Friday, November 20, 2009

5QF - Nov 21

You know what I love? Waking up thinking it's Thursday then having someone tell you it's really Friday.

That's the best.

And Fridays around these parts mean only one thing ~ Mama M's Five Question Friday!

Ready...set...go Kate!

1. Are you a Black Friday shopper?

We don't observe (celebrate?) Black Friday here in Canada. Each year a group of ladies from my church head across the border, book a block of rooms in a hotel and shop 'til they drop. I never (stress never) take part in this yearly event because it incorporates two things I hate doing - 1) getting up early and 2) shopping.

I think our "Black Friday" is on December 26th which we call Boxing Day. I never shop on this day either.

2. What was your favorite childhood toy? (Think Easy Bake Oven, Cabbage Patch Kid, Shrinky Dinks, etc.)

I had a Cabbage Patch Kid named Lillian Paula and I loved her. I remember the craze these dolls created and how hard they were to get. I actually cried when I saw her under the tree waiting for me. I still have her :-)

I also loved my Charlie's Angels barbie dolls. They had super cool wardrobes and a Charlie's Angel van. I spent hours and hours playing with them.

But my total favourite toys ever were the vintage Little People play sets by Fisher Price. We had tons of them, the castle set, farm set, hospital set, tree house and house boat sets, Sesame Street set... oh sweet mercy. I played with them for hours. My mom still has every single piece and it gives me a thrill to see my own children passing the time with these favourites of mine.

3. Favorite Christmas movie?

I like The Bells of Saint Mary, although I don't think it's a Christmas movie. I also love White Christmas.

I prefer the Christmas shows that come on tv. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer is my favourite. No one is allowed to speak when the scene with the elf pretending to be a dentist comes on. "Now, this won't hurt a bit". Yep, I say the line right along with the elf guy. Conversation can then resume. I also love Little Bill's Christmas Special.

4. What is the "must have" item on your Christmas list this year?

I have it already, and he is sleeping on my feet, warming my toes.

Other than my Golden, there isn't anything else I want or need. What a great place to be in, where I have everything I could ever dream of having.

Oh wait... I would love new curtains for my front door. Something white and sheer with a nice little detailed hem. (hint hint)

5. Do you go all out with decorations or do you keep it simple and classy?

We go all out. Our tree is covered with ornaments the children have made, or ones that Ian and I made as children. Last Christmas our decorations were all packed up in storage because we were still hoping to be able to move, so we bought all new "grown up" decorations. Our tree was beautiful, but it didn't feel like us. I'll be happy to see our regular old skool tree decorated.

Oh and let's not forget Ian's creepy elf that he puts out every year.

Over and out!



  1. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the movie "The Bells of St. Mary" Of course anything really with some Bing Bing.
    No wonder we get along so swell. Well, that and that whole hate shopping thing!

  2. I played with Little People too. The wooden ones and the pink dragon in the castle. I wonder if my mom still has them.

  3. nothing beats having a beautiful and adorable dog. you are lucky.

  4. I am with you all the way on the shopping thing! I didn't even think about the fact that it requires early rising. Not for me either ;)

  5. Dude...I totally need to break in you and the is awesome!! Is Willow warming your heart more than your toes yet? ;)

  6. I had the little people castle set. I forgot all about that. I wish I had saved some of my toys for my kids.
    My mom saved every ornament that my sister and I made also.

  7. Wow booking hotel rooms for black friday!! Are the deals really this good?!?! Maybe I am missing out!

  8. Oh yeah!! I go all out too for decorations. And I usually avoid shopping too on busy days. Hello! Have you seen my butt? DO you kow how many times people bump into me and my big butt in a busy store? Not fun. ;)


  9. I LOVE shopping on Black Friday, but it gets so dangerous with all those crazy people fighting over stuff! I never go alone:)

  10. I left some love fo you on my blog.

  11. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the movie "The Bells of St. Mary" Of course anything really with some Bing Bing.
    No wonder we get along so swell. Well, that and that whole hate shopping thing!