Monday, March 17, 2014
Friend Makin' Mondays - Holiday Traditions
Just a side note - if you are celebrating Spring Break right now - congratulations. I just don't want to hear about it right now (one of the most stressful weeks for my work). I love break, warm sandy beaches, crazy cross-country trips, and relaxing at home - I'm just a bit bitter - don't mind me.
Now on to something much better - FMM!!
If you’ve taken part in FMM then you know the rules. If you’re new, please take a moment to answer this week’s question on your own blog then add your link in the comments section on Sarah's Blog so we can all see your FMM questions and answers. The idea is to connect with other awesome bloggers so take a moment to post your own FMM post and comment on a couple of other posts. So. Much. FUN!
1. Do you celebrate St Patrick’s Day?
Mmm, not really. I wear green, and I have some of my students sing St. Patrick's day songs (or leprechaun, or rainbow, etc songs). But beyond that, not so much.
2. Which is your favorite holiday to celebrate?
Definitely Christmas for all around warm fuzzies with family and friends, beautiful music, festive atmosphere, etc.
That being said, I have an unusual fondness for April Fool's day as well. Growing up, this was a huge and fun holiday in my family, and I still look to find people who can take a good prank on this epic day :)
3. Do you have a favorite ‘holiday’ food?
Um, yes, all of the stuff I am trying to distance myself from - mashed potatoes/gravy, pie, appetizers in general. Good stuff.
4. What do you think of holiday parades?
I really enjoy smaller-town parades where I know a lot of the people involved, and am able to watch with good friends or family, otherwise, I'm not so impressed. That's not to say that I wouldn't mind having a hotel room with a view of the Macy's Thanksgiving parade (would LOVE that) but I'll avoid the crowds if possible.
5. Have you ever been part of a parade?
Yes - when I was probably about 6 or so I was in the Twin Cities May Day parade (an awesome one!). I've also marched in a few more local ones throughout middle and high school.
6. Do you decorate your house for the holidays?
Sometimes. It really depends on what's going on. I don't host people very much, but if I did I think I would decorate more than I do.
7. Do you send holiday cards?
I'd love to, but Christmas-card-sending-season tends to be at the same time as crazy music concerts season, so currently as a music teacher, the answer is no. Someday, I hope to though!
8. Are there any holidays that you celebrate that are traditional in another country, but maybe less well known in the US?
Ok, that's it! Be sure to participate if you have your own blog! I love reading all of your answers!