Tuesday, December 18, 2007

It's A Bird! It's A Plane! Nahhhhh, It's A Hoopla!

Mimi from Mimi's Toes tagged me for a "hoopla", not a meme. By the way, you SHOULD run over and say hi to Mimi. She's got beautiful toes :)

Here are the instructions:1. List 12 random things about yourself that has to do with Christmas.
2. Please refer to it as a hoopla and not the dreaded "m" word.
3. You have to specifically tag someone when your're done, no leaving
it open.
4. Do it quickly, Lets get as many people tagged as possible.

Here Goes Nothing! You ready?????

  1. When I was a little girl, my mom had this boyfriend who was mean and one year he ruined our Christmas tree because he was drunk. That year was the last Christmas I spent with my mom before my Grandparents took me.......but I'm an adult and spend Christmas with her now. But, it's a childhood memory I'll always remember at this time of year.
  2. I can't ever remember the 12 Days of Christmas song in the right order. I try, but I can never do it. Can you???
  3. My favorite Christmas movie is "Grandma Got Ran Over By A Reindeer." I've seen it three times on Disney already this year (once after Missy was in bed).
  4. I could eat my weight in Christmas Cookies. Seriously. The more frosting, the more gingerbread, the better.
  5. I do not like to eat Candy Canes. They get stuck in my teeth. I do not like hard candy stuck to the enamel of my teeth. I have enough teeth issues.
  6. I have never seen a real mistletoe. Nor have I ever even been kissed under a fake one.
  7. I love ornaments that have names and years on them. I want to look back at them 20 years from now and remeber exactly what made me buy that particular piece....and to know how old it is. I want my grandchildren to use those ornaments.
  8. Santa only leaves one present at our house. He's so busy and has so many toys to deliver that he can only deliver one per child in our world. It works for me and we've always done it this way.
  9. I don't own a nativity scene. I wish I did. Maybe someday.
  10. I want one of those gawdy lawn decorations at Christmas, but our house is so old it has never had outside outlets to plug into. And I don't want the cord coming out of the garage all winter.
  11. I love love love to wrap presents. I have a technique. I get out 3 rolls of paper, sometimes 4......use a different wrap for each gift. So that way if I have a few gifts for someone they usually end up with their gifts wrapped differently. I'm weird. I know this. You don't have to remind me. I like to think outside of the box.
  12. There is nothing better than sitting wtih a cup of hot chocolate on a wintery Sunday afternoon watching the Christmas movies on the Hallmark Channel or on Lifetime. ........

Now, who is going to do a Hoopla? Let's see.........Today we will tag the Bane Sisters. Milk and Honey.........AND PBJ Boats. You have been HOOPLA-ED!


A Single Mom's Life said...

Hey! I'll send you over my presents and you can wrap them! And if you ask me..mistletoe looks like a weed. LOL

Thanks for the comments..I got you added!

my wonderful men... said...

I like the ornaments with the years too. Every year I buy my son a new ornament and I try to get one with the year or I write the year on it.

Mimi's Toes said...

I knew I really liked you for a reason...#12 is my favorite thing too..I like the ornament idea also cause the memories are priceless. I've never seen that movie "Grandma Got Ran Over by A Reindeer". I'll have to look for it. Great Hoopla! Thanks for playing...

chrissy said...

I am so with you on loving wrapping the gifts I do it for relaxation and I buy wrap to match my tree and I love love love making my own bows!! Oh and I can relate on the mom's stupid boyfriend thing I can remember many of Christmas's ruined by an @!!##? well you know! Good thing is that you have learned and are continuing to make things different for your family!! Have I told you lately what a great job your are doing and how awesome you are, well if I haven't said it in the past two days, you are AWESOME AMAZING and such an inspiration!!

Crooked Eyebrow said...

I have mostly all hallmark ornamnents with the dates on them from when I was growing up. I dig them, but now I was to have a "grown up" tree.

I too have never seen mistletoe, do people reaaly get kissed under it?

Wow, I realted to too many of these, but I secretly wish I had electical outlets outside too for decorations. We are in teh same boat. Old ass houses.