Hope everyone is having a great weekend.
We spent Friday and Saturday out of state, as we were invited to a holiday gathering of my old friends from the previous library that I had worked at for (7) years, until we moved in April of 2009. It was great to see old friends and meet some new people as well. There were over 30 people (with guests), and my dear friend, C, graciously hosted the party. Plenty of food, drink and the highlight as in past years was the 4th annual (Yankee Swap). Have you ever participated in one of these swaps? This was so much fun, as the gift you brought could not be bought. It had to be something that you had at home, so almost everyone received a ridiculous gift. My husband ended up with a plastic utility type light, and I got the weird angel lamp back (that I was hoping to get rid of), other unusual gifts were a snowball maker, corkscrew, jar of homemade jelly, (2) dozens of fresh eggs, place mats, a head shaver, coffee mugs, frosted beer mugs, a wreath and more. The entire group had loads of laughs and lots of fun trading with others....LOL
We stayed overnight at a new hotel in the area which was really nice, even though it was just a (2) hour ride. Neither of us enjoy driving at night anymore. So while we were there, we checked out our old neighborhood and a couple of favorite stores. Even though we love our new place, new town, and are now close to family once again, I do miss our old town, friends and my old job. Working in a college library is just not as much fun as working at a great public library......oh well, life is full of compromises right?
My reading was a bit slow this week. I still need to post a review on Moonflower Vine by Jetta Carleton (highly recommended). Right now I am listening to The Lonely Polygamist (good, but long), and finishing up, A Cup of Friendship; Rodriguez (very good).
I did watch a few movies this week: Blindness (based on the Saramago novel); I liked it. I also watched The Talented Mr. Ripley and an all time favorite, Misery.
This week will include more parties and celebrations, right through the end of the year. (Night a great time of year for dieting).
I hope everyone has a great week.