Friday, November 25, 2011

Over the river and through the state, to Kris and Melinda's we go...

Thanksgiving 2011 was a little different this year.

Not bad different, but

my family is growing up, good different.

We headed over to Kris and Melinda's around 9:00 10:00 and enjoyed a day of looking through ads, checking out Melinda's new car, cooking, eating, cleaning, eating, visiting, and putting a puzzle together.

What a fun day. We headed home around 7:00, and by the time we got home we only had an hour and a half till Wal-Mart's black Thursday Friday began.

There was not a thing I wanted, no 2 dollar waffle maker, no dollar fifty movie, but we went anyway. We went inside and made a not-so-quick trip into the madness -and promplty left!

I had never seen anything like that in all my black Friday shopping! Wall to wall people! You couldn't move!

We went home and looked through ads again, and then Allison and I went to Yonkers. Only a 15 minute, or so, line. I can handle that.

We went back to Wal-Mart around 1:00. Made a quick loop, found nothing we wanted, so bought some eggs, beets, cream cheese, and rice. We were tired and giggly as we waited behind one person (we could have done a self check out without waiting, but wanted to purchase our goofy order with a real person).

Off to Target, where once again, there was nothing we wanted, but we were right there so why not..

They were more organized then Wal-Mart had been, but wow! The line went back and forth through every isle. All the way to the back of the store! What smart planning! There were people buying TV's, and cat litter! At 2 in the morning!

We had a great "experience" laughing at the crazies!

In bed by 2:45. Whew! What a day!


Monday, November 21, 2011

6 Weeks

There are only 6 weeks left until 2011 will be history.

We think we are doing pretty well so far in the holiday preparations department...

Thanksgiving Pies are on the agenda this week...

Thanksgiving will be different this year. (just like every year I guess :-).
Kris and Melinda are hosting! How fun that will be!

Outside decorations are in place, and waiting for the weekend to be lit.
The last of the leaves have been collected, and the trees are bare, waiting for the snow to fall.

The Christmas lists are being made and just as quickly checked off. (We are trying to get everything bought and done early this year. So far so good.)

Wait, only 6 weeks?

Black Friday this week?

Holiday Hoopla downtown Friday night.

A quick work trip to Florida for Kevin.

Boxes of Christmas Cards stacked on the end table in the living room, a constant reminder to get busy!

Christmas Cookies to make,

House to decorate,

Christmas parties to attend, and even host.

Squeeze in an out-of-town Family Christmas Gathering. (my ugly sweater is no where ugly enough....yet)

A work "team building" get together.

Kris and Allison will both graduate in one short month!!

Allison has to move by the 31st.

All in 6 short weeks!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

My Kind of Snow

2.5 inches of wet, sloppy snow.

A few small snowmen sprinkle the lawns

but now that snow is

all but gone...
That's my kind of snow!
The here today and gone tomorrow kind!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

11-9-11 SNOW!

Wet, Slushy, First snow of the Season!
Ready or Not, here IT comes!

Thursday, November 3, 2011


New Pictures above the Piano

While taking a walk, we saw this "Cross" on a house. So cool!

My first hand at reupholstering a chair.

The finished product.

My new tablecloth. :-)