Saturday, November 28, 2015

One Down.....One to Go

Thanksgiving is over and done.  We had a really great day; son and girlfriend, other son and our daughter.  Dinner was a little later than I like, which meant the cleanup was later.....but we still managed to get in a couple of games, a movie and a LOT of talking and laughing.

Now to clean out the fridge and put a ton of leftovers in the freezer.  Gotta make room for Christmas baking ingredients.  Today I'm hoping (hahahahaha!) to get some decorating done.  I would like to get the deck.....decked.....with lights, wreath and such; get the lights on the windows all over the house and get the lighted garland above the kitchen cabinets.  That should do it for now.

Doing the usual slipper boots for gifts....I have 6 1/2 pair more to go.  I have about 1/3 of the other gifts ready to be wrapped.  Made my lists yesterday of things to bake, ingredients to buy and the rest of the gifts yet to be purchased.  I've cut the list of baked goodies in half.  Have you seen the price of eggs?!!  What is up with that?!

 BH suggested I make my lists now, including finishing up the decorating.  Then there's daughter's apartment to be decorated, put her tree up and take her Christmas shopping.

AND, best of all.....our granddaughter will be home for Christmas from her deployment in Kuwait!!!   2 months early, to boot!!Ohhhhhh......Happy Dance!!  Can't wait!!

What I'd really, really like to do is get back to my spinning.  But wheels and wool are put away until Dec. favorite day of the Christmas season!  I can do this.

We don't do anything special for New Year's, happily.  Haven't had company for a few years now, except daughter, who will probably be here for a few hours in the evening.  But definitely not near or past midnight.  She can't manage to stay up that long and neither can we.  But that's ok.  It's a perfect, quiet, restful end to a very, very hectic season.  And by that time, I'm happy to see it end.

Cold.....very has come upon us as of Thursday night.  But not more than a dusting of snow, thankfully.  I wouldn't mind if it stayed like this till Spring.

Well, here's hoping the rest of the month goes smoothly with just a minor hiccup here and there.  Because, you know, there's always a hiccup somewhere.  Onward and upward........


Sandra Knapp said...

I no longer have the ability to hang this and that, so decorations too have fallen by the wayside here. I'm glad you had such a delightful Thanksgiving.

Don't overdo things now, to the point that you won't have the energy you need to get through Xmas. Take care and enjoy!! :)

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

This year, my Christmas spirit has not lit up yet. I am sure it will come, but at this point, even making lists seems too much. I did some shopping with my granddaughter and that was fun but what I bought still lays in bags. I think I need to be pinched by an elf to get this thing going.

Linda said...

LOL, Sandie and Arleen. I think we're in the same boat. Hope you have a great season, spending it at your whim. Take care and be careful out there!