Monday, December 6, 2010

Monday, Monday

Hello y'all!

It's Monday morning, and I had another delightful weekend. :-)

Friday night we went to see our niece and nephew in their school play. Both of them did and EXCELLENT job. They were by far the best two kids in the show...and seriously, I'm not just saying that. I'd be the first one to critique them on their performances, believe me...but they were truly outstanding. It was a musical version of 'A Christmas Carol' and Dan (11) played Bob Cratchit, while Katie (9) was The Ghost of Christmas Present. They did so well, I was very proud.

Saturday we spent the day at the Yankee Candle flagship store in Deerfield, MA. It's a yearly tradition (this year was our 13th year going!!) and it's always so much fun. We go with college friends of mine, and it's a guaranteed great time.
Jim and I did very well and didn't spend a ton of money, which was VERY nice. Just so you know, we really don't go there and buy a huge amount of candles. We usually stock up on the 'holiday scents' (votives and tarts) because they have every scent created, but we're more more likely to buy holiday decorations and ornaments, than candles. It's a huge store and there's so much to it!

Yesterday, Jim spent the day with his sister, our sister-in-law, and two nieces making cookies all day long. While he was doing that, I spent the day doing stuff around the house (getting ready for the tree!!) and running errands. We're going to get the tree tonight, and then we'll be decorating it later on this week. I'm very excited to get it, not only because I love having a real tree, but because for once, we won't be dealing with a snow-covered or wet tree!!!
The weather has been cold, but not snowy or rainy, thank God. We've had some terrible luck in the past with tree shopping. We always get a GREAT tree, but the past few years we're either wandering around the tree lot in a blizzard looking for a tree, or we're carrying home a snow covered one. Not fun. If all goes well, we'll only have to deal with the cold tonight, and none of the other wintry garbage.

Have a very happy Monday!!!

We saw this little guy in the toy section, and almost bought it, but decided against it at the last minute....Scooter would have been pissed, and probably tore it to shreds.

This is a shot of the main courtyard outside the store - all decorated for the holidays and looking pretty darn festive!


Blobby said...

he's not as cute as Scooter anyways.

I always wonder why schools do a Christmas Carol. Dickens is SUCH a downer.

Cubby said...

I'm glad you survived the candle store. I can't go within 50 feet of one because they induce respiratory distress. But I love the candles, so I send Greg in them with instructions to "buy a good one." He never disappoints.
Have a good week :-)

Ur-spo said...

happy tuesday to you too!