Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Merry Christmas to all!

“In the old days, it was not called the Holiday Season; the Christians called it ‘Christmas’ and went to church; the Jews called it ‘Hanukkah’ and went to synagogue; the atheists went to parties and drank. People passing each other on the street would say ‘Merry Christmas!’ or ‘Happy Hanukkah!’ or (to the atheists) ‘Look out for the wall!’”
-Dave Barry, bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist

These are a few of my favorite things (sing it with me)

The rules for this particular tagging are as follows:
Remove the blog name in the top spot from the following list and bump everyone up one place. Then add yourself to the bottom slot.

1. Sharmin's Stuff
2. Adrienne {A Glimpse OF ME; A peek into my world...}

Then you get to select five people to pass the love on to.
1. Carla
2. Adrienne

Now, on to the questions!
What were you doing 10 years ago? I was just getting ready to start my student teaching.

What were you doing one year ago? Same as this year, eagerly awaiting the last day of giving finals so I could get some time away from other people's children. LOL

Five snacks you enjoy:
1. M&M's (dark chocolate)
2. Butter cookies
3. M&M's (peanut butter)
4. Cheese dip
5. M&M's (milk chocolate)

Five songs to which you know all the lyrics:
1. Who Am I by Casting Crowns
2. Walking After Midnight by Patsy Cline
3. Shoutin' Time by The Hoppers
4. Days of Elijah by Robin Mark
5. You Raise Me Up by Selah

Five things you would do if you were a millionaire:
1. Build a new house with a gourmet kitchen, complete with quartz countertops AND my very own studio where I could work on my scrapbooks, draw, paint, and photography.
2. Buy me a brand new Cadillac CTS OR a Yukon Denali XL (summit white, of course!)
3. Take a vacation somewhere warm & I could swim with dolphins.
4. Sock a bunch away for an early retirement.
5. Send my 3 miracles to college (I'm sure med school will follow for the boys, right? LOL).

Five bad habits:
1. Procrastinating.
2. Spending too much time on the computer.
3. Opening my mouth when I should keep it closed.
4. Eating too much sugar.
5. Not enough patience

Five things you like doing:
1. Taking pictures
2. Scrapbooking
3. Playing with my children
4. Spending time with friends and family
5. Cooking

Five things you would never wear, buy, or get new again:
1. Platform shoes....ugh...(gotta agree with Adrienne on this one)
2. Spandex.
3. Big Hair and/or spiral perms
4. A Geo vehicle (college car)
5. Body piercings...the ears are enough. I'm also too chicken to get a tattoo.

Five favorite toys:
1. My cameras (Nikon N50, an oldie but goody, and an HP photosmart digital)
2. My piano
3. My Sizzix sidekick AND now Quickutz
4. My numerous kitchen gadgets
5. My cell phone

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Merry Christmas

The Christmas season is upon us and with it has come the major controversy, should it be a Christmas tree or a holiday tree? In our house, we put up a Christmas tree. Christmas ... for some reason, that word has become a violation of someone's Civil Rights. Give me a break! I find that very difficult to believe, especially since those same people have no problem spending US dollars on which are printed the words, "In GOD we trust." I'm sorry if you think the word God is violating your civil rights, but go read a history book and you will discover that America was founded on God. In GOD we trust! If you don't like it, move, but don't tell me I can't say CHRISTmas. Now is the time to put on your big girl panties and get over it. I don't get offended when someone says "Happy Hanukkah" or "Happy Kwanzaa". It doesn't bother me when someone chooses to celebrate Ramadan, either, but those same people have no right telling me that my faith, Christianity, is a violation of their rights.

Now, for those of you who insist on saying "happy holidays" or decorating your "holiday tree", you might want to keep in mind that the word holiday is actually a contraction for the term Holy Days, which goes back to the birth of Christ. Don't believe me? Look it up, and in the meantime have a MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Christ gave His life for you, and whether or not you choose to accept His gift is totally up to you. God said it, that settles it, and I believe it!