I have made some serious progress in the last week!
Friday evening the oldest and I attended the annual Bunco Christmas Party/Taco Bar Potluck/Gift Exchange/Have A Good Time. My oldest is now a substitute player and all the subs as well as the regulars attend the Christmas party. Boy was it a full house this year. And tons of fun!
We have decorated our home and set up our tree as you may have already noticed. On Saturday the youngest and I went to the antique mall and shopped for a couple of new vintage ornaments to add to our collection. The oldest had a school function that day and we really missed her.
Saturday night was our annual Horse Doover Nite where we eat lots of wonderful appetizers and decorate the tree. It was a wonderful success, mainly because the tree it up and decorated. Mission accomplished!
88¢ a pound!
I stopped at Albertsons to pick up a ham on sale and found beautiful looking New York Strip steaks on sale too. They came home too. Instead of our usual rib eyes we'll be enjoying those and I will enjoy the extra $8 I saved. In fact, I put it toward a second ham for the freezer. Easter is covered.
I got my rear in gear and finished wrapping gifts. They are all nestled under the tree and ready to be opened.
|My stash of new and recycled gift wrap items in the tote on top of those |
drawers and rolls of wrap next to the how water heater.
Then I finally got the opportunity to sit for a couple of evenings at my sewing table and finish making the final gift on my list. I worked from May through the end of September to gather all of the things I needed to complete this project (I even had to bid on eBay for some of it) and by then I needed a break to decompress. After Christmas I'll share more about this project. The recipient faithfully reads my blog every day so I can't give away the surprise.
|I like to use the Brach's stars instead of kisses.|
I plan to bake this weekend and relax on Saturday for some pinochle with my gal pals. Then back to work (although, it really isn't) to get the final preparations done. Which will include one more trip to the grocery store for fresh produce. And most likely a bottle of wine. Then feet up and wait for Santa. J
How are things coming along at your house?