I trided to take a closeup picture of my ornament, but I shake too much when holding the camera. Let's blame it on the camera and not old age.
Tuesday night was our Red Hat Christmas Party. It was in a small room, and I felt closed in and it was LOUD with nearly 20 women all talking at once! I can't help it but it makes me feel anxious. We had a white elephant exchange. Many of the gifts looked like they had just been bought. Just a few goofy ones.
Do you specially buy a white elephant? Do you give something nice? I think we should discontinue the practice as it is quite unfair, but that's me. We exchanged our wishes for the year and it became quite evident that the holiday is a sad one for many. Illness, children not home to share with their mother, lonliness....quite sad and makes one appreciate what they do have.
Wednesday I had my evaluation at work. It went horribly. I am afraid by changing jobs I have gone out of the frying pan and into the fire! I was told I am not friendly enough. I have never, EVER, been told that and it was quite hurtful. I am proficient, business like, professional, but not friendly enough! Most evals take place once a year. I have another in three months. I have decided not to be afraid. I will do my best to be friendlier and if that isn't good enough, they can let me go!
We are supposed to get a snow storm this Sunday evening. I haven't decorated the porch yet. I am joining the many who are not in the Christmas spirit. I push myself to do a little each day.
I liked this tree that I saw on my trip at the Desetrahn Plantation.