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A Day Late And A Dollar Short

I totally missed the big ‘Finish The Sentence’ Link up with Holly yesterday.  Ugh, pregnancy brain!  Here are the q’s and my a’s.

1. My favorite Christmas was.... the first Christmas Andy and I celebrated together after we were married.  It was fairly simple but it was all ours, which made it so special! 

2. The worst Christmas I had... is the year my sister talked me into snooping for our Christmas presents.  We found almost all of them and that year was horrible! 

3. That one gift that made me scratch my head and say, "Hmmmm" was... the calculator my in-laws gave me.  I wanted a 10-key desk calculator (you know, the kind w/ the tape that spits out the top) and they SWORE they didn’t make those anymore so bought me a giant calculator with large buttons for the elderly.  Umm, guess what, even the Amish country store sells the desk calculators, just saw them there this year!

4. One year I.... think it would be neat to take the boys to a tropical island for their gift.

5. I think the worst gift to give is.... one in a gift bag.  Kidding!!!  Just had to rib all of my friends who don’t wrap!

6. At Christmastime I typically.... feel holly, jolly and full of Christmas spirit. And I cry at every sad, sappy, moving story I hear, read or see.

7. Typically, family Christmas.... is loud, busy, full of laughter, lots of food and an all around great time.

8. If I could change one thing about the Holiday season.... it would be that some families can’t afford gifts and food to celebrate.  I wish everyone could have the kind of Christmas they dreamed of.

9. It is so hard to buy for.... my in-laws. 

10. My favorite Christmas tradition is... going to church an hour before mass starts to get a full pew for my family of four, my sister’s family of four and my parents to all sit in together to celebrate the real reason for Christmas, then sitting there for that hour singing Christmas songs with the rest of the congregation and watching all the people come in, those that I’ve gone to church with since I was born.  There’s always someone coming with a new boyfriend or spouse or a new baby.  It’s always the “Oh my gosh, they’ve grown up!”  or “Wow, when did So and So get old?”  Then the rush afterwards to get back to my parent’s house for our Christmas celebration.

11. Santa, baby, bring me a .... Kindle.  And a bunch of new Hawkeye gear, mine’s getting old and worn out!

Have a great weekend!!!



  1. all the gift bags of the world are crying thqat you are trying to extinct them!

  2. calculator? Sounds like something E would give me.

  3. You and number 5!

    You so need a Kindle. I love mine. I think it is the first version of the Fire that they made. But I don't care. It beats holding a book anyday!

  4. I hope you get a kindle!!! I really do! :) if I was able to get u one, I totally would lol

  5. I love getting to Mass early, too! It's like a big reunion of people who've moved away.
    I have some extra Cyclone gear that would look GREAT on you. :) (P.S. Are you going to watch the big bball game tonight??)

  6. I wish everyone could have a nice Christmas too!!
    And really, an elderly calculator?! Wtf!! What did you say? Yikes!!