Inspired I'm sorry to hear that...it must be really painful and, unfortunately, I know the feeling of breking something. I hope you'll be ok soon!
Regarding Bella being whiny, I must confess I thought the same when I first read the book and didn't change my mind until the very last part of the book. Now that I've come to know Bella throughout the books I know how strong-willed and brave she is but in Twilight sometimes she seems to pity herself. She complains about the new school, the kids, Edward and when she's found both friends and love she keeps not believing it...I have to agree with your husband, Bella is really a bit whiny sometimes
Goodnight Elizabeth Christmas is my favourite holiday, too...I usually start listening to Christmas songs just before Halloween...and it means, pretty soon
And I can't wait to put up decorations and prepare my Christmas tree...last year I've done it all silver and blue, this year I'm thinking of doing it violet and silver
I used to make also a nativity when I was a child, all hand-made...a very big one. My father and I started to build the wooden background in October and set the final statues in the landscape on Christmas's Eve. I don't think it's a traditional thing in the States, but in Italy you see different kinds of nativities everywhere. I'd like to start that tradition again but unfortunately I don't have either time or space to do it