Sunday, November 29, 2009

Cooking, Decorating and Laundry?

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I have been visiting many blogs today and everyone is decorating for Christmas. Where is this energy coming from? I want some! Just kidding. I am looking forward to all the pictures.

My granddaughters and I decorated the Christmas tree on Friday. For me that was a big deal because I rarely get them over the holidays because Momma and Daddy always have to work the next day and they live 200 miles away. I must admit that I was exhausted Friday morning because I was up until 1 AM cleaning up from our Thanksgiving feast. At that point it now became a 21 hour day for me. I tend to be a control freak so needless to say I would not let anyone do the cooking or would I allow anyone to help with the clean up. But I would not change a thing because I love it and we had a wonderful time.

The tree decorating went very slow because I was moving very slow. At one point the girls were wondering if we would ever get the tree finished. As the evening rolled around we finally got it decorated.

The only mishap was I could not get the bottom branches to light. Either I missed a plug or they have finally burned out. Quite frankly, I did not want to rummage around inside the tree looking for the plug. Maybe next year.

I really have been very busy these last few weeks. I so want to get back to my blog. I miss everyone. In the next few days I will post some pictures of our trip to Texas. The weekend before Thanksgiving my husband’s nephew got married. It was a beautiful wedding.

We returned to Sacramento on Monday. On Tuesday morning I had to start a marathon shopping trip for Thanksgiving. Since I was having 19 people I had to carefully plan my day so I could get all the shopping done. Before I began my shopping I thought I would get some laundry started. You probably know where this is going. Yes, my 12 year old washing machine went out. Instead of the grocery store, my first stop was Sears. 45 minutes later and much poorer I had my new washer ordered. Oh and a dryer too. The dryer was even older than the washer and I figured it was only a matter of time before that was going to break down. I now finally own a matching washer and dryer. How many decades did this take? :)

I have been on vacation for the last two weeks and quite frankly I need to get back to work so I can get some rest. I AM POOPED!

Many hugs and much love to everyone, Sue


  1. Oh look at your pretty tree. We had to delay ours a day or two as hubs is putting in overtime. But we will get to it. Kind of nice to take a day or two off from thanksgiving. It's a mad rush for 3 days with thanksgiving so I'm delighted to get it behind but thrilled every year when it comes back. :) I love your tree. Now sit in one of those chairs with a hot tea and just enjoy it. Hugs. Tammy

  2. Don't fret, as you are still ahead of me. You are off to a good start! The tree looks so pretty in the bay windows, lucky you.

    Time is getting away from me, as my days are busy getting ready to move. UGH! Hubby is already off to the new job. Thank goodness we are not in a big hurry and won't even list the house until the first of the year.

    In the meantime I'm busy getting organized and painting in preparation for the move AND company. This will be the first time in four years that I will have any family (daughter and grandaughter) visit during December. Hopefully that all will change when we get back to the West Coast.

  3. Hello Sue. Your unusual name attracted me over from Merle's blog in Australia.... your cat looks gorgeous by the way! I just wanted to say re Thanksgiving, we don't do it over here (in London), but I did celebrate it once with 2 Americans. It was like Xmas without the stress, falseness and hypocrisy! I'm afraid I don't have v happy memories of Christmas and that one's fast approaching ~ un4tunately!
    All the best to you and take care


  4. Sue the tree turned out wonderfully I love it. Sorry the bottom branches didn't light I hate it when that happens, hopefully it will just turn on for ya.

    I hope your Thanksgiving went well, mine was good.



  5. Just gorgeous, Sue ... always need a respite from vacations, don't we.

    Please follow/join me @ our new blog ... the old one had issues.

    Hope you had a lovely holiday.
    TTFN ~Marydon

  6. Your tree is lovely :) I put mine up this weekend also. Decorating sure takes a lot of time. I hope to post my decor this week.
    Deb :)

  7. Your tree looks beautiful! You sound like my husband. He took off of work last week for Thanksgiving, and ended up doing more work at home decorating for Christmas!

  8. Sweety, you SOUND pooped! You really do..but what a gorgeous tree that is! Knowing how tired you are and being able to relate totally, makes me appreciate the time you took to stop by and comment! :) Thank you!!!
    Hugs to our "pooped" girl!!

  9. The tree is gorgeous!
    Thanks for coming by my blog and commenting. I tell you, I come by here and the tea post was here so long I wondered if you were going to come back any time. Glad you're back.
    Make Advent great!

  10. Sue thank you so much for stopping by and visiting me.

    I love the visits.

    Have a wonderful weekend.