Plus I have some exciting things to tell you about, one of them being that....
I'm going to a Sara Evans concert!!!!!!!!!!! EEEEEEHHHH!!!!!!! (I'm just a tiny bit excited, if you can't tell.) Sara Evans is one of my faaavorite country singers -- I actually liked her before I started liking country -- so when my sister told me she was coming to a high school only about an hour away I was like, WHAT WHAT WHAT. There was no question of my not going. ;-P My two sisters and I are all going. It's in two weeks. I AM SO EXCITED. :-D
Here's something surprising: I have discovered in myself a weakness for romantic comedies. I like them a lot. It all started with Leap Year, I believe...then I started getting Meg Ryan/Tom Hanks movies out from the library and now I can't stop. ;-P The thing I like about rom-coms, as I told a friend, is that they're about weird people who find other weird people and fall in love through a series of weird happenings. They make you feel good and keep you believing in real-life romance.
Last week I watched While You Were Sleeping. I'd been wanting to see it for a long time, after reading reviews on some of my favorite blogs, and I loved it! Especially Jack. :-) I really have a thing for guys with low, throaty voices and 80's hair who wear reversible denim jackets.
I don't always take pictures, but when I do, I put them on my blog. :-)
|Isn't this stunning? If you want the story of the DA poster, ask in the comments. ;-P|
These are the Christmas lights I wrote about in this blog post.
The donkeys, Gus and Woodrow, who are ADORABLE. :-D
Gluten-free Joe-Joe's = happiness in a box.
The barn kitties, Gracie and Magnolia
December so far has been full of good books, Living Christmas Tree performances (last one was yesterday!) playing with my cat Oliver, cleaning bunny cages, laughing with friends, decorating the house (some, at least), and a thousand story ideas tumbling around my brain. Speaking of story ideas....Melody at Regency Delight is thinking of having a Christmas short story contest, and she's got a poll up to see who all's interested. I've already been working on a Christmas story, so I'm really excited about this! Please go over there and vote so she'll do the contest. Thanks. :-)
And lastly, Erudessa from The Flowering Vales has tagged me with the Tinsel Tag! How can you refuse a tag with a name as cute as that?
The excitement -- the anticipation -- the magic. And everything. :-)
2. Giving or getting presents?
Giving AND getting. (See how I avoided answering the question? See?)
3. Favorite Christmas movie?
Meet Me In St. Louis. It's my third-favorite movie ever, actually. I'm not sure if it would technically qualify as a Christmas movie....but it's always been a Christmas movie to me. I love the music, the characters, the old-timey elegance. Plus I've been watching it since I was knee-high to a grasshopper, so it's basically ingrained in my being forever.
My second-favorite is It's a Wonderful Life. I also love White Christmas, The Preacher's Bride and Home Alone. (Hey, maybe I should do a blog post about favorite Christmas movies!)
4. Favorite Christmas food?
I don't have a particular favorite Christmas food...I'll just say popcorn, because I love that anytime!
5. Ice skating or sledding?
I love both, but sledding is outside and I've never been skating outside, so I'll say sledding. Plus skating hurts my feet. Sledding only hurts if you crash into someone else's sled or slide into a briar patch. (This has happened, btw.)
6. Decorating a tree or decorating cookies?
A tree! I love decorating Christmas trees. :-) Decorating cookies is fun too.
8. What is your favorite Christmas memory?
Oh....well, one of the things I love is waking up early in the mornings before Christmas and turning the tree lights on while it's still dark. I have fond memories of going to get Christmas trees with my daddy at various wacky places...spending Christmas day at my grandparents' house, and caroling to their elderly neighbor. Making popcorn chains while watching An Avonlea Christmas, getting excited over the first snow, keeping tabs on when all the neighbors put up their Christmas lights....I don't have one favorite memory. Every one is special in its own way. :-)
9. Favorite Christmas song?
'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas' has always been one of my favorites, because it's in Meet Me In St. Louis and that part always makes me cry. (I like things that make me cry.) As for Christmas carols, I really love 'The First Noel'.
10. Hot Cocoa or Apple Cider?
Apple cider! It's pretty much my favorite thing in the world.
This has been fun -- feeling like I'm catching up with you all. :-) But now I've got to go, as there are stories to write and Christmas programs to practice for and a whole list of other things to do (as well as the Missouri Compromise to straighten out...*coughcough*) I know haven't been posting a whole lot lately, but I hope that will change in the coming weeks! Till then, goodbye friends!
P.S. Aren't Beatrix Potter's Christmas prints the most adorable things you ever saw in all your living life?