First, I apologize for not posting lovely #9 yesterday but I have a good excuse. This little piece of frivolity was created by Cammy Pollack of Freckled Farm. A sweet fabric and lace flower ornament was tucked inside. Gorgeous!Day 10, from Lisa Thompson, one of the wonderful swap hostesses who made this project come together. A vintage Santa image in golds and creams.
The treasure to be found inside is a teeny glittered star and the story of Lisa's best Christmas gift, a sweet beagle puppy! Thanks Lisa.
O.K. I promised an excuse. As you know, I was preparing for my Bunco Christmas party and all was going as scheduled Wednesday morning as I plopped my 6 lb. pork roast and cranberry gravy into the crock pot, made my eclair cake and prepped my appetizers. We had high wind warnings for the day. Then at noon we lost electricity. It flashed on and off a few times then...nothing! This happens occasionally, so no biggy, I thought. 5 hours later I was in a panic! Cleaning in the dark, no vacuum, oven or microwave, no heat and even worse no blow dryer! All the Bunco girl's cell phone #'s were on my computer instead of in my phone where they should be. I called my friend Sue who was coming straight from work. She said she would come a bit early with the Bunco list. I sent Joe to the store for more flashlights and candles. As Sue was driving up the street the lights came back on! Luckily the roast had been in long enough that I switched to a pan and put it in the oven for 20. Sue cut the potatoes and we roasted them, heated the appetizer, made a pitcher of cocktails and were ready for the girls at 6:30. My hair was au naturale but, hey, these are friends, right? We had a blast and it was all the more fun for the mishaps.
We swapped and stole gifts, laughed like little kids, ate and drank and were generally merry.
I look forward to being with these girls every month. We never have a bad time when we are together. Love you ladies!
As you can see, the food and drink were decimated. Ummm, I do notice which beverage was left untouched, hee hee.
Hope your day is merry and bright, P.
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