Saturday, November 27, 2010

the eve of advent

Have I mentioned that I love Christmas? This weekend I'm enjoying browsing web sites for deals. Found a few at places where I have gift cards, which makes shopping a gleeful experience. Can't argue with free shipping, either. And discounts!

The tree is up, and later this morning the ornaments and other decorations will come down from the attic.

My Christmas cards/postcards have arrived.

I've got lots of jam that can be used with cookies.

I've got a handful of presents that can be wrapped and put under the tree.

Seasonal music is abundant.

Ah, life is good.

If you missed seeing reader-submitted Thanksgiving photos at the NY Times web site on Thursday you really should take a look. There are lots of pictures, and every one of them made me smile (when I looked there weren't 1000+ of them, but I did look at hundreds of them). It's a feel-good kind of slideshow. It also really made me miss my family thanksgiving.

We ended up having leftovers on Thanksgiving. We made a fabulous tuna recipe the night before (layer it on lemon slides, season with salt and pepper, then saute onions, garlic, tarragon and thyme mixed with some breadcrumbs to layer on top, then cover with more lemon slices and bake. So good!), so finished that off. The day was underwhelming, but that was actually okay. I cleaned the kitchen, and that was a great thing!

So what are you doing this Black Friday/Shop Small Business Saturday/No-shop weekend?

OH! And before I forget, Pampered Chef has free shipping on Monday for orders over $75. I'll post the link on Monday to my web site, but if you want to stop browsing online go ahead and start looking! Pool orders from friends and family to reach the $75 minimum. There are also some great bundled deals. And, if you email me ahead of time I might be able to work out a 10% discount for you.


Jayne said...

I think we'll get our tree and decorations up either later today or tomorrow. Now that T'giving is over, I can officially begin to get into the Christmas season!

Jan said...

So glad you're excited and the Christmas tree is up! It's hard to believe that Advent begins tomorrow. I am reading my various books on simplistic Christmas, plus one I was given two years ago on Christmas--"The Battle for Christmas" about its origins in the US--not so much the religious aspect but the secular celebrations.

Terri said...

For the first time in a number of years my Thanksgiving WAS spent with family...and while it was a lot of work and a lot of driving, it was also a good good day.

the rest of the weekend is being spent helping our daughter pack and move - for the third time in two years...

I'd gladly take advantage of the PC incentive - but I'm not buying any gifts this year. Really, at this point, not a single one. Such is my life...


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