Sunday, December 03, 2006

Holiday Meme

I saw this over at Life's Little Adventures and just had to participate!

1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate? Hot chocolate with cinnamon and whipped cream

2. Does Santa wrap presents or just set them under the tree? He wraps them.

3. Colored or white lights on tree/house? White lights on the tree up until last year when T1 insisted on colored lights. No lights on the house.

4. Do you hang mistletoe? No, I don't have any.

5. When do you put your decorations up? Generally a week or so after Thanksgiving. I'm running a bit late this year but the tree IS going up today.

6. What is your favorite holiday dish? Christmas dinner. Sometimes it's turkey and dressing, sometimes it's ham. No matter what it is I love it!

7. Favorite Holiday memory as a child? Waking up on Christmas morning and seeing what Santa left in my stocking!

8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa? What truth about Santa? Is he sick or something?

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? Family gifts on Christmas Eve, Santa gifts Christmas morning.

10. How do you decorate your Christmas tree? Colored lights with red and gold balls and a collection of ornaments that the kids and I have added each year.

11. Snow - love it or dread it? I love it if I don't have to try to get out in it. Hate driving any distance in it.

12. Can you ice skate? Never tried.

13. Favorite holiday movie? Santa Clause 1 and 2. Can't wait to see Santa Clause 3. My favorite holiday TV special? Charlie Brown Christmas

14. What’s the most important thing about the Holidays for you? Family and Friends.

15. What is your favorite Holiday Dessert? I love all the holiday treats. Chocolate dipped pretzels, white chocolate and peppermint pieces, chocolate chip cookies....YUM!

16. What is your favorite holiday tradition? Going to Grandma and Grandpa's and spending the night Christmas Eve. It's just not Christmas unless it's at Grandma and Grandpa's!

17. What tops your tree? A lighted angel.

18. Which do you prefer, giving or receiving? I love seeing someone open a gift I know they'll love so definately giving!

19. What is your favorite Christmas Song? Silent Night, The Holiday Song (Chestnuts Roasting On an Open Fire).

20. Candy Canes, yes or no? Yes, peppermint all the way.

I tag anyone who reads this!

Saturday, December 02, 2006

It's a Miracle!

Well, sortof.

Although I have already updated the one person that actually reads AND comments on my blog, for those of you that lurk (and I know who you are) we ended up getting 10 inches of snow overnight. School AND work were cancelled and I spent most of the day fielding phone calls and trying to dig us out.

My back, legs, and arms hurt from shoveling and I'm still not done. I should go out tonight before my muscles really rebel, but I'm going to wait until morning to at least do the rest of the driveway. This is one of those times I wish my kids were older so they could help, hubby was able (he has a back injury that prevents him from shoveling unless he wants to be bedridden for a week while he heals) or that we had a snowblower.

Unfortunately I have to work tomorrow, but if all goes well I will be home before noon. If it doesn't I will likely be home around 12:30 with about 2 hours of 'extra pay' this week to tide me over. Since I won't actually have WORKED more than 40 hours the 2 hours is paid at straight pay. That is if my boss will let me take vacation time for today. According to her I was expected to limp into work and risk going in the ditch so our members could do the same just to get their money? Unbelievable.

A few pictures from today:

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T1 in the snow. Look at the snow on the picnic table!

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T2 with a piece of snow off T1's boot.

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Nevermind me mom. I'm just going to grind this into the carpet, k?