Good Evening everyone..
How are you all doing?
We have had a rather busy week and I have not been able to post..
Sorry about that..
But I am back.. smile..
We made a little trip across the border for Black Friday..
We arrived in Maine around 11 pm and then realized that they are an hour behind us..
They were to open at 12 am..
So...we had to wait in the car for an extra hour and I think it was -10 degrees..
The line of people waiting for the store to open with lawn chairs and blankets stretched clear across 2 parking lots and more..
It blew my mind..
We waited until they had all gone in which took about 20 minutes. By the time we went in every cart was gone and the place was packed..
It was then that I realized that we had lost our marbles.. grin..
To make a long story short we arrived back home by 8 o'clock in the morning and really did not get many things crossed off our Christmas lists.. ..
I just could not function in that crowd..
I told the customs office that it was my first and last Black Friday..
He said he had heard that a lot in the last few hours..
I guess we will just mark it down to experience..
And I want to thank my sweet friend Dawn for encouraging me to try this one.. grin..
That night the Keepers of the Home had a little Christmas gathering at one of the girls homes..
We had so much fun and a wonderful turnout..
Thank you Cindy for having us all..
Her house is huge and she had it all decorated and ready for us..
We had a Yankee Swap and a Christmas Carol quiz..
Such a hoot..
The food was wonderful, too...
Everyone brought something..
There was a brushetta bar, forcoccia, dips, crackers and so much more..
Here is the link for the bruschetta bar idea HERE..
There was lots of candlelight so the pics are not very good but you get the gist..
I made lemon pickles and new curtains this week also..
We are planning a Christmas Supper for our Keepers and their husbands..
Terry and I have a lot to do..
Cleaning, decorating, planning the meal and entertainment..
We had lovely company today..
Dustin helped his Dad hook up a new to us Washer and Dryer.. Our old ones kind of gave up earlier in the week..
Veronique helped me make my lists but she is a lot like my hubby by mentioning the short time left to get ready..
Several times.. grin..
One advantage of having a party is that hubby gets little jobs done that need to be finished..
And I get a lot of chores completed that need finished, too.
I hope. smile...
We have a good time, too..
The little lads enjoyed Grandma's pasta lunch today..
They are growing so much and looking forward to Christmas..
Thank you dear girls for dropping by and for visiting over to Bevy's blog earlier in the week..
I want to welcome you girls who joined this site..
Looking forward to getting to know you all..
Tomorrow is the Lord's Day..
The forecast is for snow but hopefully there will not be much..
Remember, I love your sweet comments and enjoy each one so much.
Take care my friends..
How are your Christmas chores and activities going?