Monday afternoon we had the pleasure of joining the 4-H group to take the pillowcases the girls made to the to the elderly. We also sang them Christmas carols. It was a lot of fun and the girls really liked it. We want to go again! Monday night we attempted to make wreaths out of the branches we cut from the bottom of the tree.
Tues. night Nathan took the bus out with the kids caroling, as I already mentioned.
Thursday was Nathan's 46th birthday. He wanted to keep it low key, so we did.
It was also our learning co-op Christmas party, at our house. If we were neater people, it wouldn't be so hard to get things in order for things like that, but the house was a wreck and we had to clean for hours to get it company ready. We also cooked a ham for the occasion. It was lots of fun, and I love having the opportunity to spend time with good people who have similar interests. We had lunch, a planning meeting, a candy ball game, and a white elephant gift exchange. We invited Carmen, our art teacher to join us, and that was a treat to have her come.
Friday was our church Christmas party. Ada was an angel, Jed was a sheep. We hot glued cotton balls to an old sheet for his outfit. I was also in charge of the music and we invited the kids in the ward who are learning piano to come and play their Christmas songs for background music. That was fun.
My friend Connie made this really cool broccoli tree, and we got to take the leftovers home. It was very cute. Lots of the stuff is missing in this picture, but she did a fabulous job on it!
Sat. was my big stress day, which was all stuff I totally brought on myself, so I have no one to blame but myself. I have wanted to try participating in a craft fair for many years, but never know when they are, or if I do hear, it's always on a day when I have other things going on and can't make it. So, this year I signed up, knowing I could only be there in the morning. My friend Laura traded me off for the afternoon, as we were selling her husband's woodwork as well. Natalee came and helped me set up, and we were good and ready. Too bad hardly anyone came. In the first 3 hours I was there, only about 3 people came. Fortuntaley, a friend had mercy on us and bought $20 worth of stuff. That paid for the table fee of $15. After Laura traded me off, we made $14 more dollars. Not at all what I was hoping for. What a laugh on me:)
I hurried home to help Jane finish making pizzas and we had lunch together before Kim and I headed for Fernley for the dress rehearsal for "The Forgotten Carols" that we were playing our violins in and I was also in the choir. That was my first time to play my violin in public, so I was nervous. But, it was dark and nobody really looked at us, since it was background music to what the actors were doing, so that helped make it less stressful.
Too big firsts for me in one day! Wasn't a real good idea, but I survived it, thanks to my family for all their help:)