Happy Holidays

Just wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas before Mr Bee and I jet off to Maine tomorrow. I'm not sure how much I'll be able to blog while I'm there. There's lots of other stuff to do.

Last week we had a decorating competition with some of the of the other departments at our company. The judging was this morning. The kids put off making any kind of a move until noontime on Friday, thus lulling the competition into a false sense of security. Then they made their admin (moi) scramble at the last minute gather all of the supplies they'd need for their masterpiece:

  • Wrapping paper, ribbons and bows to wrap the entire department, walls and all: $153.47

  • 15 Ph.D's x 4 hours each: $ A decabazzillion dollars

  • Seeing their faces when they opened their first prize package which contained two bottles of cheap wine and a 6 pack of snowman peeps (the ultimate wine glass garnish): Priceless.

We had a holiday lunch today in another building on campus. All 15 of them put their elf hats on and we all crossed the street together to go to lunch. I believe I've made the baby ducks on crack analogy before. Too much fun!

Here is a photo of the quickie tied woobie that I made my BubberKev for Christmas. He never reads this anyway. He used-ta-was a Marine. It was fun to make and super warm.

Off to finish packing the bags! Have a safe and happy Christmas!


Elizabeth said…
Safe travels and merry merry to you too!

Catch you on the flip side.
peaknits said…
Have a safe and wonderful trip! Merry Christmas!
DPUTiger said…
Maine. Wow. Have always wanted to visit there. Have a great time!
dale-harriet said…
BON VOYAGE! if you have the chance to raise a forkful of lobster think {sob} of me....

Have a wonderful time, I'm so jealous - we'll have a special Hog-and-Blog meeting when you get back so I can hear the play-by-play! And Merriest of Holidays to you and yours!!
Cindy G said…
Merry Christmas, enjoy your travels (and, man, I wish I worked where you do)
YarnThrower said…
Have a fun, safe trip, and a very Merry Christmas! Glad your department won the contest! They certainly would be lost without you, though...
sheila said…
Have a Merry Christmas and enjoy Maine!

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