Happy Friday… hope your post-Thanksgiving week (for those in the States) was as painless and withdrawl-free as possible. This week was quiet for us, relatively, I didn’t have any plans in the evenings outside of Liam’s Wednesday night church program and it was nice to come home and not leave again. From now until we leave for Australia, the schedule is packed… if you see me in person, please disregard and forgive any distracted actions or spaced out eyes… just give me a minute.
We started The Advent Book last night (thanks for the recommendation, Kim) – this is perfect for us, I’m excited!
And now time for Five Question Friday…
1. What is your favorite Christmas decoration in your house?
My Willow Tree Nativity that I got from Simon… hands down.
2. Do you finish your Christmas shopping early or are you a last minute type?
I buy gifts throughout the year, when I see something I know someone will like and it’s on sale, then I get it but I also typically have one or two things left to get right at the end but this year I believe I was all done as of Monday, this is unusual. I do have two things left to MAKE and those will more than likely come down to the very last minute because that’s how I roll (for reference: I made the boys’ Halloween costumes two days before Halloween.
3. When do you turn on your heat?
I wait as long as possible, but I also don’t feel bad about turning it on and then turning it back off again if it warms up for a brief spell. We don’t keep our house super warm, but certainly warmer than it used to be since we’ve had kids. Of course the kids seem immune to the cold and run around without socks and warm shirts, no matter how many times I get after them to leave these things on. If they get sick, it’s on them, I’ve done my part 😉
4. Do you ever wish your blog was private?
No, it’s meant to be an update on what’s going on with me and the fam and what’s on my mind. It helps to keep things in my mind that anyone could read it so I don’t have regrets later because once something is out there, it’s out there. I’m a fairly open book, I don’t really believe in secrets (except when it comes to gifts and surprise parties) and don’t see the point in keeping things hush-hush, it just leads to problems, at least in my experience.
5. Do you put your deodorant on before of after you put on your shirt?
Typically before, but sometimes I forget and then I have to do it after. The worst is when I forget completely and don’t remember until I am on my way to work, but I’ve finally smarted up and leave a spare at the office so I don’t get stinky during the day – it happened enough that I needed a solution to the problem. You’d think that after putting on deodorant for 20+ years, I wouldn’t forget it, but yet I do.
I think you’re pretty good at keeping secrets. But I’m glad your blog isn’t private….and I’m glad you have a blog! And I need to check out that book. And I’ll see you later!
We have the Willow Tree nativity too. And my hubs also bought it! It’s gorgeous, isn’t it?
the only reason i sometimes wish mine was private was because of a few creepy comments i’ve gotten freaking me out about who is looking at my children. but as you know, i have no secrets, either. although I’m EXCELLENT at keeping secrets for others-just not myself. 🙂