Friday, November 23, 2007

Black Friday is here....

.....and so am I! The thought of getting up at 3 or 4 AM to rush around in the dark for bargains.....well, it's interesting, maybe, but NOT for me!

We had a lovely Thanksgiving and now that it is over, I have time to be thankful! The dinner was excellent, if I do say so myself, lol, and we had the whole family home for the first time in several years. My son's friends came for dessert as usual, and I do not know how late they stayed as I crashed at 12:30. They did not leave a mess to clean up so I am also thankful for that.

I keep hearing the John Denver song, Poems, Prayers and Promises, in my head- "it's been a good life all in all"- and am so grateful that that is true. We've had a lot of problems over the years, health and financial and family, but in spite of those I have a wonderful husband and I've been blessed with so many opportunities and so many experiences. He wrote that song when he was relatively young and I always feel a little sad when he sings "it turns me on to think of growing old". While I don't feel old, at 55 many people (especially my students!) think that I already am. Hopefully, there is still a lot of growing old still ahead of me.

Today we are going to work on two projects. One of them actually does involve shopping- yuck! While on a cruise this summer, we bought several pieces of art that need to be framed. I got DH to agree to go with me to choose the framing today, and since we rarely have the same days off, we have to take advantage of the opportunity. We did buy one large piece on the cruise and we had the gallery frame that for us. It arrived several weeks ago and we finally hung it yesterday. I am really happy- it looks wonderful and is perfect for the location I had planned for it.

Then we are going to do a massive cleanout of the garage. With the holiday yesterday, trash day is moved back until tomorrow and I am looking forward to having a LOT more storage space after today.

The rest of the weekend will consist of getting together with a group of my Flylady friends for a l-o-n-g breakfast gathering tomorrow, and then getting some work done on some more of my Christmas cards.

All in all it sounds like a good, productive and fun weekend. And, for that, I am thankful.


Etha said...

Today, I'm thankful that you have thursday garbage pickup as well cause I would have completely forgotten to bring out the trash this morning LOL

Lee said...

Sounds like a busy weekend! I avoided the shopping this year...have fun with your card-making time!!

mimihas5 said...

Your prints and frames are stunning! You did a wonderful job in picking out the correct mats and frames for each print.