We've been away from home for the past two Decembers and the busyness of these first two weeks in the month has taken us by surprise. It seems that every group around puts on their Christmas event between December 1 and 15. Since last Friday here's what I've attended: A musical concert, an old girls Christmas tea at the Empress, the truck parade, lunch with family from out of town, dinner with an old friend, my book club's annual Christmas dinner, the Tai Chi potluck dinner, and the local high school's production of It's a Wonderful Life. And we do it all in the cold and the dark.
That's not to say I haven't enjoyed the social whirl; it's been fun but I'm feeling pretty tired and I'm fighting a cold. The funny thing is, that after tonight's Flyball Christmas party the calendar is clear until the 21st. This will give me time to catch up with the cleaning and decorating, the Christmas shopping and planning, and the volunteering, and oh yeah, our renovation project which is proceeding apace.
We were thinking of hosting a Christmas party ourselves but have decided to hold off until January when things are quieter and people will welcome an invitation out.