Another glorious week of being surrounded by friends and family.
After a quick clean-up from Bestie Fest, we set up for Thanksgiving. We hosted our parents, friends, and neighbors for the big meal. It was very reminiscent of the huge meals we had when I was a child. My extended family is large and we always had folks that had no nearby family to celebrate with us. I am truly thankful to be able to carry on that tradition. This was the first major holiday that was celebrated in our new house. Now that it has been christened with a big family feast, it feels like home.
We did do the Black Friday thing starting at 6am. We had so much fun Engineer, our neighbor, and I. We got a lot of Christmas shopping knocked out. And I tell you what, it was the most pleasant Black Friday shopping experience I have ever had. No craziness, they had almost everything we wanted in stock, and we had a lovely and dare I say, relaxed time.
It took a couple of days to get the house back to normal after having everyone over (LOTS of dishes to wash) but we left a table out and it has been brilliant having an extra table. It is the gift wrapping and Christmas correspondence center. It's amazing how one extra flat surface can make such a difference in efficiency.
This week we are having lots of leftovers...still:
Sunday - Dinner with Friends
Monday - Leftovers
Tuesday - Leftovers
Wednesday - Pumpkin Soup & Garlic Bread
Thursday - Ratatouille & Pasta w/Salad
Friday - Dinner with Friends
Saturday - Dinner w/Diva's Book Club