I seem to recall a Chinese proverb about things being "interesting", when what you really mean is something less attractive. Hmmmm. I think these are "interesting" times around Casa Nana. I have been in for some medical tests and that is quite BLEECH! But more is still to come, so we shall see what transpires. I really don't want to focus on that.
I have been busily working to finish up more little Christmas projects. I guess it is true that you can NEVER start too early. I thought I was waaaaay ahead of the curve, but still working about as quickly as I can. CTA had a meeting and Christmas party on Monday. My little Cornelia (sheep) ornament was done and wrapped for the ornament exchange. I produced 7 dozen cookies
* a piece of wrapping paper
* a piece of a Christmas tree
* a piece of Santa's beard
* a Christmas hanger
* a piece of tinsel
* a Christmas ornament
I was the wrapping paper, so I took a button form normally used to make a covered button and instead inserted wrapping paper. My practice one was a blue snowflake and it turned out quite well. (I can't find it now for a good picture, sorry) However, I planned to wear something green so I wanted a button that would blend in better with my clothes,
Last evening was the trip with the grands on the Christmas Ship. For the past 62 years a local company has put on boat trips, at night, at Christmas, along the shoreline of Lake Washington and Puget Sound. The boat is all decorated and illuminated and a number of other decorated boats follow along. On our boat there was a choir with great loud speakers, so that as we moved along, the choir was broadcast to the shore. Folks were lined up watching and listening. One park even had a huge bonfire with folks gathered around to await the arrival of the Christmas ship and hear the singing. They had little games for the children and goodie bags, trivia games for the adults, as well as waving to the shoreline. It was quite cold but it was DRY. Hallelujah. So we had a very fun 2 hour jaunt along Puget Sound. I think the kids really enjoyed it. They also liked the hot chocolate with whipped cream and chocolate sprinkles (of course!)
Nana had had a request for more pillowcases, so those will get wrapped for under the tree,
Hope you are having fun with all this preparation stuff.