December 19, 2003

It's a Party, Smarty

Christmas parties always, always make me a little bit nervous. The people. The crush of forced conversation. The nasty appetizers that you aren't sure have been cooked long enough.

Well, I am going to one party tonight that I have attended since childhood. It is at my pastor's home. I love it. The one party that I can endure. It is like a family reunion without the blood link to everyone. More like a spiritual bond. Definitely.

My pastor's alpine-inspired house is the epitome of hominess: big overstuffed couches, fireplaces, lights on their three trees, and a huge bear rug for those unlucky people that can't get on one of the big overstuffed couches (ME). And food that you can eat because you can trust the "mothers" of the church to cook things thoroughly. And most importantly, no alcohol!!!!!

This year, more than any other, I am looking forward to it all. My hair isn't going to be wet from swim practice (high school sports are finished!!!) The snow is beautiful. The cold even--it makes me feel alive. I have also invested in some very warm sweaters (thank you, Gabes). Winter road conditions still frighten me, but I am (excuse the reverse pun) warming up to the season.

It is sort of a dark love that I never thought to take notice of. Boy, am I bad with puns tonight. I need to get pretty...gotta plug in the curlers and pile on the makeup...please excuse me. Even churchy girls should look pretty for parties. hehehe.

Posted by Amanda Cochran at December 19, 2003 4:34 PM

You are so totally right! I go to a Christmas party at my deacon's house every year, its soooooo much fun!

Posted by: Diana at December 19, 2003 9:10 PM

Wow! That sounds like a blast. I am so totally jealous. I haven't been to any Christmas parties yet this year. Make sure to tell all about it!


Posted by: Tiffany at December 19, 2003 10:24 PM

The party went off without a hitch. We all had a wonderful time.

The conversation was wonderful. I love sitting in the middle of a room and hear everything--all 30 conversations at once. My cousin Amy taught me the importance of this trick. When you do this, you can hear everything, and that way, if something gets boring or too controversial, you can step out and join another. Socializing is an art form.

And tonight I am going caroling with my church to local nursing homes. How I have missed caroling!!

One bad thing about the party, though, was that it ended early for me. I had to go to work--10:30-6:30 a.m. UGLY.

Thank goodness I only work two days there!

Well, maybe there was one hitch--tall, dark and handsome. Need I say more? Well, I know you probably want me to, but let's just leave it at that right now...

Posted by: Amanda at December 20, 2003 1:13 PM

"The snow is beautiful. The cold even--it makes me feel alive... Winter road conditions still frighten me, but I am (excuse the reverse pun) warming up to the season."


I rest my case. Winter is the best. You're learning all my favorite things about the season by just hanging around with me, aren't you dearest? ;)

Wish I had a Christmas party to attend... *pouting*

Posted by: Karissa at December 22, 2003 4:59 PM
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