Monday, December 24, 2012
The Week Wrap-up
Another week has come and gone, and what a week it was! Since I took a blogging break last week, this edition of The Weekend Wrap-up will be a The Week Wrap-up.
Tuesday was our 25th anniversary. Since we’ll be cruising – in less than 3 weeks now! - to celebrate our anniversary, we kept the actual day a little low-key. We saw Lincoln at the “movie-ator” (movie theater, in T#3speak) and had dinner at our favorite restaurant.
The rest of our day was spent cleaning and preparing for my family who would be spending the weekend with us … I have to confess that I’d been so busy trying to get that I Spy quilt done in time for Christmas that the house needed a pretty thorough cleaning.
Wednesday was cookie-baking day. I’ve baked Christmas cookies for as long as I can remember, and since DD married, she and I have always taken a day in the week before Christmas to bake Christmas cookies. And now that the Ts are growing up, they’re becoming part of the fun, too. Our “menu” has changed over the years, but the fun we have has remained a constant. This year, we baked fewer different kinds of cookies, choosing instead to bake our favorite … and more of them. We baked peanut blossoms, snowballs, snickerdoodles, spritzes, sugar cookies, chocolate crinkles and shortbreads. This is just half of the cookies that we baked. T#1 made the snickerdoodles all by himself, and T#2 helped me with the peanut blossoms and pressed out most of the spritz cookies. Our day was made even more special with our first snow of the 2012-13 winter!
Thursday was our Christmas with DD and her family. We opened gifts, played games, watched movies, had a couple of wonderful meals, and just enjoyed time spent with the people we love the most.
Friday, my sisters and dad were here for the weekend. My sister L was flying in from Austin and had a lengthy delay in Dallas. Luckily she was able to get on another flight and was “only” 2 hours late in arriving at Lambert. We had our Christmas with them Friday evening … DD and her family were here for our Christmas. We opened gifts, had a meal together, played some ping pong, and just had a nice visit.
Saturday, we reconvened for Wii bowling, Rook, great food, and more visiting. Sunday was everyone’s last day here … my sister K and her S.O. left for their Chicagoland home around 1:00 …. we dropped my sister L off at Lambert around 6:00 … we drove my dad back to his house (he no longer drives at night). We were home by 7:30 … and as much as we enjoy our visitors, I have to say that it's always nice to get our house back to ourselves and get back to our regular routine.
Today will be a bit of a busy day … the house needs tidying up from our visitors, and I’ll be in the nursery during Christmas Eve service. Thankfully the service is early, so we should still have time for a relaxing evening spent watching a Christmas movie or two.
All the snow from last week has melted, but it sounds like we might very well have a White Christmas here, albeit Christmas Day evening. There’s a huge front moving in, and while the forecast is for the heaviest snowfalls to be to the south, it sounds like we’ll be getting 3-4”. Perfect, absolutely perfect!
This week I hope to be able to get back to working on the disappearing four patch that I started before Christmas. I miss my time with needle and thread.
Wishing you and yours a very blessed Christmas.