You might be wondering, “So what the heck is this Monday Poll thing anyway?”
Well, it isn’t much of a poll. It’s more just a constantly evolving (devolving?), somewhat random list of questions I’ve been putting out to readers every Monday morning for the past four years. I’ve always enjoyed reading your answers in the comments, and I hope you enjoy reading mine.
Iâ€™ve got a to-do list as long as my leg, but I feel like I have a pretty good handle on everything. Got my organization on this â€œay em.â€
- If you had to give up one, eyeshadow or lipstick, which would you keep?
Lipstick, for sure. Sometimes it comes down to ease of use, and I canâ€™t think of a quicker, easier way to look like I actually tried to put myself together than popping some color on my lips.
But what a cruel, cruel question… Iâ€™d hate to give up eyeshadow, but letâ€™s assume in this little fiction of ours that you can still wear eyeliner. Blacktrack and Powersurge 4ever!
- Do you have a favorite necklace?
Not that I can think of right now. I’ve had favorite necklaces over the years, though, like the silver Tiffany heart I bought for myself with my winnings from a slot machine in Vegas 10 years ago, but I haven’t really been into necklaces lately…
The ones I have always get caught in my hair, and I have a bad habit of losing jewelry.
Earrings, though, I love and wear a lot.
- Are you more into vintage or modern style?
How about mostly modern with vintage accents?
- Where will you be spending the holidays this year?
Two places. Redding, which is a town up near the Oregon border where El Hubâ€™s parents live now, and Union City, which is where my parents live in the East Bay Area about 40 miles from here.
Lots of driving, but since my family celebrates on Christmas Eve, and El Hubâ€™s celebrates on Christmas morning, it works out.
- Whatâ€™s something you realize that youâ€™re irrational about?
Calling Kaiser to make appointments to see my doctor.
I like to think of myself as a pretty rational, reasonable person (except for the whole cats and makeup thing), but I lose it every time I have to call Kaiser to make an appointment. Sorry to any Kaiser employees out there, but that phone system is a mess. Iâ€™m getting shuffled around to at least three different departments, and I either end up raising my voice or crying by the end of it.
Iâ€™m sure there are many nice folks manning those phone lines…but I never seem to run into them. Grrr…
- Do you like cheesy holidays movies?
Do I! Elf is one of my favorites. Matter of fact, itâ€™s saved on the Tivo right now, and don’t even get me started on those Hallmark and ABC Family Christmas flicks. I plan to watch a ton of them this month, whee!
- Will you be hanging a wreath on your door this year?
I will. I usually get one from Trader Joe’s, which reminds me…I need to do that.
I like the pine ones with the tiny little pine cones… I love that smell!
- What are two things that always help your week get off to a good start?
Coffee and avoiding my email until 10.
- Weekly goals:
This is the week. This is it! I want to start doing my Christmas shopping (no procrastinating!), look around for a rug to put under the dining room table, and put up a Christmas tree.
Among all of the other non-holiday tasks and projects, of course.
G’morning, sweets! Happy Monday — the first Monday of December.
Before you know it, weâ€™ll be wishing each other a happy new year.
So…letâ€™s just do that now. Happy New Year!!
This year, my overall plan for the holidays is to just enjoy every second, starting right now with todayâ€™s Monday Poll, and I hope you join me.
To complete the Monday Poll, just copy the following list, and paste it with your answers in the comments.
2. If you had to give up one, eyeshadow or lipstick, which would you keep?
3. Do you have a favorite necklace?
4. Are you more into vintage or modern style?
5. Where will you spending the holidays this year?
6. Whatâ€™s something you realize youâ€™re irrational about?
7. Do you like cheesy holidays movies?
8. Will you be hanging a wreath on your door this year?
9. What are two things that always help your week get off to a good start?
10. Weekly goals:
I want you to have a great, wonderful day today, and please, take a moment to remind yourself that you’re beautiful, both inside and out!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,