Good morning on this first Sunday of Advent! The turkey has been consumed, the fall decor has been put away, and our house is in the process of being thoroughly decked out for Christmas. I guess the holiday season is officially upon us!
To recap, we hosted Thanksgiving for the first time ever with some of Paul’s family. He did the turkey on the smoker, and it turned out beautifully. I don’t plan to ever try roasting one. C made pies and dinner rolls, so that just left me with the apps and sides, which was perfect. And of course, our guests contributed as well.
We took it easy on Friday, except for a quick trip to Best Buy to replace a lost smartphone… which of course was recovered after we went through moving all the data to the new one. Oy, kids! The old one was pretty banged up and probably ready for a replacement anyway, so we’re keeping it as a backup.
All that to say, that project took up a good bit of our Friday, and then we had friends over that evening for pizza. I gifted this fun trivia game to one of my friends for her birthday, and we broke into it and played for at least an hour. It’s really fun and great for mixed ages.
I had a nail appointment yesterday morning, and then we went to a local tree farm to get our family Christmas tree. I already set up my formal tree in the living room, but we always get a live tree for the family room. It was very cold, but we had a good time.
Unfortunately, we didn’t get very far with the tree trimming. We all petered out once we brought all the Christmas decor upstairs, and we ended up napping in front of Home Alone 2 instead of decorating the tree.
R did manage to get our Dept 56 Christmas villages set up, though. She put the Snow Village on the the console table in the foyer, and Christmas in the City is on the entertainment center in the family room. I lost interest in setting those up quite some time ago, but she has taken it on in recent years and does a really good job with it.
We had dinner reservations last night, so I guess decorating the tree is our project for this afternoon… that and putting all the fall decor away. One of us will also need to drive C to the airport, so it will be a full day.
And then tomorrow, I guess it’s back to life… back to reality! I expect a lot of the Black Friday sales to improve for Cyber Monday. Most stores usually find some way to up the ante, so I’ll be up bright and early to update my Cyber Week Shopping Guide one last time.
Have a restful and blessed Sunday!