Friday, November 29, 2013

The day after

Well here it is Black Friday.... I am awake, getting ready for my first cup of coffee and then soon I will be off to the mad rush at Jo Ann's. My hours got changed for today...so in I will be for 8:30 AM instead of 5:30. I will for sure be soaking my hands in the paraffin bath tonight and thank goodness I have a foot bath soak too. It will; be a challenging day.
Mr H and I had a lovely day yesterday....he cooked a delicious turkey and we had roasted white and sweet potatoes and I made a wonderful antipasti. We had homemade apple and peach pies.
We sat outside on the lanai while the turkey was in the oven.....it was a lovely day all around. Mr H watched football and I wrapped some packages for mailing. I also remembered to draw for Jeanne's give away...the sampler pattern will be going out to June at Butterfly Wings.....and Minnie from All XX's had sent just the right name for....the elves...Pip and Nina. A little something will be out to her as well. Can you believe it is almost December? This year has passed so quickly for me. Sometimes almost a blur here and there.
I think tonight, if I am not too tired (ha ha), I will convince Mr H that he should help me rearrange a few pieces of furniture so I can put up the other 2 trees. Then it will be the outside lights.... hope he is not too tired! In the meantime, so glad you stopped by today....hope your day is wonderful....must have that cup of coffee.....

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Starting to look like Christmas

Why is it we I get mail, read it and then file it here or there. The letter arrived in plenty of time to mark the date. See arrows in first picture.......
So then why did I we not pay attention? Why were we so surprised when the TV clicked off and the house became very quiet? ....well of course since we did not remember this was a happening event, the car was still in the garage and the door closed. Not a problem said I to Mr H....all you have to do is pull on the manual opener. Nothing...zilch.... not working!.... Mr H was finally able to lift the door with some effort. Why was I concerned? I had to leave for work at 11:30 and it was now 10:20 when I realized that the car was still in the garage and the expected power out was suppose to be until noon. Such was the start to my Tuesday. 
I mentioned in my last post that I never have started The Horton Christmas so early. This morning I said to me, myself and I; it is time to at least fix this corner of the kitchen. The boxes were spread out and in the way. First I needed to get laundry #1 in and while I was there I found myself taking out the Kitchen tree from the cupboard in the garage. Now if the box was to come into the kitchen, why not just put it up...does not have to be decorated, just up and ready and the box back to storage. Right....
Before I knew it either me myself or I had the branches fluffed, the lights on and the Tatted ornaments hung. All of a sudden me myself and I set up the angels...The boxes? yes, they are set neatly in the far corner of the kitchen. No, I do not plan to set up the other 2 trees. I might rescue poor Santa from falling out of the box.......
It has been so nice to have you visit with me today...are you getting ready for Christmas at your house? In the meantime, hope all of you my dear friends have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

late start to my day

I must have been more tired than I thought last night. I fell off to sleep around 10ish and when I next opened my eyes it was 6:14 AM.... impossible! I have over slept by my normal standards by at least 3 hours. You would think it is good to get the extra sleep wouldn't you? Well, I feel so off kilter...actually tired if you can believe it. Mr H and I set off yesterday on a few errands. We did get some of what we set out to o accomplished. This is the first year and I do mean the firs year in our 43 years of marriage that some of Christmas has appeared in our home. I set up the few village houses that we have and my snowman are out.... the kitchen is a mess with boxes and this
 is what I saw this morning. I guess I left him in an unsettled position! Most likely I will get to him tomorrow and try to get the kitchen in some order. In order to put up my 3 trees, I have to rearrange each room...the living room, the kitchen area and my bedroom area. Not really a big deal.... but I will need Mr H's help.
Our Sun Stitchers Ornament Exchange was a huge success. So much so, that a few ladies were discussing next year's exchange. I am so pleased with their enthusiasm. I will post a few of the pictures in the next few days. In the meantime, I positively need another cup of coffee ... work today then off for Wednesday and Thursday. One of the managers called yesterday to tell me they were changing my time for Black Friday...from 5:30 AM to 3:30 PM to 8:30 AM to 5 PM. Now, before my eyes close, I best get that cup of coffee.....thanks for stopping by and your kind words. Have a good day.
Reindeer Food...sampler give away...elf names.... previous post for info or email me.