Check it out peeps! I went from this:
to this! Wah-lah! I know it still looks messy but they are all wrapped and ready to head off to their home in stockings and under my sisters tree.
I’m feeling quite smug about it actually. Got everything wrapped, ready and under the tree. No last minute jamming on everything this year. Most remarkable of all: Glen is done too! That absolutely never happens. He is ALWAYS at the mall the day before the big day and wrapping that night. We have our game together this year and I am enjoying the freedom in it. It means we can say yes to fun fun fun every evening this week if we want. : )
And speaking of fun fun fun that was the triple threat of the weekend! We wrapped, shopped, went to a fabulous Ugly Sweater Party, attended an excellent concert by the Seattle Men’s Chorus, wrapped, shopped and ended the weekend with a family Christmas Week Kickoff Chili Feed at my parents place — with the whole family there for a change! It was a great weekend, start to finish.
Hey and check-out my latest cheese ball.
I took this mini tree to the Christmas party at my nephew’s place in his honor. They have not one, not two, not even three gorgeous trees up this year. FOUR fabulous real trees grace their beautiful home. That seemed worthy of a Christmas tree cheeseball. (yes, I know, I am a cheeseball. I scare myself as well.) And lastly on the topic of that same nephew and Christmas trees, he’s a little “outspoken” regarding his low opinions on fake trees so his brother (who appreciates a good fake tree) did a jib jab card featuring “Ty the Tree Butcher”. It takes something as innocent as going out to find your Christmas tree and turns it into something quite, well, you decide for yourself! It is quite original. But be warned: There is tree carnage in it and its not for anyone with a soft heart for trees! oh holy tannenbaum!