Wednesday, December 12, 2012

hodge podge mallows...

It's been a while since I have done one of these... and had fun answering the questions.  Join in the fun at From This Side of the Pond!

1.  So, when did you last take a walk in the woods? A stroll along the beach? A drive going nowhere in particular in the car? 

I so want to stroll on the beach!  However, since we don’t have woods, we take hikes in our desert scrub, and that was just last weekend. It’s always fun trying to find out where that road leads to that you pass by a million times.  Put on the blinker and TURN!

2.  Are you sending Christmas cards this year?  About how many do you send?  Photo card or something more traditional?  How do you display the cards you receive?

I will probably send out a few to family and a couple to friends.  I have never really been big on sending out cards, probably why we don’t receive very many! (I think I might sneak a pic of two in to family members.) As to how to display them? Don’t really do that unless it’s funny… or super cool like the one we got from The White House this year! WAY COOL! That one is on our fridge!

3. What's a word you've heard too much of in the past week?

Love… isn’t that nice! But it’s definitely NOT a WAY TOO MUCH thing!  I am only around family and always hearing ‘I Love You” (and saying it too!)

4. December 13th is National Cocoa Day-are you a fan?  Plain or flavored?  Marshmallows or no marshmallows?

Oh, I wish I could drink hot cocoa.  I was lamenting that fact the other day.  I am allergic to most kinds of chocolate and a little afraid to try any for fear of the three day migraine that ensues afterwards!  BUT! If I were to drink hot cocoa, I would like a hint of caramel and I would so put in marshmallows!  However, I just picked up a bag of Peppermint flavored marshmallows… so I would have plain cocoa with the Peppermint marshmallows and a drizzle of Peppermint Schnapps!  Now we’re talkin!

5. What is something you do to help alleviate the hectic pace of the Christmas season?

I don’t! We don’t really like the concept of forced gift-giving… now if there was only a way to convey that to other family, where obligation kicks in and you feel you have to get gifts!  Also, surrounding oneself with family that is near and dear, eating an absurd amount of sweets that will cause my belly to ache and drinking spiked drinks to make the twinkle lights just a wee-bit fuzzy!  Can you see where my holidaze are heading?!?

6. Besides jewelry, what's a favorite sparkly-glittery item in your home or closet?

Some may consider it jewelry, but it’s an important accessory, and one I only where on special occasions!  My Tiara!  I have had it for several years, and it is usually brought out on Mother’s Day and my birthday… and any day I need to remind the general public that I am Royalty and should be treated as such (and not some nut-job that needs to be institutionalized!)

7. Share a favorite line or two from any Christmas carol.

I would say something from the song ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’ – but with two girls in the military right now, I am going to go with the song I heard on the alarm this morning. “I’ll be Home for Christmas” as we are getting those two girls, and our other sweet girl who lives nearby, to all be home for Christmas.  None of us were together for Thanksgiving and we have some makin’ up to do!

8.  Insert your own random thought here. 

If you like reading… please think about joining my Reading Challenge that I created for 2013!  I wanted to make something that will challenge what you normally read, and have fun at the same time!  Hope you join us!

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