I'm packing up, bagging up, wrapping up on this Christmas Eve Eve because tomorrow will be a whirlwind for me! I'll be with Larry until 3:00, church at 5:00 and then I'll head on down to Macon County as soon as church is over. I've had such a peaceful, calm December that I won't mind one crazy day. I got all my shopping done early so I wasn't out in the crowds much, although I DID have to go out and get a new toilet seat today. The hinge finally broke after being wobbly for two weeks. Guess it got tired of me ignorin' it. Since I live so close, I was just going to run to Target and get another one. When I got there, though, I could not find a parking place. At ALL. And traffic was horrendous. Did everybody wait until the last minute?? So I went to Lowe's instead. No trouble there. I was in and out with my new beige guaranteed-to-be-wobble-free toilet seat in less than ten minutes.
These are all the presents that were under my tree. They ALL get opened at Mama and Daddy's house. :)
Here are some goodies I'm taking!
Dinner rolls and chess bars that sweet Beth Yoder made for me, reindeer food for Rudolph and the gang that a precious set of triplets made for us at work and I brought home today, some homemade cranberry sauce that I made and a gallon of my apple cider that I made Wednesday.
Close up of Beth's chess bars. There were 12 of 'em.
I put them in this gift box and one of 'em got lost during the move. :)
Maw's sweet little bird casserole dish will serve our cranberry sauce. I am really going to miss her Sunday. :( My first Christmas in 44 years that I won't tell her what Santa Claus brought. But you know what? I bet she already knows.
Here's everything ready to go!
Two huge Christmas gift bags, one jumbo IKEA bag and one Trader Joe's bag.
Gotta leave this in the mailbox!
I have to share my Christmas cards!
Well, one wall of them anyway. I get so many because my sweet husband makes sure I get one every day in December, right on up until Christmas. He sends me 26! He gathers some and makes some. Precious boy, that one.
One more of our tree.