We were supposed to go to Medford to see the boys and A&J2 last weekend. But Mr D came down with Strep. The way I'm catching every single little thing that comes along, and hurting myself in inexplicable ways ... we stayed home!
Worked on projects now over-due but mainly, avoided them with reading and watching movies ... isn't that what everyone does when it's getting overwhelming?? Don't tell me. I can't face that I'm the only one!! PS I'm now hooked on Netflix series "Longmire". Love me a good cowboy!! AND Passengers on HBO was really good too!
But we were all well Thanksgiving and we did our mini-world tour. Headed up to Portland first, with 3 dogs in the house, and still recovering from my knee, I didn't load up the time with gadding about! No fun sales for the likes of me!!
I did need to work on DD's Christmas present with her adorable children! So we took my car on this trip - I was going to drive in Portland, but not in Papa's new car!
Wednesday morning we were off at the stroke of 10 to Michael's. This year's present is embroidery threads for DD's new hobby. I let the kids each pick out 12 DMC skeins and then we retired to the city library to wrap the threads around the plastic 'bobbins' that fit in the clear plastic box.
First we got tired ...
Then we got silly!
And then we got back to work! (see the knot!!) And headed out to lunch at Mr M's favorite place to eat these days - wait for it - Taco Bell?????
Hmmm, there's a trick to wrapping those skeins! We had several with serious knotting problems. Oh well, think about that tomorrow!! We got a lot of them unknotted, but some I had to cut! Life's too short!! By Thanksgiving dinner we got all the threads wrapped and that part of the present is ready to wrap!
Thanksgiving continued to rain - the whole time we were in Portland! So there was no going outside to play or explore.
My DD and I did get to go see "Lady Bird" and it was great! We laughed, we elbowed each other - did you get that??? We teared up! AND the audience clapped at the end! That's pretty rare these days. I highly recommend it!
Then Friday at the break of dawn we were off to A&J2's house. I had bought Lego Advent Calendars for all the big kids. The Portland 2 and the Medford older 2. We had to deliver them before Dec 1st! or it would be just too confusing! Last year J2 made the boys Lego Advent calendars!! But with the arrival of Miss E - well, she doesn't have time for that this year! So, Nana to the rescue!
J2's family was at their house. Would you believe we hadn't seen most of them since the wedding 7 years ago?? Time flies ... we shared a quick lunch together and then Miss E woke up. I got to get in and get her, change her and then she sat on my lap, happy as a clam for a lo-o-ng time! Last time she didn't want anything to do with me - so this was really special! Yay!
Not smiling at Papa - but she did when not being photographed! And she's reaching for everything, bringing it back to her mouth! Good girl!
I'm finishing up small group presents; gearing up for my annual Christmas PJ pants factory, and doing a long over-due computer project too! You'll have to wait to see any of that til next time!!
30 days til Christmas! Ladies start your engines ... errr ... sewing machines!