Come have a cup of tea. Or hot cocoa. That’s my preference today. With a cookie or two. I had 4 “found” hours yesterday as Monday morning mission quilting is on hold until January.
We will have to sit in the dining room because the kitchen table is covered up. We could pull up a stool at the island, I suppose. No. Wait. The island is covered up too. Now that Turkey Day is behind us, I’m in full on Santa mode. I have started pulling out Christmas decorations and I must admit, not in the most organized method.
Let me think back . . . a few days before that
was my birthday - great fun. I received a wide variety of celebratory greetings - texts, emails, gifts, telephone calls and cards, like this pretty
one with the stitching and teeny tiny beads and
a pretty one from sis-in-law Trenna delivered in person on Thanksgiving.
My daughter doodled her greeting on my calendar, so that I saw it first thing. I was taken out to dinner that night – tapas – delicious and a very fun sharing way to have dinner with the family!!
|November has been busy online too, lots of blog posts catching up my October scrapping and online starts to my Christmas shopping too. The corner of the garage is as cluttered as the dining room with those collapsed cardboard boxes (and more) to be recycled.|
It was even a good month technologically. Surprising. We upgraded our cable/Internet service with only minor annoyance from the cable company – meaning just one follow-up call. I’ve switched my browser from Firefox to Chrome. Still figuring out the Facebook thing, but have “mastered” posting from my blog to Facebook with Symphony – I think.
|Lots on daughter’s schedule too. She received her first college acceptance letter.||We were on hand to see her receive senior recognition at the annual band banquet.|
Look she actually wore a dress – you can’t see the leggings she wore with it, but she wished she’d taken a sweater too. Ah, well, the sacrifices we make for fashion
Speaking of fashion, we found her a midnight blue tulle dress for the upcoming Christmas dance at Macy’s but thanks goes to the lady at Dillard's department store for suggesting rose gold and pink rhinestone jewelry to pick up the glitter specks on the dress. Still need new shoes, that’s on the agenda for after school today.
Son’s hunt for a house continues but open houses have stalled for the holidays. Just as well, he’s been tied up on weekends – trips to visit friends and music rehearsals for Christmas.
Hubby has done a good bit of traveling for work, which makes him dream of early retirement even more fervently. Until then he and son enjoy their alma mater playing college basketball on the TV. We also are fans of the local college playing at the stadium. At one game, hubby was caught on the big screen kiss cam and had to kiss his wife in public while the crowd stared on!
Duke had enjoyed romping around in the leaves. Eventually, when they were all down, they were mowed over. He also loves chasing squirrels up the trees and geese back into the water.
Hmm, that’s about it. Splendid . . . cocoa in the dining room again next month? It is a welcome relief not to see the chaos of so many chores in process.
If you need a break from chores, why not hop over to Abi’s @ Creating Paper Dreams, where blog friends all get together over tea and catch up.