December started with the annual Newcomers Holiday party at the Poinsett Club, an exclusive private club in downtown Greenville. About 100 people attended and we enjoyed a nice lunch (crab cakes) while listening to a pianist play great music and watching a fashion show of models wander through the tables. Even Bob enjoyed the fashion show. I’m pretty sure he has never seen one that wasn’t models of lingerie!
Last Saturday we went to Cocktails R Us, a smaller group of about 20, so it was easy to talk with people. Monday I went to get a crown for one of my teeth, not so much fun but on Monday night we had the Woodworkers Guild holiday party at the new guild. About 300 people attended. Check out the new place, the party and entertainment and the 2000 toys they made again this year for local kids. Click to see party.
On Tuesday I had a board meeting/Christmas party and that night we went to the Boston Brass and Brass All Stars Holiday Concert at the Peace Center. WOW. I’m not a big fan of Christmas and just couldn’t get excited about going to the symphony to listen to Christmas tunes. Last year we went to Manheim Steamroller and that was ok. Lots of brass holiday music was just perfect. They had a 12 piece brass band, 5 piece kettle drums, regular drums and a piano. As a tribute to Dave Brubeck, one of my favorite jazz musicians, they took the famous Take Five rhythm and applied it to a traditional Christmas tune. Very strange but fun. The 12 days of Christmas was very, very good and the closing Jingle Bells left us feeling very cheerful. And did I mention the tickets were $5?
Thursday the Nantucket Seafood Grill opened just for the Newcomers group for lunch and what a treat that was. We figured this would be our best option for getting an affordable meal there. The clam chowder and trout were excellent. We also got to see about 10 beautifully decorated trees that are part of the Festival of Trees celebration in downtown Greenville.
Sunday afternoon we are going to Centre Stage to see The Last Night of Ballyhoo.
The rest of the month is much quieter. Wed. for my birthday we will go see Harry Potter and out for dinner on Wed. or Friday at High Cotten. We will go when they have live jazz playing. We are invited out for brunch on the weekend. Also want to see the new Narnia movie sometime during the holidays. Ordered Bob’s gifts on line and have a few to get in the mail next week. Our gift list is very short. Can’t forget to get some new toys for the kitties. They actually wear some of them out.