Partying was the theme for the weekend! Saturday evening the Mothers of Twins club met in the beautiful home of one of our members. Everyone brought a dish of goodies to share, and almost everyone brought a bottle of wine! We all certainly planned to have a good time - and we did. There's always lots of talk about the kids, of course, but lots of catching up in other areas of our lives too. We played a couple of games and I won a $25 gift certificate to Anthony's (a very nice seafood restaurant)! That'll pay for a drink and an appetizer, lol!
Sunday evening was the Mid-Columbia Insurance party, the company of which my husband is part owner. We met at a nice hotel in town for a prime rib/salmon/chicken oscar dinner including some lovely hors d'oevres, salad w/pear vinagrette, and two beautiful chocolate desserts. The ladies (all the employees are women) all exchange presents, as well as a Chinese auction-style gift exchange for which the company provides the gifts. A nice evening and all the gals get their Christmas bonus as an added incentive to attend!
The Monster Inversion was swept out of town Sunday and we had a beautifully sunny day!! The sun was promptly swept out today by a little snow, topped off with some freezing rain. But the roads weren't too awful and by 11 a.m., I ventured out to do a little Christmas shopping. A dent was made in my shopping list, but there's more still to do. Plus there's shopping for meals, and I must decide what the martini of the year will be! For the past several years, I've served a particular mixed drink or martini. One year was a Lemon Drop martini, another we served an Emerald City which was a very Christmasy green with a red cherry! DH's brother tended bar in his younger years and he sometimes joins me in mixology and creates his own. One huge success was his Skittles martini - can't remember the recipe tho, lol!
I'm zeroing in on that alphabet project, then I'll probably not be stitching for about a week. Gary's brother and family will arrive Friday, my sister and her family get here Saturday, so there's lots of housecleaning and food shopping to be done!