16. Creative gifts

I am not very creative. Outside of writing and occasionally design-y type stuff, I’ve got nothin’ in the way of a creative gene. Case in point, my lack of inspiration for a Halloween costume this year. But one of the creative things I like are personalized, homemade gifts people make, for birthdays and Christmas. LastContinue reading “16. Creative gifts”

14. White elephant gift exchanges

I’m sitting in my living room staring at the back of a life-size cut out of Adam Sandler from “You Don’t Mess With the Zohan.” It was a gift someone brought to our Christmas party as part of our gift exchange – we did a white elephant swap. If you live under a rock andContinue reading “14. White elephant gift exchanges”

12. Christmas parties

I’ve been to three Christmas parties so far, and there’s still about two weeks until Christmas. I have a party on Wednesday and then next Sunday too. Woo hoo! I had my own party – with the roommate of course – last night. In fact, I’m still kind of recovering from it, so this postContinue reading “12. Christmas parties”

11. Madrigal dinners

When she was a sophomore, my youngest sister joined choir at her school. So last year and this year, we’ve attended the chorus program’s madrigal dinner program. And I love it. If you’ve never been, it’s like dinner theater. It’s got a storyline – usually a funny one and the singers perform a bunch ofContinue reading “11. Madrigal dinners”

10. Holiday treats

This post will be short and sweet – like some of the food I always associate with the holiday. Corny? Yes. If you don’t like it, that’s too bad. This time of year, there are all kinds of family get-togethers and parties with friends and many of them revolve around food of some sort. It’sContinue reading “10. Holiday treats”

9. Interviewing kindergartners about Santa

Did you know that Santa is 20 and if you don’t have a chimney he just makes a hole in your roof and throws the presents down it? He also has the capabilities to make a key if necessary. He eats anywhere from 2 1/2 to 30 cookies Christmas Eve night and starts his routeContinue reading “9. Interviewing kindergartners about Santa”