Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Random Dozen Merry Christmas

1. Gingerbread: For or against? Discuss.  I've had it once and I really like it.  I keep saying every year I'm going to make a gingerbread house with the kids.  Maybe we will start small and make gingerbread cookies.

2. Is it important to you to always stay (live) close to family?
  I have always lived within an hour of most of my family.  Especially my parents.   And now that my oldest daughter has married, we moved closer to her.  In which were only fifteen minutes from her and her family.  And about 45 minutes from my Mom.

3. Which holiday pretend character do you wish really existed?  I guess Santa, because then I could make maybe somehow make sure every child has a memorable Christmas.

4. Which holiday movie best represents how you feel about Christmas or life?  I couldn't think of one until I read some other answers.  Christmas with the Cranks.  Save all the money that is spent on gifts that we don't really need and take off for a few days.

5. Is there a particular Christmas song that you're enjoying now? Any that you're tired of?  I love Silent Night.  Not many that I can think of that I don't like.  Maybe any that has to do with Christmas and rednecks.

6. What is your favorite way to remember those less fortunate at Christmastime?  Nothing in particular.  As per an angel tree or salvation army.  More specifically if I know of someone in need I try to help.  Especially the children.  Adults understand but children doesn't understand why Santa forgot about them.

7. Does it upset you to see "Xmas" instead of Christmas? How about "Happy Holidays" etc., instead of "Merry Christmas?"
I wouldn't say upset.  More mad, aggravated, hurt.  The same as when you hear someone take God's name in vain.   Certain people have a bad habit of saying   OMG.  To the point of when they say it I ask them are they praying? 

8. How many Christmas programs are you attending this month?  We have a Cantata at church this Sunday morning.  But that's about it.

9. Are you dreaming of a white Christmas? Any chance of that dream becoming a reality?
I would love to have a white Christmas.  I know I'm a rarity.  But it usually is very warm here on Christmas.  My youngest daughter is nine and has never seen snow.  So just once a white Christmas would be nice.  Not much just enough to cover the ground.  I'm not choosy.  Chances that it will happen.  Only God knows.  It's in the 40s here one day and a couple of days later in the 70s so anything can happen.

10. Tell me about a Christmas present you received as a child. Pics are always nice.
The first one that comes to my mind is an easy-bake-oven.  Maybe that's where I got my love of baking from.  I later passed it on to a niece of mine.

11. How many Christmas parties are you attending this month?
none, zelch.  I don't work and the place where my husband works doesn't have them.

12. How do you keep yourself centered on the significance of Christmas?
I make sure the kids know the true meaning of Christmas.  That it's not about the gifts, or Santa Claus.  But it's about Jesus that was born in a manger, died on a cross, and rose again so that we can live forever with him.  I had never heard it but our Pastor asked us Sunday if we knew why he was born in a born.  Because where else should a lamb be born.


  1. Enjoyed your "randomness" this morning.

  2. Christmas with the Kranks! I love it! We actually 'blew off' Thanksgiving last year to do that very thing and it was wonderful! That movie made me giggle. : )

  3. 1. I love gingerbread.
    2. It depends - are you the mother or the child? I don't want my kids to move - yet I know sometimes they have to.
    3. Santa
    4. It's A Wonderful Life
    5. Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer
    6. I buy gifts for kids at school and church.
    7. No, but I should.
    8. 5
    9. No
    10. My favorite gift ever - my son published my book for me.
    11. 1
    12. My grandson keeps me centered.

  4. Now that I read about it, I remember my Easy bake oven. Loved that!
    Lucky for you to have your daughter so near by! I miss mine so much!

  5. I like your non-commercial Santa thought. That WOULD be the perfect Santa to bring to life.

  6. Thanks for sharing. I actually read something about X-mas today. That in Greek the X means Christ so it's still a good thing.

  7. Yeah we go through the Christmas with the Krank's moments. One of these years we're going to actually pull it off and take a vacation instead.

    Enjoyed your answers.

  8. Thena,

    I too remember those great Easy to Bake Ovens! They seem to work better than the ones we have now! Not sure why!

    Great list and love learning even more about you!

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  9. Oh, I am so with you on #7 - about people who habitually say OMG - that just irritates me to my core. My m-i-l is the worst about it, and it just grieves me to no end.

    I loved my Easy Bake! Of course I had it *ahem* not too long ago, but still! ;)


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