Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New Years Resolutions 2009

First, a look over last year's resolutions. I met 3 out of 6 of them, which is pretty good. My etsy store never got revamped because I got really busy, and I wasn't really more social either for the same reason. On to 2009's, which are nothing spectacular since I have enough on my plate as it is.

1. Do not get any moving vehicle violations. (2008 not such a good year for this.)
2. See 15 babies born.
3. Pass all the classes I am planning to take.
4. Keep in touch with friends. My goal is to call one person I have sort of lost touch with every month. (Attention out of state people: be expecting a call!)
5. Meet my ambitious monthly savings goal.
6. Turn off the TV before I get really tired so I can read some every night.
7. Finish my 40 before 40 list before I turn 30. (Finish making the list that is, not doing everything on it.)

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Christmas Meme!

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags?
Wrapping paper, hands down. I enjoy wrapping presents (possibly because I used to get paid like a quarter per package to wrap my mom's which can really add up). I also enjoy unwrapping presents and I think it is much more enjoyable to unwrap a gift than simply reaching into a bag. Also, you get to shake the box and try to guess what it is, with bags, you just look inside right away. I don't like the waste that comes with wrapping paper, I use newspaper sometimes, and reuse paper I get on gifts that is in good condition.

2. Real tree or Artificial?
Real, although I do not put up a tree at my house. Where would I put it? I am simply too busy and my house too messy for my own tree right now, but I always help my parents pick out theirs and put it up.

3. Why are you willing to answer these questions?
I am tired of writing a paper.

4. When do you take the tree down?
There are 12 days of Christmas!!! I have pretty rigid beliefs when it comes to Christmas decorations: they should not go up before thanksgiving, the tree really shouldn't go up until mid-December and it shouldn't come down until after January 6th (12th day of Christmas, Epiphany)

5. Do you like eggnog?
Sort of. I usually have some silk nog every year, but I like it in small doses.

6. Favorite gift received as a child?
Umm....I was surprised by that Nintendo and the little trampoline was fun...funny how I don't really remember the presents.

7. Hardest person to buy for?
My dad.

8. Easiest person to buy for?
My mom, she likes nice stuff and girls are just way easier all around, you can't get away with giving a boy fancy soaps and lotions most of the time!

9. Do you have a nativity scene?
No, no decorations at all really, see above about the tree.

10. Do you send your card by mail or e-mail?
No cards. Waste of whatever.

11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received?
Probably these sweater skirt sets I got from my aunt and grandma in 6th grade. They were fantastically '80s and sparkly and just awful, would have been ok if I was 8, but not 12. I only wore one of the sweaters once when all my other clothes were dirty and I got made fun of! Probably would be a great find for a college kid at the thrift store now.

12. Favorite Christmas Movie?
Harry Potter (If they aren't Christmas movies, why are they always playing them at Christmas??)

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas?
Whenever I see something that screams someone at me I get it and save it for Christmas or their birthday, if I don't have anything I wait until the last minute, just hoping something will jump at me.

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present?
Yes and I'm sure I will again.

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas?
Corn and Beans and chex mix....and Leftovers (which is when it is acceptable to put chex mix on top of your Christmas dinner, not at the table.)

16. Lights on the tree?
Yes, if I had one.

17. Favorite Christmas song?
Santa Claus is a Black Man

18.Travel at Christmas or stay home?
Travel, but not far.

19. Can you name all of Santa’s reindeer’s?

20. Angel on the tree top or a star?
Um, no tree, no topper.

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning?
Both, and more. The more rounds of present opening the better, and that goes double for Christmas dinners.

22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year?
Traffic, and working late.

23. Favorite ornament theme or color?
I like miniature knitted things

24. Favorite for Christmas dinner?
Favorite what?

25. What do you want for Christmas this year?
See the list