Monday, November 10, 2014

Let the Holidays Begin!

Our local mall starts off the holiday season with an incredible firework display.  Maybe it's the cold temperatures, or how close we are able to watch, but it is my favorite fireworks display of the year.
Nary a mosquito, humidity, zero!  Our dear pals Jean and Tom surprised us and enjoyed the chilly but amazing show with us.
For honey and I, a walk along the stores and some window shopping after the fireworks is now a tradition. It was strange because most of the stores were dark.  Then we learned that a transformer had blown and the power was out in 90% of the mall.  We walked to the one island of light, where Santa was meeting the children and the large tree was in it's splendor to take a couple of photos.  With no safe have to warm up, we cut our walk short and headed back to the car.  By the time we got there, the lights in the stores went on and a cheer rose up.  Too late for us, but I hope that the stores we able to recoup some of the lost business from a usually very busy night..
 Ooooo, Ahhhh...
 The dark stores.
Saturday's skies were so beautiful.  We were busy from sunup to sundown.  Late in the afternoon we headed to the nearest Cracker Barrel, to purchase 32 shopping bags for our guild project for Christmas.  I'll tell you more about that another time.
 Things are getting done at home.  The last important things are being scratched off our to do list. ( If we were organized enough to have such a list! ;-)
After working most of the day, we were pooped.  Dear hubby fell asleep watching the Bears.  Thank goodness, it was a horrible defeat by our rivals the Green Bay Packers.  I just turned off the sound and crafted.  I punched some tags and made the cutest little books from a tutorial I found of Pinterest.
So another week brings me closer to having my kids home, if even for a few short days.  My hope is that we are all together even for a few hours...would make this old Mom's heart full.

I am grateful for so many things. I appreciate the fact that you visit here, and for the many friends I've made through blogging.   I hope that there are many things that you have to be grateful for too. Take care my friends and enjoy this beautiful day.

1 comment:

Lynne said...

So many pretties here . . .
Kind words
Kids home soon
Guild Happenings
More grateful . . .