Sunday, November 28, 2010
It is tradition in my home, and probably many of yours, to put the Christmas decorations, especially the tree, up the weekend after Thanksgiving. This year is no different (except it's too cold and too windy to put up the outside lights).
We have a fake tree that I really like. It is about 6 1/2 feet tall, green and really full. And the best part, it doesn't shed! My kids and I rearranged the furniture and got out all of the Christmas goodies. Together, we assembled the tree, put on the lights and put the angel on top. Then DD, DS and DD's friend worked together (with only minimal fighting) to decorate the tree.
It is now done. Are there some spots more heavily decorated than others? Yes. Are the lights evenly and perfectly spaced? No. Are there clumps in some places and empty spots in others? Yep. Will I be rearranging and making the tree look "better" after the kids go to bed? Heck no!!!! It is perfect just the way it is.
Saturday, November 27, 2010
It has been snowing off and on all day here in my neck of the woods. Luckily, it's been warm enough that the snow didn't stick on any of the roads. Made my shopping excursion more enjoyable, that's for sure!
Picked up the ornaments I needed, my DD's secret Santa gift, a gift for FIL and one more thing for each of the kids (yeah, I know, I said I was done with them). Stocking stuffers and two gift cards and DH and done!
DH and I went to dinner (Don Diego's, very good!) and as we were leaving, the truck started doing some slipping, no planned. And, of course, DD was at a Glee practice. So, after the snow had fallen pretty steadily and started sticking, I had to go get DD. Luckily is was only about one mile each way and we made it home safely. It can snow all it wants now. I'm home, in PJ's and settled in for the night!
Friday, November 26, 2010
Started much later than Betsy, but I did start early. Got up at 2:30 (yes, that's am) and met my friend at her house at 3:45 (ish). Straight to Target. The Targets in my area do NOT have line control figured out. Stood in line longer than I was shopping and might still be there if I hadn't found a shorter line.
Next, ShopKo...kind of like a Target, but with much better line control. Only waited in line there about 15 minutes.
THEN, the mall! I'm not generally a big fan of the mall. Too many people. Too many teeny boppers. Too many stores that I just don't "get" because I am over the age of 18 (by a LOT!). However, I have a teenage daughter and an almost teenage son and the mall has stuff they want/like. And that's about the only place that has the stuff they want/like.
Five and a half hours later, after much shopping, one trip to the car to drop stuff off and a delicious lunch (oh, we had breakfast there too!), we headed to the last store. After the craft store, I went to Wal-Mart for a return and a music place for a gift.
Then HOME! I tried to sit down and read my book. You know, just relax for a little bit after a long, busy day. But, when I realized that I kept falling asleep while reading the same paragraph (50 times), I decided I should probably take a nap. Ninety minutes later....Ahhhh.. Ready to watch the BSU/Nevada game. While I'm waiting, I'm cheering for Arizona. Or am I rooting against Oregon (Sorry G-MA!)?
I have to get stocking stuffers, two (or three ornaments), a gift for my FIL and something for DH. And that's it! Done! LOVE IT!!
Hope you all had pleasant Black Fridays!
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