Today was a fast-paced day. One of the main highlights was the Winter Concert. The 4th & 5th grade Chorus did a production of "Annie Jr." and the K-2 kids sang all kinds of wonderful Christmas tunes. And I took lots of pictures. The only ones ready now are (of course) the food pics from the ESL holiday party.
Well, I wanted to show you the Christmas surprises that were awaiting me today:
A few things from kids and/or their parents, teachers, you know. Yes, a teacher gave me an actual knit top! I think she heard me say how much I hate shopping for clothes. lol A parent decorated the tote bag. Hey, maybe it will be my new yarn bag. And another parent gave me that Stitchery book. Fellow crafters always know. It's such a cool book on different stitches for cross-stitch, embroidery, crochet, etc.
After I got home from work, my mom gave me a pre-Christmas present. (We tend to do things a little differently around here...gift-giving whenever and not necessarily on the 25th.) Anyways, she gave me a bag of decorations! Why? Because she knows I'm trying to get seasonal decor throughout the year on a dime-budget and my mom loves going in those thrift and consignment shops, especially in the nearby upscale places. So she gave me this part of my gift earlier so I could enjoy it around the house. (After Thanksgiving she gave me a house full of fall decor for less than $5.00 total.)
I know the real reason for this season is not about giving/getting gifts, decorating the house, or getting off of work, but it sure is fun. :-)
Have a great weekend!