We had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day shared with family and close friends and scrumptious food and a ton of gratefulness all around the table. Doesn't get better than that.
Savanna wanted to go shopping on black Friday. I normally don't venture out to shop on that day but she realllllly wanted to so I got up with her early and went. That girl is a morning person and she can get up at 5 am with NO PROBLEM whatsoever. She amazes me. Sure enough she was by my bedside in the wee hours of the morning, "Momma, it's time to get up and get ready to go to the store..." I truthfully had nothing in mind to buy, I just wanted a bit of mother-daughter time. We went to our two favorite stores: Bealls Outlet and the Salvation Army. We got some good deals on a few small items.
We had breakfast out at First Watch and were back home by 9:30 am. They had pumpkin pancakes as their special and those are some of my favorite things in the whole wide world!
Yesterday I posted on facebook that I was putting my six trees up yesterday. Actually the total was seven. I forgot about the tree in my room. One is broken, (permanently), so right now we have one less and are probably going to go without the patio tree this year since last year it got knocked over almost every day and I'd have to go re-do the whole thing . Although they are all set up and lit, they are not decorated. It will take some time to complete them. I'm giving myself at least a week to get the trees up and Larry will help me. I have had some challenges physically lately. Although in years past I pushed myself to do most anything I needed or wanted to do, at this point in my life I can't. I push myself when it comes to church services or completing my work for Celebration or NextJob, or being fully present for special family gatherings, but I have to cut back on some "extras" even much as I love trees my health has to come first and I can't get them up in a day like I used to. I also use my paper plates as much as my china right now, and ask for help with a lot of things. Thanks for your prayers as I come to mind.
We've got a full weekend with Larry's birthday on Sunday, and church and leadership meeting and another decorating day on Monday. Friends will be happy to know I've asked for lots of help. :)