Good Monday Mornin' Yall,
Well, I do hope that everyone has recovered from the Thanksgiving Holidays. I have no more leftovers. LOL. We finished them up Saturday evening. We had a great Thanksgiving here at my house.
It is a rainy Monday Mornin' here. It started raining yesterday and it rained all day and last night. It rained pretty hard at times. It is a chilly morning also. It is 43 degrees. It is a tad bit warmer than it has been, but with the rain, it makes if feel about the same.
I didn't post yesterday. It was a busy day for me. Hubby had to leave out about 4:00p.m. yesterday afteroon going to Missouri. So, I had to do laundry and get his clothes ready and then I wanted to cook a good meal for him. Now he does eat out on the road, but ain't nothing like a good home cooked meal. So, I fried some boneless pork chops, made some homemade creamed potatoes, made some gravy (and I didn't make it with Gravy Flour - LOL), and I opened up a can of those jumbo biscuits. It was a pretty good meal. He loved it. Then, last night, I fried some bacon for me and the girls and heated up the rest of the creamed potatoes and gravy. That bacon sure smelled good while I was cooking it. It had a syruppy smell to it. The girls came in the kitchen wanting to know what I was cooking, and I told them I was frying some bacon. It sure made the kitchen smell soooo good. I did do some visiting late last night. So, hopefully, things will get back to normal today.
Some of you may have noticed my new look. "THANKS" to Diane of Diane's Place, for fixing my blog for me. The only thing I did was put the Christmas Countdown on here. I done it with the truck because my hubby drives a truck and it will remind me of him being out on the road. He also picked out the picture for my Christmas Header. That Diane is such a great friend. If you have never been over to visit her, please go by and visit her. I know most of my blogfriends know her, but I've noticed a few new ones this past week. Again, "THANK YOU" Diane.
I want to "THANK" Mary of Mary's Writing Nook for giving all her friends the Christmas Spirit Button. Mary is one of my new friends. She is from Canada and has a big heart. If you have never been to visit her, please do stop by her blog sometime. She is a writer also. She has had things published in Guideposts. Again, "THANK YOU" Mary for this Christmas Button. Now, You may take the button also. Be sure you give it to someone. If you want more information on it, be sure to visit Mary @ Mary's Writing Nook. I really enjoy reading Mary's blog.
I have alot of traveling to do this week. My oldest daughter has 2 maybe 3 or more basketball games this week. For the life of me, I have no idea why they scheduled so many games during the week this year. In the past, there had only been like a couple of games during the week. We have to travel to Gosnell, AR tonight. Tuesday night we travel to Luxora, AR. Then, Wednesday night we may have to go back to Luxora for a tournament. Then, she has a game Saturday morning here in Caraway, AR. Looks like we are going to have a busy week here. The girls go back to school today and I know they will have homework piled up on them. That's going to make it even harder. Both of these towns are about an hour away. She will play at 7:00p.m. each night and she has to be there 30 minutes before the game. The actual games usually lasts about an hour. Then there is the hour drive back home. I may have some grouchy girls this week. LOL.
I have noticed several of my blogfriends have gotten in the Christmas Spirit. We put our tree up Thanksgiving night. I did some more decorating Friday afternoon. I finally got my villages here at this house Saturday afternoon. I was going to put it up Saturday, but I didn't have any snow. So, I made like 2 trips to the Dollar General Store to get one of those old fashioned Christmas skirts. You know the white ones that have glitter on them. That is what I use for my snow. I didn't get it put up as I had planned. My brother-in-law and his girlfriend came over late Saturday afternoon and visited for a while. Then hubby got home about 4:30p.m. from Mississippi. Then, about 5:30p.m. my Mother-In-Law comes over. In the meantime, I was heating up the leftovers for our supper. Finally, my brother-in-law and his girlfriend leaves. My Mother-In-Law stays and helps us eat the rest of the leftovers. It just felt like I was running around in circles Saturday. I did manage to get my Christmas Dishes put on my table. Hubby hung a couple of wreaths that I had decorated a few years ago for me. Hopefully, I will get my village up one day this week. Below is a picture that hubby took with his cell phone the other night of our tree. This is our girls standing in front of it. He had to use a spotlight to take the picture because it was dark. Anyway, after I get all my decorating done, I will post more pictures then. Hubby didn't get the top of the tree. He wanted to make sure he got the train set around the tree. That is his toy. LOL. He is worse than a kid when it comes to his Christmas Train. I'm gonna tell yall, my Christmas decorations ain't no fancy schmany decorations. Alot of them are old. Some are homemade. I don't have anything fancy. But when I do post them, I hope you will enjoy them. Our tree I had bought last year brand new. It was one of those prelit trees and had white lights on it. I had bought a couple of strands of blue lights to go on it as well. Before Christmas came last year, half of the white lights went out. This year instead of trying to mess with the white lights and fixing them, hubby put the blue lights on there and I went up to the Dollar General Store and got some multi colored lights. A couple of the multi colored lights are those chasing lights. It looks really pretty to me. Hubby and our girls did a great job.
Well, guess I'm gonna go for now. I want to do some visiting. I do hope that everyone has a great Monday. May God Bless Each and Everyone of You. Take care my friends.
LOVE & HUGS,