Christmas Ornaments 2017 || the Rite of Aging...Early BlogIt’s that time of year again where everything is festive and bright. Everyone is merry and looking forward to food in abundance and more family time than they can manage.

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All the best during the end of the year and holiday season!


Do you like to stay in your PJ’s or dress up for Christmas?

PJs all the way! Christmas is the only day it is okay to dress down! I can eat breakfast in my flannels, open presents and even cook dinner (though generally I don’t because Mom always said where clean clothes when cooking!)


If you could only buy one person a present this year, who would it be?

My pets (collective). My dad and I are not really holiday present people. We are always on the look out for them and if we find something we make an excuse, like ‘it’s your quarter birthday!’, to give it as a gift.

Christmas Ornaments 2017 || the Rite of Aging...Early BlogDo you open your presents Christmas Eve or Christmas morning?

Christmas morning.


Have you ever built a Gingerbread house?

I vaguely remember making one at my father’s holiday work party when I was six or seven years old. I don’t remember bringing it home and I’m sure I was not very good at decorating the house!


What do you like to do on your Christmas break?

Sleep! The holidays are the perfect time for me to rest and bring any Rheumatoid Arthritis flares down. The best days are those I take a nap with my three pets!

Christmas Ornaments 2017 || the Rite of Aging...Early BlogWhat’s your favorite Christmas meal or treat?

Mint hot cocoa from Trader Joe’s. I stock up and buy a few tins because the store always sells out. I personally love peppermint year round so I’m set with my favorite chocolate!


What’s your favorite holiday movie?

Rent. The story takes place during the holidays. It can be very depressing at times but it maintains the spirit of the season with an absolutely lovely story and even more beautiful music.

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Candy Canes or Gingerbread Men?

Candy canes. By the way, why can’t I find the traditional red and white candy canes in grocery stores? They sell the green/white spearmint ones or the tri-colored ones but never the plain old-fashioned striped one!!


Have you ever made a snowman?

Yes, at my childhood best friend’s house. She, her brother, cousin and I worked together to make a huge one! That same winter, I attempted one on my own and proudly, the bottom snowball was taller than me; though, I couldn’t put them one on top of each other and it turned into a deconstructed snowman.


Which do you like better, Christmas Eve or Christmas Day?

Christmas Day! Everything starts on the morning of the 25th. I’d wake up early and enjoy hot cocoa with a slice of Paneton (hispanic fruitcake). We’d open presents and just hang out with the family! Sometimes, we’d go to a family friend’s house for dinner but generally the day was pretty chill.

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White lights, or colored lights?

Honestly, it all depends on my mood. My family has accumulated a ton of traditional colorful Peruvian ornaments so I prefer white on the tree; but, sometimes I like a plain tree with colored strings and no ornaments!


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