November 27, 2009

Go Directly to Christmas: Do Not Pass Go, Do Not Collect $200

My Thanksgiving recap is going to take some time and energy, both of which I'm short on today. So I'm doing the meme below with the hopes that I can win this awesome giveaway.



(Isn't that the coolest bike you've ever seen? I could fit Roy, Charlie, and all three cats in that little bucket seat thing.)

Mama’s Holiday Wish List Meme
TodaysMama and Provo Craft are giving away a sleighful of gifts this holiday season and to enter I’m sharing this meme with you.


1. What 5 items are on your holiday wish list this year? A wireless remote for my camera, a tripod, a new printer (ours just broke), an external hard drive, and an iMac. Yeah, there's a lot of wishful thinking going on here.

2. What is your favorite handmade gift you have received? Probably a quilt that my grandmother made.

3. What handmade gift have you always wanted to tackle? I'd love to learn how to make amigurumi.

4. What was the best Christmas gift you received as a child? I loved my Legos, especially my Lego pirate ship.

5. What items are on your kid’s wish list this year? Mostly toys! I know he'd like some overalls as well.

6. What is your favorite holiday food? Fudge! 'Twill be the death of me.

7. What will you be hand-crafting for the holidays? Our stockings. I'm laughing as I type this, and probably only a few people out there will get it. Because as good as my intentions are, chances are Mandy will end up making them all for us because she's a much more patient person than I am.

8. What is your favorite holiday movie? Love Actually

9. Favorite holiday song? I've always loved "The Twelve Days of Christmas" (not to mention allllll the parodies).

10. Favorite holiday pastime? Decorating the tree and the house. It's so magical, even as an adult.

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Today I had the opportunity to sit in my car for a few delicious moments and read. I discovered my copy of The Collected Poems of Wallace Stevens, which has been in my car for years. I opened it up and found a poem I'd marked, and I'm sharing it with you, just because it's beautifully puzzling.


The Snow Man


One must have a mind of winter
To regard the frost and the boughs
Of the pine-trees crusted with snow;

And have been cold a long time
To behold the junipers shagged with ice,
The spruces rough in the distant glitter

Of the January sun; and not to think
Of any misery in the sound of the wind,
In the sound of a few leaves,

Which is the sound of the land
Full of the same wind
That is blowing in the same bare place

For the listener, who listens in the snow,
And, nothing himself, beholds
Nothing that is not there and the nothing that is.


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Hope you all had wonderful Thanksgivings! I'm so grateful for all of you. See you tomorrow!

3 comments:

Bex said...

I love that you had a Lego pirate ship. We had this whole Lego city that my brothers and I would build, it was the best thing ever!

phairhead said...

i can sooooo see you being Lego ectasty at age 8 :D

amber said...

I hope you win the bike o' fun stuff. :)