Sunday, November 25, 2007

Well, it's true .. the holidays are here!

Whew, what a long weekend .. have to go back to work to rest up! lol Grab a cup of coffee or tea and I'll tell you all about mine weekend ...

Thanksiving was a very nice day. Started out with coffee and the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade. I still really enjoy seeing all the floats and balloons and I love seeing the marching bands, just wish you got to hear all of their performance. After the parade I stitched on Ho Ho Ho and watched the dog show. Then it was time to get ready and went to have dinner with my fil. Dinner was much better at the restaurant than any of us expected, it was a very nice surprise! lol .. home early so I stitched a bit more, read the ads for Black Friday .. yes I do go out on Black Friday .. crazy I know, but I don't really go for the "deals" at the early hours of the morning .. see, about 20 years ago my friend Lisa and I first decided to go and see what all the hype was about. We went that first time without kids and husbands and had a great time .. and we've been doing it ever since. We start the morning going out for breakfast, hit the mall about 9am. Sometimes we find a lot of Christmas presents for family and friends, and some years we just have a good time looking at all the holiday decorations and finding a new holiday pin or sweater. Of courses there's the holiday shopping traditions now .. we have to get a can of hot chocolate mix from Williams and Sonoma, a box of the newest flavor of Frango candy at Macy's and I have to find at least one reindeer for the collection *smile* It was a production shopping day this time .. I finished the shopping for our adopt-a-kids at work, found a couple of gifts for Robert (DS#2), coupld of Christmas ornaments for Lisa's boys, and have one of my nephews all done. Ohhhh and I found two wonderful new Christmas music CD's .. Elliott Yamin and Michael Buble' ... nice additions to my collection of Christmas music.

Saturday was a marathon blanket making/holiday party mix making day. Lisa come over about 10 and we starting off by making a batch of this new holiday party mix .. I got the recipe at the grocery store next to the new holiday Nestle chips. All day we alternated between making fleece blankets and making the party mix .. worked out really well, since the mix takes 45 mins in the oven, we were able to work on the blankets while the mix was baking. We finished 9 blankets and 6 batches of party mix .. WE ROCKED AND ROLLED ON SATURDAY! lol ..

So, Sunday came and you think I would want to sit and relax all day .. and catchup on all the house stuff that didn't get done all weekend .. well, I kinda did sit and relax in the morning .. watched the Seahawk game (yea, they WON!), stitched, and then after the game I started putting Thanksgiving away .. thinking I would spend the week starting the Christmas decorating in the house during the week .. but when my DH saw me putting away Thanksgiving, he asked if I wanted him to start bring Christmas down from the garage attic .. well I couldn't say no to that offer .. sooooo I have all the Christmas everyday dishes, mugs and glasses unpacked and washed and put away, my Christmas salt and pepper shaker collection in their shelves and the mantel started .. then about 6:00 tonight, I collasped!! lol .. spent the rest of the evening stitching and watching TV .. I'm watching Brothers and Sisters (one of my favorite Sunday shows) while typing this small book of a post lol

I love this time of year! and I'm sooo glad that so far I feel like I'm on schedule .. it's a great feeling! I sure hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving .. and I hope the rest of your weekend was everything you wanted it to be.

I'm grateful for my bf Lisa ...

8 comments:

Cheryl said...

Sounds like you've had a fun (and busy!) time :)

Barbara said...

Hooray for a truly terrific weekend!! Your annual shopping trip with your pal sounds like a great deal of fun. And wow, you really did rock and roll on Saturday!!

Michelle said...

I'm tired just reading about what you did this weekend! All I did was make Thanksgiving dinner, travel to hubby's brother for a weekend visit, take down Thanksgiving decorates and start Christmas decorating. Ok, I guess I did do a lot! :)

To answer your question, my village is from Mervyn's department store, "Village Square." I was so lucky this summer, I found some pieces while yard saling for $1.

Well, I gotta go make some dinner now. Have a great evening. Michelle

Shelleen said...

geesh I am tired from reading about your weekend LOL.Glad that you had a great time.

Ruth said...

What fun! I promise to think fondly of you and Lisa next Thanksgiving as I wander about my hotel conference rooms surrounded by hobbits, storm troopers, and propeller beanies. :)

You collect reindeer? And you tell no one this earlier because......???

Sally said...

Wow, Michele, it sounds like you had an absolutely fantastic time!

stitcherw said...

I'm glad you had such a good time, and that you feel like you're on schedule. Reading about all you got done, if it would have been me doing it I'd have been exhausted, but you sound energized.
Sue

Marie-P said...

I wish I enjoyed shopping as much as you do :0) ~ If only you would do mine!
Have a great weekend...I won't be hitting the malls.