My friends, Donna and Linda, invited me to an early Christmas event last Saturday: the Holly Jolly Festival in an area of Richmond. (Linda lives nearby, and Donna did for many years.)
You know how much you want to spend time with your friends when you drive an hour and a half each way (including the dreaded Interstate-95) to be with them. I grew up in the country: we didn’t have interstates.
We shopped in several shops, enjoying the beautiful holiday decorations and humming/singing along with the Christmas music. Neither of us spent an enormous amount of money, but we did make some purchases. And I found a couple of Christmas gifts
Oh, and we donned our Christmas headgear and had our picture taken with Santa. Just look at
Donna Donner: I think she’s jockeying for more toys on Christmas morning.
Then, The Grinch showed up, so we thought it only fair to have a picture with him, too. (I must confess that, although I’m familiar with the song, and I’ve heard that he “stole Christmas”, I have no idea what the whole Grinch thing is all about. Shhhh…don’t tell anyone.)
Then, we three girls ditched those guys and enjoyed a leisurely lunch, and shopped a little more.
Soon it was time for me to hit I-95 south to head home. Totally worth braving that interstate to spend the day with friends.
PS. My snowman hat is from CVS pharmacy: $5.99. Haute couture.
~These Days Of Mine~