Monday, December 26, 2011
Santa brought me this cute package early on in the holiday season and I've been happy as a jay ever since. Lovely sales in the shops kept me hopping Nov and most of December. Lovely to visit with returning customers and everyone has been extra sweet this year.
I actually shopped and made gifts early this year. I don't know how that happened exactly since I've always taken to such a rush, as far back as I can remember. We actually had some free days with the kids, and SUNNY ones at that, leading up to the holidays! We took the dog and scooters to zoom around the paths of the gorgeous University of Oregon campus, climbed trees and sculptures with equal abandon. Drank cocoa in the sun. Still cold but sunny is quite nice for us Oregonians. We had a games afternoon and time for the kids to draw book mark gifts. (Whatever I did right, I'll try to do it again next year. )
Lovely to spend Winter Solstice with friends. Xmas eve-eve playing games at Grandma's house with auntie and uncle. And host everyone here on Christmas day. I'm always grateful to have family in town (or close to town) rather than jump planes for the holidays. But if Mom were to, say, retire in Kauai, THEN we'll be pretty stoked to jump a few planes! (Maybe I best get her to visit the island before I get any more big ideas.)
Happy holidays, everyone!