Friday, November 30, 2007

Friday Five from RevGalBlogPals

Please tell us your least favorite/most annoying seasonal....
1) dessert/cookie/family food
I love all desserts. I can't think of a single Christmas food I don't like. The fact that I can't seem to lose weight probably derives from that fact.

2) beverage (seasonal beer, eggnog w/ way too much egg and not enough nog, etc...)
I have never really gotten into eggnog. I don't dislike it; I just don't like it.

3) tradition (church, family, other)
Waiting until Christmas day to open presents. When I was a kid, I'd find my parents hiding places for the presents, then carefully open mine. My mom figured this out one year and really gave me heck. She was so angry. I'm not sure why.

4) decoration
I love Christmas decorations, even the tacky blow-up kind. I love the lights in the dark of night.

5) gift (received or given)
If I were my mother, I'm sure it would be the Evening in Paris perfume I gave her every year. I smelled it at some point when I had grown up and couldn't imagine what I was thinking.

I hate Christmas. This year we are having a session retreat the last weekend of the year. That means I get no Christmas. On the 20th, I'm having an open house for the congregation. The 23rd is thankfully a Christmas Cantata and I am not preaching. But we have a Christmas Eve service. Then I get to plan for the retreat. I never get to be with my family. I never get to have a Christmas turkey. I can't wait until I retire and I can love Christmas again.

7 comments:

Althea N. Agape said...

you are a conundrum, won't wear Christian jewelery, but like blow up ornaments. but I hear you on the "retire and love Christmas again" part.

Mary Beth said...

Uch. Sorry about that. You got too much work to enjoy it!

Whoever scheduled that session retreat should be made to listen to the barking Jingle Bells song for 2 hours straight. That is just WRONG.

Songbird said...

I believe I bought my mother a lot of "White Shoulders." I wonder what that smells like, really?

Joan Calvin said...

For Althela Agape, I like blow up Christmas decorations on other people's lawns, not mine. My Christmas decorations are a decorous, decently and in order set of wreaths and garlands with tasteful clear lights.

To Songbird: I think they still have White Shoulders at Target. You could try it there!

Thanks for those of you who read my post.

cheesehead said...

Joan! Sistah! I've been looking all over the blogosphere for ya. So glad I found you.

Deb said...

Hey welcome to RevGals and as long as you don't make ME have blow-up ornaments, we will get along great. :)

deb

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