Saturday, November 29, 2014

Twice in November!

Twice posting, that is. Too easy to skip posting. Thanksgiving was lovely. Mike and Donna have hosted for years, and this year we had a change. Last week Donna passed out and hit her head and has a bad concussion. No way could she do the holiday. She protested a little, but conceded I was right. So Heather and I did the dinner, at Heather's house because of Ed's cat allergy. It went very well. Joseph and Ali came for appetizers with Joey and Rian, then went off to her parents. Mikey and Samantha stayed for dinner, then left for her sister's for another dinner! A friend of Heather's, whose husband had to work, came over with her two children. 

Yesterday I got up earlyish and went Black Friday shopping at Joann's. I got there about 9- no lines at the cutting tables. Snuggle flannel was 75% off, so I got enough for ten receiving blankets, and some yarn that was also on sale. 

I took the fall decorations down, and Ralph brought up the Xmas decorations. I hadn't decorated in years, and found things I'd forgotten I have! 

Today I never left the house. I did some laundry, and have been puttering in the sewing room. Tonight I hope to actually do some sewing! Tomorrow is food shopping.

This week Steph will be in for a manager's meeting Tuesday and Wednesday. Dan will fly in Wednesday night. They'll hang out with friends Thursday, and have an early Xmas with his family Friday. We have them Saturday for what Heather is calling Little Christmas. They leave Sunday afternoon, just a quick but welcome visit. 

And Monday is December 1!


Sunday, November 16, 2014

The worst blogger ever!

That would be me. It's not like nothing has been going on, I just never get around to writing about it. How did it get to be mid November already? 

October was busy. Ben, Manda and Amary, and Steph, Dan and Toast all came home at the same time. The occasion was to celebrate Steph and Dan's marriage, and we had a great party. One day we took Amary to Duffield's and rode the hay wagon to the pumpkin patch. The kids had such a good time. 

My knee is doing really well. Most days I get 2500 or more steps, and on a very active day I've done 5000. 

November is a great month to work in a school. We've been off for Election Day, NJ Teacher's Convention, Veterans Day, and next week Thanksgiving. 

A lot of places have started offering free meals to the Vets on Veteran's Day. Ralph had lunch at Texas Roadhouse and dinner at Olive Garden. It's nice to have his service acknowledged and celebrated. 

I have a whole boatload of things I want to sew and crochet for Christmas! Steph and Dan will be in the first week of December, so we're doing Christmas with them early, and I have to get busy! 

My winter after-the-holidays project is going to make a log cabin quilt for our bed. We had been using a quilt that I'd made for Steph, and she took it to Oregon, so I've been using a store bought comforter. 

In the next week or so, our local radio station should be starting to play Christmas songs. I love this time of year!

Gobble Gobble!