I love Thursday #9 – Post Thanksgiving
I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Now it is on to December and the next couple of holidays. It isn’t difficult to come up with things that I love for the week. LeeAnna blogs at Not Afraid of Color and shares her ‘likes’ every Thursday. Several of our friends also share, and it is rather addictive looking for all the positives once you get started. You are welcome to join us anytime!
Popcorn! Someone shared the idea of having flavored popcorn at a group function they were hosting at their home. I never think of offering popcorn to guests. Why not? This year I think it is going to be added to our Christmas Eve feast. It is gluten-free, easily eaten by all and there are loads of flavors. My pick I believe will be cheese and caramel corn. We live near Chicago and Garrett’s (world famous and delicious), but I may just pick it up at Sam’s if I don’t get into the city. Thank you for the idea!
Longgggggggg weekends! It was SO nice to have four days off work, and even a bit more because we were sent home early last Wednesday. Holy moly, I got a lot of sewing done. I am 100% sure I did meet my November OMG (one monthly goal) this month, unlike my October failure. That makes me extremely happy!
Blog hops – I enjoy them very much. It is always fun to read new blogs and see what others are working on, especially if there is a theme I am interested in. Well, we are going to be participating in our very FIRST blog hop December 5th – 7th! That is next week already – can you believe it?! It is a fun theme – a virtual cookie exchange. Some of the recipes that have been shared already as sneak peaks are just mouthwatering or maybe I am just looking forward to making all of them. We will be also having a giveaway – nothing huge but just a show of appreciation.
The ‘kids’ are getting older. It is wonderful now that the nephews and niece(s) are growing up and they are so much more helpful! The can now cook (!!) and bring side dishes that are delicious (Anj and Nicole spring to mind). They can and do offer muscle help when asked (thank you John, William, Chris and Richard). They bring up events we can share as an extended family like the wine tasting that didn’t quite happen because someone got pregnant. ~smile~ Or a police department basketball game for charity – yes, thank you, we’re in.
Black Friday shopping! No, I didn’t head out into the crowds. I did it right from my little ‘ole laptop. I bought some thread and a quilt kit from Craftsy, a new rocking chair for myself (and a certain little boy), and some other fun things I share when they arrive. How about you – did you head into the crowds or lay low?
I couldn’t go a week without showing the love for our sweet little baby. This is what we saw around 9:00pm Thanksgiving night. Someone had a nice long nap and was ready to chat and sing until midnight. That was handy for mom and dad to sleep in the next morning.
That’s it for this week! Today is the last day of November. I hope it was as happy a month for you as it was for me.
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