Weekend Update

~Friday night was NavyGuy’s squadron Holiday party for all of the officers and their spouses. The XO (executive officer… second highest guy in the squadron) hosted, and I was pretty nervous. I didn’t want to embarrass NavyGuy or ruin his reputation right off the bat.

The night ended up being fairly tame and manageable – a buffet of tasty food and sitting around chatting with the few wives that I am starting to get to know. My only real slip up was letting it be known that NavyGuy has used my scrapbooking tools to make his flight charts… I’ll definitely feel bad if his call sign ends up being “Scrappy” because of my big mouth.

~Saturday, NavyGuy and I were all kinds of holiday productive. We bought our new (fake) Christmas tree, which I then set up and decorated beeeeeautifully (pics to come). We also got some shopping done, set up the Willow Tree Nativity set (which NavyGuy thinks is creepy cuz the figurines have no faces and he’s threatened to have our future children draw smiles in with sharpies…), and I finally decided on a design for our Christmas cards. They still aren’t done, but at least some of the paper has been cut…

~Sunday I had to work. Blah. Then I made Chocolate Peanut Butter Wheat Thins* for a Christmas Cookie Exchange party with “the wives.” Well, I remade the wheat thin cookies, cuz the first attempt was a disaster – I bought unsweetened chocolate and didn’t realize until I tasted one of the finished treats. Not good. Not good at all. Luckily, the second attempt was a success, and the wives enjoyed the treats. It was nice to sit and chat with a smaller group (and eat lots of sweets), plus I came home with extra cookies for NavyGuy and several new recipes to try out before Christmas.

How was your weekend? What holiday projects did you accomplish? Any fun Christmas parties you’re looking forward to? Suggestions for possible call signs for NavyGuy that would be less embarrassing than something craft-related?

*Recipe: Slather peanut butter between two wheat thin crackers. Dip in melted baker’s chocolate. Refrigerate. Enjoy.

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