Friday, November 9, 2007
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!