Saturday, November 24, 2007

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas...

X mas ornament on tree by Mike Robinson
X mas ornament on tree

It's cold and blustery around here, we have a fire crackling away in the fireplace and the kids are wanting hot chocolate. I can't believe Thanksgiving is already over!

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving at my mom's house. We all ate too much (as usual) and had lots of yummy leftovers to bring home for supper. Neither of my military sons were able to be home, but they were both able to call. They each got to have turkey and trimmings,but neither had pecan pie which is a favorite around here. I wonder if I could figure out a way to ship a pie? That will definitely be on my list of things to bake when they finally get to come home.

Did you all go shopping yesterday? I went for the 6th year in a row with my mom, although we didn't get out quite as early as we did last year. We enjoy spending the day together and finding bargains. Plus she always treats me to Starbucks which I love. I almost never go because it's hard to justify spending more than $3 for a cup of coffee. I got my favorite non-fat, sugar free vanilla latte. Delicious!

I got some GREAT deals at CVS (and walked Mom through a few good deals too), but I'll have to post about that later. There are some things I bought that the kids can't see and I want to have pictures of everything. Maybe I can take some pictures after they go to bed tonight. I will just say that in 3 separate transactions I bought about $130 worth of goodies and only spent about $9 out of pocket, plus I have a fair amount of ECBs to spend next time (can't remember right off hand exactly how many). I also got some pretty good deals at Wal-Mart. I have a few more little odds and ends to pick up (and some more baking to do for the home baked gifts), but I'm nearly done!

We are thinking of putting the Christmas tree up today because we have several things planned for next weekend, but it's SO cold my husband doesn't really want to get up in our unheated attic. We southerners don't do well with cold! :)


April@Simplicity Concepts said...

fireplaces and hot chocolate, don't you just love it! Bless your military sons for guarding our freedom, I bet that first pecan pie they have when returning home will be the best they ever tasted!

Melonie said...

I'm so glad your sons were able to call home. Wishing them safety until they return. And I am not going to cry. Really. (Okay, I am sorta. You know how it goes.) I lucked out that we're at a school this year so my husband is home for our son's first holidays - I'm quite certain it'll never happen like that again.

Hug'em tight when they get home- oh I'm sure you will. ;-) Glad you had a good weekend!

50shousewife said...

Thank you April and Melonie! It's so tough to have them away. This is the 3rd Thanksgiving we haven't had the oldest home.

So glad your husband is home Melonie. Tell him my family thanks him.