Rural Ramblings from a Central Pennsylvania Horsewoman...
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Our Annual Christmas Party
December 19th was the chosen day..... the weather turned out Perfect and it was to begin at 3 in the afternoon. People showed up early and I'd decorated the barn so they got to see it earlier than the other guests. I used to go all out in barn / house decorations but as the years passed, they got less and less. Seems once its' all decorated, its' time to take it all down.... sooooooooooo I didn't go overboard. Here's how it looked- and that is my friend at the end of the aisle being goofy.
The party went well, everyone brought a dish to share and we offered a huge deli tray of luncheon meats/ cheeses and the extras that one might enjoy on a sandwich. Then I had to go up to the barn and feed horses for the evening ( duh- don't plan a party with horse chores in the middle of it !) Everyone who wanted to , came to 'help' and we got done in record time. Horses were all snuggled in their stalls, and we took a few minutes to say good bye to our Suzi. This was mostly for Jaide who loved Suzi so much. We did a short prayer for God to keep good care of her, and that we all loved her very much. I gave Jaide a small decoration from Suzi's "necklace" and she carried it with her the rest of the evening. Soon everyone was sitting around like stuffed whales - me TOO- and chatting happily. What a good time was had, gifts were exchanged and everyone left in great Christmas spirit.
These little parties mean so much to me- Its my way of saying thank you for all of the help in the past year to everyone who has anything to do with my barn.