1. Are you cooking Christmas dinner? How many will be round your table this year? What are we having?
No. I never have to cook. I know you all feel sorry for me. Anytime there is a holiday we either go to my sister's (like we did at Thanksgiving) or my in-laws as we'll do on Christmas. I don't think it's a reflection of my cooking skill....
I have no idea how many will be here this year. I know there will be hubby & I and the boys (5), my inlaws (2), Grandad (1), my BIL and his girlfriend (2), most likely an aunt and uncle (2) and possibly my SIL with her family (4). Not sure who else is showing and if all those I've listed are coming.
As for the food - my MIL usually does Italian. I know she's doing eggplant parmigiana, regular lasagna, and probably spaghetti and meatballs. There will be enough food to feed about the entire town.
2. What is one must-have Christmas cookie in your house?
Here's a photo from a visit to her home a couple years ago. All of us were together so we had a get together. This is just some of the deserts she made....
3. Santa likes a glass of milk with his cookies. Do you? What kind of milk is on tap at your house-skim? almond? soy? full fat (Gasp!)
4. Time magazine recently named their 'Person of the Year' for 2011. This is the person the editors believe had the greatest impact, for better or worse, in the past year. This year they chose 'The Protester'. Your thoughts? Who would you name Person of the Year for 2011?
I must say I find this annoying. I love that we have the right to free speech, but I feel most take advantage of it. Rather than spending your time protesting, find a way to make the changes you want. Spend more time being grateful for what you do have rather than looking at what you don't. And I'm going to stop there before I climb on to my soapbox.
5. December 21st is National Flashlight Day... when was the last time you needed a flashlight and did you know right where to find one?
As to where to find one - oh yes! Hubby gave me a smartphone for my birthday and one of the first apps I added was a flashlight. I just grabbed my phone - which is never far away these days - and we were good to go. I did light candles and the oil lamps though.
6. candy canes...yum or yuck?
Yum although I don't eat many these days. I love peppermint candy. Another "funny" is that hubby & I are teaching Children's Church this month. Since Christmas is on Sunday it was decided not to have regular Children's Church. Instead, we'll head to the front of the church and do a short story there. I received permission to do the "Legend of the Candy Cane." I'll be talking about how you can use the candy cane to remind us of Christ and his sacrifice for us. I found a cute poem that helps explain it. I'm attaching it to mini-candy canes to hand out along with a candy cane coloring page and red & green crayons. Hopefully the parents won't get too mad about the candy if there is a coloring page to go with it.
7. What Christmas carol lyric means the most to you?
8. Insert your own random thought here.