Well, the trigger actually went pretty well. I am almost concerned with how much my husband seemed to enjoy stabbing that needle in my arse. However, I won't complain because I didn't feel a thing. I have a little ache in that muscle today, but he honestly did a better job than the nurses at our clinic. I told him that he was definitely nominated for the job of daily PIOs. He is strangely excited!
I have a lot to do today, but I am not feeling so hot and having trouble motivating myself to get started. Here's a fun little distraction.
1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Bags are much easier, but I do enjoy the wrapping. Back when I actually had time in my life (or made time for it), I used to handmake all of my bows. This year, I got the deluxe bow collection from Costco.
2. Real tree or artificial? Artificial, but I am allergic to the real thing. I would much prefer the real thing. I use all sorts of scented pine candles and such to make up for it.
3. When do you put up the tree? Usually Thanksgiving weekend.
4. When do you take the tree down? January 1.
5. Do you like egg nog? I don't like plain egg nog, but I adore egg nog lattes! I call them "Christmas in a Cup."
6. Favorite gift received as a child? My Barbie Dream House. My mom and dad put it together the night before and hung Christmas lights on it. I still believed in Santa then, so they didn't even get the credit until way later - but maybe the joy on our faces (my sister got one, too) was all they needed.
7. Do you have a nativity scene? Yes and I adore it. It is part of the collection of figurines that look like they were carved out of wood. The best thing is that I have received it as gifts from my family for several occasions, so each piece has a memory.
8. Hardest person to buy for? My brother-in-law. He truly has everything and his birthday is Christmas Eve, so we have to get double presents for him.
9. Easiest person to buy for? My mother-in-law. She loves anything and we have similar tastes as far as perfume, jewelry, etc. She says I am her easiest to buy for, too.
10. Mail or email Christmas cards? I really should be better about Christmas cards. I usually send out just a few.
11.Worst Christmas gift you ever received? Hmmm, I really like gifts, so it's hard to say. We did get a plate of cookies from some neighbors last year that had cat hair all over them. That's pretty gross, but it's the thought that counts, right?
12. Favorite Christmas Movie? My husband and I love Christmas movies, so it's hard to pick just one! National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation is probably my all-time fave, though.
13. Do you still feel the magic? I do and I love this time of year.
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? I am ashamed to admit this, but yes.
15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Again, hard to pick. I love food. I guess I'd have to say fudge! I have the best recipe!
16. Clear lights or colored on the tree? Clear.
17. Favorite Christmas song? "Where Are You Christmas?"
18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? I would rather stay home, but we alternate holidays between the families and always end up away. I am hoping to change that when we finally have child(ren).
19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeers? Yes, but I have to use the Rudolph song to do it. "You know Dasher and Dancer and Donner and Blitzen, Comet and Cupid and Prancer and Vixen. . . but do you recall, the most famous reindeer of all. . . Rudolph the Rednosed Reindeer!"
20. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? We used to do one present on Christmas Eve and the rest on Christmas morning. That's what I'd like to do when we have our kids. We don't do stockings until the very end. Sometimes, my mom would even save them until the next day.
21. Most annoying thing about this time of year? I do love both giving and receiving presents, but I hate when it gets too commercialized. I do try to remember what this season is for.
22. Favorite ornament theme or color? I collected pigs as a child, so 90% of our ornaments are pigs.
23. Favorite for Christmas dinner? I like the traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings, but I actually don't think people do that much anymore. My mom makes prime rib now and my mother in law does lasagna.
24. What do you want for Christmas this year? Um? Really? Christmas Eve will be our beta. All I want is a nice, big number. Anything over 100. Course, what I really want is for it to double, then double again, then turn into a real live baby (or two) that I get to take home from the hospital in September of next year. Am I asking for too much?
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