|Gifts for the Dirty Santa game piled up all over the place.|
The party was held at Mary Nell's house last Saturday, 7 p.m. Over 30 people attended. The club parties are the only time some of the Agility people ever see some of the Obedience people, and we get to meet some of the spouses, who tend to hang out in the kitchen together. Most everyone brought a dish, the dining table and side boy were laden to overflowing with food and desserts, wine was flowing, and the whole crowd was in a great mood. The Dirty Santa game was fun, as always.
Some of the gifts, unfortunately, seemed like White Elephant items, (recycled toys from out of the agility trial toy bin, a couple of bags full of odds and ends). A few people immediately began asking other people to take their gift so they could choose again, or ended up giving it to Kathy for the raffle.
Awards were presented, and Maxie and I got our first Plaque from the club showing his Agility Excellent, and Agility Excellent Jumpers titles earned in 2010, and his first crate tag. I was so happy that his Excellent titles were included, as he earned these in November, while the cut-off date for ordering the awards was October 31st. Fortunately, since the party was delayed, the ordering date was also delayed, so our plaque actually will display Maxie's current titles for the next full year while we work on getting or Masters titles.
John and I took a bunch of candid photos, so tomorrow I'm uploading those to the club's Picasa Web Albums, which I set up a few years back and still maintain. A few other members (Calvin, Cheryl W.) also have the password, but so far nobody but me has used it. Once uploaded, I'll post notice on the club forum so everyone can see the pictures. FYI, Picasa is a Google product, and storage is free up to 20 Gigabytes of photos. Another freebie!
It's overcast, about 46 degrees out, breezy, and is supposed to rain later today. I should get out before it rains, work my dogs, work on my long "to do" list, but I just want to stay in my PJ's, cozy up with my poochies, watch TV, knit on my afghan, and NOT think about cleaning the kitchen or taking down what little Christmas decorations I put up.
Yep, it's raining now and the temperature is dropping. Me and the dogs are staying put. I trust this day will be productive one way or another, 'cause I start getting depressed when a day goes by without my achieving anything! However small, however sluggishly attained, the only direction that makes me feel good is
|Max on top, Willow below|