You get a number and bid for anything from hand-knit sweaters to homemade cakes and pies [baked at your request]. Prize goes to the highest bidder. We had to leave early to get to our friend Susan's annual Christmas party, so we don't know yet if we outbidded others and got the movie gift card, restaurant gift certificate, or cable-knit cardigan. [When you walk away, someone may sneak up and scribble a higher bid.] H. also bidded and got a spot at a scotch and poker party and I got two spots @ a death by chocolate party in Montclair.
Susan's party, high up on Highland Road......leaded glass windows....Christmas wreaths.....her Christmas dress......baked Brie....table covered with wine bottles....her mother's long red holiday hostess skirt....fires crackling in pit outside and hearth inside.....poinsettias....red velvet bows....rhinestones, halter necklines, clingy sweaters, boots, lacy stockings, blonde updos, high heels. Figgy [after babysitting] in a purple sweater and pink beads, happy to see Susan's girl Charlotte, her friend since age 5.
- Support group--felt good to connect.
- Christmas shopping, which included a lot of mall walking for exercise.
- Lots of ice water.