Not keeping up with my blog (remember when I used to write every day?!?) has really made me sad.
Not only because I really enjoy writing (and reading) posts, but my lack of blogging makes me that much more aware of the fact that there's so much other 'crap' going on which is keeping me from blogging.
Does that make sense?
Since I last wrote, Jim and I went with friends on our yearly excursion to the Yankee Candle flagship store out in South Deerfield MA and (as always) we all had an amazing time. We go with friends of mine from UNH, who I also consider great friends of Jim's as well. This year, we 'allowed' one couple's daughter (and her boyfriend) to join us. There's always been a strict 'no kids' rule, which allows us to shop at our leisure, without having to deal with meltdowns, naps, etc....but now that she is a senior in high school we figured that it was safe to let her join us. ;-)
Anyway, it was a LOT of fun, filled with tons of stories, and trips down memory lane. Oh, and candles....lots and lots of candles - as well as plenty of Christmas-y stuff to decorate our houses with!
Speaking of, Jim and I have completed the decorating for this year. We've put up the Christmas Village, the tree (which is BEAUTIFUL), brought out all the decorations, and yes, once again, Jim did a bang-up job with the outside lights.
I will post some pictures of the aforementioned decor so you don't have to just read about it here.
I PROMISE. I'm writing myself a note right now, so I don't forget to do it.....