Happy Thanksgiving week. :)
Yay - Thanksgiving week! Not that I'm so excited about Thanksgiving, but I love the short work week! :)
Wendi, that's awesome that T did well on stage and I hope he was inspired by watching the older kids, too. Good luck getting your license renewed by Tuesday! I'm looking forward to decorating for Christmas, too. I thought DH would have gotten some stuff out by now, but not yet. He's off today, so maybe he can start on outdoor lights today?
The zoo Girl Scout sleepover was decent. Except there was a 4-hour OUTDOOR zoo tour that we didn't know about. In 55 degree weather. And few of us had real coats. It turned out to be only 2 hours, because it was cold so many of the animals were indoors/unavailable. Phew. We slept little and Megan and I had to leave by 6:30 so DH could be at work by 7:00. Oh, and Megan wet her sleeping bag (which we kept quiet so other kids wouldn't know). What a night. (She hasn't wet the bed in years - so it was weird!)
DH has today, Wed, Thur, and Friday day off (he works late Friday). At least that's the schedule right now. Who knows what it will say when he goes in to work tomorrow. Nice to have all that time with him/us/all off!
Hmmm...what's new with you all? It was quiet on here this weekend!
We had a nice weekend. My Mom and I brought the kids to a local state park/zoo and we all had a good time. The weather was perfect so it was a nice time. DH got home from deer camp yesterday without anything although we'll be heading there for Thanksgiving on Wednesday so he'll have another chance.
Hilarie, Glad DH will get time off this week, sounds like it's better than he originally thought. Too bad about Megan at the sleepover - glad you guys were able to keep it quiet, she would have been embarrassed. Oh, and awesome to the weight loss!! I'm a far cry from my pre-pregnacy weight.
Wendi, Yay to T's recital going so well. Happy Birthday - just so I don't forget!!! Are you guys heading anywhere for Thanksgiving this year? My Mom and I do Black Friday (sort of), we get there when we get there and we work with whatever is still there.
Lori, Glad the musical went well. I hope you managed to get a nap sometime over the weekend.
Laura, sorry about Tess, at least you won't have to worry about her while you're away? How did the girls do? Enjoy your vacation - Dallas right?
Andrea, sounds like a nice weekend. Sorry DH didn't have any luck - maybe next time. So you'll spend Thanksgiving up there? Will you have a traditional dinner?
DH works Friday, but (as of right now - who knows how long it will last), he is scheduled to work 7 PM - 4 AM. Awful, but at least it's not the 21-hour shift that it was!
Lori, do you work 3 days this week? The kids here get Wednesday off, so it's only a 2-day school week.
It occurs to me that we need to make plans and shop for our Thanksgiving food. We don't even have a menu yet!
Yes, we go 3 days this week, but we get next Monday off...so still a 5 day weekend! Yay!
Hilarie----turkey, stuffing, noodles, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes (not for me thanks), green beans, corn, pie. And rolls. :) There, menu done. :D
By 5:30 dinner was over and the dishes were done. Someone from church stopped while I was doing dishes and brought us a gift card to Walmart. They do a harvest table at church and take donations to help the needy before Thanksgiving, in case they need to get food for it. They've given us one in the past....it was for $25. This year its for $65! I wont use it for Thanksgiving, but I'll use it to help with Christmas. Its greatly appreciated.
Wendi - oops! Will you get a few days to relax over the weekend? I can't remember if you're staying home for the holiday or going somewhere.
Ugh - just found out that the half marathon I'm considering is 95% full, so I really need to decide and register! (Luckily it's also $15 off today only, so that's something.) It sounds so hard, but I think I need to do something difficult, to push myself. It'll be good for me - right?
Also trying to decide whether to pull the girls out of school on Friday for our last Disney weekend on our annual passes. There's a lot we want to do for only 2 days. Hmmm...
Well, I registered. It popped up to 97% full (probably because of the $15 off deal), so I pulled the trigger. NERVOUS!!!!
I miss you all. It's so quiet on here lately!
We'll have a traditional dinner at my parents cabin - turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, green beans, carrots, cranberry sauce, and rolls. I think Mom said this year she's making pecan, pumpkin and chocolate cream pies - the chocolate is my Dad's favorite and his birthday falls on Thanksgiving this year.
Hilarie, your girls don't have Friday off? Around here the schools get Thursday and Friday - makes for a nice long weekend. Good for you registering for the run. When will it be?
Lori, Yay to the Walmart card - that will help with Christmas!!! Do people come to your house for Thanksgiving dinner or do you go to someone else's?
Wendi - oops to the scout meeting last night!!! I guess DH was a little surprised to see you guys when he got home?