Apparently the dryer got jealous that I was talking about another major appliance yesterday because it decided to freak out and take up smoking last night when I ran it. It is kaput. So sad, especially since the washer was the one we thought was going to die first since it has been leaking a mystery fluid for the past year (but still running so we just gave it a makeshift diaper and called it good). So we bought a new washer and dryer set last night that will be delivered tomorrow – not exactly the plan, but what can you do, with two boys and a husband who wears three outfits a day (at home, at work and working out), a working washer and dryer are kind of necessary and since I bought them together, I saved $200 and another 5% for using my Sears card so it was almost like I was getting them free, if free = a chunk of change.
[Aside: Liam is playing the Wii at the moment (Star Wars Lego game), all by himself, and on of the characters shot at him and he yelled, “Dude, just stop it and chill out!” Makes me chuckle, he does.]
1. What is your favorite Christmas cookie?
My favorite Christmas treat is homemade peppermint patties. Simon’s favorite is the baklava I make once a year. I guess neither one of us is into cookies, per se. And we both love Chex mix equally, though he has to have his special mix with just Chex cereals and nothing else.
2. What’s your favorite holiday movie & why?
Holiday Inn. I just love the music and the dancing and any movie with both Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire.
3. Is there a gift that you bought for your kids that you wish you hadn’t after they opened it?
Anything that makes an obnoxious amount of noise, but since Liam’s first Christmas I’ve learned to avoid those so usually I’m happy with the gifts we’ve given them. If we’re going to talk about regret, I wish I’d never given them a chicken nugget, but then, what would Jack ever eat?
4. What is the messiest room in your house right at this moment?
The whole house. It would be more accurate to say what the cleanest room in my house is, and even that I’d have difficulty pinpointing… but after some thought I’d go with the downstairs bathroom.
5. What is the furthest you have driven for the holidays?
Just after college my parents and went to Texas for Christmas – the one and only time we haven’t had Christmas Eve at their house so that’s the furthest I’ve driven. I’m not too adventurous when it comes to Christmas travel. And though you didn’t ask about flying… the furthest I’ve ever traveled for Christmas was when we went to Australia.