Hello Blogland!! I can’t believe it’s only 3 days until Christmas. I am SO thankful I do not have to be in a mall this weekend!! Other than church I am chillin’ out!!
The Diva has been a bit under the weather. She has some arthritis in her neck and she jumped off the porch and jarred it Monday evening. She’s not her usual peppy self. I’ve been carrying her to help rest it and finger feeding her so she doesn’t have to bend down. She turned her head Thursday morning and it spasmed and scared her so badly she messed herself. THEN she was all kinds of mad and grumbling because I had to bathe her. She is being spoiled and coddled and believe me she’s milking it for all it’s worth. She’s a bit of a drama queen-as if you couldn’t have guessed that!!
I participated in Lakota of Faith Hope & Charity Shopping’s Christmas Swap. I was partnered up with Crystal in Texas. The package arrived today and well…I didn’t wait and opened it!! Was I glad I did! She really blessed me!
I’ve been busy the last couple of days making cupcakes for our church homeless outreach dinner. I think I am officially sick of baking!! 10 dozen Red Velvet with White Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream Icing and Peppermint Andes Candies Sprinkled on top!
We had our outreach dinner in the fellowship hall of the church next to the parking lot where we usually set up and feed the folks. We were truly blessed by the church allowing us to use the hall as it was so cold and windy out. We were able to decorate and make it festive.
We estimate we fed and gave gifts about 200 people of all ages. THIS is what Christmas is about. Not the shopping, not the stuff, but to have an elderly person hug you and cry while they are thanking you for such a nice meal. This was absolutely the best party I’ll attend this season. I got all I needed seeing those people so happy.
I managed to get a bit of thrifting in this week. For some reason I’ve been able to find lots of those printed gauzy gypsy maxi skirts which I LOVE. Where were they last summer when I wanted them?? No matter I’m snapping them up now for next summer. I HAD to wear one Wednesday-it reminded me so much of Vix’s fabulous patchwork curtains. I froze to death even with wearing heavy tights, boots and a heavy slip. So away it will be packed for warmer weather!
On Thursday I wore my Krista Tshirt. The colors and print remind me of all the cool bright colors she wears. I got loads of compliments on it.
Today I dressed casual as I was adding a Santa hat and Christmas Apron later!
I am one happy camper as The President gave us Monday off!! Yay-no work until Wednesday!! I hope everyone has a great weekend and I’ll be back with pictures of me in the new Christmas vest from Crystal on Sunday!!