Friday, December 10, 2010

Elf

Elf, that's me, but I do NOT belch.  I remember my boys tried to teach me how when they were young.  It must be a guy thing, for sure.  Now aren't you glad I shared that with you?

This is what I got for my birthday from my son and DILLY.  They know how much I love to decorate outside, and also thought I could use this at the Market, or for cookies.  It's actually galvanized steel, so it will be very durable.  I can see it with little pots of primroses in the spring, or sedum, or balls of yarn. . . .
I'll be doing up a nice one for the Senior Center's Christmas Bazaar tomorrow.
You may be wondering where I stand with my job there.  Oh, boy, you never know from one day to the next.  I still have my job, and will for another year, I THINK.  We lost our cook yesterday, which means they will be bringing food to me from Bellingham, and I will have to serve it each day.  I've gotten very discouraged a few times and have almost quit, but I want to help that center to grow and be a place where seniors WANT to come.
Tomorrow is the big Christmas Bazaar, and I have cancelled at the Market to be there.  Wednesday we had a power outage due to high winds, so only three of us were there and we decorated the Christmas tree and spruced up the place.  It looks really cute.  I have made a HUGE pot of chili soup for the volunteers at the Bazaar to eat while working.  Lots to do today, so it will be a full day, as well as tomorrow.


Why is it you can't capture the beauty of Christmas lights?  I tried this without a flash, and it is really dull.  This is my hops trellis which we string with lights every year.  It is so beautiful.  It is done with colored lights this year, and then we used the big clear lights to accent. 

Time for body maintenance and organizing.
Later, Baby.

5 comments:

Piecefulafternoon said...

What a clever galvanized tiered dish - I love the idea.

Your lighted "tree" is beautiful - I like the way the lights came out.

Barbara said...

Very, very pretty and holiday-ish all around!

Micki said...

You are getting me into the holiday spirit for sure.
Micki

Kathleen From Eggs In My Pocket said...

Love your blog! I know what you mean.......I try and try but can never get a good photo of my tree at night! blessings,Kathleen

Royce said...

Love your outdoor lights, I even have problems getting a good photo of my indoor tree.