Friday, November 9, 2007

Potpourri Friday

Is it really less than two weeks before Thanksgiving? I really can't believe it. It's time to start pulling out the pumpkin pie recipes not to mention the boxes of Christmas decorations! This year Jess is MAKING me decorate the way I usually do. Last year I didn't decorate much due to the fact that Michelle and Brad's wedding was January 13. I couldn't imagine decorating, and worse yet, un-decorating two weeks before the wedding. I made the right decision. But this year I won't be getting away with anything! So the weekend after Thanksgiving will be filled up with our own "hanging of the greens".

Well, this was a hard week, with losing our little puppy. We still miss her. It is strange how you can get attached to something so little in such a small amount of time. But the other puppies are thriving and growing and doing well. It won't be long and they will be yipping and making more messes than I can keep up with. And they will be someones Christmas present this year - they will bring a lot of joy. And a lot of cleaning up after. I cut their tails and dew claws this week - I'm always glad to get that job over with. I started doing it myself because the vet charges so much - and it really isn't hard to do. I just don't know how made the rule that Yorkies have to have short tails. All went well and now they are tail-less and dew claw-less. Just as all good Yorkies should be.

This weekends plans include some out of town company. Being Veteran's Day, our church is having a special military service and a college friend of my husbands, who is now a Army chaplain, is speaking. So he and his wife our spending the weekend at our house. We will have a good time reminiscing about our college and seminary days. And I will find some of my bed and breakfast recipes to impress them with. Caramel Apple French Toast is sounding kind of good this time of year.

Jess is starring in her school play this weekend as well. It is called "The Truth About Cinderella". She is not so excited about it because it is a musical and she doesn't like to sing. So therefore she got a smaller part. She is a good little actress though and I know she will be great. We will be there on opening night with flowers and camera in tow.

I really, really, really hope to get some sewing done this weekend. I haven't stayed up to par with my goals and I am getting a teensy bit worried that I may have bitten off more than I can chew. I will just keep plugging away. Christmas Eve may find me shopping at the last minute to get gifts for those I couldn't finish.

I also need to get my favorite homemade gift post ready for Monday for GiBee's Homemade With Love - Holiday Gift Exchange. Mine is a gift from the kitchen. It also will have a tutorial on how to make a great, inexpensive, attractive, and fun way to wrap it. I sometimes love the wrappings even more than the gift. Weird huh? But I love being creative and there are so many creative wrapping ideas. Maybe we should have a present wrapping contest sometime!

Oh, and on Wednesday next week - you won't want to miss my post. It's going to be a riddle. A very exciting riddle!

Have a great weekend everyone - I'll be back on Monday!


Dawn said...

Okay - I'm back again! I haven't had the energy to decorate much the last few years, but take my time doing it. This year I need to do the day after Thanksgiving, because we leave for our anniversary celebration in Hawaii on Dec. 7. I need to have our 4x4 group over before we leave, and I need to have all my shopping done. My daughter and DIL have birthdays on the 8th, so we have to celebrate those before we leave. YIKES!

Sunday is Faith Promise and since I'm NMI president, and Pastor is on Sabbatical, I'm kinda in charge. We're having a Round the World Dinner, too, so that should be fun. But quite a bit to do!

Karen said...

Oh, I'm sorry the puppy didn't make it. They are just so cute.
I'm going to start right after Thanksgiving to get decorated earlier this year. I can't wait!

Becky said...

You are going to have a fun and busy weekend it seems. I hope all goes well and you are able to get some good visiting in with your friends.

Lots of news from you. I can't wait to hear what Wed is all about. I am putting my thinking cap on.

Corrie said...

Hey Robin!
Hope you get to sew this weekend! Sounds like fun!

Myrna said...

You are one busy lady this week! Hope you are enjoying all the company and the play!

I plan to do most of my decorating for Christmas the weekend after Thanksgiving. Every year I say I'm going to cut back, but I haven't significantly yet. There are just certain things I have to have out for it to feel like Christmas to me!

gail@more than a song said...

Do you have your caramel apple french toast recipe posted on here somewhere? It sounds did it turn out?