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November 27, 2006 | Karin's Blog | 16 comments

Win an autographed copy of Josie Brown’s latest release IMPOSSIBLY TONGUE TIED!
All you have to do is comment this week. The more times you comment the more chances you have of winning. I’ll pick the winner noon Thursday, then have Josie inscribe the book I buy from her at our singing Thursday night, and pop it in the mail to the winner Friday!

Now just so there arent random comments, I have a question for you. During the chaotic holiday time, what do you look forward to most?



  1. Mary

    All the gatherings we attend and being with family. Sorry Kars I know I said this before but I am with Gary I savor tradition. Doing things each year that sort of connect me with the happy days of being young. The Christmas Eve party at my grandma’s house were we (the children) would line the steps to the upstairs literly dying until the grown ups finished eating so my grandma could start bringing the gifts down. My grandfather in the kitchen worring over the food (he did all the cooking during the holidays). I LOVE BEING WITH MY FAMILY!!


  2. Amanda

    I look forward to a quiet Christmas Eve. A few years back we all decided to be calm the night before so each family unit does Christmas Eve with just Mom, Dad, and kids or whatever their configuration. The kids are better with a little less excitement, Christmas morning is chaotic enough all on its own.

  3. Karin

    I miss you all during holidays, Mar. I’m just about finished with the decorations here, and it’s been a chore. Frankly, I look forward to it all being put away. But in the meantime, I’ll enjoy it.
    Amanda, my family out here goes crazy Christmas Eve. Huge par-tay. We open gifts at midnight.
    Chirstmas Day is much more subdued. But I cook a prime rib roast and make Maryland crab cakes. It’s a laid back day and the food is yummy!

  4. Amanda

    You brat!!!! You didn’t tell me you made Maryland crab cakes. My hubby will dump me for you for sure now. LOL

  5. Karin

    With real blue crab and Old Bay. They weigh about a half a pound each. slurp
    I’ll make them for you and Patrick one of these days.

  6. cathy

    I love the quiet time at night, when I can just snuggle under a down blanket and look at the tree. All the ornaments have a memory attached, and I just lose myself for a bit remembering.

  7. Karin

    Cathy, I think (if I can figure out how to do it) I’m going to have a purtiest christams tree contest here on my blog. Hmm, I think I need to ask my web guy how to get pics from point A to point B.

  8. LaDonna

    Karin, we celebrate on Christmas Eve; a ham dinner, gift exchange, fun with eggnog and excited grandbabies. Christmas day is special in that hubby and I share a quiet morning, then go to my oldest daughter’s home to see what Santa brought Bella and Hunter. I simply love it! Oh, I make breakfast pizza and wrap it in foil to take.

  9. Tracey

    Okay down under perspective here – Christimas eve is usually busy preparing the food for the next day – since it’s summer we have it cold with salads.

    Our family tradition is to wake up and open presents christmas morning, then have ham and eggs for breakfast. Then starts a day of family eating, drinking an frolicking with some back yard cricket (you know – kind of like baseball with a flat bat, hard red ball and we run up and down a strip instead of around a diamond)

    What I usually look forward to is it being over. Since the kids have grown older – it’s just not the same anymore and we don’t tend to make as much of a fuss. This year we are alone – my extented family is getting together in another state – but this year I’m not going. I want to stay home and veg out.

  10. Karin

    LaDonna, I can’t wait to have grandchildren to visit Christmas morning. I envy you.

    Tracey, yep, I look forward to it all being over as well. While *I am* going to enjoy the holiday, I need the balance back in my life with these dealines looming. I’m very quietly beginning to freak out.

  11. raine


    I look forward to the visiting relatives going back home. :-O

  12. Karin

    Ah, Raine. What is it about the holidays and families and wanting to get rid of them? I think sometimes family guests feel like, well, guests and the host should treat them as such.
    My motto? You come to visit me? Pitch in or don’t get invited back.

  13. Amie

    I like watching new movies Christmas morning after all the presents are opened–everyone gets a movie for Christmas, that’s my tradition. I think this year we’re not going anywhere either, except my cousin’s for the big family Christmas.

  14. Elisabeth

    I look forward to the decorations coming down, too. It’s a lot of work to deck the house for roughly 3-4 wks. I just took down the fall decorations yesterday and now have a mountain of Christmas boxes to get through today. ugh.

    This year we’re traveling Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and the four days after. While I’m looking forward to a little time away, I’m not overly excited about how rushed I know that week will feel.

    The one thing I am happy about is since I’ll be the one darting from place to place, I won’t be responsible for the cooking. 🙂

    And Karin, seriously, I’m awe that you’re just now starting to freak out. I think I’d have hit that long ago if I were you. Try to stay sane over the holidays.

  15. Karin

    Amie, my husband got me addicted to watching Christmas movies. It’s a Wonderful Life and A Christmas Story have become perennial favs, as well as the original Miracle on 34th St.

    We have them all on DVD and can watch on demand, but we always seem to catch it at the perfect time on the tube. The kids enjoy Ralphie.

  16. Karin

    Elisabeth, the day my decorations come down, the boxes are put away, and the carpets are vaccumed you will hear a huge sigh of relief from California. I told hubby last night I was going to hire one of my daughters to come over and do it. It takes too much of my time and my January is crammed.
    As far as the freaking out goes, I had a break through in my story last night and I’m itching to get back to the keyboard. I’ll get it done.
    hey, how is going with your agent? any bites?

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