December 20, 2006

Ashes and Switches to Contagion!

My blogson Contagion tagged me with this Christmas memeÖ which entitles him to a stocking full of switches!!! He accuses me of ignoring me, when in reality, his sitemeter is going crazy with readers so he just isnít able to sort through all the data to see me lurking. Hurmpf!

Anyway, Iím to tag five people andÖ Iím way behind in blog reading AND email, so I will tag 5 and if youíve been tagged skip it. Or if you just donít want to do itÖ you can skip it too.

1.Wrapping paper or gift bags? Wrapping! I love to wrap gifts. I never let them wrap any of my gifts at the stores when offered, ever.

2.Real tree or artificial? Itís a tough one. When weíre in town, we try to do real. When we travel, we pull down the fake. SometimesÖ we do both. But doing both requires a lot of energy and I donít seem to have a lot of that lately.

3.When do you put up the tree? If I could, Iíd put it up Thanksgiving weekend, but life happens and we typically put it up the first weekend in December.

4.When do you take the tree down? Good Grief. On the day of the Epiphany! Sheesh!

5.Do you like eggnog? Blech. No. I donít do thick stuff like eggnog. Or custard. Pudding, barely. Nope nope. No eggnog. Ick.

6.Favorite gift you received as a child? Ohhh! How fortuitous! I just blogged this HERE! A camper.

7.Do you have a nativity scene? Yup. A couple. One my Mother gave us for our first Christmas and one my husband brought into the marriage. I even have a removable baby Jesus for our Nativity.

8.Hardest person to buy for? Mmm, I think my husband. I think my soon to be brother in law will win that award eventually.

9.Easiest person to buy for? Bones.

10.Mail or email Christmas cards? Mail. And yes, it is 100% my job.

11.Worst Christmas gift you ever received? Worst? Nope. Never. Funniest? Yeah, there are a couple, my grandmother Nana was good at strange gifts, but never ever a worst. Itís a GIFT.

12.Favorite Christmas movie? A Christmas Story!

13.When do you start shopping? Sometimes in July.

14.Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Um. No. Ick.

15.Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Cookies!

16.Clear lights or colored on the tree? Color. And they donít blink.

17.Favorite Christmas song? O Come Emmanuel.

18.Travel at Christmas or stay home? We alternate. One year we go to Pensacola and the next we stay here. At my folksí house its wonderful as everyone is there. On the years we donít go for Christmas, we go for Thanksgiving.

19.Can you name all of Santaís Reindeers? Yup.

20.Angel on the tree top or a star? Angel.

21.Open the presents on Christmas Eve or morning? Christmas Eve, one gift and itís always a Christmas ornament. Otherwise, all gifts are opened Christmas morning, starting with the stocking.

22.Most annoying thing about this time of year? I never have enough time. I try. Every year I say I will do better, but I never do. And Iím always stressed. But I think it may beÖ Christmas decorations in the stores before Halloween. That irritates the stew out of me.

23.Do you have Jebus in your heart this Christmas? Jebus? Who is he? Is that T1G? If Jebus = T1G, then NO!!! Ack! I'm married!

24.What would you like for Christmas? Cookies? Heh. Hmm. The kind of sleep where I wake up in the same position I fell asleep in? More time? More patience? I do believe the list could be endlessÖ

And five people, Heh, Merry Christmas to:

The Lemon Stand
The Straight White Guy
One Happy Dog Speaks
Parkway Rest Stop
Grouchy Old Cripple
(I can't do one of the duo without the other!)

Posted by Boudicca at December 20, 2006 11:10 PM | TrackBack

I had been running under the radar until now. Blast you... like I need something else to distract me from getting my chores done. ;-)

Posted by: vw bug at December 21, 2006 06:31 AM

Heh. It's the misery loves company thing you know!

Posted by: Bou at December 21, 2006 07:11 AM

... tagged?.... damnation, woman!.... ok, ok.... I'll play along.....

Posted by: Eric at December 21, 2006 09:14 AM

Haha, I tagged Eric yesterday! Now he has to do it!

Posted by: Sissy at December 21, 2006 09:20 AM

I had a hard time coming up with a list o 5 who had not already caught the bug so I ALSO tagged Single White Guy! :o) Inquiring minds want to know....

Posted by: Lemon Stand at December 21, 2006 10:30 AM

I tought we wuz pals! I'll play.

Posted by: Jim - PRS at December 21, 2006 11:30 AM

I love how I changed Jesus to Jebus for the joke and no one changed it back.

Posted by: Contagion at December 21, 2006 05:52 PM

I played and passed it on.

Posted by: Denny at December 21, 2006 11:37 PM

I don't blog...but I did play over at was fun.

Merry Christmas to the Boudacious family! I love you guys. Happiest of New Years too!

Posted by: imp at December 22, 2006 08:44 AM