Friday, December 24, 2010

Let's Meme Again, Like We Did Last Summer

1. When do you usually know it's the holidays?

As soon as Thanksgiving rolls around and we have to figure out what we're going to do for the Miller Family Christmas party gift exchange.

2. What do you want for Christmas this year?

I want this bankruptcy stuff to finish up so I can relax. Also...Rock Band.
3. Do you go all out with decorations?

Nope. I have two boxes of decorations and the tree. I have this fear that the decorations will multiply and spiral out of control. Then I will have no choice but to leave them up all year around.

4. What are you doing Christmas Eve?

Watching Fred Claus, getting together with the Cap'n and Spooky, going to church for a Christmas pagent, having Chinese buffet and then to my parents so that they can give the girls their gifts.

5. What are you doing Christmas Day?

Opening the presents Santa brought and staying in our PJ's all day long. There will be no meals, only grazing.

6. It's Christmas time. What are you reading?

I'm finishing up An Unquiet Mind by Kay Redfield Jamison. It's a very compelling memoir of her experience as a psychologist suffering with bipolar disorder.

7. Favorite movie to watch during the holidays?

I can't find my copy of it but, I love to watch Love Actually while wrapping presents.

8. Favorite Christmas song?

This one (and don't give me any crap about it):

9. Favorite holiday drink?


10. How is your Christmas shopping going?

I'm done...I hope.

11. If you could spend Christmas Day anywhere else, where would you spend it?

I'd like to take my kids back in time to 1995 and spend time with Doc's parents, who we lost well before the girls could know them.

12. Any holiday traditions?

Our traditions have been a bit rocked since our matriarch passed this year. So we're hoping to start some new ones. Like a white elephant gift exchange and a Christmas poker tournament.

13. Favorite thing about the holidays?

Sitting around the Christmas tree with family. Also, bursting out into spontaneous caroling. My Work Wendy and I were singing "O Come All Ye Faithful" in the work kitchen while filling the dishwasher when Jeanne joined in with the alto part. We sounded awesome!

Thanks for the tag Dr. Monkey!

I tag the following folks:

Cap'n Ergo Jinglebollocks
Skyler's Dad
Some Guy

Merry Christmas everyone!


  1. I love your Christmas day plans. I'd stay in my pjs if I could get away with it.

    Looking forward to seeing you again and meeting Doc and the girls. It should be an epic meet up. This time we'll take photos!

  2. Hey Flannery, love the Q&A. Excellent song choice as well. Sorry not been round much, but been very busy and my father had a massive stroke. He's getting better now and he's back home but has lots of physio etc at home. He's a bit of a fighter!!

    Nerry Christmas and all the very best for 2011 to you, Doc and your family. Hope next year is a good one for you all.

    Say hello to Doc for me!

  3. Not sure what a Nerry Christmas is, but have one anyway! :-)

  4. Maybe we could have a jammie meet up, Dr!

    David: Nerry a Christmas goes by that I don't have a happy one! I'm glad to hear your Dad's doing better. Doc says hello back!

  5. Beneath that grumpy, crusty exterior beats the heart of a man who means everything he says!

  6. I love the pyjamas and no meals aspect to your Christmas Day! I've been trying in implement something similar around here for years and have finally succeeded in establishing "Get Your Own God Damn Supper Day" on Boxing Day. Best day of the year.

  7. Thanks for the tag my friend, all filled out and posted!

  8. Ah! So I get tagged and miss it. Well, I'll catch up. And The David&Bing clip is one of my favourite Christmas anythings, so more power to ya girl!

  9. Thanks for the nudge! As I mentioned on FB, I am making a reappearance as CP in 2011. I have some catching up to do on your blog. I always enjoy your writing. I've also never tasted Mead. And didn't know you were in BR. Sorry about that. CP

  10. As I asked Genn, what the heck is mead anyway? Happy New Year Flannery and Flammily!