We also had the Airing of Grievances**...not sure I liked that part or not! :D
* a non-religious, non-commercial holiday, celebrated on Dec 23rd. Conceived by Dan O'Keef, a writer, it gained its popularity for being featured in a Seinfeld episode in the late 90's. Its highlights are: a pole instead of the Christmas tree (too bad it was not a pole for dancing heheh); a simple dinner - we had meatloaf, spinach and mashed potatoes, which I love anyway; the Feats of Strength, see self-explanatory photo above; and the Airing of Grievances**, where participants complain about each others or about the world in general.
If you are still reading this post, just want you to know... I admire you! :)
Simplicity crew, Michelle if I remember well (sorry, a bit spacy lately :D), demonstrated how to use the Needlefelting machine!!! It looks like a sewing machine... but it is not (with my great delight)! It is much easier and funner to use! You layer and layer fabric, felt, lace etc and the crazy needles turn it into felt!