oh, people. i’ve stopped giggling about yesterday’s photographs long enough to try to write something. we’ll see how it goes.
this is my favorite piece of the holidays, the readying. (i think i’ve mentioned that before.) the wrapping. the making & baking & writing & stacking of boxes. i love to think about people i love and what i can give that will make them smile. i love walking into the post office, laden with brown paper packages, and walking out with empty arms. i love the camaraderie in a line at the post office in december. call me crazy, but i do.
what else i love is this: the annual white elephant holiday party with my friends! it’s happening on saturday and i am thoroughly stoked. (of note: parties and i are not best friends, but this one? so good.) i will be there wearing a new dress. (don’t ask where i got it, ok?) i’ll be bringing bacon wrapped dates stuffed with blue cheese. it’s that sort of party… over the top. it’s the sort of party that mentions amy’s homemade eggnog and the phone number for radio cab in the same sentence. the other thing about the party is the gifts. the whole premise is that the gift we bring must be coveted by someone. competition is fierce; rules are complicated and change each year, depending on who is hosting. i am very excited about the thing i’m bringing, in that box up there. you’ll find out what it is soon enough. think of that box (and the envelope) as a sneak peek into something totally awesome. and then just wait. it’ll feel like christmas when you see what’s in there. you just might fall in love. i think you will.
what are up your sleeves for this weekend? how will you steep it in wonderful?
ps. julie asked about how white elephants work, so i wrote up a totally long-winded answer in the comments area, if you’re curious and want to become the coolest party host ever. ha.