Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

Slowly but surely around these parts, Christmas is awakening.

Blogging teaches you random things. Like not to use an iPhone camera at nine o'clock at night in dim, lamp lit rooms and expect great results. So perhaps some additional photos will be available once me and my crusty trusty phone are both available and in the vicinity of my Christmas d├ęcor during the lightest time of day.

I did manage the above shot, which looks, to me, appealingly moody. My youngest children like to gather random sticks, stones, shells, pinecones, and random dried flora/fauna from our yard and neighborhood. A woven tray sits on our entry table to collect these treasures. Rather than move the tray for the season, I tossed in some ornaments.

I am sure that come January, I'll be picking through and finding stray ornaments in it for weeks. It will be like editing onscreen... you can't find the error until you print on paper. I won't find the last ornament until I have guests over for Easter. Haha.

Today, I volunteered at my children's elementary school. The school holds an annual Holiday Bazaar. Parents and the community donate gently used household items, books, jewelry, etc., and the kids get to "shop" for three presents for free.

I wrapped presents today, and let me tell you: if you're not in the Christmas spirit, just wrap a few presents for so excited elementary aged children and you will be in short order. The kids were so pleased to be able to independently select presents for their loved ones.

And bonus points for the kid who said he chose a small beer mug for his dad, because the bigger one might make his dad drunk.

Outta the mouths of babes.


Brandi said...

Bahaha! I'm cracking up at the comment about the beer mug! I think that's so nice that you take time to volunteer at your children's school. I used to do the same for my son up until 3rd grade when he told me I wasn't needed anymore!!!

My Notting Hill said...

Happy New Year! Hope you have a great 2015.