Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Lets Begin Slowly with Memes

I've caught up with many of my favorite blogs and discovered I'd been tagged by Tabor at and received an award by Gill at Thank you ladies! I'm easing into creative writing and poetry by starting with two festive memes.

Share 7 random and or weird things about yourself.

1. I love photography but I can't raise my arms without shaking. I'm getting a camera soon for people who can't keep still.

2. TK and I chat on the phone every other day and since I'm the only one who calls him TK he knows just who it is. I'm proficient at gibberish. :)

3. Everything I eat that is meant to be hot must be hot, not warm or slightly hot. Did you know Starbucks will make your coffee hotter if you ask?

4. Had a prospective buyer for the old house until they fell on a piece of loose slate on our walkway. We're waiting on a lawyer or offer, you never know. We think she's ok, no return call.

5. Must watch the musical Scrooge every Christmas Eve with Albert Finney while eating candy cane hot fudges.

6. I'm getting very annoyed at the writers strike. How many Lifetime Christmas movies can I possibly watch before I explode.

7. I mix ketchup and mayo together and put it on far too many foods. My brother and I were raised to call it secret sauce...don't tell anyone!


1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Bags
2. Real or artificial Tree? Real
3. When do you put Christmas tree up? 3 weeks Dave, 2 weeks me. Guess who wins? ;-)
4. When do you take the tree down? First weekend in January.
5.Like egg nog? Ewww!
6. Do you have a nativity scene? Yes
7. Favorite gift received as a child? A gold ring that said "love" from my mom. (1973 love and peace were big, like now) My oldest wears it now.
8. Hardest person to buy for? My oldest, she complains every year with just a look.
9. Easiest person to buy for? Hubby
10.Worst Christmas gift? Ugly sweatsuit and I don't like clothes for Christmas because I hate returns.
11. Mail or email a Christmas Card? Email due to not being able to write.
12. Favorite Christmas movie? Scrooge
13. Favorite food to eat at Christmas? Cookies with icing.
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Yup, many times but never handmade or meaningful things. Mainly white elephant stuff.
16. Favorite lights? White icicles on house, colored on tree.
17. Favorite Christmas Song? Chestnuts roasting on a....?
18. Travel during Christmas or Stay Home? STAY HOME
19. Can you name Santa's reindeer? Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen & Rudolph...I stole Gill's answer. ;)
20. Angel or Star on Tree top? Angel
21. Least favorite thing about this time of year? Expectations and excess.
22. Which one person do you really want to see blessed this Christmas and why. Pam, to give her extra strength for her battle with ALS.

NOTE TO SARA: Email me at Look forward to meeting you at Christmas and tell my brother it was $100. LOL


giggles said...

Tammy how exciting to see another post!! It's a delight to have you back! Loved your meme...I say yuck to egg nog too!

On of my favorite songs is "Chestnuts roasting over and open fire" too! Love Nat King Cole!

I just took my daughter out tonight to pick out clothes for Christmas...I don’t want to fight crowds and hate returns too! We saved lots of money by hitting up the Guess outlet store. Plus we had a coupon…can’t beat that!

Happy Season to you!
Thanks for sharing all this fun Christmasy stuff!!
Hugs Sherrie

emmapeelDallas said...

I love this, and I might steal it! ;p Gosh, it's great to have you back!


Nancy said...

I must have my coffee hot too...and lots of places will heat it up if you ask. Try it!
What are candy cane hot fudges?? Please send now.

I too, make ketchup and secret my friend, it's called Russian dressing! ; )

More to say, but I can't think straight lately. I bet you're happy about that, now aren't ya?

Love and smooches,

Tinker said...

I'll have your eggnog, since you're not having any :D
I love reading your memes, Tammy - your sense of humor always shines through and makes me smile.
You know I don't think I've seen the musical "Scrooge" (I thought you meant 'Scrooged' until you said it was a musical) - so now I have a new (to me) Christmas movie to look forward to - thank you!~XOXOXO

pepektheassassin said...

TAMMY, GREAT LIST! Makes me feel more into the Christmas Spirit than I did this morning! I wish I had one a those peppermint hot fudge thingys right this minute! A peppermint hot fudge ANYTHING sounds wonderful!

Tammy said...

TAMMY!! I'm so happy to see you back online again!! I missed you! :)

I love that you talk to TK on the phone - and the line "I'm proficient at gibberish" just made me laugh right out loud!!

V said...

Hi Tammy. I hope you`re enjoying your house.

For me, every Christmas it`s Albert Finney too!

Kimberley (at Red Moon) said...

I also love Scrooge! Tales of transformation and love get me every time.

There's a camera that has 'anti-shake' built in?!? -- tell me about it, please! I don't have the rotational vertigo anymore but I will always sway - especially during those moments when I want to be still.

I had to laugh when I read that you guys had to cut the top of the tree off - we have a live tree but its about a 2 feet tall with roses growing around it. Once I get things set up I'll take some pics.

Lots of love to ya'

Eileen said...

I really missed you, so glad to have you back in my blogging world!!
I love memes. You just learn so many fun things about a person! You lists were great, funny, touching, weird and beautiful.

Happy Holidays!

Pam said...

Thank you for number 22, sweetie, right now I can use all the extra strength I can get. As you know, adjustments are hard, but I'm getting there.

Your house is looking very fine, I picture you in your new rooms enjoying your new life to the fullest.

Tabor said...

Welcome back girl! It amazes me how I will miss those special blog friends that I never even knew a few years ago. Thanks for playing along. Memes can be hard and it never bothers me to reject them or have others reject mine.

Sky said...

so glad to see you back and to know you are settled into your new home in time for Christmas. Hope your holidays are wonderful! :)

deelovelee said...

Tammy! It's so good to see you back and blogging again!! I missed you. xo B

Just Jen said...

I got tagged for 7 things too....My youngest eats ketchup and mayo all the time...I never gave it to him, he just thought up and loves it, especially on a sandwich with bologne and cheese...i think its
mmmm.....candy cane hot fudges.....
I've recycled presents but sometimes it gets hard when my memory fails and i can't remember if I'm giving it back to someone who gave it to me...then that one doesn't get recycled and I have to find another home for

Endment said...

Wow we really learn a lot from these memes.
Glad to see you posting again
You have been missed!

paris parfait said...

Such fun to read your answers! I love how you and TK chat on the phone so much. He is so precious, like his gran. xoxox

Amber said...

I didn't think about the writers strike during this down time you had. That's crappy. lol And it is bugging me, because I can't believe all the good political stuff we are missing on The Daily Show and SNL! Crap!


Gill said...

It's lovely to have you back in the blogosphere Tammy - missed you! I really enjoyed reading your answers to the Christmas meme, I love that your favourite gift is now being worn by your eldest :-)

turquoise cro said...

Love and prayers to Pam, Tammy!!!