But I always love hearing what my friends are doing this time of year. So I decided to formulate some of my "what do YOU do" questions into a short survey! Unfortunately, because I'm not about to pay the premium price at SurveyMonkey, you don't get to see the results (which is the funnest part about a survey.) But I'll share the answers!
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Cards -- while slaving away at the computer creating too many options, I've been wondering what my other friends are whipping up. Every year, I go through the dilemma of whether to include a picture of me & Chad on our card, or keep it just kids. I always enjoy seeing my friends' faces, not just their kids... especially those friends I never see! But even though I wasn't planning on being in a picture (and was sporting bad hair), you'll be seeing my mug and Chad's on our card this year. You know, our big fat fake family photo. : )
Tree - we went FAKE this year. I know. Yuck. But two years ago, we spent a lot of money on a nice fresh one from a local tree farm, and it ended up being infested with bugs. We had ornaments covered in sticky goo with dead bugs caked on. It was horrible. So we bought a fake one last year and decided when we didn't feel like getting a real one (like when we have 2 small kids at home who could care less), we could whip out some artificial goodness. And for the first time EVER, we got our tree up in November (two days after Thanksgiving.)
AND, to mix things up a bit, I pulled out only red or green ornaments from my tubs (leaving the blue, purple, pink, yellow, and silver ornaments for another year.)
Shopping - I have officially checked ONE person off my list. Yep. I have a ton of shopping to do. I used to be a shop-in-August kind of girl... then I became a shop-on-Christmas Eve-with-the-men kind of girl. Now I'm somewhere in between. And only once (ONCE!) have I ever gone shopping on Black Friday.
(I may have a few presents for Chadly too, including a Husky-inspired creation, perfect for our upcoming butt-whoopin' the Dawgs are gonna do in the Apple Cup this weekend!!)
Take the quiz and leave me a comment with explanations, if you want! Happy card-making, tree-decorating, and gift-shopping! Oh, and migraine-relieving and feet-massaging. : )