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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Meet Me On Monday

The Christmas Edition of Meet Me On Monday

A wonderful way for bloggers to meet new friends and get to know each other better.

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags?
I use both but more wrapping paper than bags.

2. Real or artificial tree?
Real tree – I love the fresh pine scent.

3. When do you put your tree up?
I like to put the tree up two weeks before Christmas.

4. When do you take your tree down?
I usually take the tree down a day or two after Christmas day.

5. Do you like eggnog?
I don’t really like eggnog.

6. Do you have a nativity scene?
I have a small table-top nativity arrangement.

7. Favorite Christmas Movie?
Oh, that’s a hard one. I love most Christmas movies – especially the tear-jerkers - but, Christmas just wouldn’t be the same without watching, “The Christmas Carol.”

8. Favorite Christmas cookie?
I’m not much of a cookie eater but, my children love peanut butter cookies – so that is what I usually make.

9. Where will you eat Christmas dinner?
We’ll be joining my daughter and her future in-laws for Christmas dinner.

10. Angel, bow or star on top of your tree?
I have a star on the top of my Christmas tree.

11. Most annoying thing about this time of the year?
The chaotic, last minute rush and the crowds pushing and shoving.

12. Do you like Fruitcake?
I have never liked Fruitcake.

13. What are you most excited about the holidays?
Being with family! It’s the only time of year that we all get together and it’s wonderful.

14. Do you open presents Christmas Eve or Christmas Morning?
On Christmas eve, the children are given one gift to open – otherwise, presents are opened on Christmas day.

15. Will you still be wrapping presents on Christmas Eve?
Not this year. :)

From our house to yours, Merry Christmas Everybody!

Love Susan

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Meet Me On Monday

I've just joined a wonderful group called, "Meet Me on Monday" hosted by Java from "Never Growing Old."

This is what 'Meet Me on Monday' is all about:

"Blogging is a funny thing...we tell our most intimate thoughts for all to read and yet most of the time I find myself sitting and wondering, "who is this person!?" I know them...but yet I don't know them! I want to know who the person is behind all those words so I thought of a great way for all of us to "meet" each other!"

Each Sunday, 5 questions are asked and we answer them - sharing a little about ourselves.

Questions and answers:

1. Tomorrow I'm going to _________?

I’ll be spending the day with my husband, daughter, her fiancĂ©, and her future in-laws. We will be going to the city hall for the marriage licence in preparation for Adam and Jen’s destination wedding (Punta Cana, Dominican Republic) in May. Afterwards, we'll be going out to dinner and drinks – an exciting time!

2. Pudding or Jello?

Although I like both pudding and jello, I’d have to pick pudding as my favourite.

3. What book are you currently reading?

I’m currently reading “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett

The author really understands Southern life and has made great efforts to understand what life was like for black women who served white families. She presents sad stories that leave a great glimmer of hope. The book also has wonderfully light-hearted moments, humorous moments, and strikingly funny insights into women and their behaviour.

4. What is the first concert you went to see?

I don’t think I've ever been to a live concert. I preferred the theatre and the first show I saw was, “Les Miserable.”

5. What is your current weather?

The weather is cold with temperature  at 0 degrees celcius/32 degrees fahrenheit.

Until next week, take care and keep smiling!

Please feel free to pop over and join us at, Never Growing Old.