Why is December so busy? Everyone has lots of parties and gatherings and shopping. We don't do much shopping, but still we are busy. Last Thursday, Toby and I kicked back after supper. It had been a busy day painting with my ladies - which means cleaning house before they all come over, etc. About the time we settled into our recliners, the phone rang. Shay said, "Aren't you coming to our Christmas party?" Why yes we are! Then we jumped up and took off for the party. We stayed up past our bedtime playing games and visiting with people. It was fun - better than sitting in the recliners.
Then on Friday I had a paint party with the ladies from our church. I just put out the invitation at church not knowing who exactly would come. I had ten ladies show up. It was a perfect fit around the two tables I had set up. I also had the ladies bring finger food. Geeze Louise, they brought a feast. I wanted to stay in the other room with the food. I had cleared a place for food in my art room, but there was too much food, so we moved it to the kitchen. After giving a little speech about canvas, paints, brushes, and drawing (tracing if they wanted), everyone picked a snowman and went at it. They really did a great job needing very little help. Still, I was not able to paint with them, because I was helping here and there. So, I had access to food drink :) between helping the ladies.
Here are several of the snowmen that my friends painted: