Sunday, December 23, 2012

More Holiday Orts

Not much crafting going on here, but lots of shopping and getting ready for the big day.  Here are some orts--bits and scraps of thoughts and events of the holiday happenings.
  • Our former office crew met at a local restaurant for dinner and holiday cheer last week--at a brand new Japanese restaurant.  We had a lovely time though I managed to drop my 3/4 full glass of iced tea onto the table, splash a bit on my former boss, and soak myself quite well.  Nothing says Merry Christmas like a lap full of cold iced tea!
  • Traffic Rant:  I took my mother in law to the store so she could buy some Christmas cards.  Some lazy dodo in a big pickup truck decided to wait for us to pull out of our close parking spot instead of going up the aisle a short way to clearly visible empty spots.  She actually reversed and blocked traffic in two directions in the main lane in front of the store.  I made little effort to hurry my 93 year old mother in law, I can tell you.
  • I love to get holiday cards and letters and especially photos.  I hope this tradition never dies out, though it seems we get fewer cards every year. Ours rarely get sent out before Christmas and that is true again this year, since I just wrote our annual newsletter today and we won't all be together until Christmas Day for a photo.  But I haven't ever missed a year in the last 28!
  • This year a reversal of normal events occurred:  I wrapped packages days before Christmas Eve and put them under the tree.  Maybe I'll blame it on the Mayan calendar prediction crisis.
  • Speaking of presents under the tree: 
This one arrived from Arizona the other day.  Her dog has been keeping close ever since.  Don't you love the Grinch footie pajama pants?  I won those in a white elephant exchange and Erica was happy to have them keep her warm.

Wishing you all warm and wonderful holidays with plenty of friends, family, food, and fun.


Quilter Kathy said...

What was in the iced tea?! Long Island Iced Tea?!
LOVE those grinchy feet!!

Janet O. said...

Beautiful girl, Annie!
IF I get cards sent out this year, it will be after the holiday. My life was derailed by 2 funerals and I am trying to finish my last gift quilt today. Holding my breath!!
Merry Christmas, Annie!

Kate said...

Our cards did not go out till Saturday, so you are in good company.

Have a very Merry Christmas!

Pokey said...

Wishing you a sweet Christmas with all your loved ones, Annie! You are still ahead of me, I think I'll be looking for the gift bags sometime after dark, lol

Vivian said...

You have Grinch booties and we made Andes Mint Grinch cookies. A quieter Christmas around here than other years, so DH and I decided to bake. He's a great orange zester, pretzel organizer, walnuts chopper, and cookie sample tester.
Merry Christmas to you and your family, Annie.