It's December already!!! Wow. Just last week it was thanksgiving. Time flies and feel like I will never catch up with anything. That's okay, this past year has been kind a of an eye opener and I think 2016 has been an awkward year for me.
Well, this past weekend has been a busy one. I'm back to my regular work schedule no time off until Christmas, yay! but our company had our christmas party at a restaurant called Carrabba's, it's a italian inspired restaurant. I love coming here I think it's much better than Olive Garden. I like more of their selection, such as my chicken parmesan yum! with the side of asparagus and mashed potatoes. I know it doesn't sounds italian but I like how they cooked their dishes, I also had a "John Cole," with a pear sangria cocktail. The John Cole ice cream, is vanilla ice cream with candied pecans and drizzled caramel. Was so good, The cocktail well, I didn't care it was two o'clock in the afternoon. Damn it! I'm having a drink because I deserve a nice meal with cocktail and it's the end of a work week. (it's a good drink but I forgot what the ingredients were, oops my bad.)
So that was friday, and yesterday I went to the Festival of Trees in Sandy, at my favorite expo. With my friend from whom we known each other for about a decade. Maritta, my friend invited me to go.
The Festival of Trees, people donate decorative trees, wreaths, quilts, gingerbread homes to benefit the Primary Children's Hospital. Here is the link if you wanna know more www.festivaloftreesutah.org Alot of families go there and check out the many decorated trees and gingerbread homes, and other donated items. They also have live entertainment as well.
Oh my gosh! I was pretty oblivious of how many were there, when we arrived ten minutes the parking lot was nearly full. The line to get in the expo was quite long, and there was a second line for the tickets. Too many people at ten o'clock in the morning for me, and I didn't have a decent breakfast to endure that many people and kids and more kids.
Why I wanted to go, well Maritta invited me and I haven't been for many years. I think waiting for another several more years is good enough for me. I did have a good time, I don't really spend that much time with Maritta, because we're so busy with our jobs and lives we hardly see each other it's good we get to spend time when we do like yesterday, lol.
We stayed over two hours at the expo, I was done. They also sold scones and other sweet treats and also had little shop. The shop carried a lot of homemade items to sell like blankets, wash cloths, paper goods just to name a few, a lot people donate their time and effort to benefit for the cause. Afterwards, it was time to go. It was getting too crowded for me and walking around made me tired and hungry. Of course, after we went christmas shopping and also had a late lunch in Sandy. I had a good time it was tiring but fun.
What else been going on, or any projects up my sleeve? Well, I'm doing the December Daily. what is December Daily? All I know that Ali Edwards (scrapbooker/designer) came up with the idea to document the days of December up until twenty fifth or until the end of the month. Just record everyday and takes pictures of the month December. I know if ya type up "December Daily," there is probably tons of ideas and kits to start december daily. I know pinterest, the web, and of course youtube will have all the ideas to check it out.
I've been watching a lot of youtube lately about December Daily. Man! some of these ladies are set and prepared for the month of December. The have tutorials how to prep, set up, kits to make, and a lot of ideas for this concept. I was overwhelmed with the thought of setting up and getting ready for this December Daily. I haven't set up my book or I should say I haven't even made my book or even developed the pictures and it's only the fourth day. I'm trying not stress about being organized over this because if I do I know it won't get done.
I'm been thinking about the prompts I can use day by day, there so many ideas out there, I'm picking the ones that will benefit me and I know I will use. I have a board on pinterest with all my ideas I wanna use for December Daily, I just need to head over before its gets too late to write down my prompts for the month. Of course, I will have pictures of my book soon, I set aside my other projects so I can do this December Daily.
Sorry, it's a long post I know I didn't post last week. I've been thinking a lot about other situations just lost track. I hope you all had great weekend and I hope this coming week will be a better one.
|I had left overs and had it for dinner|
|best dessert I had an a while|
|Our supervisor hand all this out to the employees, the thought that counts.|
|its freaking cold coming the the expo|
|yep! that was the line to get in the expo, this was the foyer.|
|I thought it was cute|
|so many gingerbread homes|
|one of my favorites|
|I really like this tree, it might be gaudy to some but I really like it|