Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Christmas at Tuesday 4

I am so excited to be joining in my first group blog post in so long! Thank you so much for allowing new people to join - I look forward to meeting many of you and making even more blog friends.

Here we go…

1. Is your tree up? Absolutely! As soon as my finals were over in nursing school I put my tree up. As I was studying for finals the three weeks before I swore I was not even going to decorate for Christmas. I was super overwhelmed with finals and kept thinking I just wanted to be done with this semester and have a break. Once I finish that last final… It was all about getting the decorations up! Here is my tree. It is fake and about 7 feet tall. My absolute favorite part of putting up the tree is looking at all the ornaments and all the wonderful memories I have from whoever gave me that particular ornament. My ornaments are either gifts or they were purchased as memories from different trips that I took.  Here it is…


2. Got a menu for Christmas Eve and Day? I will be at my parents house with my sister and her husband and children. My other sister and brother will not be there this year which will be a little sad. I believe we are going to have fillets wrapped in bacon and probably asparagus, brussels sprouts, and green beans. 

3. When does it go up and how long does it stay up? So like I said above it went up as soon as my finals were over. It was a lot of work so I think it will come down to days before I start the next semester. We have a dosage calculations test the week before we return to classes so actually it will probably come down right before that test.

4. What is your favorite Christmas memory. My favorite Christmas memory is just when I was a child then we would all get up Christmas morning and run downstairs and open our gifts. It wasn’t even about the gifts it was just because back then I still believed. I think once you know there is no Santa Claus and the magic is gone… Christmas is never the same.  I do believe in Jesus and I do believe that is truly what Christmas is about but somehow a little bit of the magic is gone once you are old enough to know there is no Santa.  These days Christmas is about spending a lot of quality time with my family being grateful that Jesus was born.  When do you open your gifts? We still open presents Christmas morning… But we don’t get up at the crack of dawn anymore. We open them when everyone is up and has had their breakfast.


8 comments:

  1. Hi! Thanks for stopping at my blog.
    Hooray for you for going to nursing school. Lots of work but so worth it. And we really need nurses right now!
    We usually do gifts on Christmas Eve, but this year our son and DIL who live in KY are coming home Christmas night. So we'll do our family gifts on Sunday. We have my whole family - 23 in all over on Christmas so the house will be full.
    Merry Christmas!

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    1. Wow! 23 people - that sounds like a blast and so much fun! Go you for hosting everyone! You will definitely have a blessed holiday - enjoy!!!

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  2. It is so fun having you here again!! Always a good visit. Merry Christmas to you and your family! xo

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    1. It is so fun being back Terri!! I missed blogging sooo very much!! And missed all of you also - although I follow a few of you on other platforms too. Hugs! Merry Christmas!!

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  3. You are a new friend to me! thank you for visiting my blog, (Closed Doors, Open Windows), and now I see that you already know some of my friends! I look forward to getting better acquainted in the future. Meanwhile, have a blessed and wonderful Christmas and the Happiest of New Years. And guess what, we still believe in Santa here...oh yes, Jesus IS the REASON for the season, but that doesn't mean we can't still have fun with Santa! Santa ALWAYS brings gifts to our family...I learned this secret to fun at Christmas from my parents, who always kept the magic alive. My father would go out after we were in bed and throw something up on the roof top and ring sleigh bells and say HO HO HO. We would be snug in our beds and so excited to hear that Santa was actually here!!! But we were forbidden to look and see. That would spoil the magic! Happy Happy memories. I prefer to never grow up. Life is much more fun that way. Merry Christmas my new friend!!! BTW, I was born in Clarion, PA, but we moved to Florida when I was almost 6, so didn't grow up there, but my Dad grew up in Crafton, PA. Small world.

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    1. Pamela is sounds like we have the same amazing memories of the holidays from way back!!! I also prefer to never grow up!! I am so happy to have made a new friend and also look forward to learning more about you! I know exactly where Clarion is and I have a best friend that grew up in Crafton. I actually used to work at Bayer right down the road from Crafton! Very small world and very pleased to meet you!!! Merry Christmas! Hugs

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  4. Sounds like you are going to have a wonderful time.

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    1. It really has been fantastic Patrick but as always, it goes way too quickly! Hopefully we can ALL hang onto the Christmas and holiday cheer well into the new year!

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