I am not a big fan of Christmas parties. I am all partied out. The two parties I was expected at are over..I can breathe a sigh of relief. Goodies were purchased..gifts were exchanged. All is well in Christmas party land.
My cousin was all decorated for Christmas..her tree was up and everything. I think hosting the Cousins Christmas Party may have something to do with that. Most of my cousins had some kind of old lady Christmas shirt on..some had ornaments..some had glittery poinsettias..some had snowmen. I wore my thermal hot pink top..you know the kind..it looks like long underwear and is toasty warm…and being thermal if I have a hot flash or two it absorbs all the beads of sweat. I do not have the inclination to muck up my wardrobe with some fancy smancy glittery thing that I will only wear once or twice a year. How in the world do you wash some of those 3D sweaters and vests anyway? Goodness sakes..I suppose they go to the dry cleaners. I have been there..I take my feather pillows there every five years or so to get cleaned and re-ticked.
At cousins the food was all potluck..I took a pork roast and some Chocolate Covered Cherries and some Turtles..my kind of baking..straight out of the package!
At the Historical Societies Party..it was order off the menu at a local restaurant..but with restrictions since we were a group of 18 we could not order anything but baked potato or French fries..and could not order their specialty a “Sizzler”..which is a decent steak served in a cast iron skillet. We thought we were being nice by making a reservation..instead it just gave them the opportunity to restrict us. I asked “Don’t you have enough cast iron skillets?..next year we can bring our own.” The service was fine..but the food was not that great..the salad bar had no herring and no sunflower seeds. Plus that..it smelled like grease in the place. I absolutely hate it when I am out for dinner and my hair comes home smelling of fried grease..it is still quite obvious that their fans in the kitchen have not improved. That was one of the reasons we stopped going out for dinner there years ago. We most likely will not return for a very long time. I would not have left a tip..but my husband overlooks poor food and feels sorry for the struggling wait staff.
Gifts purchased 2. Shopping days left..19. Decorations brought out 0. Trees decorated 0. The Hand Carved Christmas Ornaments will be all finished tomorrow morning..and Far Guy and I have discussed the tree:)