The day after Thanksgiving we had a new refrigerator delivered - we are replacing all of our old appliances as we can. I was very excited -- and very disappointed when I came home from an errand to find that it wasn't there - turns out it was too big for our space. We thought we had measured correctly. We are planning to move a cupboard down a bit so the one we like will fit. But that's going to take some time and money. Good news - the old fridge was empty, so I got it all spiffed up before I filled it up again. The blessing in disguise - when you take all of the magnets and the "stuff" they hold off your refrigerator doors, your kitchen looks bigger!
DC has been singing in a quartet at church for at least the last 20 years. These guys are not pros - they don't memorize their music. But everyone loves to hear them sing, and they do sound good. Last night after work they headed for the mountains above Denver for a great adventure. They spent hours working on the beginnings of a professional CD - he didn't get home until about 12:30, and had to get up at 5:30 for work. It won't be on the market - it is being made for our church people. This could be the start of something big - just kidding! He said it's really hard work!
I put all of my fall and Thanksgiving stuff on the dining room table - it's not nearly as much as others have, but I add a few things each year.
I spent the evening working on my decorations - while taking care of the little ones, who were rolling around on the floor. I spent Saturday doing this tree --
I kept working on the family room until midnight, when I gave up on DC ever getting home. I'll share more pictures next time. Today I worked on the upstairs tree. Why do I do this to myself??
Today was garbage day, and since DC usually does the dirty work, and he wasn't home, I decided to get it ready to be put out this morning. The bag was so heavy that when he took it out this morning, it broke - he came back in to tell me he was running late, so I'd have to take care of the mess. What a mess it was!! You can imagine - all of the garbage from Thanksgiving dinner! I don't put potato peelings in the garbage disposal any more - not since the day we needed a plumber on Thanksgiving Day because everything was backing up into both sinks. EWWWW!! Then there's the giblets - nobody likes them in my group, so in the garbage they went. Then there were some bad potatoes that I tossed in there. That bag must have weighed a half a ton! So there it was - potato peelings and all matter of gross stuff, all over the street in front of the driveway. What a great way to start the day! At least it was warm.
A year ago right now we were getting ready for our trip to Hawaii. How could the time possibly go so fast?? Soon (next Monday) we'll be celebrating both Kristen's and Sema's birthdays. I like to think about Kristen's 4th birthday, when our future DIL was born in Mombassa, Kenya, Africa. What are the odds on that one? I have some surprises planned, but won't reveal them, since they may be reading this. I'll tell you after the fact.
Then we have Care Bear's school program on the 11th (we'll miss the company party this year). On the 13th, our 4x4 group from church will be here for dinner. The following Saturay, the 20th, we've invited our SS class over for our annual party. I hope not everybody comes - it could be a crowd, but lots of fun.
After Christmas with DC's family, which I mentioned a couple of posts ago, it will be our anniversary. We'll be heading for our favorite cabin in Estes Park for a couple of days. Lots to look forward to! And lots to do!
Well, that's enough rambling for tonight - I just have one more comment on a totally different subject. I've been trying hard to figure out how two people can bash each other for months and months. Then when one of the two wins the presidency, he names the other one, whom he appeared to despise, to the position that would make them work more closely together than any other cabinet position. I just don't get it!!
On a more positive note, in my reading this week, I'm in I Corinthians. I love these verses in chapter 7, from The Message, the words of Paul: "I do want to point out, friends, that time is of the essence. There is no time to waste, so don't complicate your lives unnecessarily. Keep it simple - in marriage, grief, joy, whatever. Even in ordinary things - your daily routines of shopping, and so on. Deal as sparingly as possible with the things the world thrusts on youl This world as you see it is on its way out."
If you have a few minutes, go over to Kristen's place and see some cute pictures - my favorite is Care Bear's fancy letter to Santa. She tells a secret, too!
Catch ya later!