Friday, December 22, 2006

It's Friday!!!!!

And the start of a mini vacation for us. DH and I don't have to go back to the office until next Thursday. Then we work for two days and have another three days off! Woohoo! On the agenda, other than Christmas with the family on Christmas day, is a small Christmas celebration with DS #2 and DIL, plenty of football games and lots of relaxation.

DH and I have two personal celebrations during this holiday season. When I built our wedding list database six years ago I included a countdown to the wedding day feature on it. Three months after the wedding I needed an address and opened the database. I noticed that on that day we had been married 98 days and I thought, "How cool to be able to celebrate being married 100 days." I didn't say anything to Bruce until the 100th day and then surprised him with a little giftie. Every 100 days became a mini-celebration for us to celebrate our marriage. Well, next Wednesday we will be celebrating 2,000 days of marriage! We are going to dress up and go out for a romantic dinner.

Plus on New Year's Eve we will celebrate the 8th anniversary of our first date! We will probably stay home that evening and relax. No need to fight all the partiers on the roads that night.

One of the on-line quilt groups I belong to does a Winter Solstice Swap. The hostess issues a list of "guidelines" for accumulating the gifts for the swap. The total value of the gifts should not be more than $30. Below is a picture of what I got in my swap.
Something hot to drink - a box of Red Tea. I never had Red Tea so I have a cuppa brewing next to me right now
Something to think about - Meditations For Women Who Do Too Much. Yup, that works for me. I like meditation books and hadn't bought a new one for the coming year.
Something that is White - a scissors fob with an ivory-colored medallion on it. I recently decided to start collecting scissor fobs and this one is a great addition.
Something to help dream of warmer weather - Easter fabric. I need snow before I can think about warmer weather, but this fabric is adorable.
Something to cook slowly in a crock pot - Weight Watcher's In One Pot cookbook. DH and I have decided to start eating healthier and this book will come in handy.
Something with a snowman on it - Lots of snowman fabric pieces and a snowman topped candy cane
Something with a winter animal - A reindeer topped candy cane. Both of the candy cane toppers are adorable and will find a special spot in my sewing room. The snowman and Christmas fabric she used to wrap the presents will come in handy for making Christmas placemats for next year.

Happy Chanukah, Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanzaa or, in case I missed any holidays, Happy Holidays to you and everyone in your family. I just found Mary Poppins on TV so I'm signing off for now to sing supercalifragilistic expialidocious. Good night all!


Morah said...

Love your swap gifts. Cute catagories. I am working on my secrect sister stuff for retreat. She likes snowmen and one of the catagories is something free or nearly free. I found 2 snowman craft magazines at half price for .25 a piece!

Cynthia said...

You certainly have some lovely gifts there to enjoy over your break.

Merry Christmas to you. I'll be back after Christmas to catch up on your news.

paula, the quilter said...

Merry Christmas to you, too! Or, what was the one on Seinfeld? Oh, yeah, Happy Festivus!

Libby said...

Your swap gifts are just right -- a lot of thought into the categories and the gifts themselves *s* Enjoy your anniversary celebration and, of course, a very Merry Christmas.

dot said...

Great gifts in the box. You certainly enjoy celebrating. I think it would tire me out. Have a wonderful time and I look forward to reading more posts from you in the New Year.

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

You can never find too many reasons to celebrate. Enjoy your Christmas as ours is winding up, Tracey

Mary said...

I'll have to look for the WW one pot cookbook. I have a couple of books with stir fry type recipes but I plan on using my crock pot a lot this winter. It will free me up to get back to my quilting and soups and stews are great in the winter.

Inga Helene said...

Merry Christmas and a peaceful New Year to you. Enjoy your celebrations.