Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Is It Wednesday Again?

Well, it's Wednesday and I can't really show you what I'm working on because certain people like to read my blog.....right Ellen? So, that would give things away. But I have a little bit of decorating done. No tree yet, because we have all had that nasty virus thing. Emily and Lauren have been taking turns staying home from school and you can't get anything done when that happens! Hopefully, we have had our turn and it won't be back.

Here is one of my favorite Santas. I got him off of Ebay last year...I just love him!

Here is some decorating I did at my back door. I got the Santa at the fleamarket and I re-painted him. He looks better. I got the little bench at a shop earlier this fall when Ellen and I went on a road trip to West Liberty to check out all of the little shops. It was blue and I painted it black. I got that Santa hat at Walmart for a dollar and I grunged it to look I also grunged up the little tealight in the mason jar.

I saw this cute little survey on quite a few blogs and thought I would try it. Well, that's all I got! Sorry, but all of this sickness just wears you out! I don't know what's harder...being sick or taking care of those that are sick! Hope everyone else is well and enjoying the fun of the season!

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Both - I like to mix it up!
2. Real tree or Artificial? Artificial. We used to buy real, but when the girls got to the point where they said "We're freezing to death, just pick one!" Well, you can see how that kinda takes the fun out of it.
3. When do you put up the tree? Usually the day after Thanksgiving, but everyone of us has had that virus that is going around so we're behind.
4. When do you take the tree down? New Years Day
5. Do you like eggnog? Uh, no....
6. Favorite gift received as a child? A baby doll that looked so real. It was my favorite until my little brother drew eyebrows on it with a permanent marker....
7. Hardest person to buy for? Len
8. Easiest person to buy for? Lauren
9. Do you have a nativity scene? Yes, I have several because everytime I buy one and put it out a piece gets broken!
10. Mail or email Christmas cards? Both
11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? Not sure
12. Favorite Christmas Movie? It's a Wonderful Life
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? All year long
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? No
15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Ham
16. Lights on the tree? White
17. Favorite Christmas song? I'll be home for Christmas....because in my heart my Dad will be home for Christmas
18. Travel at Christmas time or stay home. Stay home
19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer's? Yes
20. Angel on the tree top or a star? Punched Tin Star
21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? Both The girls are allowed to open 1 present on Christmas Eve
22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? Not enough time to get it all done
23. Favorite ornament theme or color? Prim - greens, reds
24. Favorite for Christmas dinner? Ham
25. What do you want for Christmas this year? A BMW......but I know it ain't happening!


Wendy said...

Hi Beth I love our santa you got off Ebay!! and that bench, I am in love!!! My favorite song is I'll be Home for Christmas too, it also makes me think of my Dad! The little trees in my header I got off from Etsy, I'm not that talented!!(YET)!!!LOL I hope you have a great day and that you all are feeling better!!~Wendy

Janene said...

Oh Beth~Our lives are entertwined once again!
Your answers and my answers would be almost identical!
Are you sure we aren't sisters?
I love Wendy's tree too!
I hope everyone is back to normal so we can see some of your Christmas stuff~
Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Susan said...

Hey Beth,
Love the santa and your back door. Hope you and your family are feeling better.

ohiofarmgirl said...

I adore your back door! Sorry your family has been bitten by the bug!!!
I will post my buckeye recipe on my blog so you can catch it there! Blessings, Dianntha

Ellen said...

What?...What? Go ahead and post them I promise I wont peek. -GIGGLE- OK now that you have your side porch done - would you come down and do mine. I love the little tree in the crock:-))

Leslie said...

The little grouping looks great :)

I have been able to share all of my gifts so far because my close family and friends don't read my blog :D. It's not that I haven't told them about it...they just don't get it! LOL

Have a great night!


Lauren said...

Love your Christmas things..I can't wait to see more:) I hope you all get to feeling better soon too..luckily no one here has caught anything, but I know it sounds nasty from what everyone has said. Take care! <3Lauren

Kath said...

Hi Beth...LOVE your santa!!
I like how ya have done up your back entry too!
Can't wait to see MORE! ;)

Have a great day!


basketsnprims said...

Beth, I love your Santa. Everything looks wonderful. Enjoy your day.

~ Pam

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

Looks great so far! I hope you all are finally getting over the virus.
Your header photo is just awesome! I love those little wooden bobbins. I have lots of bobbins, but none like the ones you have. They look like little wooden trees!
Have a great week!

Rue said...

Hi Beth :)

Great meme! My kids open one gift on Christmas too :)

Happy belated Birthday to Emily!! That was a wonderful tribute for her.

I hope all of you feel better soon!

Terry said...

I love how you decorated your back porch Beth! Cute Santa too.
Sorry you all have been so sick. I hear it's nasty stuff.
Can't wait to see the rest of your decorations.