Holiday Hoopla

From Ann

1. List 12 random things about yourself that have to do with Christmas : DONE

2. Please refer to it as a 'hoopla' and not the dreaded 'm'-word : OK I DID IT, BUT I HEART RICHARD DAWKINS SO MUCH IT KINDA PAINED ME

3. You have to specifically tag people when you're done. None of this "if you're reading this, consider yourself tagged" stuff is allowed.: YOU CAN'T MAAAAKE MEEEE...

4. Please try and do it as quickly as possible. The Christmas season will be over before we know it: GEEZ, PRESSURE PRESSURE.


1) I love snowflakes. I want snowflake tattoos. I get silly when I get an actual snowflake (rather than a snow clump) on my coat. I called Conor the other day to tell him a snowflake landed on me. ] I want this book.

2) One of Conor's husbandly duties is to get me an ornament every year.
He got me 3 pottery barn snowflakes last year that I adore.

3) I also love stockings, but I'm too cheap to buy nice ones. I think I'll make some soon. When I was a kid we had these knit Snoopy stockings. They were really cute until you wanted to get your loot out and you had to disengage everything from the mess of yarn that was the inside of the stocking. About the only thing you could get out of it was an orange or some similarly edgeless item.

4) As a kid, our Christmas tree broke in half and for years we put it on a little round table so it wouldn't be 3 feet tall. Our neighbor called it the "Tannenbush".

5) Also as a kid, we had a big spire on top of our tree. We always thought it was totally LAME,
and wanted a star like normal people. What do I have on my tree now? A big ol' spire.

6) I have a little 3 tree cluster that I wired ornaments onto that we put outside. It's super cute. Conor has had to move it so many times, and it doesn't fit in a box. He has an irrational hatred of this tree and tries to come up with a reason to throw it away every time he comes across it.

7) The bottom third of our tree is pretty bare. Guess why.

8) I have never sent out Christmas cards. I'm not on the ball that way. I think I may have a tradition of sending out New Years cards.

9) I have also never had a live tree. I've always wanted one. I'm also not on the ball enough to keep it alive.

10) I wonder why people can't write witty self-deprecating Christmas letters. People take them too seriously. I can't stand the kid bragging. People take way too much credit for stuff their kids do.

11) Violet has expanded her Little People nativity.


12) My favorite ornaments I made several years ago from card stock. I painted them with either silver or a pearl paint, spray adhesive and really fine glitter. I hung them with a loop of copper colored wire. They catch the light on the tree so beautifully.

3 rubber neckers:

Ann said...

finally!! :)

My uncle sends out new years cards! I love it because it's unexpected and a nice surprise!

fat little pug said...

This made me laugh...too funny. I especially loved the nativity.


conor said...

The velociraptor in the nativity is an awesome shot.


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