Tuesday, December 11, 2007

7 Random *Christmas* Facts

I was once again tagged for 7 Random things, and since the knitting blog fodder around here is pretty non-existent these days, I figured I'd play along. I decided to do a theme list like my tagger, Robin, did. This now makes 22 random things you guys know about me...

1. I L.O.V.E. Christmas. I love the decorations, the baking, the shopping, the songs, the craziness and everything about it. I hate to hear people complain about the commercialism, the money strain, blah, blah, blah. I only celebrate as much as my Christmas savings account will allow, and encourage others to do the same.

2. I found out about Santa at a pretty young age. It was the big Cabbage Patch doll year, and I overheard my brothers ask my mom if Santa was bringing me one, and she said say yes. Whatevs, I got my Cabbage Patch baby. I was happy.

3. Joe has asked me like 20 times if I want the “Journey diamond” necklace for Christmas this year. NO! A hundred times, NO!! I know he means well, but if I don’t get those GD Harmony needles, I’m going to poke him in the eye. ;)

4. My brothers’ wives get in a little spat every year about who brought more stuff to Christmas dinner. I find this immensely entertaining. They always try to drag me into the fight, but I never take the bait. If they only knew how much that shrimp cost me every year, they would shut the F up.

5. When we were little, my brothers & I would go downstairs at like 4 AM and get our stockings and bring them back up to my bedroom and open them and get all high on chocolate. We weren’t allowed to wake my parents until the sun was up, so we would take turns opening one thing each to make it last longer. This is honestly one of my favorite memories as a kid, as it was one of the few times we all got along whilst unsupervised.

6. I secretly like it when people ask for hard to find gifts that I have to go 10 places to find. It’s like a little project. I’m not kidding.

7. The thing I look most forward to at Christmastime is Joe's family's celebration on Christmas Eve. We stuff ourselves silly, do secret Santa, have a Yankee swap, have way too much dessert, and Joe's mom even fills a stocking for every single person there. It's so much fun. I hate to be a traitor to my family and all, but we just don't know how to party compared to these Italians!

I don't want to tag anyone--the holidays can be stressful enough without an extra meme to do, but it was pretty fun; give it a try if you have time!


Robin said...

Oh, yeah, those crazy Italians (snort) - we do know how to party!! All our family needs is the boxed wine and we're ready to go to town!

Is the journey diamond that necklace on TV with the 3 diamonds for "where you've been, where you are, where you're going?" I like that one. I think you should tell him, yes, you would like that one thankyouverymuch, AND the Knit Picks needles. (I found a jewelry store business card in my car yesterday so I may be getting the same thing, LOL.)

On the commercialism, I'm tired of people whining about how "haaaaard" it all is. They should all be as sensible as you are about it, but that would take pre-planning and independent thought, and it's much easier to whine!

Knittymuggins said...

Loved all your answers! Sounds like your holidays are super fun! I agree with Robin - take the diamonds *and* the needles - LOL! I wish *I* was getting that for Christmas ;) Thanks for sharing....


Elysbeth said...

While you're looking for weird gifts please find me a copy of Magnificient Mittens :)

Since he's asked about 20 times, it may be that it's already purchased and he wants to feel good about it.

Have a happy holiday.

Laurel said...

Re #3

OMG, you've got that right. I hate that necklace and the commercials that go with. It's right up there with those damn Vermont Bears In A Box at Valentines Day. I'll bet you do find those Harmony's in your stocking tomorrow morning! Merry Christmas!

Lara said...

I'm with you. I love everything about the Christmas season. The food, the love, the togetherness, the shopping, the music, the decorations, the holiday movies, giving the pressies, getting the pressies and even WRAPPING the pressies. :) I love Christmas.