It always seems that right before the holidays, there are so many things going on. Parties and other festivities have been keeping me busy. Saturday night we celebrated our friend's birthday at his log cabin-style house (he is one of the owners of The Bigfoot Lodge) with bbq, some pool playing and drinks. Sunday night I had a party at the Venice Canals to watch the Holiday Boat Parade which was really, really fun. Now, if only I could find some time to get started on Christmas shopping.