Jay had his schedule "upgraded" not too long ago. He use to work 12:30 to 9 PM. He received weekends and all major holidays off. When he received his "upgraded" schedule... he lost the holidays... but he is OK with that. He gets paid DOUBLE TIME for the holidays he does work AND he still gets his weekends off! He's working 10:30 to 7 PM... and it's all good now... :) The heater on my truck gave out the first winter I had it about a month into the cold weather. So it is absolutely NO FUN going anywhere during the winter months and we only go out when it is absolutely necessary. Well, this morning was absolutely necessary. In addition to the wicked cold weather, this city does not have snow plows. Supposedly, it does... three to be precise but I've not yet to see one nor do the streets beg to differ. :-\ So we slipped and slid all the way to Jay's work... and then I slipped and slid all the way home. Thankfully, one of my sisters came by and offered to pick him up from work tonight. Phew for family! :)
When he gets home tonight, about 7ish, we plan to celebrate our Christmas. Nina had to work last night... she goes in at 6... and we wanted to celebrate as a family. We will exchange gifts after our turkey dinner. My house smells so yummy! I've got the turkey in the roaster... stuffing, dirty Cajun rice and macaroni and cheese are baking in the oven. Ice cream for dessert. We do Christmas simple. Now Thanksgiving... that's a totally different holiday! I love fall and Thanksgiving... no pressure about gift giving... so I go all out with the meal and desserts. :) Christmas is about celebrating the birth of Christ. I like to keep it simple.
The heater has been going almost non-stop all day in an attempt to keep the house somewhat warm. It's still wicked cold in here... probably not as cold as outside... but it's still cold! :( When I want to warm up... I go to the bathroom. It is toasty warm in there. :) Thank goodness! Baths are not dreaded because of the cold! :)
Nina left earlier this afternoon to a friend's Christmas party. She's suppose to be home by 6:30. So I've been home all alone this afternoon. I love being left alone. I can play with stuff in my craft room... and play I did! :)
I found a challenge I just HAD to participate in. Alicia's Crafty Corner has A Special Challenge going on with her newest digi. She's new to the digi world... only opened up her store recently. Aside from cute images, the main reason I purchased her digis... I have all four... is because Alicia has An Idea and it touched my heart. I thought her commitment to do this is so unselfish in this selfish word we live in right now. I. Had. To. Buy. These. Stamps... Had. To! :)
I used gifted background paper and die cut. Card stock and ribbon are from my stash. I used Copics to add color to the image. I thought the image made a great thank you card. I plan to bring the card with some sweets and coffee to a friend. Isn't that ever so appropriate? :)
Thanks for stopping by. I have to cut this short! I think I smell something burning... I hope it's not the turkey! :-\
Hope you had a great Christmas with your loved ones... I especially hope you didn't have to spend time with anyone you didn't want to. :) That always makes for a great holiday! ;)