Saturday, December 21, 2013

Merry Christmas-Saturday 9

1. As you can see, when Sam Winters was a little girl, she loved giving her annual wish list to Santa. If you could ask Santa for anything at all, right now, what would it be? 
I would love to have a slightly used small car just to tow behind our RV when we travel next fall. 

2. Are you currently on the Naughty or Nice list? How did you get there? 

I think, my grandsons would say, I am on his nice list, and I know they will think that when, they open their Christmas Presents.

3. Are you traveling this Christmas? If so, are you going by car, plane or train? 

I traveled last Tuesday. by many planes, to Santa Barbara, CA.  It was a very long trip, three planes, four airports.
4. Did you buy yourself a gift this year? 

Not yet, I will probably pick up some earrings as I did not bring any with me.  My gift is really this trip.

5. What's your favorite holiday-themed movie or TV special? Have you seen it yet this year? Last year, I shared Christmas Vacation because I have several favorites and we had the same question.  Another favorite is Love Actually, which takes place at Christmas.  I watched on Netflix last Sunday afternoon and I love the music.  I has some of my favorite male actors in it too.

6. Which do you prefer: candy canes or gingerbread? Gingerbread for sure! I like almost anything ginger.

7. Close your eyes and tell us the first carol that comes to mind. 

Silver Bells, since I sang it to my grandson Caшa last night, when I put him to bed. 

8. What's your favorite winter beverage? 

Hot Buttered Rum, my dad use to make it Christmas Eve.  

9. What will you remember most about 2013?

Monday, December 16, 2013

Sentimental Gifts-A Quiz

I found this on another blog and thought it was interesting.  
Kind of like a horoscope, it reads so right for me.

You love gifts that touch your heart. Anything that's emotional or nostalgic instantly wins you over.
You believe that a gift should say something about the relationship between the giver and recipient.

You think that any gift that is genuinely given - even a handwritten note - is the perfect present for you.
Photographs, personalized items, and homemade goodies are all favorites of yours. You like any gift where it's clear the giver was thinking of you and only you.

This is one of the results from the quiz, What Kind of Presents Do You Like?
found at auntiem4cabs at Grapefruit Juicyfruit

Sunday, December 15, 2013

A Blerp-Sunday Stealing

When you get a headache do you take painkillers right away or try to wait it out? 
I take 4 Ibuprofen, but  only for headaches. It is the only thing that works.

Is there a really funny YouTube video you’d like to recommend to me? 

A Morgan Freeman GPS parody.

Did you watch Sesame Street when you were little? 
My girls did, I watched Howdy Doody. 

What’s the last thing you touched, other than your computer?

My puppies.

When was the last time you talked to your best friend?
Just this morning, when I greeted Mr BC. 

How often do you listen to music?
When we drive....the Radio. 

What color is your cell phone? 

What is the last non-alcoholic beverage you drank?
My morning coffee.

Do you like to wear sweatpants? 
Oh, yes 

What song are you currently listening to? Who sings it?
We are currently listening to Christmas music when we turn the TV off.  

Have you ever gotten a black eye? 

How many times have you checked up on your ex? 
I don't really have an ex, but I do look for people on Facebook.
If you had to get a tattoo what would it be? 
Maybe a hummingbird? 

How many tabs are open right now? 
Four and a game of solitaire.

Are you scared of needles? 
Not anymore, but I don't think I would like some of the needles they
poke in Mr BC's knees. 

Do you believe love can last forever? 

Are good-byes easy or hard for you? 

It depends on how long they'll be away.

Would you rather sing or dance? 

I like to sing,  I am enthusiastic, but not very good.

