Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Finally Home!

We just got back from Washington D.C. What a great time we had there for the last 5 days. I am exhausted.... so I will upload pictures and regale the story of the trip that became an adventure, with layovers, private planes and no sleep. Happy New Year.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

My First Award!

I got my first award, I am so excited. My friend at Sunflowers, Chocolate and Little Boys gave it to me.
She has a great blog and is a great person. I had not posted in a little while and she was asking if all was well. Well it made my day that she was concerned. That is truly the spirit of Christmas. Thanks Denise!

Christmas Decor Pictures

Here are the pictures as promised. Yes there are 7 trees that got decorated, I was responsible for 6 of them. Enjoy, and happy holidays!

I'm still here...

I know I have not posted in a while, life has been busy, busy, busy.
We finally got most of our christmas shopping done all today. The mall was a bad idea, but we found a parking spot right away and didn't have to wait long in any of the lines. I need to go to Target on Monday morning for a few last minute things. I still need to get some long underwear for our trip to Washington D.C. the day after christmas. I understand that there will be no snow and it will be in the 40's when we are there. But I, alas a California girl, will still be freezing. I am cold now, with the cold we have been having here. Well I guess I will just have to survive.
We hosted my school holiday party last night and it was great! We must have had 50 people comming and going starting at 3 in the afternoon. The social comittee, which includes me, made several kinds of pasta with meatballs, marinara, garlic and oil, and a cream (butter)sauce that I made with capers, garlic and lemon. We also had garlic bread and a great ceasar salad with dressing made from scratch. All the other teachers brought either appetizers or desserts, it was fantastic. One of the administrarive assistants brought her karoke machine and a great time was had by all. Someone asked me if I would host the party next year and my husband and I will more than likely do so.
I wish I had pictures, but I was so busy running around makeing sure everyone was happy I did not take any. Maybe someone else did and I can post some later.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Christmas Decor Day

Today is (still, I am not finished, just having some lunch) Christmas decoration day. Usually we have everything up the day after Thanksgiving. Somehow that did not happen this year. So today, after I got to spend a few hours at the salon. I had my hair color enhanced and blown out, had a eyebrow and lip maintenance and got my hands dipped in wax. The wax on the hands was WONDERFUL! It smelled like yummy fruit and felt even better. I think may have to do that every time I go to get hair maintenance.

We always decorate our whole house for the holidays. We have ended up with 7 trees altogether. Two big ones, one in the pub (the entrance area to our house) and one in the den. There are also 5 other trees in varying sizes and incarnations. I am working on fluffing the trees now, then I will start the decorating of the trees. I have to get back to work or else I will never finish. Plus, the decor must be done this weekend. We are hosting my faculty holiday party on the 19th. All the teachers will be here after we wrap up the last day of school before our 3 week holiday vacation. But, no pressure! Really it's not we love to entertain.