“Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.” – Albert Einstein

 Gleefully Stolen from Drowned Girl:

 1. Egg nog or Hot Chocolate?
Both.  Except I actually prefer Silk Soy Egg Nog.  I know, I’m a philistine.

2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree?
I have a two-year-old.  Do you actually think I could get away without wrapping?  Heck, that takes away all the fun.

3. Colored lights on tree/house or white?
White.  We had white and blue last year, but this year I got lazy.

4. Do you hang mistletoe?
No.  Thankfully, Kris never needs an excuse to kiss me.

5. When do you put your decorations up?
Usually the weekend after Thanksgiving, but I am slacking this year.  I haven’t even finished decorating the tree.

6. What is your favorite holiday dish?
Our sour cream christmas cookies.  The recipe has been handed down for at least 4 generations.

7. Favorite Holiday memory as a child.
Going to my Grandmother’s house – she always gave the best gift boxes.  And Midnight mass – it was always sung and candlelit.  I loved to hold the little candle.

8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa?
From my best friend, Bonnie.  I think I was five. 

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas eve?
Not until I was married to my first husband.  It was a tradition in his family.

10. How do you decorate your Christmas tree?
White lights and DOZENS of Moose ornaments.  Everything from white bone china mooses to cartoon mooses.  And gold garland.

11. Snow! Love it or dread it?
I love it in small doses.  I miss the way it used to cover the ground and make the world so quiet and still and sparkly.  But six months of it is a bit much.  That’s why I can never go home to NY.

12. Can you ice skate?
Yes, and I used to do it quite well.  Not as well as my mother did as a child – she was a figure skater.

13. Do you remember your favorite gift?
My first digital camera.

14. What is the most important thing about the Holidays for you?
Playing with my son, cooking for the family, and spending quiet time.

15. What is your favorite Holiday dessert?
Pumpkin pie.  Hands down.

16. What is your favorite Holiday tradition?
Hmm.  Don’t know.  All of it, I guess. 

17. What tops your tree?
A pearly-white spire topper with gold scrollwork.

18. Which do you prefer giving or receiving?
Giving.  I like getting presents, but I like picking out the perfect ones for other people a lot more.

19. What is your favorite Christmas song?
O Holy Night.

20. Candy Canes! Yuck or Yum?
Yum – but a very specific yum.  I only really like the ones made with cane sugar and real peppermint oil.

 Merry Christmas to all – May your homes be filled with warmth, laughter and love this holiday season!

December 24th, 2007 at 2:08 pm