Today is my blog day, and as I promised this morning… here it is… a bit late, but better late than never – right??
I had to do major grocery shopping this morning (A madhouse!!). And since dh is out of town, I had to lug it all in and put it all away myself. I’m such a whiner.
Our younger daughter, Anna, is coming home tomorrow along with her hubby, Chris. They celebrated their first wedding anniversary yesterday. They’ll arrive in time for dinner and will stay until about 8PM on Thursday. Then they go to his parents’ house until Saturday evening. They’ll be at their own apartment Saturday night, and then we we’ll see them again Sunday for lunch at my mom’s in Chattanooga.
Our older daughter is 8 months pregnant and has flatly refused to do anything but stay home, which we all understand. We’ll be opening presents with them sometime from the 25th to the 27th… still fine tuning that.
Anna and Chris have requested roast and mashed potatoes tomorrow night. Plus my grandmother’s “flop-over” rolls. The rolls are labor intensive, but so wonderful. The house smells amazing when they are cooking.
I also have to make dough for “cut out” Christmas cookies. That is one of those Christmas traditions that no one wants to give up! We’ll play Rook after dinner… Chris used to be a newbie, but he has played with us enough now that we are all pretty cut-throat. Ha!
All my shopping and wrapping has been done for awhile, but I have to go out tomorrow and pick up one last gift. We have a stained glass shop near where we live, and every time we go by, my hubby says, “I’d love to have one of those.” Our house is old and has big windows, and in his office, he hangs all sorts of pretty colored glass. In mid-November, I went to the shop and talked to the guy. He is making a stained glass piece approximately 10 x 12 inches that will include mountains, sky, a waterfall, maybe a bird or two, etc. I hope it turns out well… this is the only surprise I have for Charlie… his other stuff is practical… either that or books which he asked for.
The picture at the top of this post is our sweet Anastasia! The coat is one of her Christmas presents from Nana and Granddaddy. We gave it to her early so she could begin wearing it. The photo is from last Sunday en route to church.
Well, I need to get back to the kitchen. Looks like there’s no hope of a white Christmas for us. Supposed to be in the 50′s Saturday and Sunday. Oh well, that will make travel easier.
I hope everyone is having a good week. More later…