Well, the last few weeks have been full of Christmas parties! Last week was my husbands work party, which was on the Delta King. It was a murder mystery, and was a lot of fun. We didn't win any of the raffles, but we never do, so I didn't feel bad. I did learn, however, that I can no longer walk in my knee-high leather boots (esp. on cobblestone!) I was hanging (literally) on my husband the whole time! It was so embarrassing! But it was so much fun. They had a dinner theatre, and we had to guess which of us was the killer. They had picked some people already to play certain roles out of our group, and then I think a few were sitting in the audience for a short time pretending to be one of us.
Then, Thursday, I went to a Christmas party put on by Sacramento Moms like Me and News 10. It was at PF Changs and was a lot of fun. It was good to meet other moms and put faces to names (or cyber-names!) The dinner was great and it was so good to get out of the house without my kids. Not that I don't love my kids, but we all need a break right? I didn't win anything at that raffle either, but since that wasn't my reason for going, I didn't feel I lost anything.
Then, last night, I went to a party put on by some members of my church. It was a white elephant gift exchange, and it was a blast. We played a game I haven't played since college called Catch Phrase, that was so much more fun to play as an adult! Again, I got to get out of the house without my kids!
Next Wednesday, there is another Christmas party put on by my husbands work, this one for the tenants of the apartment complex he works at and we live at, Logan Park. That one I will probably end up working at in some capacity, but I enjoy it.
And my kids always have fun too.
Then Friday, I am going to a gift wrapping get together (say that five times fast!) Saturday there is a Gingerbread House Making/Potluck at a friends house. Sunday is the Christmas Service at church, including a potluck.
Then, the 22nd, the community center at my complex is throwing a little get together also, this one I know I will be helping out at, and will be the day before we leave to see my family for Christmas.
All this and I still don't have a Christmas tree yet!