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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Tis Definitely The Season...

Wow. A whirlwind. Since I last touched base, we've gotten relatively good news from our state government about our funding (which is a big sigh of relief, and there are many who are not in our shape so my heart goes out to them), and I've been to two Christmas parties.

Last night was Red Hats dinner, and "Neil Diamond" was there. Oddly enough, Neil Diamond was in Charlottesville on Monday night and dear SIL had been treated to the real thing! (Am I green? Why yes, thank you for asking...that was the first concert I ever attended at age 12 - the REAL Neil Diamond, and I adore him.) But last night "Neil" did a good job of portraying the real thing. We were a little nutty ourselves...Okay, once again, NO photographic evidence - I completely forgot my camera (which is no doubt a good thing).

Then today was our Christmas party at work. And yes, I did take my camera, but I won't embarrass my fellow staff with posting photos - that's not fair. I will be getting them made up and posted on my bulletin board, tho' folks!

We had the best "craft activity." A new employee with delightful ideas brought plain white tiles from the home improvement store - they were a nice size: 6 inches by 9 inches.

And then? She brought dry-erase markers (low odor, we ARE an organization that assists people with disabilities and environmental illness is a covered disability) so you can write notes and messages on the tile and just wipe it and start over - and all sorts of different packages of stickers: flowers, butterflies, guy stuff, words, strips of borders, boats, and travel, fish. The idea was to decorate our tiles.

Here's mine:
But I doubt that this is a surprise to anyone, right? (click the photo to see it a bit larger, okay?)
It's sitting on my desk - she also included felted feet on all four corners to protect a table you might want to set it on, and a tripod-type frame.

I think I'm going to do this for my grandsons for Christmas day - all sorts of boy things: frogs, and insects, dinosaurs, superheros, soccer and basketballs and such...

I haven't had so much fun creating something in a long while - she encouraged us to let our inner children run free for a little while. And after the year we've had? It was just what we needed...


Blogger Tan said...

That's a fun idea.

7:04 PM  
Blogger Dana said...

Your tile is adorable and I second Tan, that was a great idea. I hope you and yours have a wonderful holiday!

12:41 PM  
Blogger Knitting Linguist said...

What a great idea! I love things like that :)

1:13 PM  
Blogger Brenda said...

What a fun idea! I bet your grandson's will love them with the boy stuff.

Glad your department has funding too.

6:51 PM  

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