Monday, December 14, 2009

In Which I am So Grateful for a Healthy Sense of Humor

A while back one of my favorite party websites had this cute little idea, and I was looking forward to an opportunity to try it out! Simple glass ornaments, filled and monogrammed, like so:

So when our playgroup started talking about a Christmas party, I suggested an ornament exchange, in part to avoid alllll the calories of cookies but also to give me a valid excuse to make the above ornaments. I was the only person who thought ornaments were a good idea, so cookies won. And that was that. I was totally prepared for the cookies, as necessitated by a No Rushing Around plan and the fact that we are leaving for Philadelphia early the morning after this party. I have all the ingredients bought (and measured and in the freezer, which might be overkilling just a bit) and cute little recipe cards made. I am READY!
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...or WAS until I woke up this morning to find that another mama suggested the ornament exchange after all and now it's a great idea that everyone is excited for, especially ME because hello now I can make those ornaments. Nevermind that I had to wait for someone else to mention it...that has happened a couple of times before, but if it ends up with me getting what I wanted all along, I don't (really) mind. Okay I do a little, but not enough to dampen my excitement for getting to do my little crafty. So off to Hobby Lobby Bree and I went after dropping Carly off at school. We got all the stuff, and I put them together and painted the little letters for everyone who is or might be coming. I am READY!
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....or WAS until I was waiting for the photo to load and clicked over to double check the RSVPs only to find that yet another mama suggested doing a White Elephant kind of thing and it is a great idea that everyone is excited for. I had to laugh. Of course the plan would change. However, I am having a No Rushing Around holiday, so I'm sticking with plan B instead of running out to find another ornament. Now I'm just going to wait for someone to suggest that we all make our recipe cards a uniform size, or only printer paper size, or only in Sanscrit. =)

10 comments:

Steph said...

oooh bless you for your patience!!! i would be ready to strangle someone at this point! i think you should just take your orniments and hand them out - because they are just super cute!! :)

KKGhoffman said...

haha liz i was thinking the same thing.

Glo said...

I love the ornaments! I just made similar ornaments for our friends and family after seeing them on Kelly's Korner's blog. I know everyone at the party will enjoy them!

Kim said...

Holy Shnikes......come to Gonzales and kill me now - I know you wanna!

Morgan said...

Is this the fickle mommy group?

Those ornaments are awesome btw.

Our Family of Four said...

Ignore any future updates for the group, and I know you won't but that's my opinion. Whatever you do be sure to take the ornaments but they came out fantastic! You are so crafty, and organized. How do you do it all?

Jess said...

God bless you and your patience! Plus you still can have a sense of humor about it? Ha, not so much here! The ornaments are very cute. I want to do some felting, ever tried that?

Michelle said...

Very cute!

Kalyn said...

Those ornaments turned out ADORABLE!!!!! You are awesome. I say screw em' and give those ornaments anyways!!! Anyone should be happy to get one of those! ;)

Heather said...

:( I was offline when all that was going on! I am sorry!! I feel bad :( I didnt mean to step on any ones toes!