Saturday I went to Tuba Christmas which I understand they have all over the world. T raves about it and a colleague declares it her favorite day of the year. She plays in it so I decided to go see what all the fuss was about. It was quite nice although a bit cold to be watching to say nothing about playing! I loved watching the little kids dancing to the carols and thoroughly enjoying the music!
Tuba Christmas - my friend, Sandra
Dancing to the music!
Then last night we went to a holiday party. The food was great and the company even better. It was an early party - just right for me!
I bet you didn't know holiday wear came with reflective piping!
Does this come under entertainment? As many of you know I watch tv series DVDs while I do my stretches. This week I finished the seventh season of The West Wing! Boo Hoo! I felt bereft as if I was losing some friends! (How sad is it that I feel that way! I truly have no life.)
But I have moved on and I am now watching Season 4 of Friday Night Lights. Because it is only one season and a short one at that I should be able to handle parting with Coach Taylor and the gang when I finish. I have a little thing for Tim Riggins which helps me not avoid my stretching when I am feeling tired!
I had two good runs this weekend. During the week I went to the gym and used the treadmill. One day I was afraid I wouldn't be able to because I thought the electricity might be off. But it would not have been safe to go outside. The winds were unreal! Many many many trees were blown over - huge ones. Many people lost electricity and as of this morning quite a few were still out. We didn't lose it at all which is amazing! I digress - back to running. So this weekend T and I ran 6 miles Saturday and 5 Sunday. I logged more than 25 miles this week which feels so good!
We don't tend to put up our tree particularly early but today I got out my decorations to have around the house. Bare with me as I have many pictures! We always make our cards. We used to be fairly creative but have gotten
lazier busier less creative as time has gone on. Now our cards are a collection of pictures but everyone seems to like them. This will be our 13th year. When I say I am not going to make them I get lots of protests. One year I was sincere so Emily made the card (She put all the photos in a Christmas tree and another year in presents) but it has since come back to me.
These decorations are from when I was a kid! I can remember
playing with them and they hold so much sentimental value!
I love this. Jameson made me it for me when
he was quite young. My husband has had to repair
it for me. Can you see the dear expression on the reindeer?
Our first card - a sticker, rubber stamp and cut out photos
Liked this one, copied the idea from a friend
We always tell what the photos are from on the back
Favorite one ever- we used our bodies to spell NOEL.
Some people didn't get that even though
the word NOEL is stamped all over the card. The
cat even got into the L. I know others could have done it
with better cropping etc. but we were pretty pleased.
Our "lazier, less creative" more recent cards.
And yes if my Canadian friends are wondering
the bottom right picture is in Vancouver.
It's probably hard to see but the two middle right pictures were taken
many years apart. Our son was on Half Dome -farther right - many
years after his father - to the left - and both had this picture taken.
Jameson had honestly never seen the picture of
his father. It is the same rock, pose the whole works.
My husband LOVED it. This is probably
his favorite card.