Tuesday, 23 December 2008

Real tree or Artificial? I have had real ones, but when Beanie was younger (cat) he would climb in it and one year i lost all my lovely glass ornaments cos he and Sam pulled it over with their fat butts!!! SO now i go artificial.
Do you like eggnog? Nah not really. ..too many calories for one thing....its kind of fattening you know!!
Do you have a nativity scene? yes i have two one that belonged to my hubby's mum and one i have got him for his Christmas village ( its so cute)
Worst Christmas gift you ever received? the first year i was married to my ex, he got me plant pots and shelves, a rubbish bin for the kitchen........no imagination that man.
Favorite Christmas Movie? Has to be "It's a wonderful life" its just so sweet.My fav line is "every time a bell rings an angel gets its wings" love it
Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Hmmm nope don't think i have.......i have recycled bags and bows does that count??!!
Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Turkey, Sausage rolls, mince pies, sweets............oh i could go on i love food!!!!!!
Favorite Christmas song?"Sleigh bells ring are you listening, in the lane snow is glistening."...... By Johnny Mathis of course!!
Travel at Christmas or stay home? I like to stay home, i love my tree, my decorations,i like to cook Christmas dinner, i love this holiday its my fav and i like to be the hostess!! Although we do go elsewhere on occasion.
Can you name all of Santa's reindeer? Hmmm OK lets see now, theres Dasher and dancer and Donder and Blitzen, comet and cupid, and of course Rudolph, is that them all?? oh and prancer and vixen............i was thinking there was only 6 but i sang the song and i remembered!!!!
What do you want for Christmas this year? Oh i don't know...........perfume, scrapping stuff,happy smiles
Does Santa wrap presents or just put them under the tree? Oh my gosh he wraps them, i thought everyone knew that????? Putting them under the tree unwrapped who does that????????
Colored lights on house/tree or white? Coloured, white are nice abut i love the colours.
Favorite holiday memory as a child? Us all being together when we were kids, mum baking up a storm in the kitchen, mum making the Christmas cake in October with the money in it!!Just a lot of happy memories!!
When and how did you learn the truth about Santa? I think i was 12...well that's when mum told me but i knew before then!!!!!!!! too many kids at school with big mouths!!
Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? Oh of course!!!!!!!!! i can;t wait I'm a big kid!!!!!!!!
How do you decorate your tree? Lights first then all the glass balls and tinsel and everything else!!!!!!! My fav thing at Christmas is decorating the tree!!
Snow. Love it or dread it? LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!
Can you ice skate? Nope never tried, but I'd like to!!!!!!!
Do you remember your favorite gift? Gosh been so many of them, i love anything my Hubby gets me.
What is the most important thing about the holidays to you? Everyone being happy and safe if they travel and being with my hubby.
Which do you prefer, giving or receiving? Oh giving, i get embarrassed when people give me things..... i blush and i hate that!!!!!!!!!
Candy canes. Yum or yuck? YUMMY!!!!!!
Do you dress up for Christmas Eve or wear PJs? Well i think i might dress up for a change i think my hubby gets sick of seeing me slob around!!!!!!!!!!
Do you own a Santa hat? Yup and you wont see me in it as it shows my big ears off!!!!!!!!!
Who do you usually spend Christmas with? My best friend, my darling Hubby.

Thanks to dust bunny for me stealing this !!!!!!!!!!

Monday, 22 December 2008

I am being driven insane...

Slowly and surely i am being driven insane by my animal's and my house.... My dishwasher is on the fritz again, and i have 9 people to dinner on Thursday............ugh, i could just throw that piece of junk out the door, never EVER buying Maytag again.......EVER. Hubby has looked at it, cleaned the filter on it checked the valve and it's still not working, he's going to have another look this afternoon, what is the point in having an unreliable machine???? i could kick it. I told hubby we are eating off paper plates and using plastic on Thursday, and I'm deadly serious cos I'm NOT standing washing dishes on Christmas day whilst everyone else is having fun...NO WAY. You know what its like when you have the family over, everyone seems to disappear when the words washing and dishes rears its ugly head!!!!! I got some heavy duty paper plates and plastic forks, if anyone is affronted by that then they are more than welcome to eat of the china as long as THEY wash it!!!!!!!!!!! Heck I'm supplying the food the least they could do is wash their own plate they are all old enuff!!!!!!!!!

As you can gather one is not in the best of moods today, the dogs are in the house as its really cold outside and i think they have gone loopy,they have to be crated as i have cats and one of my cats was murdered by my Step daughters pit bull and my two joined in with the murdering so they get crated, also the dachshund is not house trained and he will pee and poop where ever he wants too and i got brand new carpet so guess what, you get crated little dog!! ( he was a foundling dog, got rescued from heavens knows where and was a bag of bones when we go him, he is now known as dumpling dog cos hes a little chunky!!!!) i swear though when i feed them you would think they had never been fed in their lives and if there's no tidbits in their food i get "the look".......... now the look consists of a pathetic look directed your way that says in dog speak, "um excuse me lady, there nothing but dog food in here, where's the good stuff huh?? you seriously cannot expect me to eat this???" then there is the sigh and the begrudging consumption of the meagre rations for that day.
Boomer ( the Dal) when it is time to go out to pee, will leisurely stretch when he is let out of his crate, walks slowly to the door and then i have to push him out with my foot, its cold out there you know!!!!!!! every morning its the same then as soon as hes done its whining time to come back in even though poor scooter has just about trotted to his fav spot!! Boomer is not a lover of the cold, he has a comfy crate with a pillow and a blanket and its right in front of a blowing heater..................bliss to him, Scooter has a pillow and a blanket also and he buries himself under it, many a morning i have to wait whilst he extracts himself from the tangle his has made himself!! Oh and whilst they are out doing what they need to, guess who has moved into the crates?? The cats......all snuggled up on the blankets, i swear those cats can hear the dogs go out over a mile away. They can be nowhere to be seen then as soon as the dogs get back in i have to extricate 3 cats from poor old Boomers crate. I get the "other look" then, the one from Boomer that says..." oh the indignities, now i have to smell like a cat" The cats are another story, they rule this house, i have to walk carefully as you never know when Hagar or Cy will come zooming past you at about 100 miles and hour, they fly over furniture and do not leave anything shiny on a coffee table or Cy will have it off there and he will be admiring his new shiny toy on the floor and then....it's gone. I swear he is either a pack rat or a magpie..........he loves shiny things.........i had a nice bracelet once.............. he ran off with it.

Sunday, 21 December 2008

Take a look...

At lou's blog, she does great work...


a few of my fav's...

A picture blog today, some of my fav deccy's on the tree... i brought this one over from Britain with me, it's a fat British Robin, i have 3 of them!!!

These globes you plug into your strand of lights, they change colour and there is a switch at the bottom that you can turn on and off and it will rotate whats inside of it, needs batteries of course so i only put them on at weekends but they are so pretty. I have the nativity, church,Santa, snowman and a tree one. Had lots of compliments on them so i bought some for family as gifts this year.