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Monday, November 24, 2008

Holiday Time...

We are having a nice day off today... We slept in til 9am, that was so nice... We had breakfast of fried eggs and muffins; pumpkin, banana or chocolate chip... Son3 has been enjoying every minute that he can on his computer games... Son2 is bored and doesn't know what to do with himself, but bug son3... I have been happily cleaning... The front room is dusted and vacuumed and son2 started bringing in a bit of Christmas from the garage... The above picture is of the table as you come in the front door... I have swept the kitchen, wiped down all the counters, cleaned up school papers, started the dishwasher, and now just have to wash the pans... Dinner will be easy of leftover chicken from last night...

I have cleaned off the dining room table and vacuumed... Hubby brought in all the donations to Goodwill yesterday so that is no longer sitting in the dining room.... The picture is of our center piece... I have had candles burning all day.... We weren't able to have a fire last night as it is non burn days right now due to the fog and overcast, making for bad air days... We are supposed to have rain tomorrow and Wednesday... I vacuumed and dusted the family room and moved all the spring knick knacks to the back and pulled all the snowmen forward... Last night after dinner hubby decided to hook up the new digital box to the family TV.... Hook up he figured out easily... All of us fighting over the remote to figure out how to get it to work and program everything, yea, that wasn't fun, lol... By then it was almost 8pm and we were all grumpy and tired... So finally got it all programed, so began checking out the new channels... I went around a few times, then son2 went around a few times and then hubby went around a few times, like they were going to find something that I hadn't already clicked on, lol... Not to mention there was nothing on and we had shows to watch that we had taped... but they were too mesmerized by the new digital... So by 9pm, I woke up, put son3 in his room with a movie and went to bed... Of course then hubby and son2 followed me, lol, and son2 went to his room and hubby and I watched Numbers...

Cornucopia that son2 and son3 put together this morning...





Hubby is outside putting the Christmas lights up on the outside of the house...





Son2 was outside supervising hubby but now he is back bugging son3 on the computer....
Now it's time to get back to my chores... Wash the pans, move the laundry around, the checkbook needs attention again and start on the Christmas cards... I want everything almost done by next week, so in December I just have to wrap and enjoy the season...
Happy Journaling...

11 comments:

Chrissie said...

Dontcha love teens take them out of school and they are bored silly IF they aren't on the run 24/7.
You are getting a lot done. Cleaning and decorating.
Look at hubby getting those lights up. Can he come do mine? I don't do roofs.
Hope you guys have a great holiday.
Hugs, Chrissie

Lynne said...

What a busy day! Hope you meet your goals to enjoy December!

Martha said...

You guys are all so good about decorating! I've gotten so lax over the last few years. I think I've become the Grinch!

sheri said...

I'm doing the same thing you are, trying to get everything done soon so I can enjoy the holidays without the stress. I have my cards done already. lol..that's a first for me.
Glad you had a nice day with the family.
Sheri

a corgi said...

you are so getting ready for Christmas! wow, lights and cards and its not even December! I'm impressed! (its good though because you are right; you'll have more time to enjoy Christmas when it is all done

seems like a great day all in all :)

so cute about son2 being bored already; bet he won't want to go back to school come next Sunday though :)

betty

Lisa said...

Wow hubby got the Christmas lights up!! Go hubby!!! What a wonderful day and you got so much done!! Are you cooking a Thanksgiving feast on Thursday? Sending you wonderful Thanksgiving hugs and joy and happy wishes Linda... you are a wonderful friend always getting me through the hard times with such kind comments. Have a great week ahead!
Lisa

Monica said...

I'm impressed how together you are and how ready you are! I wish I could say I was half way to what you've done.

Monica

Lisa L. said...

Sounds like a "fun" time off from school. Just think of how many more days they have left. LOL! Happy Thanksgiving!
XOXO

lisa jo said...

have you addressed all your Christmas cards? Your home is so nice. I love all your decorations. You have digital? Time Warner offered a deal yrs ago here. Its cool to have more channels. XO

Indigo said...

Paul is absolutely clueless when it comes to hooking up electronics and programing something. Yet he will sit there and try to supervise.

He a first rate musician, anything else forget about it...(Hugs)Indigo

Robin said...

Looks like you are all ready for the big day! Enjoy!