I am not sure where I would be on the scale. I don't like all the flashy, hey we're in Vegas, gaudy things that I see in some places. I like the red ribbons, green garland, white lights, and sparkle. I think it has to do with the fact that I can't focus if there is too much visual noise.
The only decorating that we do is a Christmas tree and we even skipped that one year.
2. Is there a nativity scene in your decorating somewhere? Post a picture or, if it's special to you in some way, tell us why. Or do both-it's Christmas!
I love nativity scenes and would love to have one, but the wild animals in this neighborhood would just tear it up if we had one outside. We don't have a mantel or a hearth, so there's no really good place to put one inside either.
I have seen some crochet patterns for cute little nativity scenes. I might get brave enough to try those someday.
3. Do you live in a social neighborhood? If so are you glad? If not do you wish you did?
Our neighbors all around us entertain fairly often, but the neighbors for the most part are not socializing with each other. We say howdy, etc., but "playing together" just isn't happening. Everyone is busy doing their own thing. I'm fine with that.
The neighborhood where I grew up was a social one, at least amongst the children, and that was great back then. I am much more of a loner these days, so am fine with the social level as it is here.
4. As the saying goes, 'there's no time like the present'. How does that ring true in your life right now?
The present is all that we have. Our mortality has been slapping us in the face lately. We know that if we don't do this or that now, we may never get to do it. There is a sense of urgency in our household these days.
5. Do you dread Mondays? Why or why not?
Yes, because I don't know what news the doctor will give us each time we go. The constant hospital/medical facility trips are just one more loud knock on that mortality door.
6. Poinsettia, Christmas Cactus, Amaryllis-which on the list is your favorite holiday plant? Are any of these on display in your home right now?
None of these are in our home, but I love them all, especially the poinsettia. Unfortunately, as I understand it, it is a poisonous plant for pets as well as humans. We don't have little kids here now, but we do have our grand-dogger and Petra might try to eat it. We don't want to risk it.
7. Share a favorite quote from a Christmas movie.
There are several: "I thought so!" ~ Natalie Wood as Susan (Miracle on 34th Street), upon basically being told "Try, try again."
"That's what this hearing will decide." Santa Claus (Miracle on 34th Street) at the committal hearing.
"Strange, isn't it? Each man's life touches so many other lives. When he isn't around he leaves an awful hole, doesn't he?" ~ Clarence the Angel, It's a Wonderful Life
Mary as a little girl: "Is this the ear you can't hear on? George Bailey, I'll love you 'til the day I die." (It's a Wonderful Life)
Conversation between George and Mary Bailey: "George: Your, your, your, ba- Mary, you on the nest?" Mary: "George Baily Lassos Stork!"
There are so many more! As you can see, I can't pin it down to just one.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
"I know what I'm gonna do tomorrow, and the next day, and the next year, and the year after that." ~George Bailey, It's a Wonderful Life.
In many ways, George's life mirrors my own. I can relate to his situation. He had hopes. He had dreams. He knew what he wanted. Then, life happened, like it does with the rest of us. Heavenly Father has other plans for us that we can't see or see but don't understand. Other folks have other plans for us. Our own plans get pushed aside and life goes on. Somehow we get to a point of growing into the lives that we are meant to live. Like George, we just have to come to the realization that, no matter how bad it may seem on the surface, so long as there is love, it truly is a wonderful life.
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