Saturday, December 19, 2015

Kindergarten memories

Look! Two posts in one week! Even if this one is very random and just something I want to remember more than anyone will care about.
Without really needing to understand what this piece of paper is for, notice all the "2"s that I wrote.  Some have loops and some have straight edge bottoms.  I have a distinct memory of being in kindergarten during calendar time.  Each day the teacher would pick one student to write that day's date on the calendar.  I was chosen on the 22nd of the month.  And I wrote one two with a loop and one two with a straight edge.  And I got in trouble for it.  I'm pretty sure we were only taught one of these ways, but I was a nerd and used to copy letters and numbers out of books, so I knew how to make it the other way.  Apparently, I never broke the habit and could never settle on which way I wanted to write my "2"s because I use them interchangeable to this day.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

6th Annual Cheesy Christmas Movie Night

Traditions are very important in my life.  This tradition is one of my favorites.  This year, Emily made lasagna, Amanda brought molten lava cake and ice cream, and we had 3 movies to choose from: Hitched for the Holidays, Come Dance With Me, and Oh, Christmas Tree (or Fir Crazy, depending on what website you look at).  So, same system was used to choose the movie--a private ballot vote.  There were five of us for dinner and one person coming later.  We started the voting process during dinner.  We had 2 votes for Oh, Christmas Tree, 2 votes for Hitched for the Holidays, and 1 vote for Come Dance with Me.  So, we had to wait for Sarah to get there after dinner to vote, hoping she would break the tie.  But, alas, her vote gave us a 3 way tie.  We didn't really have a secondary option for how to break a three way tie.  So, we made a decision to call one of our original Cheesy Christmas Movie Night Members.  Joanne became our tie breaker.  I read her all the descriptions.  She chose Come Dance with Me, but she really struggled with her choice!  Also, this was Sharon's first year to join us.  We love new people who love cheesy Christmas movies!

We took the obligatory picture, and as usual, I never know if I want flash on or flash off, so I always do both.  First, notice that the sliding glass door was open in the background.  It was 65ish degrees outside and rainy!

 Somewhere in the process of turning the flash on, I apparently turned the timer off!  I only included this picture because I thought the faces of everyone was so funny!  I don't make a good window!

And the ambiance with the tree is beautiful!  Can't wait for another year!