Woohoo! It’s FRIDAY! We made it! We survived!
Thanksgiving was awesome. We hosted again this year. I love hosting. We don’t have a dining room or a very big kitchen. We just have a little breakfast nook with a 4-seater table. We pushed the living room furniture back and set up two long folding tables and made them pretty. It was a really great time with everyone.
The older we get, the more and more my sisters and I all look alike. It’s kinda freaky!
Macy was really excited about all of the attention she got during the weekend. Snuggles-a-plenty.
Of course, it wouldn’t be Thanksgiving unless everyone slept off their tryptophan! There’s always gotta be someone passed out on the floor, right?
We did a little Black Friday shopping as usual. Not a fan of stores opening on Thanksgiving day. Come on, people! The rest of Friday was spent by napping and starting a little on Christmas decorations. I was so tired from Thanksgiving prep and shopping at all hours, I didn’t get too much done.
I had to move out the end table by the sofa so the tree would fit. Macy then realized that the arm of the couch is a really great perch without that silly table and lamp. I walked into the living room and she was just sitting there….staring out the window. She cracks me up.
Actually decorating the tree got pushed off a little longer than normal. My grandmother was rushed to the hospital on Sunday night (She’s home now and on the mend, praise God! Still praying for full healing and recovery!) and then Monday was car buying day. Tuesday I was just too dang exhausted from the week’s events to do anything. Purchasing a car takes FOR-EV-ER. I thought that since we were going pre-owned that it wouldn’t be as big of a deal. Good heavens. They tried to sell us everything under the sun. There is no reason that buying a car should take more time than closing on a house (!!!).
Anywho – by Wednesday we were ready to drink a cup of cheer and get those ornaments on the tree. Cup of cheer of choice this evening was a peppermint mocha in our Christmas penguin mugs. It was fabulous. We turned off the overhead lights and just left on a couple of lamps and the tree lights. We turned on some Sufjan Stevens Christmas music (my fave) and got to ornamenting. This is one of my favorite Christmas traditions. I’ll show you my tree next week!
And here’s one for a few Friday giggles. We have a Macy look-alike ornament. I showed it to her and she sniffed it and stared it down. She gave it the “What manner of beast is this???” look. Sister cracks me up. She definitely keeps us entertained around these parts!
Where are you on your decorating? I just have to put the finishing touches on a few things inside, and we’ll decorate the outside of the house tomorrow. Have a FANSTASTIC weekend, everyone! See ya on Monday!