Thursday, December 06, 2012

T minus 3 weeks!

I can only say that for the next few minutes though. That's right! ONLY THREE WEEKS UNTIL THE RETURN OF HNT! And effectively, even less than that, with Christmas just before that. In other words...plan ahead! And remember--if you're no longer blogging, or don't want to post anything half-nekkid anymore, I'll be opening up OHNT to host pictures. Just don't wait until the last minute!

Just part of the 2011 donation to Toys For Tots!
Don't forget to head over to Ashly's "Toys For Tots" drive.  The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program has been around for years.  Ashly is in the fourth year of soliciting donations for this great event.  She's taking in donations until the 15th, and then heading out on her shopping spree.

The accompanying picture here is one of the many that she posted from last year. She photographs all the toys she purchases, so you know she's not just pocketing the money.  I know it's hard to just send cash to someone you barely "know", if at all, but if there's anything I do know, it's that she doesn't keep a penny of donations for herself!  She's also an avid participant in the process, spending plenty of her own money too!  Click on the link to go to her site and read her post.  She's got a donation link there, as well as lots of pics from the past three years of toy-buying.  Any amount helps--she's very good at balancing quality and quantity!  If you want to feel good this holiday season, donate a few bucks!  Or lots of bucks!  Go.  Now.  Do it!

I love just about anything written by Tchaikovsky. I love playing just about anything written by Tchaikovsky. I cannot put into words how happy I am not to be playing "The Nutcracker" this season! Sure, there's a financial hit I'm taking, but the lack of stress and enjoyment of the season is easily outweighing that concern!

My tree is up and lit and decorated! No presents underneath though. But it's the gifts that can't go under the tree that are the most important, right?

I've been looking back through my archives. Lots of surprises there! Did you realize that the first OsTour trip to Nashville happened SEVEN years ago this month??? Seems like yesterday...

Still trying to take care of the bet I had with Gucci on the Grizzly/Bobcat game. I won't back out of it. Just lacking inspiration...


Cheeky Minx said...

My tree's nowhere near up. Care to come over and help me decorate? ;-)

Chapter Two said...

I am on top of things as of now for the holidays but I am sure as it comes down to it I will realize just how much I wasn't doing.....and still need to. Sigh. Fingers crossed we can all just stay calm and festive

Joanna Cake said...

I will try but Im not promising - I hardly have time to sleep these days, let alone cavort naked or otherwise.

However, my tree is up :)