Saturday, January 9, 2010
The Hope of Bethany Lay Dominican Pro-Chapter had an Epiphany Party this morning. Everyone had to bring a pot luck dish of food and a gift. Last night after teaching I was too tired to make any food to bring, or even to wrap a present. So I was going to go to see old friends and just not eat nor participate in the gift exchange.
But I couldn't sleep, last night. Four o'clock found my eyes, wide open. So I got up and made blue berry muffins and wrapped the present. I found a bag of coal and gift wrapped that, too. That made two presents.
The gift exchange is a Yankee Swap. Every one draws a #. Number one picks a present, opens it, and shows everyone.
#2 picks a present. She shows everyone. However, if she wants, she can exchange her gift with # 1.
# 3 picks a present. She shows everyone. But she has two people to swap with. # 4 will have three people to swap. It goes on and on.
You can never tell how the Yankee Swap will go. One year, this ugly planter that looked like a gargoyle was a hit. Everyone wanted it and kept swapping to get it.
This year, people went for the nice present. There was a wallet that kept getting swapped.
The present I picked was a calendar. I swapped it for a candle display that had the word FAITH.
Wonder why I swapped?