Here it is just a few days until Christmas followed by bidding 2008 good-bye and welcoming in the new year of 2009! The Christmas decorations are up, the lights are twinkling, the breakfast tables are festively set. Ligonier is dressed for the holidays, there is snow on the ground…what a beautiful sight…
I had the pleasure of attending the opening night of the Festival of Lights held at the Ligonier Town Hall… What a wonderful event attended by so many invited guests…the trees and wreaths were unique and traditional…so I just had to place a bid on a wreath titled “Pheastive Pheasants”. I am happy to say I won the wreath (and for those of you who know I have a phobia of birds and wondering why I would bid on a pheasant wreath, here’s the scoop) which is a Christmas gift for my friend Roger who works for the PA Game Commission. What a fitting gift for him and his home. The food was tasty, the wine was flowing with everyone in a festive mood while bidding and chatting…the money goes to the Historical Society. I forgot what a nice event this opening night was as I haven’t attended in several years…now I look forward to opening night in 2009.
Colonial Inn, hosted the annual Ligonier Chamber of Commerce Christmas Mixer… I attended with April Rob (Owner of Rustic Country Treasurers) and her son, Christopher. We had a pleasant evening, meeting, greeting and chatting with other Chamber members. The hors’d oeuvres, soup and presentation were outstanding. Teria & Bruce Auman, owners of the Colonial Inn offered an outstanding spread in a beautiful setting. So much Christmas Spirit at this successful Chamber event.
I have the Christmas spirit but I was remiss in ordering my personalized Christmas cards. Truth be told, I ordered them yesterday, Monday December 15th…they should arrive this Thursday or Friday. So I will have to hustle to get them mailed. My gifts are purchased, one delivered, five mailed to my daughters’ family in Chesapeake, VA. (hoped to deliver in person but I can’t leave the B&B), the balance I will deliver personally. I am enjoying tasty grapefruit and oranges, a gift from my friend Mildred, who is waiting for her annual gift of a Shi Tsu calendar.
I may have been late ordering my Christmas cards…but I am up to date on creating and mailing all the gift cards ordered both by phone and online. I am ready for an elopement I am hosting this week… So, when I finish writing this blog I will be on my way to Pittsburgh to enjoy my Christmas gift to myself…A ticket to a Mannheim Steamroller Christmas performance.
Merry Christmas to All!