Sunday, December 9, 2012

Happy December!

Finals are almost done. Two more days and I will be on winter break! Very exciting. It's been a tough semester for a number of reasons. I'm looking forward to a couple of days of sleep then jumping back into the real world for a bit.

I've seen this on a few blogs now, so figured I would jump on the bandwagon. I haven't done much cooking lately, outside of Thanksgiving, so figured this would be a good way to get back to blogging.

I'll spread this out over a few entries leading up to the holiday.

1. My absolute favorite is "The Year Without a Santa Claus." Heat Miser & Snow Miser-- how could it possibly get better?? Overall, though, I'm a sucker for Christmas specials in general. I do at least a couple of marathons during the season. Charlie Brown and the Grinch trail closely behind the #1 slot. If you want to get technical and go for a full-length Christmas movie, it's probably "A Christmas Story."

2. I candy apple red, Dolphin ukelele. I typically hate Christmas lists and giving people hints, but this year I actually found something I really want. I've been tempted to just buy it for myself, especially since Amazon (the best price I've found by a LOT) seems to be close to running out, but I figure it's kinda' mean to do so since I finally have an answer to "What do you want for Christmas?"

Other than that, just that everyone is happy and healthy and that I'm surrounded by good people that I care about. Seriously, it's the best part of Christmas.

3. I honestly have no idea. I think it came to me somewhat gradually. I don't remember any big revelation moment. I think it was once my mother just got lazy about hiding it. It was pretty obvious at that point.

4. "Let it Snow!" It is hands-down the best Christmas song to me. My first real professional singing gig was as a Dickens caroler when I was a teenager and it was our quartet's favorite song to sing. I still have very fond memories of signing it and the job in general, so it makes me happy whenever I hear it. "Away in a Manger" is second for the same reason, but I want to hear it in tight harmony.

5. Hmm... best gift I've ever received? My husband proposed to me in the wee small hours of Christmas Eve. Best. Gift. Ever.

6. I have so many ornaments that I love! I collect them. I get one whenever I travel anywhere so that I can always remember my trips and other occasions each year as we decorate the tree. My favorites are probably the first ornaments I really had, though. I have a set of Winnie the Pooh ornaments that are just sweet. Sadly, Eeyore got lost at some point, so I'm missing him. Piglet was on his back, so I'm actually missing both of them. Somehow it went missing in my move to the east coast.

Okay, back to studying! I'll post the next 6 next time. I hope everyone is having a great holiday season! I'll be back to cooking once school is done for the semester and I have caught up on sleep.


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