For two years in a row back in 2010 and 2011, I thought it would be fun at Christmas to include my closest family and friends and have them make lists of their favorite things and I would publish them here on the blog.
Looking back, I realize that it was a way to include them in my blogging process but also, let's be honest: it was an easy way to get out of writing a post.
I would get out of an entire week of writing back then.
Back when I would actually write three times a week.
How did someone who had small children write THREE TIMES A WEEK?
As I mentioned last week, I was going through my old blog posts and that simple act motivated me to bring the holiday posts back.
Because I love my family and friends as well as my blog and I love to bring the three together.
But I decided to change up my Favorite Things lists this time around.
I had specific questions I was going to ask my loved ones so there wasn't a lot of pressure on them to have to think too much outside of the box.
Listen, this time of the year is hard enough and I didn't want them to have to think of one more thing for their loved one's blog so she didn't have to write a few posts for weeks at a time.
THAT ISN'T WHY I DID THIS, I SWEAR.
Here are the questions that I sent to all of my dear ones:
What one thing about Oprah annoys you the least? (tying it in with the whole Favorite Things theme)
Who is your favorite family member and why? (should be fun at the holiday table this year)
What is your favorite blog and why? ( they could not say mine because that is implied OF COURSE)
What holiday food item would you take a bath in if no one was looking? (no judgement)
What one present do you hope to receive this year? (no world peace please, we ALL want that)
If you only had the money to make one holiday dish this season, which one? (recipes to come)
What one celebrity is your favorite? (Bruce Hornsby surprisingly hasn't made the list...yet)
If you could have your own television show, what would YOU give to your guests as your big giveaway? (YOU GET A TACO! YOU GET A TACO! YOU GET A TACO!)
What one thing (besides any religious beliefs) is your favorite part of the holiday season? (do not mention snow)
If you could say one word to describe my blog, what would it be? (I don't know if I should have asked this)
Well, you could use more than one word to describe your answer but essentially to streamline the process, I made it much simpler by eliminating choices.
Have a great Thanksgiving this week everyone!
I am so very thankful for all of you.