Sunday, November 30, 2008

Thanks & Giving

Yeah the Turkey is finally outta here.....but I really like cold turkey especially the sandwiches. But only the white meat! I'll even eat cold dressing!

Miss T and myself joined the rest of the family at my Mom's house for the feast. My little brother had brought a girl-guest with him. Of course Tom is still in TX and was missed at the table.

Everyone has been sick....except my Nanny. But her heat system is broke and they are ordering the part. She cannot even run the emergency heat, so I am insisting that she stay with us at least at night...she goes home during the day to do her "busy work". She has to be doing something and at 86 I would hope I would be too.

Miss T was home from school all week with her cold/flu whatever it was...sore throat and cough/sneeze/snot etc. I only worked one day this week....and I'll get paid for Thursday. Whoooopie eh? That's ok.....I'm thankful I have a job and things will pick up soon for us. If not....I'll worry about that later.

While we were home this week Miss T put up our tree....I've never had it up this early before in my life! She did a great job - ran me out of the room until it was time to put on the lights.

What kind of lights do you have?
I insist on ALL WHITE and at least 1000 on my tree. Tom says planes have trouble landing because of it. It seriously troubles my eyes when I'm decorating it....and it is done in RED decorations too....

I use a big bow on top. No angel or star for me.

I've also been gathering the gifts and wrapping them. My Brother & SIL and I decided we'd do only for the kids this year....we're all watching the wallet. But I didn't exactly stick to the plan...I ordered a magazine and a cookbook for her. Shhhhhh don't tell. It will be ok...I'll just say it's from Miss T.

She and I spent about 5 hours today in the mall....just wandering around. Not in any hurry, just somewhere to be, had lunch there at Chick Fil A and got a Great American Cookie cookie....hers was Snickerdoodle and I got triple chocolate chunk.

Tonight I packed a box to send to the nephew's in TX...I'm getting into the spirit of giving this year. They're both big Carolina Panthers fans...go figure. The oldest was born here, so he has an excuse. The little one just wants to be like big brother. Tom's been having a blast playing with them....lots of testosterone in that house, unlike ours.

Christmas! Yikes......I'm getting my house decorated INSIDE. It was raining today, so nothing outside yet. I really dread doing that one by myself this year since Tom won't be home until late on the 10th.

Hey Martha, Shelly, Angie, Bethe & Rose....I'm heading SOUTH for the winter...well, at least a week of winter. Planning to FLY in on the 26th...drive to da beach for a circle of drums and beer for the weekend, then head up to the FIL's. He'll just have to live with the fact that we're not going straight to his house first. It's MY vacation.....

So Robin that means LUNCH OK????

18 comments:

lisa jo said...

i will not put lights ON my tree...never have. Only on the outside of the house. Take pics and share. Sorry to hear everyone has been sick..glad to see you update....sounds like you and Miss T are doing well and that makes me happy. XO

Sweetnessk71 said...

Hiya. Have a good week and I hope everyone gets better.

Kris :)

Ellen said...

Take a picture of the tree ! I love the idea of all white, but we have all colors on our tree. Hope Miss T is feeling better, she sounds just like my Booga, wanting to decorate all by herself.
Hugs.

garnett109 said...

I'm still in Halloween mode!

garnett109 said...

I'm still in Halloween mode!

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Gaboatman said...

Wow! The tree up and decorated already! You sure are getting a jump on the Holiday Season. I'm sure your tree is beautiful with all the white lights. I mix 'em up a bit on my tree each year. Have fun on your holiday trip south. It's so great when fellow Journalers can get together to socialize.
Sam

LYN said...

wish I was a little closer..I would join ya!!
my tree is up and the house is decorated inside and out..my son did his dad proud this year...;-)

Martha said...

The Saturday after Christmas it is then! Can't wait to see you! :-)

Joyce said...

I bet your decorations and lights are lovely...please take some pic's soon. Hope everyone feels better too..not good being sick over the holidays. We use all white...or clear lights...prefer those to color. Hugs and love,
Joyce

LIZ said...

Sorry to hear you guys have been sick. Get better soon!!! I am going to put a few decorations up and wait on the tree and the outside lights.

Have a great day, Liz

Chris/cacklinrosie101 said...

I have pre-lit white lights on my stick tree...rofl. I used to have a super huge live tree in here with colored lights. I change decorations like underwear and would love to dump the tree for a $300 job I saw at Sears but I refuse to spend that much on a tree. If it gets to be 70% off or more after Christmas, it's mine. Right now, I have all these cutesy country stuffed things on my tree. Got all this wood around here. So when is da man coming home???? Love ya and can't figure out how I missed your last entry..

Allison said...

Sorry to hear that many of you guys have been sick. Hopefully Christmas will be better. I haven't started decorating. Maybe I will start today. Heck, tomorrow is December already. This year has flown by. Have a happy Sunday. : )

It's Just Me ~ Katie! said...

Our lil Charlie Brown tree came with lil white lights on it, I just add the red bows - No longer looking like Charlies tree. Hope you have a wonderful time kicking through the sand and feeling the sun warm thy face. Enjoy and have a wonderful week ahead. Take care,
Katie

Lisa said...

What a beautiful tree.... I love all white lights too!! Oh and yes red and lots of it!!! That sounds really nice to have a day to walk around at the mall. Miss Courtney and I are overdue for a day like that. So glad ya had a wonderful Thanksgiving and lotsa friends and family! Hugs,
Lisa

Missie said...

I didn't see this update on reader! I'm glad you had a good holiday.

Enjoy this week!

Traci said...

Hey, is Tom working on the hurricane effort to rebuild or is he doing something different? My hubby just lost his job (thank you, Mr. Economy)and someone else suggested working in TX since they have such a need. Just wondering.

Linda :) said...

All you guys together in Florida, fun times, I'll be jealous here in Ca....
Enjoy!!!