Bidding good riddance to October could seem like I am welcoming the thought of blowing snow and icy wind creeping through my layers of winter wear. I can assure you this is not the case! Winter is just not my favorite game! I am however welcoming the thought of the last Halloween candy disappearing from the spot from which it calls my name. Rescued from my relentless noshing, by a twelve year old boy who’s diet has consisted of nothing but sugar for the last 5 days, only to be consumed without even the courtesy of being tasted and perhaps savored.
As I sit here writing this I feel a strange sense of calm, contradicting the last month of rushing, planning, attending, decorating, creating...I like it! Friday night’s “Ghoulish Gala” was a great time! SIPPS Lounge rocked into the night with great food, amazing prizes, interesting and somewhat eyebrow raising costumes! A big thanks to our staff, or should I say our “Bar Maidens” and “Drink Fairies”, for all of their hard work in making the night a huge success. We would also like to thank Darryl and his crew from Music Centre Canada for the incredible job they did as our DJ’s for the night!
(Pictures would be here if I could figure out how to add them!)
November promises indeed to be sweet. Occupancy is up, the oilfield is abuzz and I actually don’t have any evenings out planned until the 26th Annual Ducks Unlimited Banquet on the 13th! November also brings the magic of the Festival of Trees Gala. I am looking forward to an evening of black ties, wine glasses, Christmas greetings, and of course, my boss trying to discreetly bid on her favorite tree after entirely too much Christmas cheer! The 2008 Festival of Trees Gala Evening takes place November the 19th at the Bowes Family Chrystal Centre.
So for the next week I plan to savor every moment I can. I plan to entertain my dear friend and her husband for a sip of wine, and I may even make some snacks, rather than run into Costco for a last minute tray of goodies on my way home from work! I plan to work on one of the few “projects” taking up precious space in my garage. My poor car will be wanting back in when the snow flies (I promise Ethel, I will make it happen!) And some how I will entice my husband up onto the roof to hang those lights! After all we do only have 52 days until Christmas and playing on the roof is rather dangerous after it snows.