Monday, December 23, 2013
I feel like my vacation finally started today! Well, it started a day early because I was too sick to go to work today but now I'm free to relax pretty much until the new year.
This weekend was one of the most non-stop 3 days I've had in a while. It started with a trip up to my hometown to see my best friend Lauren, and attend a sort of high school reunion night. It was nice to see people I haven't heard from in years (it's scary to think I graduated high school over 4 years ago..) I don't get to see Lauren nearly as often as I'd like, so it was the best to get to hang out with her even if it was just for a night. I had to head out early the next morning because there was a storm coming, and I needed to be home for our Saturday night plans.
Every year, all of our friends get together for a big Christmas party (called Crewmas) where we exchange Secret Santa gifts, drink, and enjoy each other's company since so many have moved to new towns. This year, no one was able to host the event so I volunteered our apartment. I was pleasantly surprised at how well 30+ people fit into our small space without feeling overly crowded. The storm I mentioned above did eventually hit, knocking our power out temporarily. Some nearby places in Ontario are still without power.. yikes.
I also finished all of my shopping/drawing and wrapping gifts this weekend. If I'd had the time, all of my family would receive a handmade gift, but time was tight so my brother is the only one this year. I try to dress up craft paper in a new way each year, instead of just buying red+white paper. This year, I tried my hand at potato stamping for the first time since I was in kindergarten. I used a white acrylic paint, instead of ink, so it would stand out more.
On another note, the winner of my 3 art prints is Emily of Some Girl ! Congratulations, and thanks to everyone who entered! I'll look at doing this again very soon.
If I don't post anything tomorrow, be sure to have a happy and safe Christmas!