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Saturday, December 14, 2013

Jingle Bell Rock-Saturday 9

Saturday 9: Jingle Bell Rock

1) Sam has affection for this song because, when she was very young, she tap-danced to it for a Christmas recital. Her parents told her she was wonderful. Do you have any memories from a school/church program or pageant -- either as a child onstage or an adult in the audience? 
I remember the first Christmas Program where we sang only secular songs and did not have a Nativity Scene.  At the time I didn't really understand why and wished we were singing the old standards.  I remember that was the year we learned Silver Bells, a song I love this time of year.

2) Ok, she admits it: After too many cups of holiday cheer, Sam did a few steps of her "Jingle Bell Rock" routine at last year's company Christmas party. Have you ever done anything at a coworker get together that you now regret? 
Sort of....I remember telling a story of someone, I dated in college, and that poor Hungarian man became the butt of teasing, for years after.  It wasn't even a naughty story...just funny.  I learned not to over share at work.

3) Since that unfortunate Christmas 2012 incident, Sam can't even look at a cup of egg nog. How about you? Do you like egg nog? I really like eggnog, especially with a drop of adult beverage in it

4) For special events, Sam slips on her favorite piece of jewelry: a charm bracelet that once belonged to her grandmother. Do you have a special treasure from a previous generation? 
I have a piece of amber that has been set for a necklace that was my mom's. 

5) The only Christmas card Sam has received so far in 2013 is from her insurance agent. How about you? Have any holiday cards arrived yet? We have a single Card, I don't send cards any more, but I try to return a card if I get one.  Since I am leaving Tuesday, I need to get on it.

6) Because of the chill in the air, Sam gave her dog his Christmas gift -- a sweater -- early this year. He's already gotten compliments on it. Are there any pets on your gift list?
Gwennie and Totem have their gifts already,  they both got a new collar and we got a bed for Gwen that we are trying to get her to use.

7) Do you need snow to get "into the spirit?" No, having lived in CA we never got it.  We have had some snow already and might get it this year, which would be nice, as last nights rain dissolved the majority of it.

8) Are you going to get/have you gotten a flu shot this year? We got it last week.  

9) December is an important fundraising month for charities. Here's your chance to plug a worthy cause that means a lot to you. The Humane Society.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Chatting about the Holidays

1.  Have you baked any Christmas cookies yet? No, since Christmas will be at DD1, and Mr BC and I don't need to eat cookies here in MO.  
2.  Have you finished your shopping yet? And what did you get me? No, but I have started. Since I am taking an airplane to CA I will finish it out there.  Wendell you have my best wishes for a ton of carrots and to feel better.
3.  If you had reindeer like the story of Santa, what would you name them. (Be creative.) Remember, they were Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, and Rudolf. If you have no idea what I'm talking about, go on to the next question, please. Aches, Pains, Trouble, and Worry, I wish they would dash away, dash away, all.
4.  What was the most memorable Christmas gift you ever gave or received? We gave DD2 a new VW Beetle, one Christmas. We wrapped a small toy version of it with a half dozen clues that eventually led her to the garage. I
t was a total surprise.
5.  Please tell me something new, interesting, or funny. 

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

A Chat on the Porch

1.  Please tell me the three most valuable things you learned as a child or young person.
That ultimately life is not fair so you make the best of it.
My mom and dad knew more than I thought they did.
Always Flush.
2.  Did you participate in Black Friday or Cyber Monday?
I did order something for Christmas online. See my last post for my feelings about Black Friday.
3.  Do you pray? I bow my head when others pray.  I prayed as a kid, and though I question all the time, I do find myself beseeching the great unknown, in times of trouble, (Like when Mr BC was having an angiogram last week, all is well) so I guess I do pray.
4.  Have you been invited to any parties to celebrate Christmas or New Year? I am going to CA on Dec 17, for a weeklong moving party, with DD1, when they move into their first home. I will spend the day after Christmas with my brother and his family.  No specific party, though.
5.  Have you ever owned cowboy boots or a cowboy hat? (A cowboy? Tee-hee :) Just had to throw that one in for fun!)  I had a Cowboy hat and boots when I was little and have a picture of it somewhere.