Monday, November 24, 2008

Christmas edition of getting to know your friends

Working on Dove's Star Wars coat today and this evening.

*Welcome to the Christmas edition of getting to know your friends. Okay, here's what you're supposed to do, and try not to be a SCROOGE!!! Just copy into a new post . Change all the answers so that they apply to you. ......Tis the Season to be NICE! HO HO HO ***
Feel free to join in.

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? If a gift is for a child or one who likes anticipation I will wrap it. Often I use a gift bag for close friends or for persons that I have a small duplicate gift for many so I can see all of them at one time separated in like kind of bag. It helps me when I have to deliver things. I also wrap up a families and put all of them into one gift bag. I deliver the large gift gag with them all in it.

2. Real tree or Artificial? Artificial, in my home we have respitory issues. I also like to think of a tree in the earth not drying up in my house. I have at times used a great big wooden cross years back.

3. When do you put up the tree? When I see hearts long for it up. Or when mine does. The weekend after Thanksgiving or so.

4. When do you take the tree down? Soon after Christmas, I like getting things back to normal. The kids also have sensory issues that cause the tree to be a bit stressful for them.

5. Do you like eggnog? like yes, can I or do I drink it NOPE I am allergic to milk.

6. Favorite gift received as a child? I received a card board music box with a ballerina spinning as it played. It was destroyed in childhood by a jealous sibling.
Years later Mr U had to travel one year. He came home around that time of year. That Christmas he remembered the story and I opened a music box. Stunned he watched as I cried out before I even opened it, I knew it was the music box of my childhood. He nor I could of known I would ever in a million years of guessed it. I Just knew...It is still one of my simple treasures. That was some 2o years ago

You See the Lord really does restore EVERYTHING
that the Worm has eaten.

7. Hardest person to buy for? Anyone I have to buy for, I like giving gifts of the hands and heart. When I feel obligated to purchase something that is very difficult for me. Now if I want to buy something no problem.

8. Easiest person to buy for? The children, they are so grateful to receive that I delight in it.

9. Do you have a nativity scene? We have several, one that is kept way up high, it is a porcelain one with fired glaze, Another is a set of cloth ones I made for the kids to learn and play with. We have one that my daughter made when she was 4? it is made of tiny little clay pots adorned with fabric and sequence.

10. Mail or email Christmas cards? **MAIL...**The hand signature is of value to me

11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? I don't know I have always felt so fortunate to receive , I just don't look at things that way.

12. Favorite Christmas Movie? The little drummer boy, "I play my best for him pierces me to the heart. I love it!*

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? This year is the first year I just have not really shopped at all. I just do not want to, I do not feel like it and the avoidance of the commercialism is refreshing to me. My heart is to gift my Husband and family with moderation . I want to give the gift of financial ability one day to travel. This is a gift I long to give them.

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? No but I have given to another the thing I may not be able to enjoy due to allergy.

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? almond Roca and spice gum drops. Mince meat on toast.

16. Lights on the tree? White tiny ones and not blinking. It will set off a migraine.

17. Favorite Christmas song? Little Drummer, Boy and Mary, Did you Know?

18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? I like to stay at home with the children. We may go to the Grandparents.

19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer's? no.

20. Angel on the tree top or a star? I like a star better. It makes me think of looking for Him.

21. When do you open gifts? Tradition is to open one on the eve. Then on the morn with the children, in the mid morning or early afternoon with the Elders.

22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? Greed, self centered ways left from the gaping wounds of the masses around me.

23. Favorite ornament theme or color? I had a tree done with birds nests. I had birds hanging from the ceiling with strung popcorn in the beaks landing around the tree. It was Cool! I love nature themes or just using the tried and true collection of memories from years past.

24. Favorite for Christmas dinner? Roasted beef with root veggies or leg of lamb with butternut squash.

25. What do you want for Christmas this year? I want to respect our financial goals. To teach the children the joy of simplicity without the guilt of letting them down. I want to reduce stress and find rest and peace in my family.

26. Who is most likely to respond to this? Some soul that is relaxed and just burning the evening oil.

1 comment:

Denise said...

I like learning more about you.

Older women likewise teach the younger women...

• how to love their husbands
• how to love their children
• how to be self-controlled
• how to be pure
• how to be keepers at home
• how to be kind and submissive (not subservient) to their own husbands. (See Titus 2:3-5)

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