Are you ready? I'm about to run out to the grocery store for a few extra things...and then I'll come home and wrap presents. Tonight, we're driving to Niagara Falls to see the annual Christmas lights extravaganza and then take Newman for a nice long walk. Tomorrow we spend the day with my parents and my brothers and on Boxing Day we're having Tim's family for dinner. A very nice Christmas itinerary and I'm looking forward to it.
I hope you all have special plans and are spending them with the ones who matter most to you!
I'm not big on jewelry...for me personally, I mean. Aside from my wedding ring, earrings are usually the extent of my baubly. So when it comes to neck camoflage, big chunky necklaces aren't going to part of my plan of attack. Likewise with scarves. While I think they look very chic on other women...I just can't seem to get the hang of the whole casually draped hip look. My scarf-wearing is limited to my late evening walks with the dog...and believe me, it's all about warmth not fashion. And turtle necks? I used to love wearing turtle necks...but sometime into my thirties they started to make me feel choked. I don't know why. For lack of any other explanation, I'm going to blame it on my catch-all excuse: hormones.
Anyway, a friend sent me this youtube video on tying scarves and I thought I'd share it with you here. Just because I can't swing the hip look, doesn't mean I can't pass along a little tip or two. After all, we gals have to stick together.
If you're coming to my blog, I'm guessing you enjoy comics...so I'd like to give a shout-out to some of my talented cartooning friends who have book collections you might be interested in giving as a gift or to yourself!
The following is a recent e-mail exchange between me and a friend who have been trying to find a mutually agreeable time to connect and catch up:
Me:got time for coffee Thursday evening?
Her:coffee or the George Clooney movie?
Me:I could probably use a little George as of late.
I've read that having friends is actually a health benefit that can add years to your life. I believe this whole-heartedly. I mean, staring at George for an hour and a half is DEFINITELY going to lower my stress level. Thank you to my friend...she's really got my back.
I'm taking today off to drive to Hamilton to meet up with my Canadian chapter members of the NCS for lunch. (and stop off at Curry's to pick up some much needed art supplies which I can't seem to find anywhere in the Niagara Region...every time I find an art supply store it seems to close down before I get to make a second visit...anyone know of a good art store in the Niagara Region??? Somewhere that sells microns?)
Also...if you're a student or you know a student who likes to cartoon, here's another reminder about the Jay Kennedy Scholarship:
Do you cartoon? You could win a $5,000 scholarship and a trip to Las Vegas to meet the top names in cartooning. Don't delay - the deadline is December 15.
Applicants must be students at a 4-year college in the United States, Canada or Mexico who will be a Junior or Senior during the 2012-2013 academic year. Applicants do not have to be art majors to be eligible for this scholarship.
The annual Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship, in memory of the late King Features editor, was funded by an initial $100,000 grant from the Hearst Foundation/King Features Syndicate and additional generous donations from Jerry Scott, Jim Borgman, Patrick McDonnell and many other prominent cartoonists. Submissions are adjudicated by a panel of top cartoonists and an award is given to the best college cartoonist. The recipient is feted at the annual NCS Reuben Awards Convention attended by many of the world's leading cartoonists.
Here it is! The Between Friends 2012 Calendar! The perfect gift for your mom, sister, favourite aunt, wife, co-worker, BFF or even yourself. (Who says we can't treat ourselves once in a while?) You can order your calendar right here...no fuss, no muss, no shopping crowds...don't you love online shopping?