Monday, December 8, 2008

A Christmas Meme...

Well... after that last post... it is time for a little fun. But, before we go on to the fun... I just have to tell you that God and I have hashed out that previous issue... my limp is much, much better, and the peace in my heart is unbelievable. God is so good. One of the things that I love the most about Him is that although He is ABLE to change my situation, He chooses to change me instead. I just love Him. There is no evidence like being changed on the inside.

My wonderful friend Tracy at My Cup Runneth Over tagged me for a Christmas Meme... so here goes:

1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate? Oh... without a doubt, Hot Chocolate

2.Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree? Just sitting out under the tree

3. Colored lights on house/tree or white? I finally won the fight.... white lights only

4. Do you hang mistletoe? No....

5.When do you put your decorations up? I would love to put them up on Thanksgiving night... but I can't always talk the rest of the family into it. So far this year... the tree is still in the attic.

6. What is your favorite holiday dish (excluding dessert)? My mother-in-laws dressing

7. Favorite holiday memory as a child? When I was really small... we would all gather at my great aunts HUGE house for Christmas dinner. We opened gifts and had so much fun.

8.When and how did you learn the truth about Santa? What? I am not sure I know what you are talking about....

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? My family meets at my brothers house to have Christmas with my side of the family. We spend Christmas day with my in-laws.

10. How do you decorate your Christmas tree? Lots of different kinds of ornaments, some Santas, mostly Christian type ornaments, some sentimental...

11. Snow. Love it or dread it? I hate to admit that I hate it. Too cold. Too messy. All those wet clothes everywhere. And, I work in a hospital... we have to go to work no matter what, and stay however long. I do think it is beautiful when it is falling....

12. Can you ice skate? No, I am a chicken. Too scared to even try.

13. Do you remember your favorite gift? I can't remember what I got last year... much less what I got long ago.

14. What is the most important thing about the holidays to you? Love the excitement of my children. Time with family. Okay... and getting gifts is pretty fun too.

15. What is your favorite holiday dessert? My aunts pumpkin roll

16. What is your favorite holiday tradition? I love to bake with the girls. I love putting up the decorations...

17. What tops your Christmas tree? nothing...

18. Which do you prefer giving or receiving? well... I love to give gifts to people I love... not out of obligation, but out of love. But... come on, I love to receive as well.

19. What is your favorite Christmas song? Mary did you know??

20. Candy Canes. Yum or Yuck? I like the taste... but don't eat them very often.

21. What do you want for Christmas? Joy... it is going to be quite slim this year... I just want to see my children enjoy whatever they get. My fear for this year is that I may just cry all day because we aren't able to get them what they really want.

22. Do you attend an annual Christmas party? No... not other than with family

23. Do you dress up for Christmas Eve or wear PJ's? Usually a Christmas sweater and jeans

24. Do you own a Santa hat. No...

25. Who do you normally spend Christmas with? Christmas Eve with my family and Christmas Day with my in-laws.

Now I get to tag 5 people:

I cannot begin to choose 5 people... I would love to hear eveyone's answers to these. Go ahead, do it... it is fun. Just be sure to send me a comment that you are participating so that I can come by and check out your answers.

Here are the rules:

1. Post the rules on your blog.
2. Fill out the questions.
3. Tag 5-7 people at the end of your post.
4. Pass on the tag!

Have Fun!!

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Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

Hey chickadee!

I want to come bake with you! AND SAVE ME A PIECE OF AUNTIES PUNKIN ROLL! LOL

Somebody tagged me with this too so I'll post mine before long.

Have a Great day Lynn.
Are you having your bible study this week? wb when U have the chance,

Libby said...

I went back and read a couple of your older posts today. You talked alot about a bible study by Beth Moore. Is this a book I can buy at the store, or find online somewhere? They sound fabulous. Plus, on your side bar you have an icon about a bible study hosted at a blogspot??? Help I'm confused.
If you can explain, you can email me sometime.
Nice to see someone else, like me, is not perfect in their walk, everyday is a new challenge.

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Good to hear from you today. This has been a difficult season for you. I am sorry for your family's struggle and pain. So many of us are fighting the same issue this year. Wanting to do more, struggling with our less. Praying for you all and hoping for God's joy and peace to be your portion in this time.

I'm working on Beth's Esther study currently. We'll begin at the end of January. Indeed, "It's tough being a woman..."


jcdisciple said...

I awarded you today. I love your blog and your are my "freind".


Amanda B.

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Laura said...

Hi, Lynn! I loved learning about your Christmas traditions this way! I also read your last post and must say...Thank you for sharing this struggle, sister! Been there many times and know I'll be sent there many times more in my life. I love what you say at the end about struggling. Our lives are not pain free just because we believe, are they. I also love what you say about God changing you instead of your circumstances.

So wise.

I, for one, always seem to have to learn the hard way....

Anyway, bless you, friend, this holiday season. I think He has some surprises in store...

Truth4thejourney said...

This is fun! I've joined in the Meme so stop by!


Tracy said...

How fun to read your list! Things have been crazy at work and home and I'm just catching up a little bit. Thanks for playing along on this. = ) Still praying for you and your family...