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Forum: Living Life to the Glory of God
 Topic: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24 2017
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24 2017 [message #820877] Fri, 24 November 2017 16:13
Jamie
Messages: 4122
Registered: April 2005
Senior Member
Good afternoon (almost can call "early evening" here at home)...

Did everyone survive Thanksgiving Day? Are you lucky enough to have left over turkey? Were any of you Black Friday shopping?

Every year, it'll be a standing tradition, I babysit my grandson on Thanksgiving evening so DD and SIL can hit the sales. Last night went well - Jonah was thrilled to have a bunkmate in his room and actually went to bed (both of them) very smoothly.

We hosted a brunch for the family before the little one was taken home by DD and SIL. Jonah, who had just about 20 minutes before began showing signs of ware having a younger kid in the house, cried himself to sleep not too long after they left. I wish I had taken a nap - Jonah was in my bed, as was Franklin, who has to work night shift tomorrow and needs to catch up on his sleep.

About the time I gave myself permission to reshape my Cyber Monday shopping lists, Jonah was awake - and not too long after this, we found our cat decided to use the bathroom outside her littler box (Jonah found this out by stepping in it and hobbling through the house to tell me). SIGH

I am supposed to see the grandson again for a couple hours tomorrow. Hoping it's sunny, and I can just take him to a park instead of having to clean the house spic and span. MIL is already calling to find out when she can drop by to take Jonah out to select his Christmas present...which means, once again, that she'll be cancelling Christmas gatherings there with DH's family.

No leftover turkey for us as we were guests of my sister-in-law. I did think ahead and bought a pie. I'm almost tempted at buying a turkey and making a 2nd Thanksgiving with sides DH likes (small scale, though). His mother decided to make a stand against our dietary observances so no stuffing for DH (his favorite) and instead of a vegetable, they made macaroni (which was super sweet because I think that they had Jonah in mind - it's one of the very few food's he will eat...but Franklin is pretty near phobic about eating such things).

We had a nice visit over all. FIL is in remission, something that we were told not even to hope for (2nd time for C and this was Stage IV). It rained the entire time, and Jonah's cousin, the one he adores, ducked out to see a movie. I'm so proud at how good he behaved without his toys or someone to entertain. FIL is tired, slow, and Jonah asked him so sweetly if he would like to watch cartoons together.

I baked that big brunch - enough left over for dinner...I'm going to give myself just enough push to clean the kitchen before bedtime, but that's all on my plate today.


Peace
Re: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24 2017 [message #820878 is a reply to message #820877 ] Fri, 24 November 2017 17:24
Lisa T.  is currently offline Lisa T.
Messages: 5475
Registered: April 2005
Location: New Hampshire
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We were slugs yesterday. I went to ds’s for Thanksgiving dinner while dh slept off the chemo.

Today, I did manage to get out to aquafit in the morning. Stopped in the grocery store for a few needs, started the bread, took a walk. The visiting nurse stopped by to disconnect dh from the chemo pump. Dd and her bf stopped by to tell us about a car she was planning to buy after she cashes in her Audi. (It is one of the recalls thru VW because of the dishonest emission system). I have been knitting Christmas gifts as well. I did manage to use up most of the remaining leftover turkey by making a casserole.

Tomorrow there is a huge crafts fair, a farmers market, and it is small business Saturday, so I plan to run around to my favorite local places to do a bit of holiday shopping. We will go to church at 6:30 (or at least I will...we shall see how dh feels).

No special plans for Sunday. Just takin’ it easy, making Christmas gifts and ornaments. Maybe picking up a Christmas tree.

[Updated on: Fri, 24 November 2017 17:25]


Lisa T.


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