Sunday, December 11, 2011

This 'n that at holiday time

Don't know what else to call the post I'm about to write.
I love writing and feel kinda icky when I don't get to it on a daily basis. 
But the work schedule has been hectic, and the energy has been (temporarily) diminished.

And there are those four (4!) farms I must tend. Insanity, I tell you. I like working on the new one, Winter Wonderland.   

Anyhow, yesterday I was brave and went to Tar-jay. It wasn't too crazy there. I got some things for our family's wacky Yankee Swap on Christmas Eve. A few years ago we gave up trying to buy for people and started the swap idea.

It really takes the pressure off! I just buy "unisex" items ~ can you say 'Ove Glove'? I brought one two years ago and it caused a few chuckles, so I got another one for this year.

I also bought a snow globe with Santa plays "Jolly Old St. Nicholas." 
And a Nutcracker ~ a throwback to the old days, when Ralph's parents collected them. I forgot to mention that our niece who is hosting the party has proclaimed a theme for the holiday fare this year. 
It's Retro. "Vintage Villers." 

Ralph is going to bring redskin peanuts, because their grandfather (Ralph the First) always brought them when he visited on Christmas. 

Our nephew is bringing potato chips and onion dip, I hear. Another fancy and festive item that they used to have on their holiday table.  ;-)  

Can't wait to see what other delectable foodstuff will be there. Sounds like a lot of fun. 


Barb said...

Vintage Villers sounds wunderbar!

Oh, I do love a swap! I hosted an ornament exchange every year in Florida with family and friends. Everyone brought an ornament and a covered dish or appetizer. So much fun, so little stress! Many recipes exchanged! Only one thing to buy... so much cheaper! Win-win!

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

oh i think the swap is a wonderful idea!

smiles, bee