Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Ten on Tuesday

Chelsea and Roots and Rings is still as her Ten on Tuesdays and todays edition asks about the holidays.
1. What are your plans for the holidays? Do you travel at Thanksgiving? If you celebrate Christmas, do you travel then, too?

Normally there is alot of traveling for us at the holidays but this year everyone is coming to us. We are hosting the IL's on thanksgiving, the IL's Christmas dinner the Sunday before Christmas and my family is coming to stay for Christmas and my MIL and FIL will come for dinner. 

2. How do you make the plans for the holiday? If you have a significant other, how do you decide which family to visit?

I am lucky that my husband and his family are easy going. His mother does not expect much for Thanksgiving get togethers and years ago decided that instead of having her sons drive all over the world on Christmas to do their Christmas early.

3. Do you have your Thanksgiving meal at lunch or later in the day?

Normally @ 2 so that you can graze all day on food. Appetizers come out @ 12 and the bird around 2.

4. Do you have a favorite Thanksgiving tradition?
Eating is my favorite Thanksgiving tradition. <----I agree Chelsea!

5. After a big meal do you lounge around or get up and take a walk?
I circle the food table numerous times. Does that count as a walk?

6. Do you shop on “Black Friday” or do you avoid it?
Yes I normally get 90% of my shopping do this day. I have gotten great deals on big things to like my washer and dryer last year and a plasma TV 6 years ago.

7. When do you usually finish your Christmas shopping?
Early -Mid December. I like to see everything wrapped under the tree for a bit before it all goes out.

8. Do you and your significant other exchange gifts? Is there a budget?
To a degree, we tell each other was we want and I like to wrap stuff but Hubs like to give it right away even if it is in the beginning of November. This year we are not doing much for each other cause it has been the year of giving with a new house, all new furniture, etc.

9. When do you decorate for the holidays?
We started last weekend only cause we are nuts and have alot of stuff to put up.

10. Do you go “all out” with the decor or do you keep it simple?
All out. When we built the house we had plugs put in the soffets with a light switch at the front door, and extra amps just for Christmas lights. Yes we are those people. We have over 6000 light outside, 21 characters from Rudolph the red nose reindeer cut out and painted front and back from wood we made, 5 Christmas trees outside, 5 inside, 3 wreaths, and countless other thing I have put out. I also am waiting on a "fra-gile" shipment to finish out our decor. This is our favorite time of the year.


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