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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Mini-Meme, A Holiday Theme!

Let's face it. There are events coming up this Holiday season that you look forward to, and others you are dreading! As I grow older, I see the hassle of gift giving for adults just that- a hassle... Kids getting gifts is fun! I look forward to giving the gift of good cooked food, and home made treats far more than a new pair of wool socks.
The two questions today are:
1. What do you absolutely look forward to this Holiday season?
2. What is the part you could do without?
Me first!
1.- Getting together with friends and family, to share good eats- and enjoy each others company!
2.- The traveling, schlepping presents, crock pots, picking up people, etc... the mechanics of making a party happen can wear you out before the party starts!
Be honest in your answers- these Mini's go pretty fast, so have fun with it!

34 comments:

Kate said...

1. Snow
2. Guilt

Akelamalu said...

1. Seeing the excitement on my grandchildren's faces. Having my family around me, especially my Dad (85), my MIL (80) and my FIL (92) - I hope it won't be the last time.

2. Snow.

I wish you and yours a Very Merry Christmas and a Healthy & Happy New Year Buff. x

buffalodick said...

Kate- You can have my snow, and lose the guilt! Happy Holidays!
Ake- How blessed are you? Parents and grandchildren both! I envy you, but you deserve it! Happy retirement, Christmas, and new adventures in 2010!

tamilyn said...

1) Turning the lights off in the living room and looking at the lit up Christmas tree

2) The pressure to make the holidays perfect


Merry Christmas BD!

buffalodick said...

Tam- Good image in my mind! The best to you and yours!

Marjie said...

1. All the kids are home. My house is loud. My cup runneth over.

2. I've finally run out of ideas for gifts for adult children, so I'm trying to find each of them a couple of appropriate things, then copping out with a check. I hate being forced to that position; I feel like I've quit trying.

buffalodick said...

Marjie- No you haven't! You are just moving on! I am that man!

Brian Miller said...

1. the looks on the kids faces...
2. the fact that it is 4 Am when they start asking to go see...lol.

buffalodick said...

Brian- I miss being younger, as I remember these things that are now gone forever...You will have a wondrous time!

A Year on the Grill said...

Christmas Eve is always special around our house. It is the anniversary of the night we decided to get married. Always look forward to Christmas Eve with my wife...

Sadly, lost track of all the kids and nieces and nephews on Christmas morning. None of that for us this year

Santa Claus said...

HO HO HO! Merry Christmas from me and Otin!

I am looking forward to all of the smiling faces!

I am dreading frostbite!

jules said...

Why can't Christmas just be Thanksgiving #2? But like, with more parties involving crockpots that lead up to it?

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Pam said...

Forward to - seeing family.

Not - the drive to see family. Worrying that the cats will knock down the tree and wreak havoc through the house while we are gone.

Gloria said...

I hope to be all together and all will be happy ..a nd relax.
And hope really jesus born again in our hearts!!

I hate the same you say, the travellers, the people, the pressure you know,, etc.etc.
but really enjoy Christmas, he,he,
I whish you a nice and lovely Christmas and hapy Holidays, huggs! gloria

highlandsranchfoodie said...

1)Love laying in bed on Christmas morning watching "The Christmas Story" movie. It's a tradition with me and the hubby. Also love Christmas music. Getting together with friends/family, cooking.

2) I really don't like getting the annual Christmas gift "want list" from one of my stepsons. Always lengthy, expensive and selfish. I dread looking at it (there I said it and I'm glad I did)

Merry Christmas BD!

Just telling it like it is said...

I honestly hate to shop...I love to give gifts but I don't want to be forced to give them because our world says we have to at this time...I much prefer giving when I want to!

I am looking forward to spending time with Logistic guy...
My son for the first time in years will be with his father for christmas...I'm okay with that...I love just spending time with the ones that I love...This Christmas much better than last year!!!

Although Engineer guy did send me a e-mail and text...I am happy to be away from him

Barbara said...

1. I was thrilled yesterday to have all my children and grandchildren arrive safely (and on time) from various parts of the country. It rarely happens.

2. I wish I could spend more time with them today (the 24th) but will be cooking all day!

Merry Christmas, BD, to you and you family.

buffalodick said...

Griller- Christmas Eve is with wife's side, Christmas Day is just us and our two sons(one son's GF)...
Santa- To you and otin, enjoy!
Jules- Two big food days in a row..Merry Christmas!
Pam- Travel safely, and enjoy!
Gloria- Ice storm headed our way- just in time to drive 25 miles! Merry Christmas!
Highlander- With grown children, the day starts a little later than it used to! Enjoy!
Darngirl- Sounds like you'll have a good Holiday!
Barb- My one son won't be here until late from K.C...won't rest until he's here and safe. Last year rolled his Jeep in Iowa on the way here..

Odat said...

1. I'm feeling really good this year and have the holiday spirit, yet, I feel guilty for feeling this way...oh well, that's too bad...:-)

2. I could do without the travelling thru the snow.

Peace and have yourself a merry lil Christmas!!

buffalodick said...

Odat- Lose the guilt, there is nothing to be guilty about. Have a great Holiday season- I command it! Wish I had a remedy beyond my words and wishes..

G-Man said...

Your answers are EXACTLY my answers!
Have a Merry Christmas Buff....G

buffalodick said...

G-man- Poor Mona... Merry Christmas to to and yours...

Just telling it like it is said...

Merry Christmas! and a Happy new year

JihadGene said...

Merry Christmas LOOONG time, Buffalodick!!!

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

1. The shrieks of excitement from the Princess Nagger as she opens her gifts.

2. The mess. :)

Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas! :)

buffalodick said...

DARNGIRL- HAVE A GREAT ONE!
Gene- Best wishes for you and yours!
Stacy- Wish we had that little kid today! All adults for us...

Vodka Mom said...

Merry Christmas, my friend!

Natalie said...

1) I love giving gifts.
2) I hate missing home.
Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas !...Merry Christmas....!

Martha@Menagerie said...

I think I stay in pretty good holiday spirit and enjoy the whole season for the most part, but my very favorite is still seeing my kids happy and excited when they open their gifts on Christmas morning. The part I don't like much is the fact that I'm the only capable adult in my family. Everyone else is either too old, too young, too far away to be here or disabled, it puts a lot on me. I don't mind, I do everything out of my love for all of them but it sure does wear me out!

A very Merry Christmas to you and yours BD! *Hugs*

Baht At said...

1. making gifts preferably anonymously

2. being personally thanked for gifts

Donna-FFW said...

1. I look forward to my new sex toys each year. The previous years toys are worn out by then.

I also look forward to marathon baking sessions, and the shots that keep me awake to do it;)


2. I hate some of the phoniness that comes with the season.

buffalodick said...

Vmom- Hope yours was great!
Nat- Food post coming up!
Martha- I end up the sole cook, so I understand!
Baht At- Pretty good way to do things!
Donna- I believe you!

ThreeEvils said...

1) Snow, beauty, a few days without pverty (in my life)

2) Family, religion, financial troubles, the fact that the whole festival is based on a pagan festival and everything boils down to religion.

buffalodick said...

3E- Interesting take on all this, not without truth...Welcome!