Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Well, Christmas is over for another year and Santa was very good to me again. I'm not sure whether that means I was a very good girl or a very bad girl. In any case, I've been spoilt yet again!

Our Christmas dinner went very well. We have no family here so the last few years it has just been the three of us, which I quite enjoy as it is such a busy time of year. This year we planned on having a couple of coworkers with us as they are orphans as well. At close to the last minute, we added another couple so we had morphed into seven from three. The turkey was big enough - just! - and I made enough food to feed a small army so it was all good. We ate dinner and then sat around the table and chatted for several hours,which is the part that I think I like the best.

It has been a wonderful holiday season !

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

It's been a busy couple of weeks but I think I'm just about there! As of Monday, I hadn't even started my Christmas cards and only had about a quarter of my Christmas shopping done. It's amazing how much work you can get done when your're on a tight deadline. I was able to come up with a design that worked for me; it met all the criteria, elegant (at least I think it is) with a little bit of wow factor. It made up fairly quickly and I managed to get 30 done and out in the mail Tuesday and Wednesday. I still have about 5 more to make but they will be hand delivered when I visit with them before Christmas. I'll use the same design but glitz it up a notch further because I have fewer to make and more time to do it.

I finished up the majority of my shopping today with just a few things to pick up locally in my normal running around prior to Christmas. I hit Chapters - a bad place for me to go when they have a sale on but I did manage to get one Christmas present - the rest of the goodies were for me. I just couldn't resist some of those titles and when you can purchase a hard cover book for half the price of a paperback, what's not to like?

Don't you love it when a plan comes together?

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Since Friday we've had a dump of snow out here on the Coast. I'm not sure how much we got but it has stayed. It looks so nice and fresh - "it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!". The weatherman tells us that it won't last - he says to expect the "pineapple express" to come through sometime later this evening or in the early hours of the morning. That will bring warmer weather and lots of rain which will keep up for a couple of days. Oh well, it was nice while it lasted! In the meantime, here are a couple more of my Christmas cards. Enjoy!

Saturday, December 01, 2007

I've been busy making Christmas cards. I love making Christmas cards and it always puts me in a festive mood. I'm working on a special order so I can't hang out here too long today but I thought I'd post some of my Christmas art.