Tonight was a party again, I know that shocks you all, though I think I’ve had more invitations this year than ever before. Some years I honestly do one party, maybe, and that’s about it.
This was a largish party at the home of Charles and jacki, two of my favorite people. I’ve no idea how many people were actually there, but I bet it was 40, if you counted everyone who was there for at least a while.
I brought home much loot, all of it cool.
Charles and jacki gave me a lovely scarf in shades of red and purple, that I really like a lot. If you know me personally, you’re likely to see me wearing it because I do like it muchly.
There was also a theme of sharp things – who could have guessed?
The wooden pie shape is a really nifty cheese board, with particularly cool cheese implements that look more dangerous than your usual cheese knives, and was a gift from Shane.
I kidded that I could tie a boy to the bed with his legs spread, then slide the wedge right up under his dick and balls and be all ready for CBT, or at least a very alarmed boy.
The Buck knife was from Fred and Sarah, along with homemade vanilla extract and homemade vanilla and honey salt scrub.
I also got cookies and candy and a set of wine charms from tonight’s gift exchange, but one of the things that was especially cool – and they were ALL cool, I promise, was a set of tile coasters from Caile.
They have, of course, the Leather Pride flag, the BDSM Triskelion, the logo for the Louisville Munch, and the Fleur de Lis, which is the symbol for the city of Louisville and was what I have always used in the logo for the Louisville Munch.
I was also fed, and wined, and had various people waiting on me and scurrying to fetch me things. I got cards, too, and if I forgot anything that anyone gave me, blame it on my failing memory rather than lack of enthusiasm.
I believe tomorrow does not have a gathering planned, at least not yet. Christmas we’ll get together with friends and do dinner and gifts. On Wednesday, we’ll see another friend who warned me he’d like to get us our gifts “while their food still holds out.”
He’s entirely kidding.
I’m pretty sure, anyway.
Then Thursday we have a Fringe Board of Directors meeting that won’t be a full complement, but will be a few more gifts exchanged, though I believe I have all mine, I’m just playing Santa again.
I still have to see Ms Tammy but I don’t think either of us has anything perishable, so that’s not pressing.
aisha and I made nebulous plans today to have dinner sometime, the four of us, to catch up and pass off tokens.
Tomorrow is Christmas Eve, and I expect it to be quiet, with just the two of us and the dogs, and we will all be fine with that.
With the single real bump in the road yesterday, it has been a really pleasant holiday season thus far. I got many things done earlier than usual, and that helped enormously, as I know you’re all astonished about. Of course it makes it easier.
I hope you all finish your errands and cooking and wrapping and traveling and spend the holiday with the people you want, in the place you want to be. If that’s not possible, then I hope the place you are is peaceful.