple months but just hadn't gotten around to play them. I am going to do them over the next week. Here is the most recent one.

Christmas (Yule, Hanukkah, etc.) Fun - Getting to Know You

This one came from Rue over at Rue and Hyssop. It was originally started by Heather at the Top Ten Christmas Blog.

*Just simply copy and paste the questions into your blog, and 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 the Top 10 Christmas blog and the blog that you were tagged by.

We celebrate both Yule and Christmas as a secular holiday in our house so I occasionally use the term "holiday". Please no lectures on using it. Here are the questions:

1. Have you started your Christmas shopping?
Nope not at all

2. Tell me about one of your special traditions.
We don't have a lot outside of the normal ones like hanging stockings and running around to 5-6 different family functions.

3. Are you a Black Friday Shopper?
Only if there is a really really good deal.

4. When do you put up your Tree?
After boy number 2's birthday. That way his birthday isn't overshadowed by the holidays and there are no fragile items out for his party.

5. Do you Travel at Christmas or Stay home?
Depends on the year. The last one was in Florida. This year we will be home.

6. What is your funniest Christmas memory?
Probably the year my husband made his virgin sacrifice comment to my brother Dan and got him in trouble. Please don't ask LOL

7. What is your favorite Christmas Movie of All time?
It is a toss up between A Christmas Story, The Year Without A Santa Claus or Santa Claus Is Comin to Town. I like the old Claymation movies.

8. Do you do your own Christmas Baking, what’s your favorite treat?
Yes I love baking. I make rum balls, gingerbread cookies, snickerdoodles and plain sugar cookies through out the holidays.

9. Fake or Real Tree?
Real tree. They are actually "greener"than artificial ones and you can use them after the holidays. You can recycle them into mulch, use them to put out seed and fruit for birds, provide shelter for wild animals or use as firewood. Lots of uses.

10. What day (as a mom) does the actual panic set in to get it all done?
A few days before

11. Are you still wrapping presents on Christmas Eve?
Usually - yes.

12. What is your favorite family fun time at Christmas?
We watch the old movies on ABC's 25 Days of Christmas

13. What Christmas craft do you like the best?
Making holiday cards

14. Christmas music. Yes or No, and if yes What is your favorite song?
Yes - "Baby, It's Cold Outside."

15. When do you plan to finish all your shopping?
Not planning on it this year other than a few things for the kids. Not a good year.

I am tagging the five blogs below. Please do NOT feel obligated to do this if you don't want to. I know life is busy or you may not do these MeMe's in general. I just want to recognize my wondiferous blogging friends.

1. Never A Dull Moment: Kimi also happens to be a real life friend that I have known since we were in school together a long time ago.

2. The Bird Bath: I always find myself inspired when I visit.

3. Honey & Jam: Hannah is a brilliant cook and photographer. She is wise well beyond her 19 years.

4. Posie Gets Cozy: An inspiring blog that has taught me how to make several food dishes, quilts and other crafty goodness.

5. Wren Handmade: Another fun crafty blog



Rue said...

Making your own cards - good for you! I took a mini class in stamping and card making, and it was really fun. But I still wouldn't do it - lol! I'm such a procrastinator. I can barely get my cards done when I buy them!

I doubt I'll finish my shopping this year either.

Qtswede said...

Thanks for the nod, Jess - you rock!!!

hannah | honey & jam said...

thank you!

Autumn Belle said...

Hand-made cards are always better than any e-cards that many are so used to sending nowadays. Have a blessed Christmas, Jessica!