Friday, December 11, 2009

Five Question Friday--12/11/09!!

My Little Life


Ohmigosh...how does this happen?!!! Every week, Friday comes sooner and sooner...I swear, it was just yesterday that it was Friday.

Huh? Sorry...that doesn't make any sense.

Well, my lovelies...regardless of when Friday was last...it's Friday now!!! And that means it is time for Five Question Friday!! Hosted by the lovely, talented, cute, witty, full of herself, Mama M.!! (Ahem...that's me. I'm a little tired...I get kinda punchy when I'm tired...you'll hafta forgive me...or humor me, or somethin'.)

So, my pretties...here's the rules! Copy and paste the following questions to your blog...answer them, grab the MckLinky code (if you wish) and link up!! I would lurve you fo'evah if you'd link back to me, Mama M.!!

"Here we go, here we go, here we go again! Pep what's the secret? Men!!" (Sorry, That's another of my quirks...I break into Salt and Pepa songs at the strangest times...)

Questions for Friday, December 11th, '09: (I'm on a Christmas kick...I'll just continue that trend!! Thanks to Liz, Tyler, and Adrienne...and moi. Wanna throw out a question suggestion for a future Five Question Friday? Check out the discussion here...in my community!!)

1. Does Santa wrap the presents he leaves at your house?

2. When is your "big" Christmas celebration...Christmas Eve or Christmas Day? Tell us about it...

3.
Are you big on keeping tradition every year?

4.
Do colored lights or white lights tickle your fancy?

5.
Do you decorate outside your house for Christmas?

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Questions for Friday, December 11th, '09: (I'm on a Christmas kick...I'll just continue that trend!! Thanks to Liz, Tyler, and Adrienne...and moi. Wanna throw out a question suggestion for a future Five Question Friday? Check out the discussion here...in my community!!)

1. Does Santa wrap the presents he leaves at your house?

No...Santa does not wrap the presents here. He found that it was one more thing to hide from prying eyes...that darn "Santa specific" wrapping paper.

So, no...Santa lays his presents out nicely in little piles mountains for the kiddos!!!

Mr. Wonderful disagreed with this in our first few years of marriage. I told him to shut it if he knew what was good for him.

Okay, I didn't...I'm not mean like that...but, after a few Christmases, staying up 'til the wee hours of the morning putting together toys and wrapping stuff...the wrapping stuff fell by the wayside...in lieu of some precious minutes of sleep.

2. When is your "big" Christmas celebration...Christmas Eve or Christmas Day? Tell us about it...

Our big celebration is Christmas Eve...well, both actually!!

But, Christmas Eve wins out on the "marathon-ish-ness" spectacle that it is!

We wake bright and early...well, okay, like 9am (hey! That's bright and early for a night owl like myself!!)...throw on some Christmas tunes and begin the peaceful and serene unwrapping of presents. (And if you believe that, you probably believe that "gullible" is written on the ceiling!!)

After the paper ripping fest at our own home, we head to my parents...surely only after 37,593 phone calls from them pleading, "When are you coming?!!!!" And we proceed to once again, calmly, serenely, peacefully, and quietly open presents. *snort, cough, chuckle, snort again*

Then...yes, there is a then...my mom's side of the family comes over...we stuff our faces, make fun of each other, have a rip roarin' good time of a Christmas Gift exchange game...replete with flying fists and swearing. (Okay, I lied about the swearing and punching...)

We proceed to bundle up our tired, happy and loved kiddos, settle them in bed...and head to Midnight Mass (truly a Midnight Mass here!!!)...it's the best! The quiet, peaceful happiness...the Christmas Carols, the incense. I love it!!

And, Christmas Day, we host Mr. Wonderful's side--40 ++ people, lot's of food...and the traditional "Christmas Story Pageant" put on by the grandchildren!!

3.
Are you big on keeping tradition every year?

Um...yes. See above. We do not veer, swerve or waiver from aforementioned Christmas Eve!!

In fact...Mr. Wonderful and I have a pre-nup. Only thing in it is: "We will attend Christmas Eve with Mama M.'s side".

Okay...I lied again. We don't have a pre-nup. But, peeps don't mess with the Mama's Christmas Eve!!

4. Do colored lights or white lights tickle your fancy?

Oh, gosh...this is a hard one...

So, white lights on our tree are a must. Mainly because...the mish-mash of ornaments is plenty colorful enough...and if you add in colored lights...

Well...let's just say we did that before.

And we don't any more.

End of ugly, gaudy, Mama doesn't know when to leave well enough alone, story.

5. Do you decorate outside your house for Christmas?

We do.

Not much...but this is where some colored lights come into play!! We have three posts outside our home...they get wrapped in garland, colored lights and a big ol' red bow (excessive much?)...

But...but...the creme de la creme of the outside decor...is a ginormous, white light lit (can I say that? White light lit?)...okay, lit with white lights...wreath. It's beautiful.

It makes me feel complete. Like...like when Tom Cruise walks in and Renee Zellweger says "You had me at hello"...yeah...that's how my wreath makes me feel.

It had me at hello.

And that's it.

Amen.

Now...it's your turn!! Jump aboard this crazy festival of fun and see for yourself how much you'll enjoy it!! I'm looking forward to reading your 5QF's!!



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10 comments:

  1. I am not joining in today, but I had to write and thank you for making me laugh this morning! You are a hoot!

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  2. You host that many people the day after all your Christmas Eve activities? WOW! When on earth do you have the time to cook!

    Glad you have seen the light (haha, no pun intended) with colored lights on the tree!

    No pic of the creme de la creme??

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  3. I just love 5QF! I agree with the white lights on the tree with all the colorful ornaments.

    Karen

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  4. Enjoyed reading everything...I love Christmas memories from other families.

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  5. Maybe we'll come to your house on Christmas..you won't even notice we're there..

    Kettleworx kicked my arse!

    Peace out Sista!

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  6. Thanks for the Santa does or does not wrap the presents answer because the Mr. and I were just arguing that one last night. I agreed with you and won (of course)! For the same reasons you did!

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  7. I agree about the white lights on a tree!!

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  8. Uhm... Today, Friday, it's the 11th December...

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  9. Great post this week- I wish I would have participated! Maybe next Friday?! Have a great holiday!!

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  10. 40++ people! Holy cow! I couldn't do it, I have a hard enough time with 11! lol

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