I admit it, I am a bad blogger. Life got in the way, and work too, and that hurt me in the 'post a blog-a-day' thing I had going for awhile. But, I'm back now, and that's good news for everyone.
First, its 16 days to Christmas. AWESOME. Our house looks great (if I do say so myself since I decorated it ALL myself), and in Mr. Pits defense, he is studying for finals, so that lets him off the hook big time. But, the garland is on the mantle, the ornaments on the tree and the stockings are on the fireplace (even Lil' Pup has his own!) so we're ready to go. Big plans for this weekend and next, AND the one after that, so there's lot to do and the clock is counting down quickly.
This weekend is the annual Fundue party (and no, I didn't spell it wrong), its a fondue party that we started back in high school to get everyone together at Christmas time. We always do a Pollyanna (where everyone in the group gets anothers name, so that everyone doesn't have to buy everyone else a gift) and eat lots of cheese, beef and chocolate, and now that we're old enough and have been for some time, there is lots of wine, champagne and a whole lot of gossip. Now especially since 4 of the 7 live out of town, there is that much more to keep in touch about, so it's always a really fun time. Plus, now all the photos end up on Facebook so there is lots of photographic evidence of the fun. Oh, and boys aren't allowed, which is probably the best part of all. Not that we don't all love our husbands, boyfriends and others, but this is a girls night, and we like to keep it that way.
Next Friday is my company party and since it's the first 'fancy' party they've ever had, I have no idea what to expect. All I know is that the alcohol will be flowing, so I will take that opportunity to sit back and watch people make asses of themselves. I plan on NOT partaking in any of the open bar madness in lieu of staying sober and employed through the weekend. I also am wearing what could be considered a not-very-holiday-themed dress, it is appropriate for the dress code (cocktail attire) and not too low-cut. There are many reasons for this, none of which have to be explained :)
Then, the next party is Saturday night and this should be awesome. We have been invited to The Assemblies, which is one of the oldest Balls in the country and Philadelphia. It is invite only, White Tie and supposed to be one of the best parties in the city all year (to be trumped only by the Academy Ball which apparently is just amazing). But, I am so excited to see Mr. Pit in tails, and any excuse to get my hair, nails and toes done and wear a formal dress is really fun for me, so I am looking forward to it. I also have to practice my curtsy (oh yes, I have to curtsy my way down the receiving line) and Mr. Pit has to bow his way to the end as well. Mr. Pit is not thrilled about this in the least, but I promised him that once we get through the receiving line its open bar and an open dance floor for an evening of fun. My parents will also be there, as well as my brother and his date (his best friend J) as well as my best friend C and her boyfriend S, as well as her family. So, it will be super fun and I can't wait to get all dolled up for a Philadelphia tradition. You can read more about The Assemblies here , here or here.
Then of course, what could be better than Christmas coming just a mere 5 days after all that?? Nothing that I can think of!! I am almost done my Christmas shopping in its entirety, and now all I have to do is wrap, which, clearly I love...so it's ALL fun and games from here on out.
Then, I'm looking forward to many days off from work, a low key New Years Eve and then a fun ski trip up to New Hampshire to ring in the new year correctly.
Have fun and be safe these next couple of weeks, and remember, no matter HOW much trouble it might be to pick up your car the next day, PLEASE don't drink and drive. I hate to sound like a PSA, but please take a cab or sleep at our house if you're stuck on the Main Line. I will come get you no questions asked.
Peace, Love and Pawprints :) Mrs. Pit