December 12th, 2009

cookies

Christmas Cheer? (smile)

Two bottles of wine in one evening, no less! (smile)

One came inside a basketful of goodies from Sue and Dennis, who dropped by to pick up some art to hang in the Interim office (what dears they are). They wanted to get Marilyn's mistressmarilyn art that she previously had in her office to put around her area, which I think is so amazingly kind of them! I just love them both to pieces.

Then Kris brought by the new note-taking laptop for the office, so I could get it set up this weekend, and he brought a bottle of wine, too!

(Yes, I had gifts for Sue and Dennis and for Kris, so it was gift exchange time, actually...)

Anyway, it's that time of year, for sure! You have to be on your toes not to get caught without gifts for people when they come to call...

I'm now backing up some of our websites/domains on a jump drive. It's a very bad thing when you can't locate your webpages and the site goes down for one reason or another. So, better safe than sorry. (Yeah, I should always have these anyway, but you know how that goes.) Since taking over the (massive) festival website, I'm way, way more organized about how to do these things, thankfully!

I had chili today (such a weekend treat) and slept really late. Lovely! Marilyn is currently napping, as she didn't begin to sleep as late as I did.

And we avoided both snow and freezing rain (for now, anyway, knock on wood). Yeah, it's still cold, but not quite as cold as before. (brr)

Life is good!

white christmas bell

Christmas Icons

I can't believe I haven't been sharing Christmas icons in recent years! Anyway, it's about time I did so again, isn't it? (smile)

I really wanted to make a lot of icons this autumn and winter, but I've been so busy it hasn't worked out that way (so far). I do find this both creative and relaxing...

Samples:
01.Christmas 102.Christmas 2
11.Christmas 1112.Christmas 12
These four, plus more, under the cut (12 total)...

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These were really a delight to make -- and to share. I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed making them...

hanukkah, menorah

Happy Hanukkah -- Icons to Share!

I have many Jewish friends, so it seems only right to share some Hanukkah icons, too! At our holiday party yesterday we were singing the "Dreidel Song," as new Staff member Pam's boyfriend is Jewish. (Pam immediately asked me if I was Jewish when I told her I knew it was the first day of Hanukkah and could sing along... smile...) I used to work at an office that was almost all Jewish (except for me and one other person), and spent several years of my life wearing my Star of David all the time. (Marilyn mistressmarilyn and I so wanted to go to Israel, but have yet to make it there... sigh... Happily sister Sue suzy_qp did get to go, though!)

Samples:
03.Hanukkah 304.Hanukkah 4
07.Hanukkah 708.Hanukkah 8
These four, plus more, under the cut (12 total)...

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Again, these were really a delight to make -- and to share. Please enjoy!