Thursday, December 18, 2008

Tag - You're it!

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Both
2. Real tree or Artificial? Got tired of cleaning needle and setting up lights - so now it's fake and I love it!
3. When do you put up the tree? First week of December.
4. Do you like eggnog? Um, no thank you.
5. Favorite gift received as a child? My Friend Becky doll.
6. Hardest person to buy for? My Mom - too many things I would love to get her.
7. Easiest person to buy for? Mike
8. Do you have a nativity scene? Yes - Thank you Grandma King.
9. Mail or email Christmas cards? I'm too lazy to do either
10. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? Where do I begin ...
11. Favorite Christmas Movie? Elf
12. When do you start shopping? November
13. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? As a white elephant gift, yes.
14. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? I love to make Christmas cookies - my chocolate buttons and brownie biscotti
15. Lights on the tree? Only white
16. Favorite Christmas song? What Child is This
17. Travel at Christmas or stay home? Both
18. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer's? Yes
19. Angel on the tree top or a star? Star
20. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? When we are with family, one on Christmas Eve and the rest on Christmas morning.
21. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? Running from one house to the next, to the next, to the next ... that's why it's nice to stay home sometimes.
22. Favorite ornament theme or color? Red, Gold, Burgundy, Green
23. Favorite for Christmas dinner? Stuffing!
24. What do you want for Christmas this year? New pedals and shoes for my tri bike.
25. Who do I tag? Emily, Debbie, Kathy, Libby, Sue, Beth

Friday, December 12, 2008

Holiday Greetings

To all my Democrat Friends:

Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low-stress, non-addictive, gender-neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasion and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all.

I also wish you a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2009, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make America great. Not to implythat America is necessarily greater than any other country nor the onlyAmerica in the Western Hemisphere .

Also, this wish is made without regard to the race, creed, color, age, physical ability, religious faith or sexual preference of the wished.

To My Republican Friends:

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 07, 2008


We had another wonderful Thanksgiving here in MD. Mom and Dad, Dave and Beth and the kids all came down to enjoy a fun weekend of eating, shopping and playing. It seemed to be a bit less stressful this year as we did a little more pre-day preparations ... until 15 minutes before we sat down to eat ... the CO alarm went off indicating GAS ... long story short, we did not leave the house or call the fire department but learned it was a faulty code due to a bad battery.

But Rach ran in her first 1K while Beth, Mike and I ran in the 5k Turkey Trot. Dave also gave us our early Christmas present - Rock Band 2 - so we stayed up until 4:30AM playing.

It's always great to get together with everyone! We miss all the family and hope all had a wonderful holiday as well!