Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Christmas Celebrations

The older I get the harder it is to do all things people do for the Christmas season.

Though I decorated, we didn't put up a tree because last year the cat's completely undecorated it and broke all the glass balls. I gave out Christmas cards to everyone at church rather than mailing them. (Did mail out to those who were missing.) For my other friends, if they sent me a card, they received one in return.

The weather has been very cold, lots of snow on the mountains and that helps with the Christmas spirit.

Hubby and I attended our church's Christmas party last weekend, which was, as usual, lots of fun, good food, and a wild time as we played our usual game where we bring ornaments, open them one at a time, or choose to steal one we like better.

Tonight, we're going out to dinner with my writing critique group, another Christmas tradition.

Tomorrow afternoon, we're going to my good friend and fan, Sheri's home, where I'll get to enjoy her Christmas decorations and we're going to watch General Hospital together. Yep, I confess, been watching that soap opera for years.

In the evening we're going to a concert given by the local high-school's chorus.

On Friday, taking my middle daughter Christmas shopping. She's the only one I do this with. First, because I hate shopping, but as a pastor's wife they have very little money and I love to buy her some new clothes for the coming year. We'll go out to lunch too and do a bit of catching up.

Next week, preparations for Christmas Eve and Day will begin in earnest. I usually cook for both occasions, so it's time I figured out the menus.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone who reads this blog.

Marilyn
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