Sunday, December 16, 2007

Another Sick Day

Now Evan has a fever, so maybe the virus has morphed into an infection. Bless his heart. He is taking it like a trooper, though it means we missed the church Christmas party and then will miss church today. The storm never came, which is not a bad thing. Life around these parts, where folks are largely unaccustomed to winter weather, does get annoying when storms come through.
Anyway, I now find myself with a long day at home instead of a fairly busy day of choir practice and church. Not a bad thing either. This weekend was nice, with a good mix of Christmas cheer and getting things done. I learned that the term "White Elephant" does not always mean what I think it means, but that you can still have fun. Ha Ha. Thanks to Christie for being and extremely good sport. I also learned that a taste of the Nutcracker Ballet is just as much fun as the whole thing, especially when there are friends with you. I am just about ready to get all my mail out tomorrow. The 225 stars are finally painted. Packing the advent calendars will take a bit of work, but I think I have it figured out. Come chat if you see me in the long post-office lines. I'll be the one with the two giant IKEA bags full of packages and my knitting.

Also, I thought this was very interesting from a leader of the LDS (Mormon) church that I belong to.

6 comments:

  1. My kids love the reindeer, eps Tori and Katie. The dog on the other hand, not so fond of it. Have a great time at the post office, I love the drive through one out here in Columbia, you can just sit there and listen to Christmas music with your kids strapped in their car seats. :-)

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  2. Ok, I am POSITIVE it never said White Elephant. That was your very own imagination.

    Sorry you missed the ward Christmas party. I hope you got some scarves. If not, I have plenty left!

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  3. You're right Cami-I did not mean to cast aspersions. :o) The invite only said gift exchange. In my own defense, that is the FIRST time ever in my life that a Christmas party gift exchange wasn't meant to be gag gifts, plus 2 other e-vites I received for this month did contain the words White Elephant. I think I'm already starting to have senior moments. It was still fun, though, so no worries.

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  4. it just makes the trading/stealing all the more interesting to have a few white elephants thrown in. :)

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  5. The Francos also thought it was "white elephant" too and wanted to go shopping for a new gift during the party. So sorry that Evan is sick. Hope he gets better. I'll be in the line at the post office with you.

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  6. that is funny about the mix-up (I know I'm a month late, but it made me laugh after reading the comments!) and that was a good article. I've been reading various articles about the primaries and reading the comments, thinking of adding my own thoughts but not. maybe I'll try....

    oh, and that is a heck of a lot of stars you crazy crafter!! what's a Christmas without a memory like that. "Hey Mom, remember that one year we helped you paint 225 STARS?!?!" ;)

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