Days off work should be days to rest, but for most of us that's not how it works out. Being off work today I should be rested up, but I'm more tired tonight than I was when I got home last night. It's not really bad though because overall it was a good day.
Tommy and I got up early because he had to go to the cancer center and get his port flushed. Because he's not on chemo right now, he has to have it flushed out about every six weeks. It only takes about five minutes and then he's finished.
After we left the cancer center we headed to Hanes Mall to do a little Christmas shopping. It was wonderful because there were very few people there and we were able to stroll leisurely around and look.
Even Santa Clause was kind of lonely, but I'm sure when school got out that changed.
Of course we always like to look at the decorations in the stores.
You can see how few people there were in the mall!
The food court with all of its tempting aromas! I'm happy to say that we kept walking.
After a few more quick stops and a couple gift purchases we headed home. When we got home Tommy took a nap and my son Cliff was there. He wanted to make gingerbread cookies so we made a quick run to the store for a few ingredients we needed. When we came home we turned on all the decorations inside and started baking.
Our Christmas tree.
Tommy's favorite decoration is the little Christmas village that we set up in our living room each year.
Oh my gosh! Is that leg lamps? I'm afraid so :-) One of my favorite movies is Christmas Story and several years ago my boys bought me the DVD. Unfortunately for them, it came with this string of leg lamps. They couldn't believe it when I put them up. Now it's become a tradition for me to find someplace in the house to string these up each year, mainly as a joke because my sons say this is the tackiest decoration ever. I just remind them that they bought them for me - haha. This year they're in my kitchen.
Finally, we finished baking and decorating our gingerbread men.
A few of our gingerbread men.
Now I think I'm going to go to bed early and get some much needed rest. We're hoping it doesn't rain tomorrow night so we can go to the Festival of Lights.
I hope all my Spark Friends are having a great week!