I had a lovely, low key day today. I spent it at home until late afternoon, when I went to my parents' house. I thought I was due there at 3pm, but it turns out it was 4pm. The nice thing about that is I had extra time to catch up on the mid season finale of Grey's Anatomy, which Mom recorded for me. Then we finished up wrapping my gifts. Yes, I admit it. My mother helps me wrap. Let's face it, she's very Type A - all I do is choose the paper (I buy my own) and the gift tags (she has a huge stash... but next year I'll be making my own). I am TERRIBLE at cutting the paper. Even if I can measure it correctly, I can't for the life of me cut it even remotely straight. I could do the actual wrapping if she did the cutting for me, but her POV is that if she's going to do the cutting, she may as well do the wrapping, too.
The other reason I was there tonight was because my Uncle (mom's brother) & his wife were visiting from the mainland. It was a very nice visit. I had forgotten how hilarious he is in general, and how amusing the sibling dynamics are (mom invited her sister and brother in law, too - 7 of us in total, with me and dad), as well as the dynamics between the men.
My parents have upset my Christmas vision - they have moved the Christmas tree! The horror! They've had the tree in the same place since the house was built almost 30 years ago. In fact, not only have they changed the location of the tree, they've changed trees. It isn't really a new tree - I won it years ago at our local Festival of Trees (it was a raffle item) - but my brother & sister in law were using it, and when they moved it was tucked away nicely in my old room. I'm not sure my psyche can take all these changes.. Had I known I was going to get such a shock, I'd have taken my camera with me tonight.
So in honour of this momentous occasion, I have a card for you that I will be entering in the following challenges:
CCEE Stampers - Oh Christmas Tree
Catherine &Cathy Create - Oh Christmas Tree
Card Details - All Products Stampin' Up
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler
Ink: Basic Black, Gumball Green
DSP: Be of Good Cheer
Other: Modern Label, Word Window & star punches; Framelits, Embossing Folder