Happy New Year, peeps!

I hope 2009 is the bestest year ever for us all! :o)

((((cyber peeps))))


posted by C2 at 10:37 PM | Permalink | 2 comments
Merry Christmas peeps!!

I wish you the happiest and merriest of holiday seasons!!

((((((hugs to the cyber peeps))))))

If you don't see me around, I've injured myself with my new Wii. LOL


posted by C2 at 12:09 AM | Permalink | 1 comments
I've got spirit, yes I do! I've got spirit...
...and CindyS does too! Heh.

As I mentioned earlier, Cindy tagged me with a Christmas Spirit Award. Awww...that's so sweet! I lubs da Cindy! And she's got the coolest Christmas-y blog template evar!

Here we go:

Here are the rules for the Christmas Spirit Award:

"You must be a true Christmas lover" to receive this award.
The person to whom you give the award must also be in love with Christmas.
Link back to the person who gave you the award.
List 5 things that you love about Christmas. If you can't limit it to 5 things, then keep going till you run out of space!
Pass the award along to as many people as you like. That can be 1 or 50. It's up to you! But keep the Christmas cheer going!
Let your recipients know that you have tagged them by leaving them a comment.

Five Things I Love About Christmas:

1. The music - I'll admit I'm one of those people who has to listen to some Christmas carols along about July or so. Just because I can. :-p
2. The decorations - you've seen my monster tree. Do you need more proof?? I didn't think so.
3. The break - I usually take at least a week off from work, since all my family is about 6 hours from where I live. Yay! Off from work=awesomeness!
4. The visiting - I get to see ALL my relatives (with very few exceptions). Whether I love to see them and this is a chance OR whether I'm thankful this is the only time I have to see them, it's a YAY.
5. SANTA!! - 'nuff said. LOL

Who am I tagging?? Hmm...I believe it will have to be Mollie because she's had her tree up longer than I've had mine up. LOL

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posted by C2 at 11:24 PM | Permalink | 0 comments
Happy Hanukkah, peeps!

In other news, I'm roaming. I'm at the 'rents for Christmas and will be popping in and out but I'll be mostly out. Twitter me or post something on Facebook, if my attention is needed. Cause, yeah, I'm that important. LOL

CindyS tagged me for a Christmas Spirit award and I'll be doing that later tonight. Yay!

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posted by C2 at 6:54 PM | Permalink | 0 comments
My monster tree!
Since I've been good about posting, I didn't do a Friday Fun Fact. :-D Besides, I was finishing up my tree. Behold!

And did you see my new BIG ornaments? How cute are they?? I LOFF them!

Do you have your trees up, peeps??

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posted by C2 at 12:00 AM | Permalink | 14 comments
Did someone say CAKE??

I'm sure they did because it's Ames birthday! Go and wish her happy, peeps!

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posted by C2 at 6:08 PM | Permalink | 3 comments
It's that time again...*hums Christmas Waltz*

...time for a meme! Psych! Heh. }:-)

I totally swiped this from somewhere (I don't remember where). I know everybody is crazy busy - remember, it's the happiest time of the year, peeps! - but, if you're in the mood to meme, GO FOR IT!

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Both! Depends on the gift. I love the way wrapped packages look but bags are way easy.

2. Artificial or Real tree? Artificial. I think I've mentioned (and posted pics) of my monster tree. It's a nine-footer! When I get all the ornaments on it, I'll post this year's pic.

3. When do you put up a tree? Veteran's Day weekend, usually (nine feet of tree, one of me...do the math).

4. When do you take it down? MLK weekend, usually (see reason above).

5. Do you like eggnog? Nope. Ick, ick, ick!

6. Favorite gift received as a child? My bad memory, let me show u it. No clue. Probably a TV or stereo. I do remember receiving the coveted Baby Alive, though.

7. Hardest person to buy for? My dad! Hardest. Person. To buy for. Evar!

8. Easiest person to buy for? My mom. Since most of my shopping trips throughout the year are with her and since she isn't shy about pointing out things she likes...easy!

9. Do you have a nativity scene? A tiny ornament one.

10. Mail or email Christmas cards? Cards! I love cards...I'm a card-sender all year round.

11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? Bad memory again. I don't remember getting anything awful ever.

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? I pick up stocking stuffers all year, as I find them. For big items, sometime in October.

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Yup, I'm not ashamed.

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Cookies! Honey-baked ham! All the usual holiday things, really.

16. Lights on the tree? Yup, lots and lots.

17. Favorite Christmas Song? Covered during last week's Friday Fun Fact. :-D

18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? Travel.

19. Can you name all of Santa’s reindeer? Yup! Can you? *skeptical look*

20. Angel on the tree top or a star? Angel bear. She's pretty.

21. Open presents on Christmas Eve or morning? One on Christmas Eve, the rest in the morning.

22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? Lines! Lines everywhere! Filled with annoying people. Grr.

23. Favorite Ornament theme or color? I don't have a theme but there are lots of candy and cookie ornaments on my tree. :-D

24. Favorite dessert for Christmas dinner? Sour cream pound cake - yum!

25. What do you want for Christmas this year? A Wii!!! I've been soooo good, Santa!

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posted by C2 at 6:49 PM | Permalink | 3 comments
You'd think Friday wouldn't sneak up on me...but it does. *sigh*
Time for a Fun Fact, peeps!

Today's topic: Christmas carols!

Says Wikipedia - The tradition of Christmas carols hails back as far as the thirteenth century, although carols were originally communal songs sung during celebrations like harvest tide as well as Christmas. It was only later that carols began to be sung in church, and to be specifically associated with Christmas.

Carols suffered a decline in popularity after the Reformation in the countries where Protestant churches gained prominence (although well-known Reformers like Martin Luther authored carols and encouraged their use in worship), but survived in rural communities until the revival of interest in carols in the 19th century. The first appearance in print of "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen", "The First Noel", "I Saw Three Ships" and "Hark the Herald Angels Sing" was in Christmas Carols Ancient and Modern (1833) by William B. Sandys. Composers like Arthur Sullivan helped to repopularize the carol, and it is this period that gave rise to such favorites as "Good King Wenceslas" and "It Came Upon the Midnight Clear".

It is often difficult to draw a distinction between a Christmas carol and a Christmas song. To be sung by a church choir or sung in the street by amateurs, a song would have to have a fairly rapid, regular beat, which would therefore exclude a meandering crooning song such as "White Christmas". A country music song such as "Blue Christmas" might qualify, but in this case it would have to be adopted by many choirs, over many years to be truly "vernacular", and so far it has failed to gain wide acceptance. The Concise Oxford Dictionary is more generous, as it defines a carol as a "religious song...associated with Christmas".

Yeah, well...I'm not gonna be picky like that. Some of my favorite carols are God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman, Angels We Have Heard on High, Silver and Gold, All I Want for Christmas is You, and Santa Baby.

Whatever you consider a carol, what are some of your faves, peeps?

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posted by C2 at 6:08 PM | Permalink | 3 comments