Here we are !! The first post for Bookending Winter of the year !
This tag was the first prompt by Anthony @ keep reading forward, for December 1st. We are posting this a little late, as I had wanted to do my two “mental health” posts first; I also have been tagged by Ruby @ Ruby’s books.
- Answer all prompts.
- Answer honestly.
- Tag 1-12 people.
- Link back to this post.
- Remember to credit the creator. (Anthony @ Keep Reading Forward)
- Have fun!
A Gift You Received or Want This Year
There was nothing I was really wanting this year.. However, I did treated myself for christmas & my birthday gifts’ early with a new macbook air ! As you may know, my old Macbook pro was from end of 2013 and Sheik had done a “coffee damage” in it.. it was still useable, but my keyboard was a pain in the butt – specially as a blogger where we tend to write alot and well … with some keys not working, some doing double letters, and my “R” that I needed to copy/paste all the time, it was a nightmare 😂
A Favorite Holiday Treat to Have Every Year
Nothing too specific .. just bring me the sweets !! Anything and everything sugary works🍰 bonus points if home made with love.
Ghost of Christmas Past
A Holiday Memory from Your Past
When I was younger, we would go on my dad’s side of the family at my grandma’s. It’s a huge family knowing my grandparents had 13kids, and most of them have more than one kid themselves.. we would all (or mostly, some of my aunt and uncles are splattered in other parts of the world) gather at their house, my god father would dress as santa and give the gifts to the youngsters … and of course a feast ! The kitchen had two big tables for the adults and the kids (me included, though last time I was 12.. and pissed about that xD) would eat at the “kids table” in the living room.
Buddy the Elf
“The best way to spread Christmas Cheer, is singing loud for all to hear.”
A Holiday Song You like to Sing Each Holiday Season
I really cannot stand christmas songs xD except one for some reason, the “big time rush” one, beautiful christmas. (a boy band, that used to have a tv show on nicklodeon) ; it’s also a tradition among acadians to have the christmas album “Marifishmas” (2002) from the New-brunswick french band “Les méchant maquereaux” on at this time of the year.
An Unpopular Toy You Really Wanted to Get One Year
When younger, the ONE thing I always wanted was guitars and skateboards 🤣 I of course never got either, which mom always said no for skateboards as she didn’t wanted me to break my neck with it (yep. would totally be something i’d do !)
A Moment When Your Heart Grew Three Sizes
I can never resist thoses cute animals videos .. specially dachshunds/ferrets/smaller animals ..
A Tradition You Like to Do Every Winter
Look over at “Cindy Lou Who”. For whatever reason my family isn’t big on traditions ..
A Moment You Believed in a Holiday Wish/Miracle
It’s not a christmas miracle, not even close, but we did had our own miracle happen ! I’ve talked all about it here; the day my mother received the gift of life, her kidney transplant, even though I couldn’t give her one of mine and she was on the international transplant list as she had way too many antibodies (!!)
Cindy Lou Who
A Favorite Holiday Tradition
*aherm* … I’m gonna dissapoint you here, but we actually have none. Since we’ve moved out of town in 2008, things got complicated and we no longer celebrate at my grandmother’s house.. we just stay the three of us (with the weeins), watch tv, drink alcohol, open the gifts at midnight and go to sleep 🤷🏽♀️
Frosty the Snowman
A Memory Involving Snow or A Memory You Would Like to Have Involving Snow
With one of my cousin, that is about 3 years younger than me, we would go take a drive of skidoo with her dad. Lots of fun !! (before I moved, in 2008-ish)
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
A Holiday Activity You Like Doing
Ice-skating !! Though i’m not a fan of the cold winter we are having, I’ve always liked going ice skating (..trying not to break my neck falling..) ; However it has been YEARS since I’ve went last.
A Favorite Holiday Saying or Quote
I don’t have any, as you can tell i’m not the holiday person here … sorry ..
Spread the Holiday Spirit!
Tag 1-12 People!
Anyone who wanna be tagged, this is for you ! 😉
And that was it !! I had wanted to do the tag, but then wasn’t too sure as I don’t really have anything to share with holiday traditions ? It never occured to me growing up, but upon stumbling on someone having LOTS of holiday fun happening and traditions .. I kinda feel a bit sad and now see how poorly my family is with traditions x)
Nonetheless, as I was tagged I just had to do it, eh? ahah – Hopefully you liked it anyway xx