I hope everyone had a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving! For those of you not in the US, I hope you had a wonderful weekend! I'm finally back amongst the real world after a lovely long week-end! Since I've been away for a while, you get a "No Picture" post. I just haven't had time to get the pictures uploaded to the computer.
We had a nice relaxing Thanksgiving at my Sainted Mother's house. Long time family friends Brenda and Dick were there too. For the first time in 17 years, we only went to one house on Thanksgiving, so I actually got to bake a couple of chocolate pies and make some stuffing to take over. We had the obligatory turkey, green bean casserole, candied yams, stuffing...all the fixings. Brenda made the most amazing sweet potato salad with sweet potatoes, onions, pineapples...all kinds of yummy goodness. I'm waiting on the recipe. It was divine. We had a wonderful time and halfway through the day I realized that I'd left the camera at home......Argh! I guess it was better to forget the camera instead of the food.
Friday morning we got up bright and early, grabbed some breakfast and headed over to the coliseum for the Craftsman's Fair. I wish I could have taken the camera so that I could show you all the talent that was on display, but that's not allowed. I'm afraid I didn't get any gifts. Nothing really jumped out at me that seemed appropriate. I did get some WONDERFUL tea from a company called Blessed Botanicals. They make the most amazing organic, herbal teas. I purchased Full Moon Winter Chai, Lemon Mint, and My Last Nerve Teas, all of which are delicious. They are also a North Carolina company, which I love.
Saturday was spent at the Bandys Duel Wrestling Tournament. Six High School wrestling teams meet in Catawba, NC at Bandys High School. The schools are from North and South Carolina and there was some amazing and talented kids there. Both boys wrestled and did pretty well, each getting a victory with a pin and each getting pinned - Ugh! There were a lot of screaming Moms there supporting each other and our boys. It's a long day and everyone comes away bone tired...including the parents. We get to spend the next three weekends doing this. It's crazy, but when it's over, we miss it.
Sunday was spent quietly at home. Boy, were we tired! We ate brunch, watched a movie and then went to church for the Hanging of the Greens Ceremony. This is the first service of the Advent season when we light the Christmon Tree and hang the evergreen garlands in the Sanctuary. It is probably one of my most favorite services with candle light and Christmas carols. It's also wonderful because you get to see people that you haven't seen in while. I saw my fifth grade teacher! How cool is that?!
Christmas is fast approaching and there is so much to do! Lots and lots of blocking...Sigh...why can't these things block themselves? I also thought I'd try to do some baking this year, but with all the wrestling, I don't know if there will be time. I also have to sit down and have a meeting with Santa AFTER I pry wish lists from The Boys. AND I have no clue what to get Car Guy and he's not helping! I'm glad the rest of my family isn't so difficult!
Well I hope everyone's week is going well. I'll try to get a little more organized so that you have something to look at next time :)